The long-term dynamics of silver fir-European beech forest stands in Slovenia were studied in three geographically dislocated study areas, Leskova dolina, Trnovo and Jelovica. In the study archival forest management plans and maps for the past century were used to create the GIS database. It included the data for the period after 1897 for Trnovo study area, after 1899 for Jelovica study area, and after 1912 for Leskova dolina study area. Substantial changes in diameter structure, stand volume, tree size diversity and tree species composition were documented, significantly differing between the study areas. Found stand dynamics were underpinned by a complex array of influential factors, among which past forest use, the impact of large ungulates and site conditions stood out.