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BOROVETS, BULGARIA

Ski Holidays in Borovets

Without a doubt the best resort in Bulgaria this resort is ideal for beginners, families and those on a budget.

Borovets received its first skiers at the end of the 19th Century and has been pulling skiers in from Eastern Europe steadily since then. Western European tour operators have ,in the last few years, discovered the resort and are attracting customers who want good skiing on a budget.

Borovets is an Alpine type resort, providing very good conditions for snow sports during the winter: skiing, night-skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumps and biathlon, ski-doo, etc. There are ski runs for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers.

The resort is situated on the northern slopes of the Mousala ridge in the eastern part of the Rila mountain. Borovets is huddled in venerable pine woods 1390 meters above the sea level. The highest pistes of Borovets ski centre are located at 2600 m above the sea level. There is also some shopping to be had on ski holidays in Borovets- bring cash however, the commission rates on credit card purchases are rather high.

Borovets is a contemporary ski resort with great selection of restaurants, hotels, bars and shops. The total length of the ski pistes is just above 36 miles (58 km). The ski runs vary in difficulty. The pistes are grouped in 3 ski centres: pistes of Sitnyakovo – Martinovi Baraki region; 4 pistes of Markudjik region and 3 pistes of Yastrebets region. With Ystrebets being the place for all winter sports competitions.

For beginners on ski holidays in Borovets - there are over 200 ski instructors working in Borovets and most of them speak English. This and some very good nursery slopes make ski holidays in Borovets an inexpensive and excellent place to learn how to ski. Intermediates on ski holidays in Borovets will find a few challenges but experts will probably find the slopes limiting.

The snow reliability is very good and the local climate yields a very long season. The highest lift lets you off at 2560m, which is an altitude capable of competing with some of the higher Western European resorts. Piste grooming has come ahead in leaps and bounds in recent years and the lift system is being improved all the time. Night skiing is also available on ski holidays in Borovets, especially on Wednesday and Friday nights (depending on weather conditions).

Borovets has plenty to offer for those skiers who like to party. This season hotspots are ‘Revolution’, Buzz Bar and Bobby’s Bar.

Resort Statistics

Skiing in Bulgraia
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 1
Intermediates 13
Advanced 1
Snowboarders
Total Runs 15
Resort features Indoor Pool Bowling Skidoo Walking Trails Gym High altitude skiing Lively après ski
Resort Statistics
Altitude 1390m
Km of Piste 58km
Directions of Slopes N,NE,NW
Longest Run 12km
Drag Lifts 13
Ski Lifts 18
Snow Parks 1
Highest Lift 2600m
Uphill Capacity 8650
Chairlifts 4
Gondolas/Cable cars 1