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SKI VACATIONS IN BULGARIA

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Natural resources in Bulgaria are excellent for skiing. The relief of Bulgaria is extremely diverse. On area of 111,000 sq km there are four major mountain missives with an altitude between 0-2,925 m. The skiing infrastructure is well developed  and all ski resorts have very good reputation for goof lift network, virgin nature, plenty of snow and sun. There are three major Bulgarian ski resorts in Bulgaria - Bansko, Borovets, and Pamporovo. Details are displayed below. Press the "See hotels" button at any time to view local hotels and rates.


Borovets ski resort

Borovets is the oldest and the biggest mountain resort in Bulgaria where skiers can experience the thrill of a whole range of winter sports. It is situated in Rila mountains at 1350 m altitude above sea level among the aromatic pine woods covering the northern slopes of Mt Musala, the highest on the Balkan peninsula. The official skiing season lasts from mid-December to mid-April with the most reliable snow-cover in late February and early March. The ski runs of various difficulty are differentiated for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers and equipped with international markings and multilingual signs. The runs are bashed and maintained to the highest standards. Good instruction is available for both skiing and snowboarding. Ski kindergarten provides whole day care for 3-7 year-olds.

Lifts and Drags Length Height
Difference
Lower
Station
Top
Station
Capacity
 6-men Gondola Lift to Yastrebets
4827 m
1046 m
1317 m
2363 m
1200 pax
 4-men Chair Lift to Martinovi Baraki
1209 m
450 m
1340 m
1790 m
1500 pax
 1-man Chair Lift to Sitnyakovska Skala
1902 m
516 m
1344 m
1860 m
350 pax
 Ski Drag Yastrebets I
615 m
145 m
1441 m
1586 m
550 pax
 Ski Drag Yastrebets II
1440 m
476 m
1583 m
2059 m
550 pax
 Ski Drag Markudjik I a
903 m
213 m
2230 m
2443 m
1000 pax
 Ski Drag Markudjik I b
903 m
213 m
2230 m
2443 m
1000 pax
 Ski Drag Markudjik II a
1086 m
308 m
2180 m
2488 m
1000 pax
 Ski Drag Markudjik II b
1086 m
308 m
2180 m
2488 m
1000 pax
 Ski Drag Markudjik III
1031 m
350 m
2200 m
2550 m
1000 pax
 Ski Drag Sitnykovo
130 m
60 m
1800 m
1860 m
700 pax
 Ski Drag Martinovi Baraki II
180 m
33 m
1337 m
1370 m
700 pax
 Ski Drag Martinovi Baraki III
200 m
50 m
1340 m
1390 m
700 pax
 Three Baby Drags  



 Bansko winter resort

Rapidly developing, the newest ski resort of Bansko is located at 925 m above sea level between Pirin, Rila and the Rhodopes mountains, nestled in the shadow of ice-caped Mt Vihren, the highest peak in Pirin. It provides a superb combination of the virgin mountain nature and the atmosphere of the ancient Bulgarian small town. An enchanting historical spot, the town itself attracts visitors by its 120 cultural monuments, its museums and the permanent ethnographic exhibitions. In addition, Bansko is an excellent mountain resort with a short hot summer and long mild winter. Skiing is practised around Bansko from December until March with abundant snow falls, providing a constant winter snow-cover up to 2 m thick. Pirin mountains have a predominantly Alpine character with 2 peaks towering above 2900 m and though all grades are catered for, Bansko is the best resort in Bulgaria for advanced skiers. Instructors speak various foreign languages and there is a range of equipment for hire. There are 14 km of ski runs with 7 lifts with the longest ski run of 2.5 km, and two practice slopes with ski-tows. A new lift and a run equipped for night skiing has been lunched in season 2003.

 
New Lifts Length Rise
 1. Gondola 720 m 120 m
 2. Chair 1200 m 246 m
 3. Chair 1528 m 224 m
 4. Chair 1456 m 384 m
 5. Drag 2144 m 425 m
 6. Drag 600 m 178 m
 7. Drag 800 m 158 m
 8. Drag 1340 m 371 m
 9. Drag 900 m 100 m
New Ski Runs Length Rise
 1.Shiligarnik 1935 m 460 m
 2. Plato 790 m 245 m
 3. Shiligarnik + Plato 3143 m 770 m
 4. Bunderitsa Main 2567 m 930 m
 5. Bunderitsa Two 460 m 175 m
 6. Children's Run 276 m 80 m



 Pamporovo ski resort

Pamporovo is a modern ski resort in the heart of the Rhodope mountains, the home of the mythical singer Orpheus. It is situated at 1650 m above the sea level at the foot of peak Snejanka (1926 m), 240 km southeast of Sofia and 85 km south of Plovdiv. It is the most southern ski resort in Europe and the sunniest high mountain resort in Bulgaria with about 120 sunny days during the skiing period. The average annual temperature here is 8,5�С and its blanket of snow in winter is between 140 and 150 cm. The mild weather and excellent snow-cover make skiing conditions perfect from mid-December to mid-April, with a range of classes and pistes to suit everyone from absolute beginners to the pros. Pamporovo, resort is particularly suitable for beginners. There are also difficult ski runs like the Giant Slalom run which is an excellent exercise for every skiing expert. As a whole, you can enjoy 17,5 kilometers of Alpine ski runs, 34 ski runs for long distance skiing, equipped with 6 different seat chair lifts and 13 ski drags.

 

Lifts and Drags Length Height
Difference
Lower
Station
Top
Station
Capacity
 1-man Chair Lift Bus Station - Studenets 720 m 120 m 1548 m 1668 m 600 pax
 1-man Chair Lift Studenets - Snejanka 1200 m 246 m 1678 m 1924 m 640 pax
 1-man Chair Lift Ardashla - Studenets 1528 m 224 m 1456 m 1680 m 375 pax
 2-man Chair Lift Smolyanski Ezera - Snejanka 1456 m 384 m 1541 m 1925 m 360 pax
 3-man Chair Lift Ardashla - Snejanka 2144 m 425 m 1500 m 1925 m 1800 pax
 Ski Drag Studenets 600 m 178 m 1673 m 1851 m 700 pax
 Ski Drag Tourist Run 800 m 158 m 1758 m 1916 m 850 pax
 Ski Drag Malina (Pomagalski) 1340 m 371 m 1546 m 1917 m 800 pax
 Ski Drag Akademika (Pomagalski) 900 m 100 m 1820 m 1920 m 750 pax
 Four Baby Drags 2000 m  
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