Bulgaria is a European country located on the Balkan Peninsula, connecting Western and Eastern cultures. She is privileged to have all four seasons in equal parts of the year. There are very high peaks and beautiful nature. All these factors explain why the country is such an attractive ski destination. What should you know about the Bulgarian ski resorts if you have decided to visit them?
In recent years, the winter resorts in Bulgaria have gained international popularity in a short time. The unique conditions for winter sports and the availability of suitable facilities, thanks to the beautiful conditions for sports and the wonderful nature, contributed to this. Bulgarian winter resorts host many international competitions. Here, winter sports enthusiasts can perform their descent on the long skiing slopes and use the lifts.
If you are fond of spa treatments, this is the right place for your vacation. Bulgaria is known for its numerous mineral springs, and thanks to them, it successfully developed parallel to ski and spa tourism. Most hotels in winter resorts offer such services, and you can relax after the fun on the slopes.
Bulgaria has the privilege of having beautiful mountains that cover a large part of its territory. The Mediterranean and the northern Russian steppes influence the climate and weather, thanks to which a considerable amount of snow falls and lingers in the higher parts of the mountains for months.
Some of the most visited winter resorts in Bulgaria are:
- Borovets. This is the largest and oldest mountain resort in Bulgaria. Although it is located at 1350 m above sea level on the northern slopes of the Rila mountain, the alternative is easily accessible from anywhere in Bulgaria. The climate in Borovets is moderate, and winter has a lot of snowfall, but it is mild. The skiing season usually starts in mid-December and ends in April.
The resort has three areas for skiing: Sitnyakovo, Yastrebets and Markudzhik. They are excellent for cross-country skiing, biathlon, snowboarding, alpine skiing and skiing downhill.
- Bansko. In this report, as in all others, there are year-round tourists. The strongest winter season and Alpine skiing competitions are held here. There are over three hundred places to stay and a bed base of about 16,000—the places to stay range from guest houses to the best luxury hotel complexes. Most have a spa area where you can relax, and for a pleasant evening, many restaurants offer a variety of cuisine – from national to exotic. For night entertainment, you can visit some trendy bars and discotheques.
During the other seasons, mountain hikes, outings, and trips to various historical and cultural attractions are organized. During the hot summer, you can relax in the coolness of the mountain. Besides holidays and vacations, Bansko is a suitable destination for work meetings, seminars, training and team building. Large hotels have conference rooms meeting all the conditions for holding events of this kind. The population numbers about 8,000 people, but in the active winter season, the city’s guests are many times more. There is a visitor information centre in the city, and it has several halls for the various activities of the centre. In it, you can get information brochures and maps of the region.
- Pamporovo. It is characteristic of him that the winter here is mild. In Pamporovo, the days are sunny almost all year round. The temperatures are favourable, and the biggest plus of the resort is that there are no avalanche dangers. The skiing area consists of 37 km. Tracks for alpine disciplines of varying degrees of difficulty. Both beginners and professional skiers can practice here. In Pamporovo, there is also the most modern and new bike park in Bulgaria, which is over 30 km long. The route, with different parts of different degrees of difficulty.
If you are a passionate lover of pristine nature high in the mountains, there are many chalets where you can stay for the night if you are doing mountain treks or just having fun with company in the fresh air, sunshine and unique nature. We recommend that you use a travel agency with proven professionalism for your excursion or holiday, which will offer you the most suitable conditions according to your preferences.
Resort hotels offer a variety of packages, with all-inclusive, half-board or no-board options. Depending on your preferences and daily routine, you can choose from the offered packages.
Known for its many years of experience, professionalism and dedication to work, the Boiana MG agency can offer you an excursion or a dream vacation full of fun, which will leave unforgettable memories for you and your family.