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Borovets at a Glance

Borovets is one of Bulgaria’s oldest and largest ski resorts and is situated in the eastern part of the Sofia region of Bulgaria, 1390m above sea level on the northern slopes of Rila Mountain. The resort sees snowfall between December and April and has an average temperature of 4.8C in January, its coldest month. Borevets is perfect for budget-conscious skiers, it offers breathtaking views over the mountains and is surrounded by vast Pine forests making it an ideal hiking destination when the ski season is over.

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  • Average flight time: 3h 45m

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Ideal For...

  • Families looking for a budget conscious ski resort.

  • Beginners looking for a good value first time experience.

Skiing in Borovets

Originally created as a hunting ground for the Kings of Bulgaria, Borovets has been home to some of eastern Europe’s finest ski slopes since 1896, offering a good mix of budget friendly accommodation and luxury hotels and villas. There are a great range of snow activities for beginners and seasoned veterans alike with night skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and ski-doo all catered for within in the resort. Beginners can also be assured that there are excellent instructors at hand to offer advice and tuition.

Perfect for family ski holidays, the resort hosts a mix of gentle slopes like those found at the Rila complex that are perfect for honing your skills or the more challenging piste in Yastrebets where you can enjoy off-piste skiing for a truly thrilling experience. The resort is easy to navigate with a well-planned lift system and snow cannons scattered around the slopes to guarantee constant snow cover.

Just because its a ski holiday does not mean that there will not be any sun. Head to Pamporovo the sunniest ski resort Bulgaria and dont forget your sunglasses!

Bovorets is also well known for its nightlife. The resort has catered to foreign and national skiers for a long time and offers a diverse after dark itinerary. As well as night skiing, the resort offers a mix of bars, restaurants and clubs so the fun doesn’t have to end when the lights go down. The night life offers a nice mix of restaurants and bars with modern international music and also a few taverns with Bulgarian folk music and ‘horo’ dancing, great for those wanting a glimpse of the countries history and culture.

Why a Holiday to Borovets?

  • Borovets is a skiers paradise, one of the largest in Eastern Europe with fantastic pistes and over 50km of slopes to explore and ski.

  • It is located just 72km away from the Bulgarian capital of Sofia and has tremendous scenery and a range of local attractions like Rila Monastery making it great for day trips as well as skiing.

  • Beautiful natural scenery and unpolluted air.

  • Great for budget accommodation and value skiing as well as a diverse and cheap nightlife.

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