Bulgaria as a fast growing ski destination
Bulgaria is fast becoming the number-one affordable skiing destination in Europe. It boasts good-value ski resorts suitable for both beginners and intermediates. With beautiful scenery, great snowing conditions and a wide selection of delicious traditional delicacies, it is the perfect destination for your winter holiday at an incredibly low price compared to other winter resorts over the world. On top of that, it’s a gorgeous and interesting country to visit if you’re after a European holiday spot with a difference.
Where to go Skiing?
The winter resorts in Bulgaria are located mainly in the high-reaching Pirin, Rila and Rhodope Mountains, stretching out to the gates of the country’s beautiful capital, Sofia. The largest and most developed ones are Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo. Here is a quick overview of each:
Bansko: Considered the most popular and attractive winter resort in Bulgaria, Bansko offers extraordinary snow conditions, breath-taking sites of natural beauty and a high number of cultural and historical monuments dating back to the early periods of the Roman Empire. The resort is located 925m above the sea level while the skiing area extends to about 2000 and 2500 metres altitude. With the longest ski runs, 70 km of pistes and a huge variety of bars and restaurants you will never feel bored!
Borovets: This the largest and the oldest mountain resort in the country. Borovets is a fantastic option for skiers looking to travel on a budget without compromising on quality. With great snow conditions and a number of brilliant local amenities, its popularity has grown massively in recent years. There are about 58 kilometres of pistes, well-suited from beginners to intermediates, served by well-organized chain of lift systems For the biggest extremesists there is also night skiing and cross country skiing on offer in Borovets ski resort. In Borovets you’ll experience a resort steeped in tradition and culture, and of course the fantastic skiing opportunities you’d expect to find at Bulgaria’s 1st ski resort.
Pamporovo: Last but not least, Pamporovo is considered as the sunniest winter resort in Bulgaria with an average of 270 sunny days during the year and it is an ideal combination to spend your holiday under a great snow conditions and sparking sunlight. Pamporovo holidays are a great choice for any ski addicts. The slopes are with various difficulty (green, blue, red and black) suitable for any age and skill level, for both beginners and professionals and it is a great place for snowboarders of any kind!
Bulgaria is not only a perfect place for your winter sports, but also a great country to explore the culture and the lifestyle of the locals. There are a variety of excursion and activities you can do there, such as visiting the Rila Monastery or the cities of Sofia and Plovdiv. Or if you would like to heat up after your skiing, the Apres-ski is the highlight of the winter resorts. Bulgaria is a great place to party and have fun after a long day in the snow. All the popular resorts are famous for their vibrant and dynamic nightlife that doesn't end until dawn. So if you are looking for your next winter destination, Bulgaria is the place to go!
NOTE: In this application you will discover a complete guide to Bulgaria resorts for skiers and snowboarders including piste guides, hotels, restaurants and accommodation.
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