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Borovets ski resort, Bulgaria

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The oldest Bulgarian Ski resort, Borovets, which was established in 1896, is now one of the most modern of entertainment complexes in this area. It is located on the northern slopes of the Mousala ridge in the eastern side of the famous Rila Monastery. Nestled in the Borovets pass on the northern slopes of the Mousala ridge, covered with pine forests, this ski resort is a perfect place to ski and relax. To get here, skiers may arrive at the Sofia International Airport and drive for about 72 km. There is also a shuttle from Samokov every 30 minutes. Accommodations may be made in any of the luxury hotels or smaller hotels in and around the town of Borovets.  

The altitude here is 1390 metres and the fresh mountain air along with bountiful snow makes this ski area a perfect place to visit. The highest slopes here are at 2600 metres above sea level. The highest temperature during the month of January is 4.8˚C.

The slopes are spread over a total of 58 km of breathtaking steeps and mountainous terrain. This resort has hosted the World Cup competitions in Alpine skiing twice.

 

Borovets ski resort, Bulgaria



The longest run here is 12 km in length. There are a total of 19 ski runs rated Beginners – 15%, Intermediate – 5%, Advanced – 53% and Expert – 27%.

The ski runs are spread out over three ski centres depending on their altitudes. Night skiing is offered everyday from 5 PM to 10 PM on some of the runs.

There are many lifts in Borovets Ski Resort including 1 six seat Gondola, 2 high speed Quad chairs, 1 fixed grip Quad chair, 10 surface ski lifts and a few baby surface lifts.

Activities here include skiing, night skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski jumping and biathlon, ski-doo, etc.

 

 
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This ski resort is pretty close to Sofia, the capital city, maybe an hour and a half drive. It's a great place for skiing and snowboarding, and to take a breath of fresh air away from the city. Drive carefully, especially when it's low visibility, foggy or snowing, the road is kind of tricky - narrow with many sharp turns. When you get there, you'll discover many cozy hotels hidden among the evergreen tall pine trees. We stayed at The Lodge, it has great swimming pool and spa! You got a big choice of bars, cafes and local food restaurants there too. It's a great place for a weekend get away, if you are visiting Sofia. Silvia Cassidy

 

 
 
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