Ski Holidays In Borovets

The Bulgarian ski resort of Borovets is an interesting place to go on a skiing holiday. It is a relatively new ski destination, which is still being developed, so the lifts and snow machines are all state of the art.

If you are looking for a bargain ski holiday Borovets should definitely be on your list. Extras like night skiing are included in the price of your ski pass and the nightlife here is good, and inexpensive. On top of that there are always plenty of low cost accommodation available here including good quality self-catering apartments and chalets.

Borovets’ owners and development partners are investing heavily in the resort. For example, they doubled the number of snow cannons in 2014/15, which means that snow conditions are consistently good and can be maintained.

Skiing In Borovets

This is a small ski resort, but there is plenty for skiers of all standards to enjoy. The runs are spread across three ski centres, which are all linked. If you want stunning scenery to enjoy while skiing, Borovets is a the place, many of the runs take you through beautiful pine forests. Even on days where the visibility is quite poor, you can often still ski these sheltered pistes. Most of the runs are suitable for intermediate skiers, but there are two challenging runs available for more advanced skiers to take on.

Borovets is home to the biggest terrain park in Eastern Europe, the Borosport. This snowpark was designed by a German company that is responsible for some of the best snowboarding runs in Europe.The park includes a 12m table top jump, a 4m quarter-pipe, a 9m kinked rail and a 10m kinked box, as well as several rails and trails. There is also a floodlit snowpark for riders to enjoy, in the evening, which is located near the Rila Hotel. Part of the main terrain park is set aside for young riders to enjoy, which means the resort is the perfect place for children to learn how to snowboard.

Accommodation In Borovets

The standard of accommodation in Borovets is generally good. It is all competitively priced, which means that it is easy to find affordable family apartments and hotels in this resort.

If you want to enjoy the nightlife try to stay somewhere in the centre, so that you are close to the clubs and bars. For those who like to go to bed early, there are some lovely apartments available on the edge of the village. The chalets and apartments are well equipped, and many offer extras like laundry services at a very low cost. For those looking for a bit of luxury there are several high-end hotels in the village

Apres Ski In Borovets

The standard of après skiing in Borovets is very good, especially if you like to unwind with a drink and a meal. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy in the resort, and the meals and drinks are cheap.

The White Magic, Bobby’s Bar and the Red Lion are all popular with young Brits. If you like to stay up late the Buzz Bar is the place to go and have a dance. Bobby’s Bar serves a good selection of food that does not cost a fortune; they cook wonderful steaks and have Sky Sports on too.

Most of the restaurants in the resort sell mainly Bulgarian food, which is well worth trying because it tastes fantastic. A great example of the type of traditional restaurant you will find in Borovets is Hunters. Much of the food is cooked over an open wood fire, which creates a beautiful flavour. For those who enjoy international cuisine, the Alpin Restaurant is the the place for you. If you are looking for a nightclub the one inside the Samokkov hotel is a great option.

For those who want a way to unwind after a day on the slopes a spa is ideal and there are several nice ones in the area. The Euphoria Spa Center is the most popular; here you will find a Jacuzzi and indoor heated pool and there is the chance to enjoy a range of toning treatments. For those holidaymakers who are looking for some excitement, ski-dooing is so much fun.

Borovets is located close enough to Sofia for you to take a break from skiing to enjoy a sightseeing and shopping trip. The Rila Monastery is also highly recommeded for a visit

The Facts

  • Village Height: 1300m
  • Highest Point: 2560m
  • Longest Run: 12km
  • Largest Vertical Drop: 1260m
  • Total ski area: 58km
  • Cost Indicator: 2

Recommended Bars and Restaurants

  • The Whit Magic
  • Bobby’s Bar
  • Red Lion
  • Buzz Bar
  • Hunters
  • The Alpin Restaurant

Other Activities

  • Euphoria Spa
  • Snowmobiling
  • Horse Trekking
  • Day trip to Sofia/Rila Monastery

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