Winter is here. All the mountain tops are already covered in snow.
In December 2023 the winter season has already started in most of the Bulgarian ski resorts. Doesn’t matter if you like skiing or snowboarding there are various options where to practise these winter sports if you are around. Today I share with you some useful info about the three most popular winter resorts in Bulgaria that might help you to choose your next winter destination.
Situated at Pirin mountain, this is a small town and at the same time the ski resort with the longest ski slopes in Bulgaria. The last couple of years Bansko has been a favourite destination of digital nomads from different corners of the world.
If you plan your ski vacation in Bansko it might be useful to knowthe prices for winter season 2024. The sport event of this winter season in Bansko is Audi FIS World Cup 2024 that takes place on 10th February – Giant Slalom and on 11th February – Slalom.
If you decide not to get to the slopes don’t miss out checking the old historical town of Bansko and the hot mineral Baths in the town of Dobrinishte or at Banya village that are just a few kilometres away from the resort.
If it happens that you visit Bansko during summer apart from the other sport activities like hiking and biking, the cultural programmight nicely surprise you. Traditionally Bansko Jazz Fest takes place in the small mountain town – this year the dates are from 3rd to 10th August.
This resort is situated at around 50-60 km away from Sofia, in Rila mountain. Until 1942 the name of the resort was Chamkoria.
What Borovets offers and you cannot find it in the other Bulgarian ski resorts is the night skiing. You could enjoy night skiing in Borovets From 12th January to mid February 2024 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Further It is really convenient that you could reload your lift passes online.
The fresh air of Borovets is just unforgettable. The resort is also perfect during summer especially if you like to have a walk in the forest or prefer hiking. One of the routes to the highest peak on the Balkan peninsula – Musala peak (2925 m) starts from there. There is a cabin lift that takes you from the resort and brings you up to the main track on the way to the peak.
I would also recommend you to visit the Wooden Church in Borovets that indeed is the only wooden church in Bulgaria built in the beginning of the 20th century.
This is another ski resort, this time situated in Rodopi mountain. The resort itself is located really close to the towns of Smolian and Chepelare. If you plan on getting to Pamporovo this year it might be helpful to get the info for the seasonal pass of the resort. Another winter sport event for this winter season is the FIS Snowboarding World Cup 2024 in Pamporovo from 17th January until 21st January. While skiing or snowboarding in the resort of Pamporovo it is almost impossible not to notice one of its symbols – Snejanka TV Tower. The TV tower is 156 m high and it is built at a little bit more that 2000 m above the sea level. Just an amazing facility built for approximately 5 years and started functioning in 1978 for the first time.
Whatever you would choose for a winter holiday or just for a weekend gate-away, the Bulgarian mountains could offer breathtaking views and memorable experiences.
Enjoy the beauty of the Bulgarian snowy mountains!