What’s all the fuss about Bulgarian Ski Holidays?

27th June 2019

Tags: Bulgaria Bansko Borovets Pamporovo

What's all the fuss about Bulgarian Ski Holidays?Calling all on a budget. That means young couples and families with mortgages and bills to pay, beginners looking for their first foray on the snow, students, retirees, or just the plain skint!

Skiing in Bulgaria is THE best value in Europe by far!

For anyone on a budget (or not – perhaps you are just plain tight!) If you are on a budget, it really does make sense to make a fuss about the skiing in Bulgaria as you won’t get a better deal elsewhere.

Where to begin?!

Okay, so one of the most expensive parts of your ski holiday is your accommodation, flights and transfers. On average a ski trip to Bulgaria is up to 50% cheaper than other alternative ski resorts in France Italy Austria and Andorra.

If you pick your date right you can be in a 4* half board hotel with a pool, flights and transfers included for as little as £370pp, who knew?!

Of course, B&B and self-catering come in at even better prices so it’s a complete no brainer.

I have no idea why well-meaning friends steer their beginner friends towards the large highly expensive resorts in the French Alps, Beginners don’t need miles of kilometres of skiing, they don’t need the latest swanky skis, they certainly don’t need to pay a lot of tuition and they certainly don’t need to pay a fortune on the slopes for lunches and drinks.

If you are a beginner and go to a large swanky resort France, you are absolutely crazy! See this table below for a comparison of local prices.


Bulgaria (Bansko) France (La Plagne)
Lift pass 121 280
Ski lessons (4 hours per day) 95 (2.5 hours per day) 182
Equipment hire 68 120
4* Hotel flights and transfers 370 1300
Ski carriage 20 45
Ski Pack just equipment and lift pass 189 321.5
Ski pack (lift pass equipment hire and ski school) 202 503.5
Beginners ski pack (lift pass equipment hire and lessons) 173 – (low season), 188 – (high season) 503.5
Pizza (a whole one!) 3 20
Beer 1 8
3-course meal 10 40

Bulgaria can work for you for all sorts of reasons.

Low deposits of just £70pp make even the start of booking your holiday low cost, deposits for other destinations are usually at least double this amount.

Free child places on certain dates when sharing with 2 adults in a room.

A multitude of different regional airports to choose from including Gatwick. Stanstead, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, East Midlands, Heathrow, Doncaster Sheffield, Edinburgh, Southend, Luton and Belfast.

If this is your first time on the snow you need to know if you are going to actually like it before you splash out on the latest ski gear and equipment and you need to be able to make that decision in a lovely friendly resort that’s light on the pocket.

Here’s the low down on each resort so that you can choose the one that best for you.


What's all the fuss about Bulgarian Ski Holidays?A fast, modern lift system with a fast gondola taking you up to the ski area located on the upper slopes of the mountain. This resort has won Best Ski Resort in Bulgaria’ right through from 2013- 2018. Its modern ski facilities and the historic town with a large choice of après ski bars, restaurants and other activities makes it a winning combination.


  • Height of skiing 2560m
  • Marked Runs 75km
  • Longest run 16km right down to the base
  • Lifts 18

What's all the fuss about Bulgarian Ski Holidays?


Set in the stunning forest clad Rila Mountains Borovets was Bulgaria’s first ski resort dating back to the 19th century. The Mouissala mountain is the highest peak in Bulgaria. The resort of Borovets is situated at a height of 1300m with skiing up to 2560km and is by far the liveliest in Bulgaria with great skiing and a really wide choice of après ski activities.

What's all the fuss about Bulgarian Ski Holidays?


  • Height of skiing 2560m
  • Marked Runs 58km
  • Longest run 12km
  • Lifts 12


A good all-around resort for all levels of skier and with fabulous scenery as many of the runs are forested. Its claim to fame is that it is also Europes sunniest resort averaging more sunshine days than any other ski resort.  There’s also a modern fun park with half pipe too.

What's all the fuss about Bulgarian Ski Holidays?Did you also realise that your lift pass also gives you access to the slopes at Chelelare accessed via a free shuttle bus service and taking only a 10-minute drive? There are all levels of runs here including the longest ski run in Bulgaria.

What's all the fuss about Bulgarian Ski Holidays?

Why is it so good for families?

We have FREE child places and massive child discounts when they are sharing a room with you.

The prices on the slopes for passes, lessons and equipment hire are unbelievably cheap.

It won’t cost you an arm and a leg every time your child wants a coke or a snack on the slopes.

The ski school have an excellent reputation so they will improve in leaps and bounds.

Many of our hotels have extra facilities such as swimming pools and games rooms and are affordable!

You will have a smile instead of a scowl on your face when you see your credit card bill at the end of the week!

Ski Line.co.uk is a specialist ski agent and have won many awards over our 24 years of trading. We have many offers to Bulgaria – see all of them HERE or call one of our sales team who will find just the deal to suit you on 0208 313 3999