Ski holidays Borovets

Borovets Ski Resort Guide

Why Ski in Borovets?

Bulgaria’s biggest and most modern ski resort, the cheap and cheerful ski resort of Borovets lies at 1300m and is seen as a good base for the intermediate skier on a budget ski holiday.

Set in Alpine like scenery, this wooded resort boasts lots of hotels, restaurants, shops and bars. Ski Line offer all sorts of accommodation in Borovets, ranging from self catered apartments, half board hotels and even self catered chalets.

The majority of slopes are accessed via the main 1000m gondola, taking you up to the variety of easy slopes in the Markoudjika area. For those looking for longer, more difficult runs, try the red runs accessed by the new quad lift on the Yastrebets pistes.

Ski schools in Borovets are generally of a good standard, with lots of English speaking instructors. Classes can get quite large at peak times, and nursery slopes can also become busy.

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Borovets Piste Map
Nearest airport
Distance
Sofia International
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Pistes

  • Total Runs
    25
  • Km of Piste
    58km
  • Black
    4
  • Red
    13
  • Blue
    8

Altitudes

  • Resort Altitude
    1300m
  • Highest Piste
    255m

Expert Ratings

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding

Beginners skiing in Borovets

Skiing for complete beginners is quite well catered for, with gentle nursery slopes giving the ideal place for practising those snowploughs. During peak times however the nursery slopes can get crowded and queues for the draglifts can be long.

Intermediates skiing in Borovets

The ski resort of Borovets is great for the intermediate skier, with plenty of long winding red runs to keep you busy. A network of lifts, including the 3 mile long, 6 person Yastrebets gondola expands the ski area available to you.

Advanced skiing in Borovets

For advanced skiers, Borovets isn’t overly difficult or challenging, however there are some fantastic off piste runs through the trees for you to explore, and some 35km of cross country runs. There is also the former World Cup run in the Yastrebets ski area.

Snowboarding in Borovets

Snowboarders coming to Borovets have an array of wide open runs to use, including runs underneath the gondola and plenty at the top of the 2500m slopes. The varied terrain and tree lined runs provide a good setting for both beginner and intermediate snowboarders alike.

Après ski in Borovets

The ski resort of Borovets has been considered to have the best après ski in Bulgaria, with plentiful bars, discos and clubs to keep everyone entertained all night long. For the young and lively this resort is perfect as places stay open until late and drinks are very cheap. If you prefer a more relaxed evening, try one of the traditional tavernas or restaurants, where folklore evenings are often arranged.

Activities off the slopes in Borovets

For non-skiers, the ski resort of Borovets isn’t packed full of activities, however there are a few things to do such as snowmobiling, scenic walks and even jeep safaris.