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Ski Holidays Bulgaria
Ski holidays Bulgaria

Bulgaria Ski Resort Guide

Why Bulgaria?

Bulgaria is where most new skiers and first time snowboarders head for, because its fantastic value for money and about the cheapest destination for a skiing holiday compared with other Alpine countries.

When you first take up skiing or even when you have been doing it for a while, costs are an important factor, there is no point to booking a 5* chalet in Swiss mountains until you know for sure that skiing is for you or you have at least conquered the basics.

Popular Bulgarian Ski Resorts

Bansko burst on the ski market about 10 years ago, it’s our number 1 selling ski resort in Bulgaria. Lot of fast modern ski lifts on the mountain, friendly locals and an attractive town centre although the outer bits are less so. There have been lots of new hotels opening, some of which are ski in and ski out. Bansko is an ideal choice for first time skiers, the ski schools are highly recommended by our clients. Queues can be a problem only leaving the village in the morning, once on the mountain this is less of a problem. The other ski resort that’s good for beginners is Pamporovo with tree line skiing its great place to learn to ski.

Borovets is a good choice for intermediate skiing but so good for complete beginners. Its village is lively with a big choice of small bars, the main strip which is just 300m long has around 26 bars. The location within a wooded valley give the resort a pleasant alpine feel.

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Best Places To Stay In Bulgaria

The holiday accommodation in Bulgaria is generally very good, there have been plenty of new hotels open in the past few years, many right on the slopes for easy access to skiing. In Borovets the new Hotel Winter Palace and the Hotel Rila are both popular. We have a couple of catered ski chalets in Bansko, the chalet Jora is one of the best and is exceptional value. If you are looking for more luxury try the Hotel Premier Mountain resort this 5* hotel gets great reviews from our clients.

Pamporovo has a wide selection of the hotels, the most popular are the ones closest to the skiing such as Hotel Perelik.

Self-catering Apartments in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is where most new skiers choose for their first ever skiing holiday, but it’s a great destination too for intermediate skiers on a limited budget, booking a self-catered apartment in Bulgaria is one of the cheapest options particularly if you book one of our holiday packages with flights and transfers included.

Most of the ski holiday accommodation in Bulgaria is in hotels rather than in apartments, but we have a limited choice of some of the best self-catered apartments that are available in the top three ski resorts of Bulgaria, Bansko, Pamporovo, and Borovets. Our ski apartments in Bulgaria, many of which are on slope side locations for convenience of a ski in ski out holiday.

Ski Hotels In Bulgaria

By far and away the most popular skiing holiday to Bulgaria we offer is to stay in one of the many ski hotels. We feature a wide selection of ski hotels in the three most popular ski resorts in Bulgaria, which include Bansko, Pamporovo and Borovets. By using the filters on this web site you can select a ski in ski out hotel or one offering a hot tub and spa.

Most of our Bulgarian ski hotels are offered on a half board basis and are available from several regional airports across the UK.

Our 4* and 5* hotels in Bulgaria offer exceptional value for money when compared to other European ski destinations. Old favourite 3* hotels such as the Rila studios offer the convenience of ski in ski out and a wonderful swimming pool.

Catered Ski Chalet Holidays In Bulgaria

We are now offering ski chalets in both Bansko and Pamporovo in Bulgaria. Our range is still fairly limited but new catered ski chalets are being added when we find them.

Currently, we are only offering our Bulgarian ski chalets without flights, but we can book these for you and arrange for a transfer directly to your ski chalet.

While on holiday the chalet staff will cook and clean the chalet for you, so you will spend as long on the slopes as possible. Chalet food is good home cooking, staff will prepare breakfast and bake a fresh cake daily for your tea. In the evening staff prepare a 3 or 4-course evening meal. One night a week, staff always have a night off, on this evening you have an opportunity to dine out at your own expense.

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