Borovets Ski Resort Bulgaria

Borovets ski resort is situated on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountain at an altitude of 1350 meters. As the oldest and most famous Bulgarian mountain resort, it enjoys an amazing location huddled amongst age-old pine forests right at the foot of Mount Musala (2925 m), the highest peak on the Balkans. The resort began life at the end of the 19th century as a hunting resort for the Bulgarian kings. Since then Borovets has developed into a modern year round mountain resort and is the top destination for Bulgarian skiing and snowboarding.

The resort has 58 km of pistes and 35 km of cross county trails weaving through the forests of the beautiful Rila mountains. The Borovets pistes rise from 1350 to a level of 2600m which ensures quality skiing all season long. Several pistes also benefit from snow cannons to ensure that the snow conditions are maintained at all times. At night there is the added bonus of several floodlit pistes which allow you to enjoy the slopes late into the evening.

Borovets skiing and snowboarding is available for all levels and the resort is known internationally for the high quality and good value of its ski instructors. Borovets has many English speaking ski and snow boarding instructors. We are happy to recommend the best ski guides in the resort. Whether you are a beginner looking for ski school or a seasoned expert looking for extreme mountain guiding we can provide a guide to suit your level.

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Directions to Borovets

Borovets is easily accessible at all times of year. Located just 70 km from Sofia and 125 km from Plovdiv, Borovets is the closest Bulgarian ski resort to Sofia airport which means it is a very convenient airport transfer. The majority of international flights arrive in Sofia but you can also use the airport in Plovdiv. We are happy to arrange Borovets airport transfers or car rental from either airport. The Sofia to Borovets transfer takes just 60 minutes and from Plovdiv to Borovets is 90 minutes.

Borovets Apres Ski

For apr├Ęs ski Borovets has a variety of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. Whether your looking for local or international cuisine, a cool beer or tasty cocktails, we recommend that you check out our bar & restaurant guide to find the best places to visit after a hard days on the mountain.

Borovets Activities

If you are not skiing in Borovets there are lots of other activities to keep you occupied. The range of activites includes; skidoo trips, horse riding, cultural tours, snow walks or just relaxing in one of the many luxury spas. Check out our activities page from more details.

Summer in Borovets

Spending the summer in Borovets is just as interesting as wintertime. With fresh clean air, beautiful pine forests, glacial lakes and miles of trails for mountaining walking and biking there is something on offer for all the family. Borovets resort is the main starting point for many hiking trails in the Rila Mountains. If you are interesting in mountain walking and hiking, mountain biking, fishing, off road adventures and jeeps safaris then Borovets is the place for you.

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