SKI RESORT HOTELS
Ski Resort Hotels
Bulgaria offers numerous mountain ranges, most of which are located in the southern region. This extremely mountainous country has an average altitude of more than 450 m. Eight Bulgarian mountains tower well over 2000 m above sea level, each of them with its own character and particular beauty. Five of the largest rivers in the Balkan region start in the Bulgarian mountains. This is a kingdom of soaring eagles, giant rocks and beautiful lakes.
The various mountain ranges offer numerous ski resorts and guesthouses in the mountain villages, mountain hotels, lodges and huts. There is also a year round mountain rescue-service, modern skiing facilities and well-marked trails that make skiing, hiking and number of outdoor activities possible all year long.
During the winter Pirin, Rila, Rhodopes and Vitosha are excellent for skiing, ski mountaineering and snowshoeing. Caving, rock-climbing, as well as paragliding and rafting are all possible here as well.
Bulgaria makes an instant impression with its well-preserved natural environment. It has a fascinating natural diversity of mountains, rivers and valleys, caves and rocks, canyons and waterfalls. Equally impressive is the biological diversity, which adds to the unique character of these lands.
The mountain destinations have grown in popularity substantially in recent years, the most successful one being at Bansko, the other two main Skiing resorts being Borovets and Pamporovo. Skiing is also available in Sofia on Vitosha Mountain.
Bansko is Bulgaria’s number 1 ski resort, having the best and most modern ski centre of all Bulgarian ski resorts. During the recent years a multi-million euros investment in a brand new skiing area has been made by Yulen, the company which has the licence to run the skiing area of the resort. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season (15 Dec – 15 May) of all Bulgarian ski resorts. During the last couple of years this resort is under a massive investment process with new hotels and resort facilities being under construction. A brand new resort area with super luxury hotels and holiday apartments is being developed just opposite the Gondola lift, which also makes Bansko the resort with the best hotels.
One of the newest Bulgarian winter resorts, Bansko provides an interesting combination between the virgin nature of Pirin Mountain and the atmosphere of the ancient Bulgarian town. The town of Bansko is situated in Southwestern Bulgaria (160 km south of Sofia), at the foothills of one of the most beautiful Bulgarian mountains – Pirin, which is a national preserve, included in the ‘world natural heritage’ list. Ski resort of national significance, much visited also in summer as a starting point for excursions in the mountain. Surrounded by the Pirin, Rila and Rhodopi mountains, Bansko is a climatic mountain resort with a short hot summer and long mild winter. The average temperature during January, the coldest month, is – 1.9°C. Snow falls are abundant, providing a constant winter snow cover up to 2 m thick. The skiing season along the Pirin slopes starts in the middle of December and ends in mid-April.
The winter resort is located just above the colourful town of Bansko 12 km into the picturesque Pirin Mountain. The perfectly prepared and efficiently secured ski runs are stretched over 70 km. 25 km of modern high-capacity lift infrastructure stands for comfort and minimal waiting times. In addition, the fans of extreme winter sports will enjoy the fun park and the half pipe that will cause them an enormous adrenaline rush while boosting the latest tricks in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
No one has to bother about not having the right ski or board equipment on arrival – the wardrobes located at the lower and upper Gondola lift stations are best equipped with everything ski and snowboard fans may need – 3500 pairs of ski and more than 670 boards of all sizes.
A number of cozy, dining establishments and ski-bars find themselves around the Bansko ski tracks, offering the tasty local cuisine along with fresh drinks. This would be a perfect place for basking in the sun.
Enjoy every one of the total of 70 km of perfectly prepared and efficiently secured ski runs. Difficulty scale distribution is as followed: 30% Beginners, 45% Advanced and 35% Expert.
100% of the ski runs are covered by snow cannons, which guarantee sufficient snow coverage from December to May.
Total ski runs – 65 km
Longest ski run – 16 km
Off-piste skiing – Great
Slopes exposure – North
Highest ski point – 2560 m
Lowest ski point – 990 m
Max. vertical drop – 1570 m
Height of resort – 936 m
Drags – 6, Chairlifts – 7, Gondolas – 1
Names of ski runs – Todorka, Balkaniada, Shiligarnika, Platoto, Tzurna Mogila, Chalin Valog, Bunderitca
Artificial snow – Yes
Night ski – Yes
HOTEL PERUN 4****
Hotel Perun Bansko city – offers 145 rooms for all the year round rest. Every room is equipted with telephone, TV and mini bar. Guest services: room service, indoor and outdoor swimming pool with a garden with bubble-bath, sports center (fitness facilities, sauna, solarium, massage, steam bath), medical center, business center, hairdresser shop, sports and souvenirs shop, rental of ski, shoes and snowboards (Rossignol), ski school, kids play center, table tennis hall, snooker hall, game center, bridge hall, underground garage and car park, restaurant, tavern, lobby-bar, piano-bar.
WHITE FIR RESORT 5*****
Ideal for a ski, golf, spa or relaxation break, White Fir Resort is located in Razlog Valley at the foothills of the Pirin Mountains, just 10 minutes from the world famous ski resort of Bansko. With uninterrupted views over the brand new Ian Woosnam golf course, the picturesque panorama from the resort is simply breathtaking. The lovely rooms and apartments are the ideal choice for the whole family.
Borovets is the oldest and the biggest mountain resort in Bulgaria. Situated at 1350 m. above sea level on the northern slopes of Rila Mountain among age-old pinewoods. Borovets is located at the foot of peak Moussala (2925 m.) – the highest one on Balkan Peninsula.
Borovets is easily accessible, being at a distance of 74 km from Sofia and 126 km from Plovdiv. Established at the end of the 19th century as a hunting place for the Bulgarian king, Borovets gradually developed into a modern ski resort of high class and luxury hotels, haute-cuisine restaurants and varied leisure-time entertainment opportunities besides an excellent network of ski runs and lifts along the slopes of the Rila Mountain.
The winter in the resort is mild and snowy. The average temperature in January – the coldest month is about 4.8°C. The ski season usually spans from mid-December till April.The resort offers excellent conditions for winter sports: alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross country. The alpine runs of Borovets offer excellent conditions for snowboarding.
The resort is a regular host of various winter sports competitions. The resort has twice hosted World Cup Alpine skiing rounds, while its biathlon track is one of the best in the world. The slopes have a permanent snow cover, more than a meter and a half thick, from November to May. The ski runs of various difficulties are suitable for beginners, intermediate, advanced or expert skiers.
The excellent equipment for ski sports attracts thousands of mountain lovers from Bulgaria and from foreign countries. They can use the 45 kilometers various in difficulty and length ski pistes grouped in three regions: Sitnqkovo – Martinovi Baraki – pistes; Markudjik – 4 pistes and Qstrebec – 3 pistes. The pistes on Qstrebets are the best – and all of the competitions in the resort are taking place there!
Height of resort: 1350 m
Highest skiing area: 2560 m
Total length of runs: 58 km
Longest run: 12 km
Direction of slopes: North
Cross country tracks length: 35 km long
Lift system: 1 six-seat Gondola lift,
2 High Speed Quad Chair lifts, 1 Fixed Grip Quad Chair lift
10 Surface ski lifts, few baby drag lifts.
There are three ski centers in Borovets ski resort
Central Borovets ski center – starting from 1337 m altitude up to 1780 m.
Yastrebetz ski center – from 1340 m up to 2369 m.
Markudjik ski center – from 2340 m up to 2550 m.
HOTEL LION 4****
The newly renovates 4 star Hotel Lion Borovetz is located in one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots of Borovetz resort, just a few minutes walk away from the main ski lift station. Complimentary shuttle service to the lift and back. 155 rooms in different room categories: single rooms, double rooms, studios and luxurious apartments, offer comfort and privacy for your stay.6 double rooms ,as well as all areas of the hotel, are disabled guest friendly. Each guest room features private bathroom with a bath tub, TV, radio, mini bar and telephone.
In hotel: Ski storage for own equipment, Shop, Lobby bar with 4 fireplaces, Billiard, Parking lot, Safe at the reception, Complimentary shuttle service to the lift, Sport center, Fitness, Swimming pool, Massage, Solarium, Sauna
HOTEL BREZA 3***
Hotel „Breza“ has all needed to become your favourite country house for rest – extremely comfortable rooms and apartments furnished with taste and fantasy, lobby-bar, restaurant with a fireplace (capacity-80 seats), huge sunny terrace with barbecue, children playground, situated in the light shades of young birches.
The hotel has 28 rooms: 6 single, 16 double, 1 triple and 5 apartment.
Free parking; Safe; Telephone; Fridge; Satellite television; Hair-drier and iron; Washing and ironing services; Sauna; Billiard; Table games; Children playground; Possibility for organizing photo safari; paintball tournaments; hiring of tennis courts; organizing of transport; Mountain horse-riding; Possibility for organizing of mountain hiking with a wide rage of difficulties and tours with licensed mountain guides; organizing picnics in the open; Payments with credit cards (except Mastercard).
Pamporovo is a modern ski resort in the heart of the Rhodopi mountain, the mountain of the mythical singer Orpheus. It is amongst the southern skiing resort in Europe. It is the sunniest Bulgarian mountain resort with wonderful snow throughout the whole season. Pamporovo is situated on 1650 m above the sea level at the foot of peak Snejanka (1926 m). It is 240 km far from Sofia and 85 km from Plovdiv.
Pamporovo has an exclusive climate featuring a soft winter with about 120 sunny days during the skiing period. The significant influence of The Aegean Sea appears here and the skiing season starts from mid – December to mid – April. The average air temperature is – 3°C. The gentle profile of the mountain with its rounded slopes and summits makes Pamporovo particularly suitable for beginners. But there are also difficult ski runs like the Giant Slalom run which is an excellent exercise for every skiing expert.
All ski runs are safe guarded and maintained in a very good condition. More than 100 highly qualified ski instructors fluent in different languages are here to teach both beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Ski rentals are available near the ski runs and the lift stations, you can book ski equipment rental, ski school, lift pass with us.
The ski runs in Pamporovo come in all hardship levels. They are located between 1926 and 1450 m above the sea level on the northern, eastern and western slopes of The Snejanka peak.
The most difficult ski piste is „The Wall“, see it on the right picture here.
All major ski runs start from the peak of the mountain, where the TV tower is located.
Great off-piste skiing and snowboarding is available in this resort, however we recommend using a local guide when going.
Height of resort: 1620 m
Highest skiing area: 1,937 m
Lifts: 5 chair lifts, 9 drag lifts, with total capacity 8600 persons per hour
Total length of ski runs: 25 km + 30 km slopes for ski run;
Longest run: 4,2 km
HOTEL MURGAVETS 4****
Located in the centre of Pamporovo, this fine hotel was entirely renovated in 2001. Total number of beds in the hotel: 145, 2 single rooms, 57 double rooms, 2 Presidential apartments, 2 VIP apartments, 12 standard apartments, 3 top floor-two storey apartments. The hotel has two restaurants, lobby bar, Cosmos cafe, offering a splendid panoramic view of the resort, BBQ, swimming pool with sauna and fitness, exchange desk and a shopping arcade. There is an excellent spa centre offering various health and fitness packages. All rooms are equipped with cable/sat TV, telephone, radio, private bathroom with hair dryer and bathtub, mini-bar and balcony
HOTEL FINLANDIA 4****
This elegant hotel adds a new touch of quality and friendly atmosphere to the mountain resort of Pamporovo, and it is situated 80 kilometres south from Plovdiv and 200 kilometres from the capital Sofia. Although in a quiet area, Hotel FINLANDIA is just 800 m from the lifts and ski-runs and within walking distance from the noisy hustle and bustle of the resort centre. Even so a shuttle bus is running services between hotel and resort in the evening. The hotel has 225 beds in 103 spacious rooms and suites, most of them with balconies and bath-tubs. The rooms are furnished to a high standard and include cable TV, direct-dial telephone, minibar and hairdryer in bathroom. The hotel offers also a classic restaurant, SPA and Wellness Centre, bussiness centre etc.