Some people tend to think that Bulgaria is an unusual country for skiing. Those who think so are wrong. There are wonderful ski areas that are situated mainly in the North West of the country. Skiers will surely spend an excellent vacation there amid wonderful vistas and well-groomed slopes. Bulgaria is the country situated on the Black Sea and its capital is Sofia, and the majority of people know it as a holiday destination for a relaxing summer vacation at Gold Beach. But Bulgaria has not only beautiful beaches where one can spend a great vacation. Bulgaria also offers very nice winter vacation in the snow, skiing and snowboarding.
Ski resorts in Bulgaria in Bulgaria mean skiing in the mountains Rila, Pirin and Rhodopa. If you had a ski vacation in Bulgaria once you are very likely to return there in the future. And the price gap between vacation in Alps and in Bulgaria is in favor of later. Ski tours and accommodation in Bulgaria are much more budget. There you can stay at a hotel, inn, cottage or in a ski hut.
Bulgaria is famous for its wonderful ski resorts such as Uzana, Vitosha, Bansko, Pamporovo, Borovets, Osogovo, Tsigov Chark and Kilinoto. The skiing season usually lasts there from December to April, and the snow is rather stable there.
Ski resort Vitosha has 20 km of slopes of different level of complexity: 2 km of a difficult level, 12 km of a simle level, 6 km of a medium level and various lifts that transport skiers to the slopes. The ski resort Borovets is much larger. It offers around 52 km of slopes with three levels of difficulty (medium – 27 km, difficult – 5 km and easy – 20 km). There are also different ski lifts and gondolas that go high into the mountains. Bansko ski resort is considered to be the largest ski area in Bulgaria. It has got 70 km of slopes (easy – 35 km, difficult – 3 km, medium – 27 km) that offer much fun for snowboarders with Funpark, humpback slopes, half-pipe and boarder cross. Après-ski infrastructure is also well established everywhere in Bulgaria. There is a great number of restaurants, discos and bars all over ski areas.
However, Bulgaria has much more to offer if you feel like to have fun on the snow. The sights of Bulgaria include the rock monasteries of Ivanova, Rila Monastery, the ancient Thracian tombs in Kazanlak and Sveschtari, castle Zarevets, Sofia, the capital of the country, and the old port city of Nessebar on the Black Sea.