03 Nov 2022
Bulgaria is a fascinating country. Steeped in rich cultural history and an abundance of ancient architecture left by its five centuries of Ottoman rule and thousands of years of Bulgarian Empire reign, there certainly is plenty to see and do on your holiday to Bulgaria.
At Balkan Holidays we know not everyone's holiday is complete with just perfecting their ski jumps and throwing snowballs. With this in mind we have carefully put together an amazing selection of excursions to tantalise all tastes and ages. Here are a few of our customers favourite swinter excursions you can look forward to on your next holiday to Bulgaria.
27 Oct 2022
Judging by the way most Bulgarians are known to drive, you may be forgiven for being a little cautious before hitting the slopes for the very first time in Bulgaria. However whilst it is true to say that general disregard for the rules is commonly experienced on the roads, skiing in Bulgaria is nowhere near as hazardous or nerve-racking as the driving.
Evidence over the years has shown that is not necessarily the locals, most of whom are good skiers even if a little reckless, that cause the biggest danger on the slopes. It is commonly known that every skier and snowboarder should follow the International (FIS) code of conduct for skiers;
12 Oct 2021
All around the Balkan Holidays office you can hear cheers of "THE SKI SEASON IS HERE!" as the 13th December 2014 saw Bulgaria transform from summer's must visit beach destination to this winter's coolest place to ski. It is now officially ski season in the Balkans and what a week it has been! With snow already falling across all three resorts, there was definitely a reason to celebrate!
All the stops were pulled out this season in Bansko on opening day with ski legends such as Marc Girardelli, Stephan Eberharter and Petar Popangelov providing the metaphorical "ribbon cutting ceremony" while guests
25 Jun 2021
Our Top Reasons Why You'll Love Learning to Ski In Bulgaria
You've thought about learning to ski, but you find yourself asking the question "is it for me?". Well, the answer simply has to be YES! Why? Because not only is skiing an incredibly fun hobby that will take you to some of the most breathtaking places, but provided you are in good hands, skiing is also easier to learn and more affordable than most people think.
Not much can compare to the cocktail of positive emotions racing through your body when you find yourself at the bottom of the slope having just completed your very first run. Almost instantly you find
05 Apr 2019
The winter resort of Pamporovo has a unique claim to fame as a bright, modern ski resort high in the Rhodope mountains and the sunniest mountain resort in Europe. Pamporovo proudly boasts on average no less than 270 sunny days a year and in the winter provides an ideal combination of plenty of snow and sparkling sunshine to show off the resort at its best.
Pamporovo holidays are perfectly suited for both beginners and intermediates with Pamporovo's Giant Slalom run ensuring that any expert skiiers will be more than happy too.
The compact resort of Pamporovo has 35km of marked ski runs, reached by a combination of chair and
14 Dec 2017
The stunning resort of Pamporovo is set at the foot of the Rhodopi Mountains and offers a compact yet modern winter resort that has a unique claim to fame of being the sunniest winter resort in Europe with an average of 240 sunny days per year, making Pamporovo Holidays an ideal destination combining plenty of snow and sunshine for everyone.
Ski holidays to Pamporovo are particularly suited for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders with 37km of marked runs and 25km of cross country trails available as well as an internationally renowned ski school. Excursions are also available from Pamporovo should you choose to take some
06 Oct 2017
Exciting news is coming from one of the top Bulgarian resorts Pamporovo. After the announcements for huge development a couple of years ago of the area, the resort is getting quite the attention.
A high speed quad “Two bridges” (Dvata mosta) was built during the ski season 2015/2016 that services Malina ski area in Pamporovo and provides a link to Snezhanka peak. The 4 seats lift costs approximately 3.8 million euro and is 1 km long. The capacity of the new quad is 2000 people per hour, allowing faster transportation and minimal lines at the slope base.
There are initial plans to
11 May 2016
Pamporovo is a bright and modern ski resort located in Bulgaria, high in the Rhodope mountains, and is known as the sunniest mountain resort in Europe. It boasts on average no less than 270 sunny days a year and in the winter provides the perfect combination – plenty of snow and sparkling sunshine to show off the resort at its best.
The latest news from this facinating ski resort is that the old ski runs have been worked on throughout the summer, where two slopes have been made wider to include the run down to Stoikite. The plan is for another ski run to be lit this season for all the night skiing lovers as well as electric boards
07 Sep 2014
ABOUT THE WORLD SKI AWARDS:
The World Ski Awards are the first of its kind to acknowledge, celebrate and reward the best brands in the ski hospitality industry. The World Ski Awards are part of World Travel Awards, which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary as "the Oscars of the travel industry".
The World Ski Awards focus on the leading 20 ski destinations who are shaping the future of this progressive industry. Whilst acknowledging and rewarding excellence across ski resorts and the ski hospitality sector, the World Ski Awards will ultimately strive to improve the ski tourist customer experience and energize both
20 Jun 2013
Some great news arrived in the form of cranes and diggers this week in Pamporovo as construction began on a brand new lift facility due to be completed before the start of the upcoming winter season.
The new 4-seated lift was announced by the executive director of Pamporovo AD Mr. Marian Belyakov and the total cost of the project is expected to be around the 3.5m Euro mark (£3m). The resort of Pamporovo is hoping the new 1km lift will enhance the infrastructure within the resort along with the ski track measuring 1200 meters about to be prepared with an artificial snow inflow in the near future. Another 1.2m Euro (£1m) has