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Borovets Holidays

Set amidst the majestic forest-clad Rila Mountains, once a hunting ground for Bulgarian Kings, Borovets was Bulgaria's first ski resort, dating from the 19th century when it was only known to an exclusive few.

Now everyone has the opportunity to experience this fun-packed, snow filled spectacular destination, Borovets truly has got the lot and is firmly established as one of Bulgaria most popular ski resorts. At a height of 1,300 metres Borovets is a lively resort full of bars and cafes and these along with the many clubs make apres-ski a real attraction. Quite rightly, skiing is its prime concern and Borovets is justly popular with all grades of skiers, with a setting that's near perfect right at the foot of Mount Moussala (2925 metres), the highest peak on the Balkan region.

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Ski Holidays to ☆☆☆☆ Hotel Rila
☑ Book an adult lift pass and get a second one FREE.*
☑ Book one adult ski/snowboard pack (with a lift pass) and get one at HALF PRICE.*

Ski Holidays to ☆☆☆☆ Hotel Samokov
☑ Free kindergarten for 2 children (4-6) when 2 adults book Full ski/board pack.
☑ Free ski equipment for 2 children (7-13) when 2 adults book Full ski/board pack.

* Hotel Rila offers are valid only for only twin, suites and superior room bookings made before 30.11.20 and for the following departure dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th of January; 13th, 20th, 27th of March and arrivals in April 2021. The offer does not apply to single occupancy rooms.


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If we can't operate your Bulgaria skiing holiday for any reason whatsoever we will refund all your money.

Zero Admin Fees

Zero amendment fees for all new Winter 2020/21 bookings. Your booking is in safe hands - we are fully ATOL and ABTA protected.

Blue Insurance Update

The policy will now provide Cancellation Cover if you are diagnosed with Covid-19 and have to cancel your trip.

Package prices are per person, unless specified, and include:
Air travel to and from the resorts as detailed.
Coach transfer to and from the resorts as detailed.
A 20kg luggage allowance per person.
Accommodation and meals as described.
All known current airport and security charges.
The services of the Balkan Holidays representative or agent.

Borovets Resort Guide

Beautiful, challenging and fun are three words that best describe what one of the most attractive Bulgarian ski resorts has to offer. Borovets sits at an altitude of 1320 metres and is surrounded by the breathtaking Rila mountains, the highest in the Balkans. Borovets has been attracting visitors for more than a century and as developed into a modern and renowned ski resort.

Ski Area

Set amidst the majestic forest-clad Rila Mountains and once a hunting ground for Bulgarian Kings, Borovets is now internationally renowned as one of the top visited ski resorts in Bulgaria. Borovets was Bulgaria's fi rst ski resort, dating back to the 19th century when it was only known to an exclusive few but now everyone has the opportunity to experience this colourful, lively winter ski resort! Map and more arrow

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Borovets is situated on the northern side of Rila Mountain and boasts perfect location right at the foot of Mount Musala (2925 metres) the highest peak on the Balkans. Borovets resort is popular with all levels of skiers and boarders, with a setting that is so picturesque. The well-developed lift network with its unbeatable comfort and innovative technology provides quick and easy access to the 58 km of ski runs. Borovets ski resort features three ski centres: Sitniakovo, Yastrebets and Markudjik which offer excellent facilities designed to ensure a great experience for adults and children. 182 snow making cannons ensure you the ultimate skiing experience.

Borovets is renowned for great nightlife with lots of bars and cafes, alongside the numerous clubs, making the apres-ski a real attraction at great prices. Those looking for a more subdued nightlife, may enjoy the regular folklore evenings or even visit a genuine Bulgarian house for a taste of traditional home made food and authentic entertainment.


Borovets is as well known for its great nightlife as it is for its fantastic skiing/boarding. There are a few places where you can stay out until 4 in the morning at prices which are a lot less than you would expect to pay in a club back home. For those who perhaps have a yearning to learn about Bulgaria's varied folk traditions, there are regular folklore evenings and even a visit to a genuine Bulgarian home for a taste of home cooking and entertainment. The main nightclubs are at the Samokov and Rila hotels.


There are plenty of restaurants and bars from cosy inns with log fire to busy bars with loud music and dancing. There are also many nightclubs, dotted around the resort. Wherever you go, the atmosphere in all venues is fantastic, with people from all over Europe mixing together and having a great time.


If you have aching limbs after a few days on the slopes, why not try one of our excursions. You can take a full or half day trip to Sofia, Plovdiv or the fascinating Rila Monastery. A Skidoo Safari is great fun. A trained operator takes you through the wood trails of the resort, after that you can have a go! Please book all excursions through your local representative. Children aged 2-11 get a reduction on selected excursion.


There is a wide variety of shops, stalls and kiosks in the village centre. The shops in the Hotel Rila and Samokov sell branded ski wear and other clothes, souvenirs, and snacks. The stalls, situated along the main street, sell a variety of skis, ski clothing, clothes, CDs and souvenirs.

Medical Arrangements

In Borovets there is a round-the-clock mountain rescue service, ambulance, clinic (with doctor and nurse) plus first aid service on all ski slopes; X-ray facilities are also available in Borovets and the town of Samokov. Please note: Some medical services must be paid for locally in cash. They will provide receipts to enable you to claim back from your insurance company once you get back to the UK.
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Save 30% off the normal price on return carriage.

Quick Facts
Rila Mountains
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Marked Runs
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Transfer time
1hr 30 min

Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
Typical cost of
Lunch Pizza - £3
Local Beer - under £1
Three Course Meal - £10

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Popular Borovets Excursions

Borovets by Night

A good start to your holiday guaranteed! Visit six of the best bars in resort and try unique shots at each one.

Ski Doo Adventure

Experience a 45 min drive on a powerful snowmobile. The most fun you can have in the snow! Breathtaking views of the resort.

Snowboarding Taster

Give snowboarding a try. It's so cool! 1 Hour of tuition and equipment. It's a must in the mountains.


If you are looking for good old fashioned wintertime fun you have to join us on our snowtubbing. It's a blast for all members of the family.

Why book with us?

Balkan Holidays has 54 years of experience in providing great value summer and winter holidays
and since 1966 we have sold over 3 million holidays.

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