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.
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
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.
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.