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Borovets Holidays

We are pleased to announce Borovets, Bulgaria has been voted as the best value ski resort for skiers in the Post Office Travel Money Ski Report 2022.

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 lots to offer and is firmly established as one of Bulgaria's most popular ski resorts. At a height of 1,300 metres, Borovets is a lively resort full of bars, restaurants and cafes and along with the many vibrant clubs make après-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 in the Balkan region.
Package prices are per person, unless specified, and include:
Return flights from your chosen UK airport.
Coach transfer to and from resort.
22kg luggage allowance per person.
Accommodation and meals as described.
Airport and security charges.
The services of a Balkan Holidays representative or local agent.

Exclusive Early Booking Offer for Winter 2022/23 For ☆☆☆☆ Hotel Rila, Borovets

WINTER 2022/2023 FREE LIFT PASS: Pre-book an adult full price lift pass and get a second one (for adult or child) FREE.

HALF PRICE SKI/SNOWBOARD PACK: Pre-book an adult full price ski or snowboard pack which includes lift pass and get the same package (for adult or child) at HALF PRICE.

The more expensive package is the full priced one. The offers are available for bookings made until 31 August 2022 and for the following departure dates: 17 December, 7, 14, 21 & 28 January, 4 & 25 February, 4, 11, 18 & 25 March. The offers are available for Hotel Rila only - twins, superior rooms and suites. The offer does not apply to single occupancy rooms. Please call our Reservations Department on 0207 543 5555 as soon as you make your booking to apply these offers. Clients must be under the same booking reference number and share the same room. The above offers are applicable for 7 nights duration only, can not be used in conjunction with each other or with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time.


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Borovets Deals and Discounts

In addition to our fantastic value for money package holidays we also offer a wide choice of savings and discounts to help ease the pressure on your wallet. We know that saving for a holiday can be tough enough so we have put together the following deals & discounts just for you.

Family Discounts

If two adults pre-book First Time or Full Ski/Snowboard Packs, 1 or 2 children 4 - 7 year old get free kindergarden or 7 - 14 year old get free ski equipment. Valid for ☆☆☆☆ Hotel Samokov.

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 destination! Map and more arrow

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Borovets is situated on the northern side of Rila Mountain and boasts a 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 snowboarders, boasting an incredibly picturesque setting. 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 features three ski centres: Sitniakovo, Yastrebets and Markudjik which offer excellent facilities ensuring a great experience for all lucky enough to visit this marvelous resort. 182 snow making cannons ensure you the ultimate skiing experience.

Borovets is renowned for great nightlife with lots of bars, restaurants and cafes, alongside the numerous clubs, making the après-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/snowboarding. There ara 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 in the UK. 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 fires to busy yet very popular bars. There are also many nightclubs to enjoy, dotted around the resort. Whatever you choose to do, you are certain of fun, relaxation and a truly entertaining experience in this wonderful winter resort.


For alternative entertainment, 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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Savings & Discounts
Save 30% off the normal price on return carriage.

Quick Facts
Rila Mountains
Arrival airport
Number of hotels
Marked Runs
Highest Run Altitude
Transfer time
1hr 30 min

Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
Typical cost of
Local Beer - £2.50
Burger & Chips - £6
Lunch Pizza - £7-8
Three Course Meal - £20

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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 56 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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