For beginners, families and those on a budget Borovets is an attractive option - with a great ski school, affordable accommodation and an ever improving ski area, this resort has a lot to offer.

Most people come here on packages and stay in big hotels with their own bars, restaurants and shops within them. There is also a large selection of quirkier and lively small bars, shops and eating places.Nevertheless, the resort's beautiful woodland setting gives a degree of Alpine-style charm. There are plenty of nightlife options as well, with the resort developing a reputation for those looking for a party on the slopes.

A long, slow gondola rises over 1000m in 25 minutes to reach both the short, easy slopes of Markoudjik and the longer, steepish Yastrebets pistes.The runs are best for good intermediates, and include some longish reds. There are two terrain parks, with lines for all levels. There's 35km of cross-country. An efficient lift system results in minimal queues, while snow-guns more than doubled from 75 to 160 last season and now cover over 60% of the slopes. The ski schools are praised, as is common in Bulgaria. Night skiing is also available, typically from 6-9pm.


Lively, convenient village

Some good intermediate slopes


Not ideal for beginners

Nightlife can be tacky

Getting there

  • Sofia airport: 1 hours

Contact Details

  • Tourist office: +359 (0)2 835 219

Good For

In Resort
  • Ski To Door

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