Ski in Bulgaria

Your ski vacation in Bulgaria begins from Sofia Airport and Autojet rent a car is there to assist you

If you have chosen to spent your winter ski vacation in our beautiful country- Bulgaria, we can help you with the choice,tips and general idea of where you are going.

Here is some information AutoJet team has prepared for you.

We have 3 major ski resorts: Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo

Bansko

 Bansko is located 160 km south of Sofia, 60 km southeast of Blagoevgrad, 6 km south of Razlog and about 50 km north of Gotse Delchev.Bansko is the best ski resort in Bulgaria with the longest ski runs and the richest cultural history.  The resort offers excellent ski and snowboard conditions and infrastructure. A lot of hotels of various standards and prices are available. The resort offers hundreds of bars and traditional restaurants called ‘mehana’. Bansko mountain resort is an excellent choice for your ski and snowboard holiday in Bulgaria

Height of the resort: 925 m
Highest skiing area: 2600 m
Total length of ski runs: 70 km
Longest track combo: 16 km downhill race
Cross-country track: 5 km
Slalom and Giant slalom runs are available
Direction of slopes: North

Bansko is a resort which is developing with extremely fast temps.For extreme skiers Bansko ski zone offers the so called fun – park zone.
A compliment for the skier is the 7 kilometers long lighted ski – road between Banderishka polyana and the town. Some of the ski runs offer wonderful conditions for night skiing, which is available for everyone from 18.30 until 21.30.

Snowboarders can enjoy the one and only on the Balkans “Fun Park”. It offers the option to ski over present artificial bumps and jumps as well as to build those on their own. Also, the half-pipe located by the place where Bansko’s famous snow towers are usually built, offers both skiers and snowboarders an arena to boast their latest tricks.

Bansko offers great variety of ski runs that can satisfy everyone’s tastes and abilities. 100% of the ski runs are covered by snow cannons, which guarantee sufficient snow coverage from December to May. Difficulty scale distribution is as follows: 30%beginners, 45% advanced and 35% expert.

Borovets

Borovets is easily accessible and is just 72 km away from Sofia. The resort is located just 12 km away from Samokov. Borovets is a modern ski resort located in the Rila mountain. The resort features luxury hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and a good choice of ski runs and lifts. Borovets is an Alpine type resort, providing very good conditions for snow sports during the winter: skiing, night-skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski jumps and biathlon, etc. There are ski runs for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers.

Height of resort: 1350 m
Highest skiing area: 2560 m
Total length of runs: 58 km
Longest run: 12 km
Direction of slopes: North
Cross country tracks length: 35 km long

Lift system:1 six-seat Gondola lift, 2 High Speed Quad Chair lifts, 1 Fixed Grip Quad Chair lift 10 Surface ski lifts, few baby drag lifts. 19 ski runs with total length of 58 km provide perfect skiing conditions for all tourists from the beginning of December until late of April. All tracks are divided according to their level of difficulty and they can satisfy any skill level – beginners, intermediate or advanced skiers.

There are three ski centers in Borovets ski resort: Central Borovets ski center – starting from 1337 m altitude up to 1780 m. Yastrebetz ski center – from 1340 m up to 2369 m. Markudjik ski center – from 2340 m up to 2550 m. The cross country trails are 35 km long, designed according to the requirements of FIS (Federation Internationnale de Ski), at minimum width of 6 m. The resort also offers biathlon facilities for training and competitions. Ski jumping – available in Central Borovets ski center.  Night skiing on lighting is available opposite hotel Rila every day from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Pamporovo

Pamporovo ski resort is located in the heart of the Rhodopi mountain. It is the sunniest Bulgarian mountain resort. The ski slopes of Pamporovo are safe guarded and maintained in a very good condition. The gentle profile of the mountain with its rounded slopes and summits makes Pamporovo suitable for beginners. But there are difficult ski runs like “The Wall” for the advanced skiers. Ski rentals are available near the ski runs and the lift stations, you can book ski equipment rental, ski school and lift pass with us, as well.

Height of resort: 1620 m
Highest skiing area: 1,937 m
Lifts: 5 chair lifts, 9 drag lifts, with total capacity 8600 persons per hour
Total length of ski runs: 25 km + 30 km slopes for ski run;
Longest run: 4,2 km

There are ski runs of all degrees of difficulty in Pamporovo. Most of the tracks start from the very peak. Also, there are three cross-country runs in the resort, with total length of around 40 km.

Beginners: Can start with the ski school of Pamporovo, which is quite famous with the quality tuition. Starting on the nursery slopes, after few days they will be able to ski on the higher ski runs.

Intermediate skiers: The total length of ski runs which are suitable for Intermedaites is approx. 20 km. These skiers can jump on the triple chairlift from the Malina station going to the top of Snejanka peak. Or, a single chair lift goes to the middle station, from where the new four persons lift runs up to the peak.

Advanced skiers: Can jump on the drag lift from the middle station which runs up the side of “The Wall”. It is the most difficult ski run in the resort. The other difficult piste starts from the TV tower, after the last station of the triple chair, go right, pistes called Snejanka. The mountain rescue service works 24 hours a day, taking care of the security of the skiers. The ski-kindergarten is open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

How to reach Bansko, Borovets or Pamporovo?

Here are several options and  some basic information :
There are direct flights to Sofia Airport from all over Europe , Asia, and etc. Landing at Sofia Airport is the easiest way. Why? AutoJet Rent a Car office is located there. Terminal 2, arrival’s hall. Direction -Autojet Rent a car ‘s desk

 

  • By rent a car- search for the best deals of AutoJet Rent a Car at Sofia Airport or make a reservation  by sending us and e-mail at autojet@rentacar.bg or directly to +359 899 050505

  • Private transfer – AutoJet Rent a car will offer Sofia-Bansko-Sofia at the best rate -just ask at the desk at Sofia Airport Terminal 2 arrival’s hall. The most reliable, comfortable, and quickest way to get to Bansko is by car or private transfer. You will be met at the airport and will have a private vehicle with driver taking you to Bansko, Borovets or Pamporovo.

 

You can book a private transfer service at a reasonable price by calling our direct line: +359 899050505

or send us an e-mail if there is enough time prior to your arrival at: autojet@rentacar.bg 

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