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Ski Resorts in Bulgaria

by Jolis Eltilib [January 29, 2007]

Modern Borovets is one of the larger and increasingly popular winter resorts in the Balkan region. and situated on scenic northern slopes of the Mousala Ridge in the east of the panoramic Rila Mountains. The resort lies huddled in thick pine forests some 1390 meters above sea level. The area has a long history - attracting people to ski here since as early as 1896 - taking advantage of the many piste which rise to a staggering 2,600m!

The resort is a perfect place to enjoy excellent facilities off piste as well as on the snow. Many restaurants are clustered around the well appointed and superbly equipped major hotels, making dining a real pleasure with an endless array of contemporary and traditional eating places available. Borovets is the perfect place to relax and provides many other recreational opportunities throughout the year. The climate is considered to be healthy, enjoying beautifully clean air, mild winter temperatures and of course mountains of snow! Usually the slopes at Borovets are covered in snow from mid December through to April.

Borovets is also easy accessible- 12 kilometers of first class road connects it with Samokov, the most sizeable town in the area. Sofia is just 70 kilometers away. There is a regular bus transport into Samokov every 30 minutes and excellent links from there to the capital.

Bansko is considered by many to be Bulgaria's number one ski resort. It has the most modern ski facilities in the country and is a well-established destination for winter sport enthusiasts from all around the world. The town of Bansko is located 925 m. above sea level, and its ski slopes vary in altitude from 2000 m - 2600 m above sea level. It is some 160 Km away from Sofia, but only 6 kilometers from the bustling town of Razlog. Bansko has developed into a favorite ski & snowboard destination, but also boasts unique architecture, has many historically significant sites nearby, as well as beautiful scenery and countryside for miles around.

During the recent years a multi-million Euro investment in a brand new state of the art skiing area has been made by Yulen, the company that is the licensed to provide the facilities within the Bansko skiing resort area. Furthermore, Bansko enjoys plentiful snow and therefore the season stretches from early December through to May! The longest season of any Bulgarian resort!
During the last couple of years the resort has seen a massive investment in new prestigious hotels and recreational facilities .A brand new extension to the resort area also includes holiday apartments adjacent to the central hub of the Gondola and ski lift system.


About the Author
My name is Jolis Eltilib, E-Commerce Manager at British Developments Ltd., which is a Real Estate Agency with over ten years of experience and plenty of awards in this field, The last was 4 Star Bentley Award for Best Bulgaria Real Estate Agency in 2005