Bu Ski Bulgaria

Bulgaria in south Eastern Europe is home to 10 ski areas and originally built a reputation as a budget destination for British schools and package tours. Borovets, established in 1930 and for many years the country’s top resort and with 40km of piste Eastern Europe’s largest, was best known.

However since 2000 its image has been largely transformed by the development of Bansko in to one of Eastern Europe’s leading resorts thanks to investment in modern lifts and accommodation that includes a five star Kempinski hotels – one of the first chain hotels in a European ski resort.

Other top resorts include capital Sofia’s local ski area of Vitosha and the purpose-built, communist-era development Pamporovo.

Unfortunately over the past decade the development of Bulgaria’s ski areas has been increasingly controversial and placed the resorts in the front line between developers, which in Bulgaria’s case are reported to be off-shore investment companies, and environmentalists. Parts of Bansko was built illegally on national park land recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Many years of environmental campaigning right up to European Union level finally proved this but the Bulgarian government opted to change laws to retrospectively allow development rather than enforce dismantling lifts. read more...

Bulgaria: latest snow conditions round-up


BULGARIA It was a sunny day in Bulgaria for both Bankso (70/150cm) and Borovets (130/155cm), where there was some good skiing on hard packed pistes. In Pamporovo (65/80cm) the weather was more changeable and with around 4cm of snow predicted to fall. Current forecasts show for a largely sunny week in Bulgaria with temperatures likely to be around freezing until Tuesday 21st, and then about +4C from Wednesday 22nd. Snow is next predicted for Saturday 25th February.

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Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Bulgaria. Fresh snow is forecast at 9resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Ski resorts of Bulgaria, alphabetically

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(1600m — 2600m)

snow report yesterday

Bansko webcam
75
100
Hard
Fresh
4 days ago
16
9
6
clear
partly cloudy
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2100 m
2400m 2550m 2300m 1750m 2100m

(1487m — 2226m)

10
10
7
clear
partly cloudy
heavy rain
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1856 m
2400m 2550m 2350m 1750m 2100m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report yesterday

Borovets webcam
155
130
Hard packed
Varied
4 cm
15 days ago
7
9
8
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1930 m
2250m 2650m 2100m 1550m 2100m

(1150m — 1870m)

2
7
clear
clear
moderate rain
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 1510 m
2500m 2850m 2350m 1400m 2100m

(1445m — 2249m)

3
3
6
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1847 m
2350m 2550m 2150m 1800m 2150m

(1509m — 1966m)

3
5
7
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 1738 m
2350m 2600m 2050m 1700m 2100m

(1553m — 1832m)

5
3
4
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1692 m
2450m 2800m 2050m 1600m 2200m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report yesterday

80
65
Hard packed
Hard
8 cm
15 days ago
2
8
clear
clear
moderate rain
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 1686 m
2500m 2850m 2400m 1600m 2150m

(1649m — 2289m)

2
1
9
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1969 m
2500m 2700m 1950m 1500m 2150m