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 cloudy and snowy in Bulgaria today with more snow forecast for the coming days. Great conditions in Bansko (50/130cm), Borovets (130/155cm) and Pamprovo (100/125cm) where most lifts were open. It real feels like winter in Bulgaria now and there is plenty to keep people happy both on and off the slopes.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Bulgaria. Fresh snow is forecast at 9resorts. Powder is reported at 2 resorts and 3 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Bulgaria

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Best powder (2)Best piste conditions (3)

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)
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

(1600m — 2600m)

snow report yesterday

Bansko webcam
80
80

Excellent

Powder
2 cm
yesterday
87
5
15
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2100 m
900m 850m 500m 650m 850m

(1487m — 2226m)

98
6
16
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1856 m
850m 800m 500m 650m 800m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report yesterday

Borovets webcam
155
130

Excellent

Powder
3 cm
3 days ago
104
8
30
moderate snow
light snow
heavy snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1930 m
750m 550m 250m 400m 750m

(1150m — 1870m)

92
5
12
moderate snow
light snow
heavy snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1510 m
750m 550m 150m 500m 700m

(1445m — 2249m)

34
1
7
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1847 m
900m 800m 500m 500m 900m

(1509m — 1966m)

56
3
17
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1738 m
800m 600m 300m 450m 850m

(1553m — 1832m)

23
4
7
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1692 m
500m 300m 150m 400m 850m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report yesterday

125
100

Excellent
Best up high
3 cm
yesterday
81
4
8
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1686 m
800m 650m 300m 550m 750m

(1649m — 2289m)

27
1
7
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1969 m
350m 150m 0m 300m 450m