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.
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Bulgaria: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Bulgaria. Fresh snow is forecast at 9resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 3 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Bulgaria

All resorts

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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(1600m — 2600m)

snow report yesterday

Bansko webcam
210
40

Good
Best up high
5 cm
6 days ago
14
66
7
light snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
Mid station 2100 m
1550m 1600m 1500m 1250m 750m

(1487m — 2226m)

15
72
7
light snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1856 m
1550m 1600m 1500m 1250m 750m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report yesterday

Borovets webcam
170
125

Excellent

Varied
5 cm
2 days ago
16
65
6
light snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1930 m
1350m 1400m 1400m 900m 500m

(1150m — 1870m)

9
64
13
light snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1510 m
1250m 1250m 1200m 750m 500m

(1445m — 2249m)

2
19
1
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1847 m
1600m 1600m 1550m 1150m 750m

(1509m — 1966m)

6
34
3
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1738 m
1500m 1500m 1500m 1000m 650m

(1553m — 1832m)

5
58
4
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1692 m
1400m 1500m 1400m 950m 500m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report yesterday

120
70

Good

Varied
5 cm
2 days ago
7
65
11
light snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1686 m
1350m 1300m 1250m 800m 550m

(1649m — 2289m)

44
10
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1969 m
1250m 1300m 1300m 650m 350m