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


BULGARIA / ROMANIA REPORT Some fresh snowfall in the past week across the region, refreshing slope cover again; however. although the snow fell down to valley level in most areas, the lower cover was thin and disappeared fast. Bansko (230/130xcm / 12/52") is maintaining its run back down to resort; however. Pamporovo 200/200cm / 80/80") continues to report the deepest snow.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Bulgaria.

Fresh snow is forecast at 3 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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All resorts

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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(1600m — 2600m)

snow report yesterday

Bansko webcam
45
20
Hard
Spring
2 cm
4 days ago
9
1
8
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2100 m
1900m 550m 700m 650m 1650m

(1487m — 2226m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
7
1
6
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1856 m
1900m 600m 700m 650m 1450m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report 2 days ago

Borovets webcam
265
210
Packed powder or groomed snow 18 cm
4 days ago
14
2
10
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1930 m
2000m 500m 600m 450m 1900m

(1150m — 1870m)

snow report 3 days ago

3 cm
3 days ago
2
1
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1510 m
2300m 750m 800m 650m 2100m

(1445m — 2249m)

snow report 4 days ago

6 cm
4 days ago
13
1
10
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1847 m
1900m 500m 550m 550m 1900m

(1509m — 1966m)

snow report 4 days ago

13 cm
4 days ago
14
10
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1738 m
1950m 500m 600m 500m 1950m

(1553m — 1832m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
4
2
clear
snow showers
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1692 m
2050m 750m 800m 700m 2050m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report 2 days ago

160
160
Artificial 1 cm
3 days ago
1
1
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1686 m
2250m 850m 900m 750m 2000m

(1649m — 2289m)

snow report 2 days ago

130
70
Artificial 9 cm
4 days ago
5
1
3
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1969 m
2100m 650m 700m 650m 2050m