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 There are currently believed to be no ski areas open in Bulgaria or anywhere in Eastern Europe. Winter sports will resume in the region in the autumn.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Bulgaria. Fresh snow is forecast at 8 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

Ski resorts of Bulgaria, alphabetically

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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
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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)
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(1600m — 2600m)

Bansko webcam
opens in 98 days
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
Mid station 2100 m
4150m 4200m 4100m 3950m 3850m

(1487m — 2226m)

rain showers
thunderstorm
cloudy
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
Mid station 1856 m
4100m 4150m 4100m 3950m 3850m

(1300m — 2560m)

Borovets webcam
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 1930 m
4150m 4150m 4100m 3950m 3850m

(1150m — 1870m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1510 m
4250m 4300m 4000m 3950m 3850m

(1445m — 2249m)

rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1847 m
4150m 4200m 4150m 3950m 3850m

(1509m — 1966m)

rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1738 m
4150m 4150m 4100m 3950m 3850m

(1553m — 1832m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1692 m
4150m 4200m 4150m 4000m 3900m

(1446m — 1926m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1686 m
4250m 4300m 4050m 3950m 3900m

(1649m — 2289m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1969 m
4150m 4100m 4050m 3950m 3800m