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 7resorts. 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
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off-piste
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last snow
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next 9 days
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Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
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(1600m — 2600m)

Bansko webcam
opens in 16 days
3
35
5
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 2100 m
1650m 1300m 1200m 1500m 1700m

(1487m — 2226m)

3
30
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 1856 m
1650m 1300m 1200m 1450m 1700m

(1300m — 2560m)

Borovets webcam
opens in 23 days
12
17
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1930 m
1550m 1100m 1000m 1250m 1550m

(1150m — 1870m)

5
19
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1510 m
1550m 1050m 850m 1200m 1650m

(1445m — 2249m)

2
7
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1847 m
1600m 1250m 1150m 1500m 1750m

(1509m — 1966m)

6
11
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1738 m
1550m 1200m 1050m 1350m 1650m

(1553m — 1832m)

11
partly cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1692 m
1650m 1150m 900m 1250m 1650m

(1446m — 1926m)

opens in 23 days
5
13
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1686 m
1600m 1100m 900m 1300m 1750m

(1649m — 2289m)

7
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1969 m
1600m 1100m 750m 1050m 1550m