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 Bulgarian ski areas are unlikely to open for the season before the end of November or early December. They have already seen some snowfall this ski season but not in the past week.

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.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Bulgaria

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)
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(1600m — 2600m)

snow report on 28 May

Bansko webcam
opens in 34 days 6 cm
on 28 May
6
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 2100 m
2600m 2550m 2800m 2650m 2600m

(1487m — 2226m)

snow report on 27 May

1 cm
on 27 May
6
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1856 m
2600m 2550m 2800m 2600m 2600m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report on 27 May

Borovets webcam
opens in 48 days 3 cm
on 27 May
9
moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1930 m
2550m 2550m 2850m 2700m 2550m

(1150m — 1870m)

2
light rain
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1510 m
2650m 2650m 2900m 2650m 2600m

(1445m — 2249m)

5
moderate rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1847 m
2550m 2550m 2800m 2700m 2600m

(1509m — 1966m)

6
moderate rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1738 m
2550m 2550m 2800m 2700m 2600m

(1553m — 1832m)

rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1692 m
2550m 2600m 2850m 2700m 2600m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report on 27 May

opens in 41 days 1 cm
on 27 May
2
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1686 m
2700m 2700m 2900m 2650m 2650m

(1649m — 2289m)

opens in 55 days
5
moderate rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1969 m
2550m 2600m 2850m 2700m 2550m