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 We're down to the last dozen or so ski areas open across Eastern Europe with all of Bulgaria's resorts now closed for the 18/19 season. In common with the mountains further west temperatures are getting up in to double figures and there's been little or no fresh snow in the past week with none in the forecast either. Poland's Zakopane (10/93cm) is among the few Eastern European resorts expecting to stay open to May 5th.

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.

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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)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(1600m — 2600m)

snow report 3 days ago

Bansko webcam
5 cm
3 days ago
1
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 2100 m
3300m 3300m 2750m 2500m 2500m

(1487m — 2226m)

snow report 3 days ago

5 cm
3 days ago
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1856 m
3300m 3300m 2800m 2500m 2550m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report 3 days ago

Borovets webcam
4 cm
3 days ago
3
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
light rain
light rain
Mid station 1930 m
3250m 3250m 2650m 2400m 2450m

(1150m — 1870m)

snow report 6 days ago

7 cm
6 days ago
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 1510 m
3200m 3300m 2850m 2550m 2550m

(1445m — 2249m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1847 m
3200m 3200m 2650m 2400m 2450m

(1509m — 1966m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1738 m
3250m 3200m 2600m 2400m 2450m

(1553m — 1832m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1692 m
3200m 3200m 2500m 2350m 2400m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report 6 days ago

7 cm
6 days ago
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
moderate rain
moderate rain
thunderstorm
Mid station 1686 m
3200m 3300m 2850m 2600m 2600m

(1649m — 2289m)

snow report 3 days ago

4 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1969 m
3200m 3200m 2500m 2300m 2350m