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 The warm weather in southeastern Europe has impacted snow depths a little. Bansko's (20/160cm / 8/64") long home run has lost another third of it's lower thickness and is now half what it was a fortnight ago, so colder weather would be needed for it to make it through to Easter. To be fair, up on the main ski area slopes it has remained mostly sub-zero, colder than a week ago despite the sunshine.

Otherwise, we have that classic springtime freeze-thaw pattern, but not yet too warm in the daytime for any major damage to slope cover higher up.

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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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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(1600m — 2600m)

snow report today

Bansko webcam
150
20
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
yesterday
8
14
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2100 m
600m 1000m 1300m 850m 500m

(1487m — 2226m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
7
12
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1856 m
600m 950m 1250m 850m 500m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report 2 days ago

Borovets webcam
190
130
Packed powder or groomed snow 2 cm
yesterday
5
14
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1930 m
400m 1200m 1250m 850m 500m

(1150m — 1870m)

snow report today

4 cm
today
3
4
1
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1510 m
500m 950m 1250m 800m 600m

(1445m — 2249m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
7
16
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1847 m
500m 1100m 1250m 800m 500m

(1509m — 1966m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
6
14
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1738 m
450m 1150m 1300m 850m 550m

(1553m — 1832m)

snow report 14 days ago

2 cm
14 days ago
4
13
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1692 m
350m 1150m 1100m 900m 700m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report 2 days ago

165
50
Packed powder or groomed snow 8 cm
today
3
3
1
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1686 m
500m 900m 1300m 850m 650m

(1649m — 2289m)

snow report 2 days ago

60
40
Packed powder or groomed snow 17 cm
21 days ago
3
13
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1969 m
300m 1150m 1100m 900m 600m