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 It's been mostly sunny with just some light snow showers on high slopes in Bulgaria and Romania. Temperatures swing between -10C overnight at the top of the mountain to +10C in the resort in the afternoon, so the snow cover is upper mountain and conditions freeze-thaw. Most areas in the region still have 60-70% of their slopes open, although Vitosha (50/70cm / 20/28") is down to 25%.

Bansko (5/125cm / 2/50") has the deepest base up high and most terrain open in the region, but its long home run is getting very thin now at the base.

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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All resorts

Ski resorts of Bulgaria, alphabetically

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(1600m — 2600m)

snow report 25 days ago

Bansko webcam
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No snow
2.0 cm
49 days ago
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Mid station 2100 m
4400m 4250m 4250m 4200m 4000m

(1487m — 2226m)

2.0 cm
49 days ago
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Mid station 1856 m
4400m 4200m 4250m 4200m 4000m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report 3 days ago

Borovets webcam
opens in 174 days 3.0 cm
49 days ago
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Mid station 1930 m
4400m 4100m 4250m 4150m 3950m

(1150m — 1870m)

3.0 cm
50 days ago
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Mid station 1510 m
4550m 4350m 4200m 4150m 4000m

(1445m — 2249m)

3.0 cm
49 days ago
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Mid station 1847 m
4400m 4200m 4250m 4200m 4000m

(1509m — 1966m)

6 cm
50 days ago
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Mid station 1738 m
4400m 4250m 4250m 4200m 3950m

(1553m — 1832m)

1.0 cm
50 days ago
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Mid station 1692 m
4450m 4250m 4250m 4200m 3950m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 175 days 3.0 cm
50 days ago
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Mid station 1686 m
4550m 4350m 4200m 4150m 4050m

(1649m — 2289m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 182 days 4 cm
38 days ago
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Mid station 1969 m
4300m 4300m 4250m 4150m 3900m