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 There's been more snow at altitude on the Balkans and other south-western European mountain ranges. Ski slopes are not expected to open for the 21-22 season until late November or early December.

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)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(1600m — 2600m)

snow report 3 days ago

Bansko webcam
opens in 46 days 31 cm
3 days ago
1
rain showers clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2100 m
2400m 2550m 3050m 3550m 3600m

(1487m — 2226m)

snow report 3 days ago

23 cm
3 days ago
rain showers clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1856 m
2400m 2550m 3050m 3550m 3650m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report 3 days ago

Borovets webcam
opens in 47 days 28 cm
3 days ago
4
rain showers clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1930 m
2250m 2350m 3000m 3500m 3700m

(1150m — 1870m)

snow report 3 days ago

17 cm
3 days ago
3
rain showers part cloud clear clear clear
Mid station 1510 m
2300m 2550m 3050m 3500m 3850m

(1445m — 2249m)

snow report 3 days ago

24 cm
3 days ago
rain showers clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1847 m
2400m 2600m 3050m 3550m 3650m

(1509m — 1966m)

snow report 3 days ago

24 cm
3 days ago
rain showers clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1738 m
2350m 2500m 3050m 3500m 3650m

(1553m — 1832m)

snow report 3 days ago

30 cm
3 days ago
12
rain showers clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1692 m
2400m 2650m 3050m 3550m 3650m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 47 days 10 cm
3 days ago
rain showers part cloud clear clear clear
Mid station 1686 m
2350m 2550m 3150m 3500m 3850m

(1649m — 2289m)

snow report 2 days ago

opens in 54 days 14 cm
2 days ago
23
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1969 m
2350m 2550m 3150m 3500m 3650m