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 The ski season has still not really got started in Eastern Europe but several areas are expected to open in Bulgaria and Slovakia this weekend, with larger Bulgarian ski areas including Bansko and Borovets set to join them from the 14th.

Not a great deal of change in the past week with little new cover on lower slopes in most areas. Snow depths of 50 - 75cm have been measured on upper runs at areas like Bansko.

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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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 yesterday

Bansko webcam
85
20
Packed powder or groomed snow 4 cm
yesterday
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2100 m
1800m 2100m 1700m 1350m 1650m

(1487m — 2226m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1856 m
1750m 2100m 1650m 1300m 1650m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report yesterday

Borovets webcam
opens in 6 days 1 cm
yesterday
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1930 m
1800m 2200m 1650m 1350m 1600m

(1150m — 1870m)

snow report 4 days ago

16 cm
4 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 1510 m
1850m 2000m 1650m 1250m 1550m

(1445m — 2249m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1847 m
1800m 2100m 1700m 1400m 1600m

(1509m — 1966m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1738 m
1800m 2150m 1650m 1400m 1600m

(1553m — 1832m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 1692 m
2000m 2200m 1650m 1150m 1500m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report yesterday

70
20
Artificial 12 cm
4 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 1686 m
1900m 1950m 1650m 1250m 1500m

(1649m — 2289m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 6 days 1 cm
yesterday
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1969 m
1900m 2150m 1600m 1150m 1450m