Ski Holidays Bulgaria Cheap Travel Guide UK

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Tips on finding a ski holiday to Bulgaria

Ski Holidays in Bulgaria, are less well known of than other European destinations such as France and Italy. However it is a beautiful country and is establishing itself as a serious option for all types of skier.

For ski holidays Bulgaria has two main resorts, Pamporovo and the better known town of Borovets. They are amongst the best value resorts in Europe.


This is a relaxed, friendly resort ideal for skiers with little or no experience. It is set in the beautiful Rhodope Mountains and the pine forest lined pistes are extremely picturesque. The resort has benefited from significant recent investment and the modern accommodation is one of the resort’s main attractions.

A good selection of relatively quiet après ski options and uncluttered slopes make Pamorovo a good choice for those looking for a relaxed, quieter skiing holiday in Bulgaria. The resort’s facelift continues and new pistes, an additional lift system and a brand new snow cannon ensuring that it continues to develop into the future.


Borovets is the senior of the two resorts and has long been a popular choice for skiers from throughout Europe. It is larger than Pamporovo and is set in the Rila Mountains. One thing the two resorts do have in common however is the picturesque pine forest lined pistes.

Borovets has an excellent range of slopes catering for all standards, so whether it is your first taste of skiing or you are a relative expert it can meet your requirements. It also offers a range of excursions away from the slopes for non skiers; these offer a great chance to explore the secret treasures of Bulgaria.

The resort comes to life in the evening and as well as great bars and nightclubs Borovets has a reputation for fantastic live entertainment.

A ski holiday in Bulgaria provides excellent value for money, arguably the best in Europe. If you are happy to move away from the more conventional resorts in the Alps, Borovets and Pamporovo are a fantastic alternative.