Bulgaria - Borovets Resort Review

Overview for Borovets

Overall Rating:   3 star rating

Breakdown of Runs:

Lifts: 10   Runs: 23   Pipe: 1

 Season: Mid December to early April

  • Gondola from village centre
  • English speaking instructors
  • Cheaper than Western resorts
  • Early season snow often limited
  • Lift queues during high season
  • Not much for advanced riders

The Slopes

The slopes in Borovet are broken down into 3 main areas, all of which are difficult to pronounce. Sitnyakov-martinovi Baraki is the area located close to the centre of the village near the Rila hotel. Markudzhik is the area located at the top of the gondola. Yasterbetz is the lower area on the gondola side. See the piste map in the image gallery for more details on these 3 areas.

Borovets has 2 very good (although often busy) learning areas with an English speaking school, making it great for beginners. Intermediate riders will find a good selection of reds in all 3 sectors some of which can be relatively steep in places. While advanced riders will struggle to find their kicks here. The few black runs are spread out and you will have to look for natural hits as there is no park.

The Nightlife

The nightlife in Borovets ios generally very good. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and strip clubs to be found throughout the village, many of which are open close to 24hrs a day. You are likely to encounter plenty of touts along the main streets both day and night that will try to get you into their establishment. Make sure you play the game and get as many free drinks out of them as you can.


The nearest airport to Borovets is in Sofia around 73km away from the resort. There are a few transfer companies that can arrange your transport if you are not booking through a tour operator. There are various ATM machines around Borovets and currency exchange bureaus.

Many tour operators offer a sightseeing tour around Sofia on the last day of your holiday. I would recommend this as it is very reasonably priced and it saves you sitting with your luggage all day while waiting for your flight.

Related Links

More info on Borovets - www.ski-borovets-bulgaria.com
Tour operators - First Choice & Neilson
Hotel Review - Moura
More Reviews & Information - www.tripadvisor.co.uk


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Borovets Piste Map View from Yasterbetz run at Borovets snowboard resort View of Borovets village from the snowboard resort Taxi in Borovets Bulgaria


Borovets Bulgaria