Borovets Ski Resort

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Borovets Ski Resort

Bоrovets Bulgarian Mountain and Ski Resort

The resort is situated on the northern slopes of the Mousala ridge in the eastern part of Rila , at an altitude of 1350 m. Borovets Mountain Resort is 10 km from Samokov, 73 km from Sofia and 125 km from Plovdiv. The resort combines the architectural style of old chalets and the modern hotels. It was well known as resort as early as last century. The region of Borovets was one of the preferred hunting places of the Bulgarian kings.

  • The skiing season lasts from December to April. The average temperature in January is about 4C. Skiers of all levels of ability can find those appropriate for them to utilize.
  • 58 km of marked pistes cover the north facing slopes up to an altitude of 2560 m in three different Sitnyakovo - Martinovi Baraki - pistes; Markudjik- 4 pistes and Qstrebec- 3 pistes.. The longest run is a gentle 12 km return to the resort along the maintenance road. he lift infrastructure of the resort is very well developed by drag lifts, baby tows, seat chain lifts, plus a gondola lift. 1 six-seat Gondola lift, 2 High Speed Quad Chair lifts, 1 Fixed Grip Quad Chair lift, 10 Surface ski lifts and 9 tow lifts. As for the 6 persons gondola lift, it takes you to the Yastrebets peak on 2363 m above sea level. The difference in altitude is approx. 1046 m and length of route is 4827 m.
  • Borovets has twice hosted World Cup competitions in Alpine skiing. Its biathlon track is one of the best in Europe. Borovets is a resort of Alpine type and provides very good conditions for snow sports during the winter: skiing, night- skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski jumps and biathlon.

Places to go:

If you are a guest of Borovets, however not a skier, you should visit the palace "Carska Bistrica" which is just 10 miniutes walk from the new center of the resort; following charming places in Rila: Mt. Maliovitsa and Mt. Musala; a visit to the Rila Lakes is a must - the serenity of the places. We would also recommend the world famous Rila Monastery (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) or the busy city of Sofia for sightseeing or shopping.

The modern facilities and excellent opportunities, the luxury of the villas and hotels in Borovets are suitable for skiers of different ages and preferences. Borovets is the biggest high-class luxurious Bulgarian ski resort and popular internation skiing centre

Ski facts:

  • Total Ski runs  - 58 km
  • Longest Ski runs - 6 km
  • Off - piste skiing  - Good
  • Slopes exposure - North
  • Highest Ski point - 2560 m
  • Lowest Ski point  - 1337 m
  • Max. Vertical drop - 1223 m
  • Height of resort  - 1350 m
  • Drags - 14, Chairlifts - 3, Gondolas - 1
  • Names of Ski runs  - Yastrebetz, Markodjitzi, Sitnyakovo
  • Artificial snow - Yes
  • Night ski  - Yes


  • 2 Chairs
  • 1 Gondola
  • 6 Drags
  • Several Baby Drags
  • Cross-country tracks 18 km

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Hotels in Borovets Ski Resort


Festa Winter Palace Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

New Hotel close to the lift, Early booking discount

Yastrebets Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

A member of Small Luxury Hotels

Borovets Hills Hotel and SPA, Borovets Ski Resort

Elegant hotel 2 min to slopes, Christmas and New Year's packages


Festa Chamkoria Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

Among the beauty of the old pine woods, Early booking

Rila Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

In the resort center, 200 m from Gondola lift, Early booking

Samokov Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

In the center of the resort, 1 minute from the gondola ski lift

Lion Hotel Borovets, Borovets Ski Resort

A newly built luxury hotel, shuttle to the slopes, Early booking

Iceberg Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

A new apartment complex, few steps to the lift, Early booking

Radina's Way SPA Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

The new hotel Radina's Way is situated 2 km from the center of ski slopes

Yanakiev Club Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

The newest hotels, right on the ski slope, Special Christmas

Ice Angels Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

Is located between chair lift and drag lifs of the resort

Flora Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

In the resort centre, 2 min to gondola lift, early booking


Alpin Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

Small luxury hotel close to the resort centre

St George Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

500 m from the station of the cabin lift, Early bookings

Moura Hotel, Borovets Ski Resort

Only 50 metres from the Gondola lift, Early booking discount