Ski & Board / European Ski Destinations

Borovets, Bulgaria

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Hit the slopes for less

Skiing and snowboarding in Bulgaria offer great value for money with cheap après-ski and excellent skiing. It is a wonderful opportunity for beginners to learn to ski or board with friendly and patient English speaking instructors, and also offers challenging runs for the more experienced.

Set amidst the majestic forest-clad Rila Mountains, once a hunting ground for Bulgarian Kings, Borovets was Bulgaria’s first ski resort, dating from the 19th century when it was only known to an exclusive few.

  • Ski Stats

    Vertical drop: 1200m
     Ski Area: 58km
     Lifts: – 14
    Beginners – 24km
    Intermediate – 29km
    Advanced – 5km
     Longest Run: 5.8km Stinyakovo (Blue)

  • Included Activities

    Swimming pool in hotel

    Pay to Play

    Night skiing

Now Visions groups have the opportunity to experience this fun-packed, snow filled spectacular destination, Borovets truly has got the lot and is firmly established as one of Bulgaria most popular ski resorts. 

At a height of 1,300 metres Borovets is lively and justly popular with all ability of skiers/riders, in a setting that’s near perfect right at the foot of Mount Moussala (2925 metres), the highest peak in the Balkan region.

Borovets has a long ski season opening in December and closing in April.  Four runs are open during the evenings for night skiing available from 5pm – 10pm each evening.  There is a wonderful alpine feel to the resort with bowling, tobogganing and a variety of shops, stalls and kiosks in the village centre.

Accommodation Options

  • Hotel Iglika Palace

    A pleasant hotel situated in the centre of the resort of Borovets, which offers a great atmosphere and comfortable accommodation. The nearest ski lift is only 150 metres away.

    The Iglika Palace has 118 rooms over 3 floors on a half board basis – each with bath or shower. Facilities within the hotel include indoor swimming pool (from 4pm), spa and wellness centre, ski storage and Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas. There are also complimentary tea, coffee, water & biscuits each day between 3 and 5pm.

  • Rila Hotel

    The impressive Rila Hotel and Studios occupies a prime location at the bottom of the main chair lift and the nursery slopes. 

    The complex was renovated in 2015 and has a brand new Spa centre with a variety of treatments, a Panorama bar offering stunning views of the slopes; the restaurant and lobby area were also completely renovated featuring alpine style ambiance. The accommodation is split into studios & twins. Twins: Prices are per person in a comfortable, pleasantly furnished room with bath, hairdryer, balcony, Sat-TV & telephone. 

    Studios: Suited to accommodate 4 adults or a family, they have an open plan layout with twin beds, 2 full sized bunk-beds, basic cooking facilities (including a fridge), bath, hairdryer, balcony, Sat-TV & telephone. Wi-Fi in the rooms & studios is at local charge.


    Restaurant • A la carte Restaurant • Panorama bar • Indoor swimming pool • Shopping area • Spa centre • Steam room • Sauna • Russian bath • Jacuzzi • Massage • Fitness • Wi-Fi • Ski storage room

    Free use of swimming pool, Jacuzzi & Wi-Fi in the lobby, all other facilities & services may be subject to a local charge.

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