Slopes above Borovets ski resort

Bulgaria’s national parks and tree-lined slopes are a great alternative to the Alps. And the value for money here is hard to beat, with high-quality hotels for bargain prices – so you can dive into the snow in Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo, without diving into your bank account. Country stats BanskoResort height: 925m Km of piste: 75km Borovets Resort height: 1,350mKm of piste: 58km Pamporovo Resort height: 1,600mKm of piste: 36km Best for Families: Bansko Après: Borovets Beginners: Pamporovo What’s the skiing like in Bulgaria?…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO BULGARIA”

Seven tips to get the best from Borovets

While Borovets may not have a reputation as the creme-de-la-creme of ski resorts, it’s certainly not to be discounted: a top-notch beginner resort, Borovets is fantastic value for money and provides simple and straightforward skiing essentials. All of that’s not to say you’ll be roughing it though – If indoor pools and spa centres are crucial elements of your ski experience then Borovets delivers there, too. If you’re still not convinced, here are seven more reasons to head East: 1. Skiing in Borovets Skiing snobs…Continue Reading “Seven tips to get the best from Borovets”

Working in the ski industry we have a lot of chats with people who describe some of the lesser-known resorts as hidden gems or national treasures. Hidden gems is pretty obvious, but what is a national treasure?  Stephen Fry? The Beatles? The Crown Jewels?  Obviously we looked to Google to translate for us:   Simply put, Borovets is one of Europe’s top party hotspots on the slopes. And with great value hotels, ski schools and lift passes, it won’t break the bank. But it’s so…Continue Reading “Borovets, Bulgaria – our National Treasures”

Everyone knows Bulgaria for being cheap, but it’s so much more than just a £1 a pint destination. If you’re learning to ski, then resorts like Borovets and Pamporovo just can’t be beaten. Quality Hotels – from budget to luxury The standard of  hotels is excellent, with the majority being new or recently renovated. Hotels like the Kempinski and Premier Luxury Mountain Resort in Bansko are two luxury hotels but without the huge price tag you’d find in other resorts. Apres ski A big part…Continue Reading “Why we love skiing in Bulgaria”

For many people, Bulgaria has often been viewed as simply a cheap and cheerful destination, and is often overlooked when considering European ski options. There is much more to the area than meets the eye. We don’t want you to miss out, so if you’re unaware of the potential that Bulgaria has to offer for your ski holiday, read on. In the final of our series of blogs where we’ve highlighted some of the reasons why we love Bulgaria – (located here, here and here)…Continue Reading “We love Bulgaria and we love the nightlife”