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Borovets resort

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Borovets is mountain resort situated in Samokov municipality, Sofia region.

It is 10 km south of the town of Samokov, 70 km southeast of Sofia and 125 km west of Plovdiv.

Location and nature

Borovets, the first and most famous Bulgarian mountain resort, is situated on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountain at an altitude of 1300 meters. The resort enjoys a perfect location right at the foot of mount Musala (2925 m), the highest peak on the Balkans. Only 72 km away from Sofia and just 126 km away from Plovdiv, Borovets is easily accessible from all parts of Bulgaria.
In the summer Borovets is just as marvellous as it is in the winter. It offers everything a perfect vacation needs: clean and fresh air, serene centuries-old pine forests, green meadows sprinkled with fragrant flowers and herbs, blue lakes and majestic snow-capped peaks. For nature-lovers the resort is a favourite vacation spot and starting point of many hiking routs in the Rila Mountains. And when the sun has gone down, the resort begins to pulse with the numerous lights of the nightlife...


Skiing information


Altitude: 1300 m
Highest skiing point: 2560 m
Marked ski runs: 52 km
Longest run: 6 km
Slope directions: N, NW, W
Cross-country runs: 25 km

Lifts


Six-seat gondola lift, 2 four-seat express lifts, 10 tow- lifts. For beginners or people who rarely ski, renting skis at the resort is preferable in most cases. Located next to every lift station, the Borosport ski depots carry a range of skis and snowboards with a choice of bindings, boots and poles by Rossignol, Salomon, K2, Marker, Nordica, etc. We put the customer first and each time our rental equipment is returned, we inspect it and service it to ensure that you have the most enjoyable skiing experience possible.
For detailed information and booking, please, call the Borosport ski depos at: (+3597128) 2217.


Snowboard School


As hundreds of wintersports enthusiasts discover, learning to ski is essential to enjoying a ski holiday. The Borosport Ski School is famous all over Europe for being able to teach anyone from age 4 to 74 to ski for a week. What is more, we do it at the best prices. We offer instruction in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding. Our qualified instructors are professional skiers with excellent communication skills. No matter where you come from, we speak your language.
For children between 4 and 8, we have a fully equipped ski kindergarten, so that the whole family can have fun on the slopes in just one week.
For detailed information and booking, please, call the Borosport Ski School at: (+3597128) 2217.
The alpine runs of Borovets offer excellent conditions for snowboarding. In addition, in the high parts of Rila Mountain, in the Markudjik Ski Centre, during high season the snow reaches over 2 meters of depth, providing unlimited opportunities for the freestylers. We would like to inform you that an excellent preparation is needed. The absolute silence of mountain wilderness, the brilliant whiteness of fresh powder, a cloudless sky and the sweet smell of pine – they all make a fabulous day of cross country skiing in Borovets. The resort offers cross-country skiers at any skill level a wide range of terrain to enjoy this popular sport.


Skiing


Savour the magic hour when the dazzling floodlights begin to take over from the dwindling daylight, and night skiing begins.
For those who have never tried it before, skiing under the lights is a delightful experience, especially in February and March when the evening temperatures begin to rise a little. But even in the deepest cold of January, night skiing is worth the effort of putting on extra clothing.
Flying down the hill on skis in a pool of light surrounded by darkness is a perfect way to unwind from a stress-filled day. Even the ride up the chairlift at night is magical, the lights of houses and towns twinkling in the distance.
Additionally, night skiing is an excellent way to get more skiing time for your money. Night lift pass prices are lower than daytime rates, and there are rarely any lift lines to slow you down. It's an experience that is well worth the price.


Night Skiing


Savor the magic hour when the dazzling floodlights begin to take over from the dwindling daylight, and night skiing begins.For those who have never tried it before, skiing under the lights is a delightful experience, especially in February and March when the evening temperatures begin to rise a little. But even in the deepest cold of January, night skiing is worth the effort of putting on extra clothing.
Flying down the hill on skis in a pool of light surrounded by darkness is a perfect way to unwind from a stress-filled day. Even the ride up the chairlift at night is magical, the lights of houses and towns twinkling in the distance.
Additionally, night skiing is an excellent way to get more skiing time for your money. Night lift passes prices are lower than daytime rates, and there are rarely any lift lines to slow you down. It's an experience that is well worth the price.


Shows

While in Borovets, do not miss the ski show. Once a week to the light of burning torches, the Borovets Ski School instructors raise the spirits of the wintersports fans with attractive acrobatic performances. Join the party and warm up for the night fiesta. Winter brings many snowmobilers to Borovets to revel in the dry powder of Rila. The resort offers kilometers of breathtaking groomed and ungroomed trails and receives guests from all over Europe.

Borosport was founded in 1991. Today the company operates and maintains the ski infrastructure of Borovets, including lifts, snow guns etc. Borosport manages a total of 50 km of ski runs, ensuring the comfort and pleasure of all winter sports fans. Borosport also runs the largest ski school with more than 200 ski instructors most of whom are former professional skiers. The ski school is well known all over Europe and is a member of the international ski-instructors association INTERSKI.
Snow management is among the important responsibilities of Borosport. Snowmaking and good grooming can change a good day on the slopes into a great day. To offer you the ultimate snow experience, we have rediscovered over 2 km of ski runs in the heart of Borovets. Six new snow cannons cover the area with snow that grooms better and lasts longer than natural snow. Then, each morning, our grooming machines transform that snow into smooth corduroy.

In addition to all the attractions that are offered in the resort there are many landmarks in proximity:

Musala peak - the highest peak in Bulgaria 2925 m and it is in the list of the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria. It is situated in Rila mountain in proximity to Borovets. On it there is constructed weather station of the National Meteorology and Hydrology Institute to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. A plain road that is 10 km long leads just to the peak in south direction. With cabin lift you can get to Yastrebets area that is 1369 m altitude. About 200 m from there is Musala cottage to which you can go by foot.

The Seven Rila lakes - in northwest Rila mountain on altitude of about 2100-2500 m are located the seven lakes. This is the largest, the most stunning with its beauty and the most visited group of lakes with iceberg origin in Bulgaria. There are situated on terraced slopes of the mountain and are connected to one another with small springs.

Tsarska Bistritsa palace - it is constructed in the end of IX c. - the beginning of XX c. This is building in which lived the rulers from the Third Bulgarian Kingdom. Ferdinand I and Boris III have used the palace as hunting cottage. When you visit it you will notice the traditional Renaissance style architecture.

The Saragiol palace and Sitnyakovo palace - these are wooden buildings connected to the palace Tsarska Bistritsa and are also used as hunting cottages from the rulers of the Third Bulgarian Kingdom.

Sources: http://www.borovets-bg.com
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