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Borovets, Bulgaria’s oldest ski resort lies in a wooded valley in the Rila Mountains. At an altitude of thirteen hundred metres, Borovets offers good snow cover throughout the season. Sixty kilometres of pistes provide for all levels of ability in skiing and snowboarding. Modern lifts provide easy access to the slopes and to good off-piste skiing. One third of the slopes are dedicated to beginners, half to intermediate skiers and the remainder to advanced skiers. There are also trails for cross-country skiers. Ski schools offer tuition in skiing to children from the age of eight and in boarding from the age of thirteen. Childcare facilities are available but as numbers are limited, early booking is recommended. Borovets has a range of good hotels and apartments accommodating most budgets. Its restaurants and taverns serve a variety of cuisine and cater for all tastes while bars, discos and nightclubs provide a lively nightlife. A Borovets ski holiday offers excellent skiing with fun and excitement for all the family both on and off the slopes. As prices for food and drink are much cheaper than Europe, a Borovets offers great value for money and is the perfect choice for those holidaying on a budget.
Borovets offers those on a budget an excellent ski holiday without compromising on amenities. It is a friendly resort that welcomes visitors with a warm hospitality and offers a range of recreational activities as well as a lively après ski scene. It is also a very child friendly resort.
A Borovets ski holiday is popular with a wide range of skiers, including families, as the slopes accommodate all levels of ability from novices to experts. It attracts those with a limited budget as it offers very good value for money.
The Borovets ski season lasts from early December until the end of March although there is usually good snow cover beyond this date.
Borovets is located in pine forests on a plateau beneath Moussala the highest peak in the Rila Mountains. At a height of thirteen hundred metres Borovets has excellent snow cover and yet enjoys a fairly mild winter with many days of sunshine. The resort has a warm and friendly atmosphere and this, combined with great value for money, encourages holidaymakers to return year on year.
Borovets sixty kilometres of pisted runs provides skiing and boarding for all levels of ability. A good number of nursery slopes as well as excellent tuition quickly give confidence to novices so they can progress to the many blue slopes. Intermediate skiers have a wide choice of blue and red runs and advanced skiers can try the demanding World Cup run in the Yastrebets area. There are also great opportunities for off-piste skiing. The terrain with many open pistes is ideal for snowboarders. Lifts give quick and easy access to the slopes. Ski schools offer lessons to children from the age of eight when skiing and thirteen when boarding. Childcare facilities are available but as places are limited, booking is recommended.
Borovets has a range of good accommodation from four star luxury to family run guest houses. Its restaurants and traditional taverns serve good wholesome food at very reasonable cost. Nightlife is lively with pubs and clubs where drinking and dancing continues until the early hours of the morning. The larger hotels provide evening entertainment.
Borovets offers a variety of recreational activities which include swimming, tennis, skating, bowling and tobogganing.
Borovets nightlife is renowned for its festive atmosphere and lively night spots. Since alcohol is cheap and happy hours begin in the late afternoon, by early evening holidaymakers are ready to party. Borovets has a wide choice of bars, pubs, discos and clubs where merrymaking continues until the early hours of the morning.
Borovets shopping is rather limited, providing essential provisions and sports equipment and clothing. The main shopping street has a number of small shops selling gifts and souvenirs, cigarettes and alcohol. There is a noticeable difference in the price of goods as they are much cheaper than at home.
Borovets has a good number of restaurants and ‘mehanas’ where traditional food is served at very reasonable prices. A three course meal can be enjoyed for less than ten pounds, including a glass of wine. Meat is a staple ingredient along with salads, rice or vegetables. Apart from traditional offerings, Borovets has restaurants serving international cuisine including Italian and Chinese. There are also fast food outlets.