Bulgarian Ski Resorts – The Top Three Locations
By AdFeatures | Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 15:45
Skiing holidays are an ever-growing choice for those looking for something a bit extra from their time away. And, as the market expands, a number of new destinations are cropping up across the globe.
One of the up-and-coming ski destinations in Europe is Bulgaria. The country has many advantages including stunning scenery and a range of great slopes for all abilities.
Let’s take a look at some of the best resorts for those looking to go skiing in Bulgaria.
One of the prime skiing hotspots in Bulgarian; Borovets is just a short journey from the nation's capital Sofia, which makes it easily accessible. Breathtaking views are to be expected as the resort itself sits just shy of the country's highest peak, Moussala.
What is particularly attractive about the resort at Borovets is the nightlife. With countless bars and clubs keeping their doors open until the early hours of the morning, it is more than possible to have a huge night out within the resort itself. If hitting the bars in the evening isn't for you, the ski resort has the facilities in place for night time skiing, giving you the opportunity to polish up on your skills with the slopes all to yourself.
The resort at Bansko is another Bulgarian favourite, particularly amongst beginner and intermediate level skiers. Despite the guarantee of natural snow for much of the year, the huge number of on-site snow cannons makes the season even longer than you'd expect.
One of Bansko's most famous attractions is the 25-minute gondola ride. From here, you can experience superb views which are as fine as those at any ski resort in the world. You can also check out the runs from a height, allowing you to plan your routes for the day’s skiing ahead.
The night life in Bansko may be a little more sedate than Borovets, but there is still plenty on offer for those who don’t like to go to bed early. The off slope activities in Bansko are generally more family orientated, with plenty of opportunity for shopping and eating out.
Closer to Plovdiv than to Sofia, Pamporovo offers a contrasting alternative to Borovets and Bansko, yet doesn’t compromise on quality. This resort is ideal for those who have not been on a skiing holiday before, due to the reputation of the ski school and tuition, as well as the high quality of the beginners' level slopes. There is also ample opportunity for the more experienced skier to take off on their own and see the delights of the Bulgarian countryside from up high.
The resort also boasts a wonderfully friendly atmosphere and plenty of facilities to keep you entertained in the evenings when you're taking a break from the white stuff. On-site accommodation is of a high standard and is a perfect base both for skiing and checking out the local culture.