Borovets ski resort review 2018 /2019 – skiing, nightlife, and weather

Getting closer to the start of the 2018-19 snow sports season in Europe, Borovets ski resort once again occurs to be one of the best-valued options not only on the Balkans but in Europe as a whole. Bulgaria happens to be increasingly praised for that matter over the course of the past decade. The oldest recreational village on the national level has its substantial share in the competition to attract more people during the winter and after that – to make them return the next year.


Some of the greatest budget deals are to be found there

ski and snowboard borovetsThe country is famous to offer the cheapest accommodation around, and Borovets ski resort isn’t the only option around. Even if Bansko and Pamporovo are estimated to be even more affordable, the Rila mountain village stands out with options like staying for one week and paying a little more than 250 GBP per person. No, this is not a joke – you can ski Borovets slopes and pay for the room that little on a half-board type of accommodation. Of course, a deal like this is available if you book it in advance and if you travel to the place accompanied by at least two more adults (who will pay the same amount of money for their stay at the hotel).

Borovets ski holidays beat the competition on the national level speaking of the location. The oldest winter sports zone in the country is within reach for not more than 1 ½ hour from Sofia airport which is the most likely you will land at if you travel to Bulgaria during the coldest season. Bansko and Pamporovo are situated much further away from the state’s capital, so if you prefer to minimize the time for the transfer going for the Balkan ski vacation, it is Borovets that looks most appropriate choice.


A first-timer in skiing? You’re welcome!

skiing in borovetsBorovets ski resort provides a broad spectrum of opportunities to the guests regarding the difficulty of the tracks. If you are about to make your first attempts with the skis on, the most traditional Bulgarian winter zone is suitable for that purpose. Your first lesson will probably happen in the yard of some of the most prominent hotels which are accommodated to welcome the rookies. The experienced racers won’t feel bored too – there are several pistes of the Red type and even the Black type.

The lift pass will not cost more than 200 GBP for 6 days for an adult, regardless of being a newbie or a pro-skier. And what makes it one of the best Balkan ski offers is the fact that within that price is included not only the lift but also the hire of the equipment and the lesson (in the case you need the tuition). The cabins and the drag lifts have been recently renovated to provide an increased level of comfort for the visitors.


The season last a quarter of the year

The ski zone is spread right beneath the top of Rila mountain – Musala. Standing 2925 m above the sea level, this is the highest peak on the Balkan peninsula. So the snow holds long on the slopes of Borovets ski resort – from late November till the first days of April on a regular winter. There are more than 150 snow cannons to produce “powder” if the natural snowfall turns to be insufficient to cover all the tracks. The main resort is set at the altitude of 1300 m and the average temperature in January is lower than -4 C.

The cold outside is in contrast with the heat of the night. Borovets ski holidays are famous for the great combo of the thrill of the day on the slopes and the hype after the sunset in the bars and pubs. Those who love to hang out till dawn will enjoy the places working until 4 in the morning. And the prices are significantly lower compared to the hangouts around the corner in your hometown. The apres-ski Borovets offers to the guests of the resort is exciting regarding the nightlife. It is intriguing besides the bars – tasting the local cuisine and getting to know the regional traditions is also an interesting thing to do during the time of your Balkan ski vacation.

Nessebar – a surprisingly great European Honeymoon Destination

The wedding preparations require a lot of planning and usually, the celebration does not end with the ceremony. The marriage begins with a honeymoon for the most of the couples and famous places like Paris, Venice, or Budapest make the list of the European destinations “Just married” love to enjoy the first weeks of the new family life. Many love to spend a fortnight or even more on some of the numerous Greek islands like Santorini, Crete, or Corfu, to name a few. Towns with a rich history like Dubrovnik are highly preferable and for this reason, Nessebar holidays should also be considered as a great honeymoon destination.

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Bulgaria – best holiday destination in Europe

Have you ever heard a conversation of that kind? “I really love to go there during the winter”, says Sam. “Oh, dear, it’s even better to spend your summer vacation in Bulgaria”, Judy answers back. Sam and Judy are fictional for the sake of the plot, but the cheap holidays to Bulgaria are real and there are hundreds of thousand people to confirm that and repeat the words of our made-up characters.


Any time of year is good for a travel to Bulgaria for a different reason. The mountains are gorgeous and the snow resorts provide with a service of top rank for the money paid, but while the ski season has just gone, it’s never too early to draw plans about the future seaside experience. Every month of the year charms the traveler in Bulgaria for a variety of reason and here’s where the greatest number of the greatest bargains is to be found.


Time to choose the beach

bulgarian summer holidays 2018 are the best

The fame of Bulgaria as the best value for price holiday destination in Europe owes much more and much longer to the Black Sea resorts compared to the mountain skiing complexes. The relatively short coastline (less than 400 km in total) comes up with more than a dozen places deserved to be reserved for the hottest months.


Scrolling through the deals you might find out that in the list of Balkan Holidays Sunny Beach happens to be the venue of the highest degree. No surprise at all, since the vacation village in the center of Bulgarian shoreline has turned to be a magnet for the tourists in the last two decades. 8 km long dazzling sandy beach, plenty of fun around the clock and easy to access from the Bourgas airport it’s not too hard to find an explanation why an increasing number of Brits choose Slanchev Bryag year after year.


Being named the best value for price destination by the Post Office survey, Sunny Beach is not the only option considering cheap holidays to Bulgaria. Several names deserve not just to be mentioned but to be remembered and visited – Nessebar is literally less than 10 minutes away adoring with its the scent of the ancient times. Sozopol and Pomorie are among the favorite reason regarding travel to Bulgaria in the area of Bourgas and in the north near Varna the most famous resorts offering package holidays are Golden Sands and Albena.


Bulgarian mountain magic

Bulgaria mountains are incredible

While snow sports activity represents the leading incentive to visit Rila, Pirin or Rhodopi during the winter, considering a week-long vacation in the Bulgarian mountain in the summer comes with a promise of a great time spend among the peaceful and gorgeous hills. If the boiling heat is not your idea of relaxation, the shadows of pine trees around Borovets or Pamporovo will bring you closer to what you are looking for. Bansko is no-less greater in July than in February – it is even cheaper then and with plenty of places around deserving to be noticed and visited, with the challenges for mountain hikers in Pirin mountain it can be called all-year resort for a reason.


No matter what season is chosen for travel to Bulgaria, a lot is on display in the sense history, culture, and architecture. Sofia is the capital and thus provides with the most operated airport in the country so it’s easily accessible. But it’s not that easy to cover all the sightseeing spots in the city and around it. Choosing Pamporovo, on the other hand, opens the window for an excursion to Plovdiv bringing the spirit of life for more than 8000 years. Booking Balkan Holidays Sunny Beach deal means most probably you are about to land at Bourgas airport and a walk around the city represents another option to spend pleasantly part of your time. The same applies even stronger regarding Varna in the northern part of the coastline. So don’t hesitate to choose cheap holidays to Bulgaria and you will not only save on the budget but receive more than you can expect.

Sun and snow come together for a perfect Pamporovo holidays




The weather has been a bitter challenge for Pamporovo ski resort recently. Just before the 2017-2018 winter campaign was about to kick off, the Rhodopi mountain site has been hit by a record flood and wasted most of the studious preparations for the season opener. Hurricane winds shut the whole area for skiing and snowboarding several weeks later. And while nature is invincible, in Bulgaria Pamporovo tackles successfully practically every other hurdle to deliver improved service for the guests winter after winter.

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