It might occur to you that more and more people around you get excited about going on a Bulgaria skiing vacation. Some have already been to the Balkan state, and this experience makes them eager to return for another winter break on the slopes of Rila, Pirin or Rhodopes mountains. The reduced prices for early bookings for Bulgaria work as a magnet for most of the travelers who look for the best-valued options to spend the snowy holidays in Europe.
The cost of the winter vacation in the country has the lowest average values on the continent. Bansko resort, as a matter of fact, has been recognized as the cheapest destination for skiers and snowboarders for seven years in a row before it dropped to the 3rd position last season. But overall Bulgaria skiing deals are second to none concerning the ratio between the budget parameters and the quality of the tracks and service. The top resort in the country might not have the high-class properties and the total length of slopes like the world-famous destinations like Kitzbuhel or Zermatt, Chamonix or Cortina d’Ampezzo. Still, places like Borovets, Bansko, and Pamporovo welcome the guests from abroad with everything needed for a wonderful vacation in the season of the Snow Queen. So what do you need to know before debut Bulgaria ski holidays?
The airport of the state’s capital is the largest and operates the higher number of flights. If your choice for Bulgaria skiing adventure is Borovets, then the transfer will take a little more than one hour. Picking Bansko or Pamporovo and combining it with a plane to Sofia means that the drive to the resort will take much more time. But it is included within the price if you book through Balkan Holidays. There is an alternative airport for Pamporovo holidays – Plovdiv. Anyway, the facility is significantly smaller, and the regular flights are few to mention. You might have a bit of luck with a charter plane taking off from the UK and landing there, but it will probably cost more.
The lift pass price is almost the same everywhere. A full pack for 6 days will take 179 GBP for an adult in the busiest time of the season, regardless if you are experienced racer or Bulgaria snowboarding is your debut on the slopes. The price for the children is much lower, and one of your kids actually might ride the tracks for free. Yes, there is such an opportunity if the stay and the lift pass is booked in advance and the child is younger than 12 years.
Being a first-timer on the piste, you would like to have calm and careful tutors, and tracks that will not feel too hard on you. In Bulgaria, snowboarding and skiing schools will guarantee just what you want. Borovets resort ski teachers are regarded to be the best in the area with numerous awards for the matter. Acquiring your starting skiing and snowboarding skills is possible in Borovets and Pamporovo too. The latter has more Green type tracks suitable for the rookies. Don’t worry about the language barrier – most of the Bulgaria skiing schools require their staff to have a decent command of English speech.
Speaking of the difficulty types, the country’s top resorts stand out with some thrilling sections for the super-pro racers but there are only a few of the Black kind. Most of the Borovets or Bansko pistes fit into the Blue or Green category which means you have to have some history in snow sports activity before taking a ride there.
The local cuisine is delicious, and you must taste it. Every resort of the top 3 is proud to present regional delicacies, but Bansko is probably the most famous with meals like Kapama and Banski Starets. The apres-ski lifestyle in Bulgaria is comfortable to afford, and you will be welcomed by plenty of choices to have fun when the sun goes down.