Ski Holidays in Bulgaria
Bulgaria has a reputation as the place to go for cheap ski holidays. And it is much cheaper than you would pay elsewhere particularly in places like France and Switzerland. It's a good choice for families and the ski schools are also good with English speaking instructors. So definitely worth checking out!
Why Ski in Bulgaria?
Bulgaria, aside from being cheap, is a great place to learn to ski in. The resorts of Pamporovo and Borovets are particularly good for ski schools. The quality of tuition is excellent and the ski lessons themselves will not cost you an arm and a leg. The standard of accommodation is also good, even the new luxury hotels wont cost you the same as they would in a French ski resort.
Families will love it here, much of the accommodation offers family rooms and the short transfers here are a real bonus. Borovets for example is just under two hours from the capital Sofia. The good value also stretches to the apres ski. Depending on the resort, a pint of beer can cost from between £1 and £1.50. So if you are tired of being ripped off why not try Bulgaria, you will find modern ski resorts, good infrastructure and you wont get fleeced.
Which Ski Resort?
The three most developed ski resorts in Bulgaria are Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo. Pamporovo is the smallest and certainly the sunniest. It is good for beginners but it also has the infamous 'wall' for advanced skiers. Borovets is the biggest ski area and is only 70km from Sofia. It is the most alpine like ski resort in Bulgaria and extremely modern and well set up.
Bansko, unlike Borovets, is less modern and has more of the history about it. That said it is now receiving a huge level of investment. Some good luxury hotels are being built here. We mustn't also forget Vitosha, the highest ski resort in Bulagaria, again a very short transfer from Sofia.
Is It Right For You?
If you don't want to spend a fortune then Bulgaria is a great choice of ski venue. It may not have the style appeal of other resorts but you will get good quality for much less than you would p[ay out in other parts of Europe. its also a really good place to lean to ski or ski with your family. read all our resort guides for all you need to know about each resort.