Winter in Borovets Bulgaria
Borovets ski resort
Borovets Ski Hire
Borovets Pistes

Borovets ski resort, the oldest and most famous Bulgarian mountain resort, is situated on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountain at an altitude of 1350 meters. The resort enjoys a breathtaking location huddled amongst age-old pine woods right at the foot of Mount Moussala (2925 m), the highest peak on the Balkans. Established at the end of the 19th century as a hunting place for the Bulgarian kings, Borovets has developed into a modern year round resort and is the top destination for Bulgarian skiing.

58 km of pistes and 35 km of cross county trails weave their way through the stunning scenery of the Rila mountains. Borovets skiing and snowboarding is available for all levels and the added feature of several floodlit pistes allows late night fun on the snow. Borovets has many English speaking ski and snow boarding instructors. We are happy to recommend the best ski guides in the resort. Whether you are beginners looking for ski school or an expert looking for specialist mountain guiding we can provide a guide to suit your level.

Off the pistes Borovets has a selection of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. Whether it is local or international cuisine you are after, a cool beer or a fancy cocktail, we recommend that you check out our bar & restaurant guide to find the best places to visit after a hard days skiing in Borovets.

For non-skiers there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. The range of activites includes; skidoos, horse riding, cultural tours, snow walks or why not relax in one of the many luxury spas. Check out our activities page from more details.


Located only 72 km away from Sofia and just 126 km away from Plovdiv, Borovets ski resort is easily accessible at all times of year. Borovets is the closest Bulgarian ski resort to Sofia airport which makes for a very convenient airport transfer time. Most flights arrive in Sofia but you can also use the airport in Plovdiv. We are happy to arrange Borovets airport transfers or car rental from either location. The Sofia to Borovets transfer time is just 75 minutes and from Plovdiv to Borovets is 90 minutes.

Directions to Chamkoria Chalets, Borovets:

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