Basic but cheap resort
Few trees and no good off-piste
Variety but be patient
Lift count : 1 x Gondolas 3 x Chairlifts 10 x Drag-lifts
Pass (Low/High Season) :
Borovets Vista / Michael Whittaker
Borovets is the best known of the Bulgarian Resorts, with a wide range of facilities and on one of the highest rideable areas in Eastern Europe. Locals say that the season comes late in Borovets: mid-February often sees only half the runs open, but riders in the know say that April has the best snow. The terrain is mainly suited to intermediate carvers, with nothing too challenging for the experienced. The 23 miles of piste is split into three areas, offering open runs and lines through trees. Hard packed snow and ice frequently make the runs tough work and with small rocks sticking out when there's poor snow cover, a little vigilance is essential. Some of the best riding can be found on the runs above the 2500m point. The 6 person gondola ride to the top station takes about 25 minutes and to avoid queues avoid the period between 9am and 11am. A tip for those on a package trip is to buy your lift ticket before you arrive, it could save you $20.