Bulgaria: Skiing - Snow Boarding
A Country of Superb Variations
As well as its beaches, Bulgaria is also famous for its ski slopes, and an increasing number of foreign visitors are choosing to come for a skiing holiday in Bulgaria, attracted by the relatively low costs and the improved facilities on offer. The major resorts are in the south of the country, and the biggest is Bansko, which has seen huge investment in recent years. Snow cover lasts from December to May, although artificial snow is used in some areas. Cross-country skiing is also well catered for here, and Bansko offers some of the best snowboarding in Bulgaria. Further south, the resorts of Pamparovo and Chepelare are better suited to beginners, but don’t have much character. Mount Vitosha, on the southern outskirts of the capital, Sofia, is a very convenient place to ski if you staying in the city, and there are several smaller ski resorts, more popular with Bulgarians than foreign tourists, offering a range of conditions and facilities, so whatever you’re looking for in your skiing holiday to Bulgaria, you’re sure to find something to your liking.