Borovets

Ski & snowboard, equipment hire, lift passes, hotels, transfers
Borovets is the oldest Bulgarian winter resort with a history dating back to the year of 1896! Established at the end of the 19-th century as a hunting place for the Bulgarian kings, Borovets gradually developed into a modern ski resort of high-class and luxury hotels, haute-cuisine restaurants and an excellent network of ski runs and lifts along the slopes of Rila Mountains, providing excellent opportunities for the whole range of winter sports - from Alpine to cross-country skiing, ski jumps and biathlon. The resort twice hosted World Cup Alpine skiing rounds, while the biathlon track is one of the best in the world. The resort features: more than 58km of marked ski runs (longest run is 5,8km) and cross country tracks; some of the ski runs are sound-tracked and lit up by modern lighting systems, allowing for night skiing fun; altitude of the ski runs between 1350 and 2560m with main slopes exposure being North; 2 chair lifts, 1 gondola lift (6-seat), 1 fixed grip quad chair lift, 10 drags and few baby drags; natural snow cover exceeding 2 m in winter; huge variety of accommodations – from cozy pensions and holiday apartments to 4-star hotels.


► The excellent ski runs comply with the standards of FIS and are located in 3 main ski-centers – Sitnyakovo (1350-1780 m. a.s.l.), Yastrebets (1440-2369 m. a.s.l.) and Markudzhik (2100-2560 m. a.s.l.). They are situated at approximately 5 km distance away of the resort and are easily accessible by the Gondola and the chair lifts starting from Borovets.
► The total length of the pistes is about 58 km (some of them with safety net installations). The ski runs are serviced by a number of chair lifts and drag lifts, including the 6-man Gondola. The resort boasts a brand new snow making system, covering an area of above 20 hectares, including ski runs “Yastrebets 3” and “Popangelov”. The snowmaking system in front of hotel Rila is working full-time during the ski season, as well, covering ski runs “Rila”, “Iglika”, “Martinovi Baraki 2” and “Martinovi Baraki 3”.
► The runs are sound-tracked and lit up by modern lighting systems, allowing for night skiing fun. Variety of many different inclines and types of snow offer the best opportunities for ski enthusiasts of all levels, from the absolute beginner to the extreme high performer. Some good off-piste riding is available but local knowledge is essential to avoid the hidden dangers.
MAP of the Borovets ski tracks

SKI KINDERGARTEN & OFF SLOPE CHILD CARE
There is a ski kindergarten for the children aged 4 to 8 years. It works the whole day (08.30-16.30).
Ski/Snowboard school tuition includes a special certificate issued after the end of the tuition. Nursery for children 1-4 years (08.00-15.00) is also available (incl. supervised activities, fun, games, special entertainment and lunch). Please, note that reservations are made only through your holiday representative on the spot.

BEGINNERS
The abundance of green runs and the availability of baby drags makes Borovets an excellent place for first-time skiers and snowboarders. With more than 200 instructors the ski-schools offer some of Bulgaria’s best services and the five ski depots offer the latest in ski and snowboard equipment.

INTERMEDIATE
Variety of blue and red runs (11 in total), suitable to intermediate skiers, make the resort a very good choice both for those committed to becoming experts, as well as for those who take up winter sports merely as a recreational activity. You are welcome to choose between wide runs just below Mount Musala and scenic trails through the woods. Do not forget to taste the longest downhill ski run in Bulgaria.

ADVANCED & OFF-PISTE
Experts are invited to try the black runs of Markudzhik 2 and 3. Borovets is one of the highest rideable areas in Europe with some well varied terrain. The best spots to head for are those above 2500m and the runs under the Gondola. For those who want to leave the ground there is plenty of natural hits and rollers.

BIATHLON & CROSS COUNTRY
35 km of cross country trails are designed according to the requirements of FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski), at minimum width of 6 m. The resort also offers biathlon facilities for training and competitions.

 

Lift Passes/Ski & Snowboard Packs/Equipment Hire

(***earlybird rates valid only for bookings, received by November 1st, 2013***)

                                                                 

  • All prices are in Euro per person
  • Prebooked Kindergarten includes: ski pack /skies, boots, 2 hrs daily group tuition/, lunch, games, sweets, tea; open daily 8:30‐16:40.
  • Prebooked Nursery includes: lunch, games, sweets, tea; for children 2‐3.99 years of age; open daily 8:30‐16:40.
  • The rates for children are valid for children from 8 to 11.99 years of age.
  • The 4-day tuition only packages include 3 days tuition
  • * The lift pass price differs during the week days. The highest rates are shown on the table but to check for exact date please start the booking process to confirm the online price.
 
INSTRUCTION (please read carefully!)

Reservation and payment
  • please complete your reservation online, chosing the first date of skiing and followed by assigning ski/snowboard services to each particular name from your party, your address in Borovets and a phone number of yours just in case
  • you will receive an automatic confirmation from our reservation system on the email address used  during the booking process, incl. an invoice (payable by bank transfer or online by credit card via our secure system for online payment (processed by Realex Payments and settled by EMS Card), our booking conditions and ski/snowboard fitting instructions; using the login details in this confirmation email you can access your reservation online anytime if you wish to make amendments, to pay by card, to cancel it etc.
  • as soon as we capture the payment, vouchers will be issued and sent to you by email (inside you will have the contact details of our representative, information about where the ski/snowboard fitting will take place etc.); please print them and note the metting time and location mentioned inside
  • no photo is needed for the lift passes

Collecting the ski packages

  • you can collect your ski packs every day from 09.15 to 10.00 in the lobby of Hotel Samokov, where you will find our representative (clients attending ski/snowboiard schools are advised to meet the rep not later than 09:15)
  • upon presentation of your vouchers you will receive an envelope with your ski packs, which will consist of (depending on your purchased items) lift passes, vouchers for ski/snowboard equipment, ski/snowboard school, ski evening and a customer card; please check if the contents of the envelope correspond to your order and if there are any discrepancies please talk to our rep

Ski fitting & equipment collection

  • our representative will direct you to the ski hire shop
  • once you go to the ski hire shop choose your boots and give your ski equipment voucher to the staff who will assist you with the ski fitting; in the ski hire shop you will be required to fill in a customer card with your name, hotel, room number and travel agency (Traventuria Ltd.); the bottom part of the customer card is your ticket for the ski/snowboard equipment, so please don’t lose it!!!
  • ski, snowboards and boots will be kept in the storage room of the ski depot during the night; Don’t leave your equipment unattended! Please note that stolen equipment has to be paid for even you provide as a substitute someone else’s equipment instead! Lift pass is not replaceable or refundable - if you loose it you need to buy a new one on a local price!

Ski & snowboard school

  • the meeting point for the ski and snowboard schools is outside the ski hire shop where the instructors will be expecting you; newcomers are assigned in different groups according to their skiing skills until 10:00 every day
  • if you intend to join the ski/snowboard school later than normal please speak with the ski teacher the day before and arrange details directly with him/her 
 
Have a great holiday!

Traventuria Ltd.
 

Transfers

Traventuria.BG provides cost effective transfers by own vehicles (cars/vans/buses) to/from the airports of Sofia, Plovdiv, Skopje and Thessaloniki to the ski resort of Borovets and nearby establishments in Beli Iskar, Govedartsi, Mala Tsyrkva, Samokov etc. Traventuria.BG has a new and well maintained fleet. Depending on the number of passengers, their luggage and destination, we execute the transfers with cars, 4WD and SUVs, MPV-s, minivans and minibuses. All vehicles are with a manufacture date no earlier than the year 2006, designed for reliable driving, ensuring high level of safety and comfort. 24/7 flexible transportation services are our specialty. All our drivers are English-speaking, friendly, punctual and experienced. With partners in all major towns along the way, we are able to react swiftly and adequately at all force majeure situations. We offer ski racks and baby/child seats free of charge. For groups of above 15 pax or transfers to other destinations we can organize  upon request.

TO BOROVETS, SAMOKOV & THE AREA

from SOFIA AIRPORT (appr. 1,15hrs drive)

vehicle type

nr. of persons

one way price

return trip price

car

1-3

40

80

van

4-7

60

120

van

8-15

90

180


from PLOVDIV AIRPORT (appr. 2-2,30hrs drive)

vehicle type

nr. of persons

one way price

return trip price

car

1-3

78

156

van

4-7

129

258

van

8-15

138

276


from SKOPJE AIRPORT

vehicle type

nr. of persons

one way price

return trip price

car

1-3

150

300

van

4-7

220

440

van

8-15

299

598


from THESSALONIKI AIRPORT

vehicle type

nr. of persons

one way price

return trip price

car

1-3

190

380

van

4-7

250

500

van

8-15

350

700


2-day packs

3-day packs

5-day packs

6-day packs

7-day packs

9-day packs

13-day packs

Map

Departures and prices

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