30% more skiers are expected in Borovets

30% more skiers are expected in Borovets

24 Hours, 12.10.05, Tihomir Tonchev

8 of the most modern snow maintenance machines will take care of the piste in Borovets next winter, to keep them in perfect condition for the skiers. Borosport will invest between 4 and five million BGN for the new season. This was announced from the firm which maintains the ski equipment in the resort. 2 brand new slope maintenance machines, from the leading Italian firm Prinot, Everest model are provided for the new season. They are being installed for the first time here in Bulgaria. They can spin in 360 degrees, which makes them very comfortable for the maintenance of the pistes. Two other Prinot machines were bought last year, but they were a smaller modification. Borosport has 4 Kesborer machines. The new machines can maintain 90 decares for just one hour announced Milkov. A Swiss AEBY truck was also provided for the easy access of all the pistes. Every Wednesday during the winter season, the new machines will make a show for the tourists. In the evenings they will show their abilities among fireworks, attraction descending of ski instructors and music. The two new wire lifts will work on their full capacity. 22- 23 million BGN were invested in 2004 for new equipment. The first line Yastrebets express will replace ex- ski drug Kotva, which serviced Yastrebets 1, 2 and 3. The lift is 2100 meters long. The new line is 1950 meters long. Each of the lifts is with 2400 people per hour capacity. The new lifts changed the vision of the resort. The total capacity of all of the equipments is now 14 200 people, per hour which means that this is the number of skiers that can ski at the same time. Three individual zones are being differentiated in Borovets with over 40 kilometers total length of the pistes, announced Borosport. This makes it possible for the tourists to use the most appropriate pistes according to the weather conditions. Even if the wind is strong, when the cabin lift doesnt work, the skier can use the lower parts of the pistes in front of Rila hotel. At the moment a ski stadium is being constructed there for beginners to practice the white sports. There are 4 ski drugs with 1200 persons per hour capacity. There are 2 more lifts. The pistes are lighted and equipped with snow cannons for artificial snow. Night skiing will be allowed till 10.00 pm. The pistes on the higher parts of Markudjitsite are for experts. The average zone is Yastrebets. Everyone is working hard for the opening of the new skiing season. A new energy system is also being constructed. We are first going to improve the infrastructure and then will continue with the equipment, explained Milkov. These activities need a lot of money, and they are usually not clear to the common tourist- this is an investment for the future, added he. The ski equipment is connected to one energy ring. It will be charged directly from Beli Iskar Water Electricity Central, which means that Borovets will be supplied with energy from two sites. The investments in the draining systems of the pistes are also planned. Every 5-6 years 10 000 BGN will be invested in the ski pistes for their protection from the natural processes. During the summer Yastrebets piste will be protected against erosion by nets. Communication system will be installed on every piste above Borovets which allows a non stop connection to the radio stations. The long waited junction of Muslenska path will open this winter. 12 kilometers long evacuation road from Musalato Borovets will allow the skiers to descend by themselves in bad weather when the cabin stops. The construction of the trace is under the control of the Eco ministry, because it passes through the territory of the national park Rila. The constructions are being done by hand without the usage of machines. Muslenska path will be completely ready for the new winter season. The evacuation road guarantees the security of the beginner skiers and tourists on the peaks. There is also a new project for the wire lift in the region of Markudjitsite. The old drug lifts there will be replaced by a four seat wire line. Snow cannons will blow artificial snow in Borovets during the winter, the two pistes in front of hotel Rila. This will make it possible for the skiers to ski from December untill April. Installation for artificial snow will be also installed on Yastrebets 2 piste. The investment program for 2007- 2009 plans the construction of cannons on the Markudjitsite. The biggest hotel Rila is going to be gasified. This winter the hotel will be renewed as the owner have invested 4 million BGN in it. A new conference center is also constructed. The opening of the winter season will be around the 20th of December, announced Peter Popangelov, one of the executive directors of Borosport. We expect 30- 40 % raise in the number of skiers during the next winter, said Popangelov. During the next season every ski lover will have the opportunity to compete with him. Everyone who beat him will receive a cup with autograph from the best skier in Bulgaria. The capacity of the lifts makes it possible for everyone, staying in the resort, to ski.
     
  • Pepa From Madrid
    Sent on 24 August 2016
    Un citio presioso pero todo lo demas mentira.la comida,el personal muy mal.No lo recomiendo a nadie.Es una publicidad engañosa.Y de All inclusive nada.No se dejen engañar por las paginas web.Por desgracia en Bulgaria todavia el consumidor no es nadie.
  • Juglena Bankova From Bulgaria
    Sent on 13 May 2016
    Nie byakhme tam na Velikden i pisha malko kŭsno. No vpechatleniata sa ni poveche ot prekrasni! Velikolepna kuhnia (ne savetvat jenite na dieta, da hodiat za poveche ot tri dni, zashtoto yastiyata sa neustoimi, vkusni i ogromni)! Great stil! I mnogo priaten personal!(osobeno damata v restoranta) Pozdravleniya !
  • ger99 From turkey
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    We loved it. Had a perfect 2 bedroom apartment modern, clean new renovated With view to slope. Perfect location in pamporovo as central ski in ski out. Friendly staff, not ovr crowded relaxed athmosphere. our friends (group with total of 7 rooms) all very happy! It is away from city center but close to bowling and 2 nice reaturans.
  • ashley hensman From uk
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    Flora is a lovely hotel clean in a great location and the food was good just make sure you use the safes.
  • Enjoy ski From UK
    Sent on 27 February 2015
    Just came back from Sevlievo in Bulgaria. Drove up to Hotel Impulse in Uzana where I hired skis, boots and poles for myself and two children for just 17 levs for adult and 10 levs each child and used the hotel ski slope 5 levs each. Perfect for the kids first time as parking right at entrance to hotel and slope is 20m walk! Food in restaurant tasty and cheap. Perfect for beginners!
  • Charlotte Hennessy From england
    Sent on 23 February 2015
    WOW, thats all i can say about the previous week of my life. The snow conditions were amazing and the people were so friendly. The night life was always active and the rila hotel was especially fantastic. I loved the accommodation at the rila and i loved the way it is right on the slope. I wouldn't have changed a thing about the holiday and i would recommend this resort to everyone including beginners and experts. Overall, i had an amazing time!!!
  • Brian mcvey From Scotland
    Sent on 20 February 2015
    Going to borovets for 2nd time this time with my son. Had a great time 4 years ago, now with park I expect it to be a lot better now and it was brill last time round. 20 days and counting
  • Lasse WP From Denmark
    Sent on 15 February 2015
    We just had a wonderful trip to Pamporovo. We were a group of 10 adults, and 3 small children (1 to 3 years old), who stayed at the Castle complex, in 4 apartments, for a week (7 days stay, 6 days skiing) Everything at the Castle was great, and the staff was very forthcoming and helpful in every way. The apartments were very practical, and equipped with all necessities. Not luxurious, but really good and adequate in size and layout. You should note though, that towels are not changed every day. Towels are not needed to bring to the spa area and treatments. The food at the Excalibur restaurant was typical for the area, and well prepared. The staff at the restaurant is also great. The Castle complex is situated 2-3 km. from Ski center 2 (Malina). It is of course easiest if you are driving, but there are shuttles from the hotel to the ski center and lift. Ski in-/out is possible at the backside of the complex. We had booked ski- and snowboard packages, and that worked out perfectly as well. The snowboard instructor was a true professional. Patient and very focused on making sure that all of us learned the moves, at our own individual pace. Everyone had a great time, and learned a lot. The area was perfect for us, as we are all beginners on snowboards. Had we been on skies, I suspect the terrain would not be challenging enough for an entire week. We can definitely recommend Pamporovo, and the Castle complex, and will be back next year.
  • james From england
    Sent on 05 February 2015
    Lovely apartments bang on yasterbets slopes. Great spa and swimming pool and cheaper prices than borovets for food and beer. Best hotel and facilites in borovets
  • Jayne Gay From England
    Sent on 25 January 2015
    Just got back from Bansko what a fabulous week. A party of 6 which includes our daughter's aged 20-24 and the night life for them was great. No long queues, food good and we cannot wait for next year!
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