Get ready for an exciting winter sport holiday

The physical shape, the technical skills and a well-balanced diet are of great importance for a good sport preparation.

Get ready for an exciting winter sport holiday, November 25, 2013

The snow season is knocking on the door and we all can't wait to hit the slopes for another exciting winter sport holiday in the mountains. It's essential to prepare our bodies in order to enjoy a smooth and joyful holiday without physical overload and traumas.

The physical shape and the technical skills are of great importance for a good sport preparation. These components are equally important and any weakness in each of them is a prerequisite for traumas and physical overload.

The main components of the physical preparation include strength, endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, coordination and balance. To get ready and stay fit follow these simple rules:

- Sport all year round! Statistics show that usually traumas are caused to the so called “season sportsman”.
- Options: fitness, jogging, football, swimming, yoga, Pilates, tennis, box, tracking and many others;
- Fitness, swimming and yoga are an excellence additive to each sport,
- Ride a bike when possible.

The strength, coordination, balance and orientation can be trained with:
- Trampoline jumps;
- Fit-ball exercises;
- Balance board;

To improve your skiing/ boarding technique it's good to have a solid theory knowledge and practice. These can be achieved by:

- Taking lessons. Even if you are a good skier, it's always good to have someone to guide you and help you improve your techniques;
- Practicing all kinds of board sports – skateboard, serf and etc.
- Following what specialists share online.
- Watching video clips;

Additional precautions:
- Heating up – at least 5 min movement of all joints, right before the sport activity.
- Body restoring therapies – rest, stretching, massage, ice;
- Treatment and prophylaxis of old injuries.

Aside from undergoing an exercise program, make sure to eat a well-balanced diet in order to get in shape for Skiing. These will not only make you ready for Skiing. Exercise and a balanced diet can likewise make you healthy and more mentally geared up in whatever endeavor you take.


  • val From United Kingdom
    Sent on 15 February 2017
    group of us just back from borovets.we arrived 4th feb 2017 and departed 11th feb.had a great time.hotel rila was fab.great gym and was school was great.we had a really good instructor Martin Hristov.he was really good with everyone took time to try and learn everyone.we all had a great time thankyou.will be back next yearx
  • Alison From England
    Sent on 15 January 2017
    I wonder if the poor review is really about the Winslow Elegance. We have been going for years. It does not serve food and never has done. However, the spacious accommodation is for self-catering. We have always found it to be clean and we have always found that the reception staff can not do enough for you. We are looking forward to our next visit in February, 2017, Bring it on!!
  • RobJ From UK
    Sent on 01 January 2017
    Had a great week over xmas there - Hotel Lion was great, didn't see any lift queues but I did get there early. Easy blues for the most part, not loads for the advanced skier but great for beginners and families. I had more fun here than Chamonix last year at the same time. Bottom line ...manage your expectations... it is more than value for money but don't expect Whistler.
  • Pepa From Madrid
    Sent on 24 August 2016
    Un citio presioso pero todo lo demas 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