Borovets pistes

Information and map of the ski slopes in Borovets ski resort in Bulgaria.

Height of resort: 1350 m
Highest skiing area: 2560 m
Total length of runs: 58 km
Longest run: 12 km
Direction of slopes: North
Cross country tracks length: 35 km long

Lift system:1 six-seat Gondola lift, 2 High Speed Quad Chair lifts, 1 Fixed Grip Quad Chair lift 10 Surface ski lifts, few baby drag lifts. 19 ski runs with total length of 58 km provide perfect skiing conditions for all tourists from December util late April. All tracks are divided according to their level of difficulty and they can satisfy any skill level - beginners, intermediate or advanced skiers.

There are three ski centers in Borovets ski resort: Central Borovets ski center – starting from 1337 m altitude up to 1780 m. Yastrebetz ski center – from 1340 m up to 2369 m. Markudjik ski center – from 2340 m up to 2550 m. The cross country trails are 35 km long, designed according to th erequirements of FIS (Federation Internationnale de Ski), at minimum wideth of 6 m. The resort also offers biathlon facilities for training and competitions. Ski jumping - available in Central Borovets ski centre. Night skiing on lighting is available opposite hotel Rila every day from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Borovets Ski Slopes

Ski run Difficulty Length [m] Inclination [m]
Sitnyakovo Light piste 5800 400
Sitnyakovo 1 Medium 4000 230
Sitnyakovo 2 Medium 4000 250
Yastrebets 1 Medium 3200 860
Popangelov Medium 3000 650
Yastrebets 3 Medium 2350 617
Markujik 2A Difficult ski run 1300 280
Martinovi Baraki 3 Medium 1260 320
Markujik 3 Medium 1240 390
Martinovi Baraki 4 Difficult ski run 1240 302
Markujik 1 Medium 1220 220
Martinovi Baraki 1 Light piste 1160 340
Martinovi Baraki 2 Medium 1160 280
Sitnyakovo 3 Medium 1000 220
Fonfon Difficult ski run 800 0
Markujik 0 - beginners piste (Suhar) Beginners 600 0
Borovets Cross country 0 0
Markujik 2B Difficult ski run 0 0
Haramiya Light piste 0 0
Rila Light piste 0 0
Iglika Light piste 0 0
Rotata Beginners 0 0
Cherveno zname Difficult ski run 0 0
Musalenska pateka Light piste 0 0
Funpark Medium 0 0
Sitnyakovski pat Light piste 0 0
Borosport Snowpark Light piste 0 0

Beginners can enjoy a high standard of English speaking instructors and gentle nursery slopes, just beside the Rila Hotel Complex and barely three minutes' walk from the Hotel Samokov and Borosport chalets. Instruction is 4 hours per day, 6 days a week (2 hours a day for cross country). The friendly, fluent in foreign languages instructors make learning quick and efficient. Beginners start the week on the nursery slopes outside the Hotel Rila but by the end of the week everyone is heading for the gondola lift and the more challenging runs at the top of Yastrebets. The Borovets ski school has an excellent international reputation. The best ski run for absolute beginners is Sitnyakovo 1 (5800 m).

Intermediate skiers can enjoy a very good resort for their skills. Most of the total 19 ski runs are ideal for the intermediate skier. The choices are wide and varied, with excellent skiing in the exciting Yastrebets area and from the Sitnyakovski chair lift. The well-planned lift system includes the 5 km, 6-person Yastrebets gondolla lift, which opens up a wealth of enjoyable runs, ranging from wide sunny boulevards in the Moussala basin, to scenic looping trails through the trees. From the gondolla taking you to the top you can try the longest downhill run in Bulgaria, as well as some great skiing on the slopes of the wind-free basin underneath Moussala peak.

Advanced skiers and experts can enjoy the black runs of Markujik 2 and 3. Also the testing World Cup run, one of the more challenging pistes on the Yastrebets area or the excellent skiing through the trees and off-piste. 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.

PISTE MAINTENANCE: Modern machines maintain the excellent condition of the ski tracks. No matter if it is snowing or not the tracks are trampled down every night. The company maintaining the pistes gives a guarantee of 120 days of snowy tracks per year. So skiing on the tracks is possible form the beginning of December till mid April.

NEW  • A 200-meter carpet lift takes the skiers from ski center Markudjik to the upper station of the gondola lift "Yastrebetz".
• The widened Musala Pathway is fully completed. This 10-km ski path is the easiest way down to the center of Borovets. 

  • 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!
  • kostisx From greece
    Sent on 18 January 2015
    Θαυμάσιο χιονοδρομικό κέντρο. Έρχομαι εδώ και 3 χρόνια κάθε χρόνο. Πολύ καλή σχολή σκι, πολύ περιποιημένες οι πίστες , οικονομικές τιμές, ανάλογες με την ευρωπαϊκή κρίση. Κατηφόρες για όλα τα γούστα και με πολλά λιφτ χωρίς πολλές πολλές ουρές. Δεν είναι εκείνο το κακό που γίνεται στο Μπάνσκο με την γόνδολα κάθε πρωϊ τις ατελείωτες ουρές και τις παρατημένες πίστες όλο πέτρα που καταστρέφεις τα σκι σου και κινδυνεύεις να τραυματιστείς. Το συνιστώ σε κάθε σκιέρ που θέλει να ευχαριστηθεί το χιόνι..
  • Elena From greece
    Sent on 17 January 2015
    very bad service! they served us old warmed meat frozen inside!!! we had to wait 1 hour for that and they charged us 85 leva per portion!!!!! we refused to pay and they threaten to beat us up and even call the police!!!