What was 'New' in BulgariaSki.com

What was 'New' in BulgariaSki.com

in year 2002

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24 January 2002
Our Mr. Kalin had 3 days of excellent skiing in Pamporovo last weekend, see the fresh photos he took for you...
The snow reports from Borovets are bad.

03 February 2002
We have a new hotel from Borovets joining our holiday programme. Ibar hotel-good value for money, see it here...
The new forecast is for snow in Borovets on 6 February.

11 February 2002
Snow came in Borovets! Last night it snowed in Borovets. The new snow in the resort is about 5 cm, but the upper slopes got more of it. The uncovered, grassy patches of the resort are finally ok. The temperature is not very low, but this snow cover will last till 15 Feb when the big snow in Bulgaria is expected. Hopefully we will finally get the long expected snow cover improvement.

15 Feb 2002
Mike Beddows from UK spend one week in Pamporovo, see his comments and recent photos here...

18 Feb 2002
We have a new hotel from Pamporovo, joining our on-line booking system. The centrally located, nice, luxury and recently refurbished, 4 stars hotel Murgavets is welcoming skiers with high standard and very reasonable prices, click here to see more... 

21 Feb 2002
One more hotel from Bansko is joining our ski holiday program. Karol hotel has 13 apartments and 5 double rooms, all with private shower and WC, TV, direct dial telephone, fridge and mini-bar. Sauna is available too. See this hotel and offers here...


more fresh pics from Bansko are available here

11 Mar 2002
Dear BulgariaSki friends,
S N O W    I S    B A C K  ! ! !
It snows heavily in Borovets since the 10 Feb. Also, snows in Pamporovo and Bansko!
This snow will keep the good skiing in Bulgaria till the end of March, or maybe more... Now's the time to grab your skis and come skiing in Bulgaria! 
We are expecting you :))...

more photos from Borovets 12 March 2002 are available here

18 Mar 2002
BulgariaSki.com went skiing in Bansko this weekend. The snow cover and ski conditions were great!
We had 2 days of sunshine and excellent skiing. Mr. B. took many new photos and will soon publish them here. 
We also went for the Big Mountain competition organised by BEFSA.

18 Mar 2002
Ski (men):
Winner is Sebastien Angelini (ITALY)
Ski (women):
Winner is Maya Stoilova (BULGARIA)
Winner is Kostadin Kostadinov (BULGARIA)
...report and photos of the competition

On this very hard slope of Todorka was the competition...


25 March 2002
After the heavy snowing over Bulgarian mountains last few days, the ski conditions in the major ski resorts Borovets, Pamporovo and Bansko are improved! 
Good skiing is reported in all of them.
We have fresh photos of Borovets, 25 March 2002.
See them here....

more fresh pics from Borovets are available here...

27-28 March 2002
Snowy Bulgaria surprised all late season skiers with a thick snow cover and perfect ski conditions, one of the best this season.
All people coming to ski/board in Bulgaria next days will find good snow, low prices and no lift queues.
Our colleague Vladi took some new pics from Borovets on 27 and 28 March 2002.
See them here....

BOROVETS, 28 March 2002
more fresh pics from Borovets 
are available here...

05 April 2002
Snow, snow, snow!
It started snowing this night in Bulgaria again. Not only in the mountains, but it also snowed in the rest of the country.
See some fresh photos here...

15 April 2002
The skiing conditions in Bulgarian mountain resorts are not good!
The temperatures are already quite high, so the little snow left is melting very fast.
BulgariaSki.com will carry on updating the snow conditions in the resorts for few more days, but we can say that the skiing for this season is finished.

20 April 2002
Skiing for season 2001-2002 is finished.
For those of you interested on how the season was going please visit our 'archive' where you can see the historic snow and skiing reports, some facts and information from the snowy months. Our 'articles and reports' sections contains useful information and photos from the period December 2001 - April 2002.
We at BulgariaSki.com would like to thank all of you who visited this web-site during the winter, and especially those of you who took part in our DISCUSSION and sent valuable comments on the resorts, hotels and how they spent their ski holiday in Bulgaria. Your help is highly appreciated! Thanks!

For all mountain lovers BulgariaSki.com will be constantly updated with the latest summer offers from the mountain resorts. Don't forget that the Bulgarian mountains are very beautiful, so those of you who want to see them in the spring and summer are welcome. Mountain trekking, bike tours, trips, etc. will be organized next months. All resorts will be working, BulgariaSki.com will be working too.
Bulgaria is expecting you...

6 Sep 2002
Hello, hello
We started the bookings for the new season 2002-2003!
Currently we have fresh offer from hotel Samokov , hotel Rila , hotel Breza and hotel Mura in Borovets, and also we are ready with the price of the ski/snowboard packages for Borovets this winter.
More offers are coming soon...
1 October 2002
Snow came!
We have 30 cm of fresh snow on Moussala peak (Borovets) and more is coming!
Seems that this winter will be very snowy!

25 October 2002
Snow cannons for artificial snow will be build in Borovets for the beginning of the new season 2002-2003. The new facilities are supposed to be ready till 1 December 2002. Mr. BulgariaSki reports about the building work of the snow cannons in Borovets...read more


25 October 2002
Mr. BulgariaSki took a nice picture of the snowy mountain - Borovets, 25 October 2002.


14 November 2002
BulgariaSki.com presents the newest luxury hotel in Bansko.
Tanne was opened in the summer of 2002. Very well furnished and designed in authentic Bulgarian style. Provides comfort and unique atmosphere...read more.


27 November 2002 News from Borovets!
Borosport, the company operating the slopes and lifts in Borovets officially informed us today that a number of new facilities for skiers and snowboarders will be launched for the new season:
» 1 new piste (called Rotata) for snowboarders beginning at the top of the 4-seat lift. 
» Also, 3 new lifts will be added to the existing lift system: 
1) Drag lift 'Kotvata' 
2) Drag lift 'Yastrebets', in front of hotel Yastrebets 
3) Drag lift 'Plaz No. 4' . 
The existing lift passes for the entire lift system in Borovets (sold by Profi Tours at discount) will be valid for the new lifts as well...read more.

02 December 2002 We start updating our snow reports daily!

14 December 2002 New Season in Borovets opened!
Today was the official opening of the new season 2002/2003 in Borovets. There was a ceremony which started at 5.30 pm on "Plaz 3", one of the pistes where were installed the new facilities. We could see the lighting and sound (completely installed) and the snow guns...read more here


15 December 2002 Skiing started in Bulgaria!
Today is the first skiing day for this season in Bulgaria. In Borovets skiing is possible in the pistes in front of hotel Rila on artificial snow and in Pamporovo on slopes Senjanka 1 and Snejanka 6 to chalet Studenets.
..read more in the snow cover report

16 December 2002 Skiing in Bansko to start on 20 December 2002!
It was announced today that the skiing season in Bansko will start on 20 December 2002.

18 December 2002 Latest news from the construction work in Bansko
The management of Yulen Co., the concessionaire of the skiing center in Bansko, hopes that two new four-seat lifts will start working in January, 2003. It is for the first time that a four-seat lift with plastic shields against wind and snow are installed in Bulgaria.
The new gondolla lift, which will be put into operation in the second half of February, 2003 will be very convenient for all the tourists. The young fans of the winter sports will dispose of running paths, merry-go-rounds and a kindergarten


  • Mario Domínguez From España
    Sent on 23 December 2022
    I have received the best service imaginable, with great flexibility, I have never received such excellent attention as that received with this company
  • Ana Whitton From UK
    Sent on 06 March 2019
    I wanted to write a proper review of our hotel and experience while in Pamporovo, so this is the addition to my email. We flew to Sofia and the pre booked taxi transport was waiting for us. The driver (Kosta) was wonderful and we felt really safe with him driving. Our flight was late and we arrived to the Dafovska hotel after midnight. The reception was open and they were waiting for us. We were given sandwiches and water and shown to our room. The rooms were spacious and warm, the beds comfortable, bathroom lovely and clean. Plenty of hot water, the towels were changed every day and bins emptied. The hotel has Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room which is 12 leva per person with towels. I would have liked the water in the Jacuzzi to be a bit warmer. We went in every day after skiing, apart from one when we tried a different hotel. Snezanka hotel has a swimming pool too. Its ok but it was too busy for us and we decided to stick with ours. Their changing rooms are very very small and you have to pay extra for the towels. We chose half board. There was many things to choose for breakfast, hot food, pancakes, fruit, cereal & toast. Apple & orange juice as well as many teas and coffees. I have to admit I always take my own tea bags . Not having to cook dinner after a day skiing was very welcome. There isn’t really a great choice for strict vegetarians, but I always managed to find tasty food to eat. You can buy drinks from the bar, or bring your own. There is a free shuttle bus that takes you to ski centre Malina. Very busy ski centre. We met with the representative Nelly there. I would have preferred to have the information on what time to be where when we arrived. Nelly organised our helmets (you need to rent this separately, 5 leva per person), ski equipment and our instructor. Well! I cannot give more glowing review for our instructor! Alex was amazing, very patient, very friendly and knowledgeable. We had lessons in the morning, then lunch, which he was very good to organise with the local bar, then another set of lessons. The food in the bars by the ski school and at the top of the slope was very good. Big portions, quickly delivered. I only needed soup at lunch time which were homemade and delicious. Staff, at the ski centre and gondolas, didn’t always speak a lot of English or smile enough but they were never the less very helpful especially with children and beginners. We skied on our last day too and we were picked up from the hotel by a taxi to be taken to the airport. This taxi driver was not so careful and good at driving and we could not wait to get to Sofia and get out of his car. The whole organisation of our trip with BulgariaSki was excellent! Thank you all
  • Richard From England
    Sent on 10 February 2019
    Have just spent 5 nights at the hotel for the second year. Still same high standards. Had a after ski massage with Kateriua, spot on girl knows her stuff. Highly recommended her.
  • Tommyboy From Scotland
    Sent on 07 April 2018
    5th time skiing in Bansko, have been here over Xmas period and Easter break, hasn't always been a lot of snow but enough to ski for five days. It is a good value for money skiing holiday for those on a budget, food very good value and varied depending on taste, some restaurants better than others, again depending on personal taste. Not to sure what the nightlife is like as we stay in our timeshare resort The Balkan Jewel which is 3 > 4 miles out of Bansko, they operate a free shuttle bus but the last one back from town is at 4.30pm therefore going back into town would require the use of taxis. I am sure we will be back in the future.
  • Mitko From Bulgaria
    Sent on 28 February 2018
    Dear all, Borovets is a nice place to be, but it is risky to ski there. The slopes for advanced skiers are crossing the slopes for beginners and the slopes are negligently prepared with icy spots and snow heap places. This all is a precondition for accidents. The ski lifts are maintained all on the surface, they stop frequently and the gondola had to be scrapped years ago. So be careful when skiing in Borovets!
  • Lene willsea From N.i
    Sent on 28 February 2018
    I love Pomporova. Its our home from home.We first went in 2008, the airport was a portacabin and the lifts were a dangling wooden chair.. The place improves year on year. I would highly recommend it. VERY CHEAP once ur there. But with all upgrades the prices to travel are clinbing. Jumped 200 in two yrs.
  • Neo From United Kingdom
    Sent on 15 February 2018
    The hotel it’s a brilliant idea however there are aspects you would be surprised to stumble upon We arrived late at night about 10pm. Greater by a very polite hostes she kindly provided us with prepacked sandwiches as the restaurant closed at 9pm ( we called in advance to ask if such is possible especially when you have young ckranky from long travel hours in multiple travel vechicles The room very spatious. Bed cover had some suspicious sticky stains that absolutely horrified me at the thought that my children could possibly put their tiny hands on to that. One of the bath robes provided had a black stain on its back, the other bath robe had its pocket thorn out and just hanging. There was a massive flaky, mouldy, damp patch in the corner on the ceiling. The toilet was leaking on the floor. Breakfast food was cold and rancid with a queue for pncakes quite long and very impatient as pancakes was the only food that you could have still warm. Boiled eggs were cold and so hard the yolk was dusty . Fried eggs were dry... won’t even go to details about the rest of the food. As the drinks offered to be purchased by the restaurant aren’t the healthiest of choice for children (all the juices on choice contained added multiple preserving agents and colourants) we asked if possible to have some tap water. It proved to be a terrible mistake, we were told that yes but we would have to pay for it, then told that if they bring a jug for us everyone else will be asking for it, then he brought a manager who was more rude than the server and plainly put it that even if we have children asking for water we would have to buy bottled water and she is not prepared to give us water for free, unnecessarily often stressing the ?free’ word. There are far more many good things that are good about this hotel. It’s main let down it’s restaurant staff who are poor hospitality professionals and frankly plain rude.
  • Nigel Buckle From United Kingdom
    Sent on 17 December 2017
    I have stayed at the Orlovetz for 6 out of the last 8 years and will be returning in 2018 for another week. It has become my 'Winter retreat'. A modern hotel that stands out due to its prominent position and its design. The rooms are comfortable and warm with plenty of wardrobe space and an area to relax. The safe is in the wardrobe, which is really useful for your valuables. There is a decently equipped gym, a small pool (though you can also use the larger pool in the Perelik as well) a Sauna and massage treatments, great for those aches from the first days of skiing ! The restaurant was made larger a couple of years ago and now accommodates more guests. Both breakfast and dinner are buffet style, the food, in general, is of good quality and there usually at least four different options at dinner. There is a small bar in the lobby area and a Piano Bar on the top floor that has stunning views across the surrounding district. As it is the sister hotel to the Perelik there is a tunnelway that links the two and saves you going out in the snow if you choose to use the alternative facilities provided there. One of them being 'The Pub' (previously known as the Pampi Bar) plus a couple of night clubs and a bowling alley. Also as the Orlovetz is just across from the Schnezanka it is only a short walk to Daks Bar, often used as the first mornings meeting place for your ski passes etc.,which is a lively night spot with live music and very popular. In all a great Hotel within a great small town, try it , Pamper yourself !
  • Liz From England
    Sent on 19 November 2017
    I went with my daughter January 2018. I was a cheap half board flights included and we wasn’t expecting much.... but what a fantastic week we had!! Stayed at the Lion hotel which is about a 10-15 minute walk to the slopes/town. A free shuttle is provide by the hotel. The hotel and staff are lovely. The food was always varied and hot. My daughter and I are vegetarians and in only two nights were we disappointed with the choice - but we heaped up on pudding so didn’t go hungry. Am lucky enough to be going back in 2018.
  • 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 spa.food was good.ski 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