What was 'New' in BulgariaSki.com

What was 'New' in BulgariaSki.com

in year 2003

9 May 2003: SKI SEASON 2002-2003 IS FINISHED
Another great ski season in the mountains of Bulgaria is finished!
We had great time with plenty of snow on the slopes this winter. The season started on 14 December 2002 and finished on 5 May 2003. We had wonderful snow conditions in all resorts during the whole season, without no- or bad-snow days.
We, at BulgariaSki.com did our best to keep you informed about the current conditions on the pistes, published hundred of photos, wrote plenty of reports on the skiing/snowboarding, visited the best bars and discos in the resorts and ... drunk loads of beer with all BulgariaSki friends.
Now a hot summer is coming in Bulgaria. We will not update the info on the site as often as the winter, but will inform you about everything important that happens in the mountain resorts.
Please visit our discussion board regularly, the discussion is on and the latest information will be published there.
If you are interested on how the season was going, please visit our archive pages and the historic snow reports
Mr. BulgariaSki will stay on-line for all your questions by email nic@bulgariaski.com or in the discussion board.
Thanks, and have a nice summer!

29 April 2003
The resort of Bansko still enjoys great skiing in the morning hours, the snow cover is 110 cm and most pistes are open!
However the snow is melting very fast in the rest of the Bulgarian ski resorts, and the pistes there are closing. The hot weather in Bulgaria is already here.
So, the ski lovers are advised to go to Bansko for some last days of skiing this season!

19 April 2003
It is snowing again in the mountains of Bulgaria. There are very few skiers in the resorts now, therefore the pistes of Borovets were not groomed past few days. The company operating the lifts in Borovets announced that they will bash them for the weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) when more skiers are expected to come. In Pamporovo there are about 65 cm of snow, but all pistes and lifts are open. In Bansko there are about 130 cm, most pistes and slopes are open and working. The skiing is good in the morning, when it is colder, but after lunch it gets too warm and the snow becomes very soft.

7 April 2003
It has been snowing in Bulgaria last 3 days, today it is snowing heavily. 
There is fresh snow cover in all mountain resorts, in Borovets the total snow cover is 90 cm in Bansko 140 cm.
This late April snow will provide another 2 or 3 weeks of good skiing.
Read the detailed snow report here.

6 April 2003 
Great ski conditions in Borovets after the recent snowfall.
After snowing for the last couple of days Borovets has new snow cover and improved skiing conditions in the resort. Most lifts and slopes are open and operating.


27 March 2003 
Great late season skiing in Bansko!
Mr. BulgariaSki spent 1 day of great skiing in Bansko. Took some great pictures for you. 
Read the full report and see the photos here...


22 March 2003
Mr. BulgariaSki: Great skiing in Borovets!
Officially today is the first day of the spring. However, the snow conditions are excellent in Borovets...
Read the full report and see the photos here...

08 March 2003 Mr. BulgariaSki skied Borovets!
Mr. BulgariaSki was in Borovets today. Read his report and see fresh pictures: "Bright sunny day, temperature around 2 degrees Celsius. The snow conditions are good, although some small stones can be seen on few pistes. The snow is firm, skis go very fast: sharp edges are needed on your skis for better control. Read the full report and see the photos here...


21 Feb 2003 Great skiing in Vitosha!
Mr. BulgariaSki was in Vitosha today. Read his report and see fresh pictures: "Friends, I can say only few words about skiing in Vitosha today -GREAT, GREAT and GREAT. The weather was perfect: sunny and no clouds. Temperature around zero, snow brilliant (some 120 cm cover). Read the full report here...


17 Feb 2003 Great skiing in Pamporovo!
After the constant snow fall in Pamporovo over the last days, the resort has 140 cm of snow! All pistes are in perfect condition. Today the weather is cold and cloudy, the snow is crunching under the skis, it's great!
What else can you do? Come to Pamporovo!
See the latest photo report here...


03 Feb 2003 Constant snowing in Bulgaria!
After few days of non-stop snowfall, Bulgarian mountain resorts are offering great conditions for snowsports. Again Bansko has the biggest snow cover of 140 cm, Pamporovo 75 cm, Borovets 65 cm, Vitosha 120 cm! For updated snow cover report, please visit this page
It keeps on snowing...Now's the time to come to Bulgaria!


29 January 2003 SMS reports on www.BulgariaSki.com
Our new facility is called 'SMS reports'. Every BulgariaSki friend is now able to send short messages to our site. These will be instantly published in the "resort news" page of every ski resort. Please report from the slopes and let all visitors know what are the conditions, is it snowing, etc...Read how you can report by SMS

15 January 2003 Webcams and resort updates daily!
Great news for all BulgariaSki visitors. We finally have the first camera producing fresh image everyday from Pamporovo. Also, for every resort we have set the new page called "Resort update" where everybody can read new reports every day written by our resort reps and our friends who are in the resort at the moment. See the Pamporovo update here See them here...
Pamporovo webcam
02 January 2002 Skiing and boarding in all Bulgarian resorts!

At the moment the main Bulgarian mountain resorts offer excellent snow and piste conditions. Skiing and boarding is possible since the official opening of the resorts (14-20 Dec 2002) for the new season 2002/2003. It is even better since the fresh snow that we had in the night of 31 Dec and the day of 1 Jan 2003!
Another week of great skiing is on it's way!
Enjoy Bulgaria :))


12 January 2002 Big snow in Bulgaria!
After the heavy snowfall last night, the snow conditions in all Bulgarian mountain resorts are excellent, providing great skiing and boarding on most slopes.

Mr. BulgariaSki reports from Borovets with recent photos. See them here...
15 January 2002 Webcams and resort updates daily!
Great news for all BulgariaSki visitors. We finally have the first camera producing fresh image everyday from Pamporovo. Also, for every resort we have set the new page called "Resort update" where everybody can read new reports every day written by our resort reps and our friends who are in the resort at the moment. See the Pamporovo update here See them here...

see what was "New" in 2002

  • 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