Borovets lifts

The lift infrastructure in Borovets is very well developed and offer drag lifts, baby tows, seat chain lifts, plus a gondola lift.

Borovets lifts

ll ski lifts operate from 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM . Each lift closes for technical checks and maintenance for half a day each week and for 1 full day each month !

Lift system: 1 chair lift, 6 drag lifts, 1 gondola, Few baby drag lifts;

Borovets Lifts
The lift infrastructure of the resort is very well developed by drag lifts, baby tows, seat chain lifts, plus a gondola lift. 
1 six-seat Gondola lift, 2 High Speed Quad Chair lifts, 1 Fixed Grip Quad Chair lift, 10 Surface ski lifts and 9 tow lifts. As for the 6 persons gondola lift, it takes you to the Yastrebets peak on 2363 m above sea level. The difference in altitude is approx. 1046 m and length of route is 4827 m.

The gondola lift has a capacity of 1200 persons per hour. The journey takes around 20 minutes.

Getting off the gondola you can view the marvellous peaks of the Rila mountain - Moussala (highest), Malka Moussala, Irechek, Deno, Aleko.

New 6-pack high speed lift Martinovi Baraki Express awaits all ski fans for season 2018/19.

The new lift replaces the old 4-seater on the existing line with new technology, significant increase in capacity and speed. The new lift will be taking up to 3,000 people per hour – more than three times more than before and the riding time will take only 3.5 minutes – more than two time faster than before.

The lift Martinovi Baraki Express is one of the key lifts in the resort and during the winter season transports thousands of people every day. The lift connects the learning center in front of Hotel Rila with the blue ski run “Martinovi baraki 1”, the red ones “Martinovi baraki 2 & 3” and the black ones “Martinovi baraka 4” and “Cherveno zname” and also the terrain park “Snow Park Borosport”. The lift operates for the popular night skiing in Borovets.

Ski runs Type Length [m] Elevation [m]
Yastrebets 1 Gondola 4827 1046
Fonfon 4-seat 2050 609
Yastrebets 1 4-seat 2050 609
Sitnyakovo 4-seat 1786 439
Martinovi Baraki 1 4-seat 1209 313
Markujik 3 Drag 1031 366
Markujik 2A 4-seat 950 342
Markujik 2A 4-seat 950 342
Markujik 1 Drag 903 223
Markujik 0 - beginners piste (Suhar) Drag 500 42
Rotata Drag 500 54
Sitnyakovo Drag 208 70
Martinovi Baraki 3 Drag 200 50
Iglika Drag 196 50
Martinovi Baraki 2 Drag 180 33
Rila Drag 180 33

  • 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!!!
  • brownie From wales
    Sent on 02 March 2014
    Just returned from our first ski trip took a 6 day beginner course and our instructor was galia. She was such a lovely person and all the group enjoyed the week . The snow wasn't great but it was fine for us to learn upon.stayed at the hotel rila it is a 3star hotel but I must say the staff are awesome. It can be noisy if you are located in the studios as they face the street .people do party till the early hours and can be heard .if they can sort that out it would be even better I wonder what the police are doing .will return next year depending on snowfall.balkan holidays are a good to go with everthing was organise very well. the bulgarian people are extremely friendly. The chilli in bj's is worth a go.
  • terryhusher From England
    Sent on 08 January 2014
    I am having a wonderful time in Borovets. We are spending lots of time in The White Magic. Christo, Janet, Lora and Val are looking after us with Amazing Food and Drink and fun times. Jools and Mickey are top people, so glad to meet them. Thank you White Magic you are all magic x
  • Jools and Mickey From UK
    Sent on 31 December 2013
    On our way to Borovets on Saturday 4th. We are really looking forward to another week of skiing and socialising. Happy New Year to everyone who is out there.. let it Snow , let it snow let it snow! P.S just bought ski helmets ....makes sense! Get well soon Mr Schumacher we are thinking of you!
  • Steph From MALTA
    Sent on 04 March 2013
    Hi, we are arriving in Borovets on Friday 8th March 2013, how are the weather conditions? i've seen rain on some of the sites does that mean the slopes are going to be icy?
  • John & Julie From uk
    Sent on 10 January 2013
    Only a week to go and Borovets here we come..... Did complain earlier about the web cams not updating but hey they are working great now, snows looking good, can't wait to get back there and see all our friends.. Will be in my favourite bar (Bar Sunski) having a beer very soon....
  • Kimberley Walker From England
    Sent on 06 January 2013
    yes that's true. Best place is Nick's chalet. We had an absolutely fantastic time there. My family and I are definitely coming back!!
  • a group of 16 people from Manchester From England
    Sent on 29 October 2012
    Best place in Borovets is definitely Nick's chalet - Four Seasons. Trust me, we've been to many places but I haven't seen such a great chalet .It's so clean and breakfast is out of this world. Nick and Mariana will always help you. Nick organizes ski equipment, ski school (he's a very patient ski instructor)Restaurants around the chalet are much better and cheaper than those in Borovets. We are definitely coming back
  • Audrey Bonnici From Malta
    Sent on 27 March 2012
    Dear all, I m maltese and I visited Borovets last week in mid March 12. We stayed in Samakov hotel and we have very nice memories both in the hotel and in the skii resort... George is a very good skii tutor and he helped us all.. I would recommend skiing in borovetz and i wish to go there again soon.. aud
  • rayshaza From uk
    Sent on 26 February 2012
    just back from first ski holiday in borovets.had great time with great snow and scenery.our nine yr old son had an amazing time skiing same slopes as us in his lessons.sadly our five yr old daughter didnt have same experience.borosports (main ski school) only start lessons from 7yr so we had booked her into ski kindergarten,which for an aware 5 1/2yr old isnt ideal.we did get a private lesson for her and she was away,snow ploughing down the greens without a bother. otherwise great experience.Oh one other tip,make sure you take small domination in lev as the restaurants love to round things up and say they dont have change!!