Other ski resorts in Bulgaria

Apart from the major mountain resorts of Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo there are many other smaller resorts offering skiing and snowboarding facilities. These smaller places located in the Pirin, Rila or Rhodopi mountaints are much different and calmer. They have their own charm and would be a good experience for all friends of the mountains and sport. These smaller resorts are all different, more or less developed, you can learn more below ...

  • Banya ski resort Location The village of Banya is situated in the south-west of Bulgaria, in a valley between the three big mountains Rila, Pirin and the Rhodopes. It is 156 km away from the capital Sofia and only 6 km from Bansko ski resort and the town of Razlog. The population of the resort is about 3,000. History The mineral springs in the site are the reason this region to be settled very early. The first inhabitants are the Thracians, which is proved by the remains of their culture... read more

  • Dobrinishte resort Location Dobrinishte is situated on 810 m above the sea level at the foot of the Pirin Mountain in the south-eastern part of the Razlog valley. Dobrinishte is located 165 km from Sofia and 6 km south of Bansko ski resort. Resort information Dobrinishte is a popular summer and winter mountain resort with its mineral springs, ski tracks and virgin nature. The ski centre of Dobrinishte provides several ski tracks suitable for beginners, as well as for intermediate and... read more

  • Beli Iskar resort This lovely village is located in the foot of Rila mountain, on  8 km from Borovets, 65 km from the capital Sofia and 7 km from Samokov. This small mountain resort is situated on 1130 m above the sea level. Some of the most attractive routes to Mousala start from here.Everyone who has visited the village is always promising to return. And it is definitely worth the effort. Beautiful and cosy houses are arranged like a rosary among the pine trees. Actually this is not... read more

  • Berkovitsa resort Location The town of Berkovitsa is situated in the northern foot of Berkovski Balkan (Western Balkan Range). It is 89 kilometers north from Sofia and 25 kilometers north of the Petrochan narrow. The largest part of the area is a hilly mountain terrain, very often cut through by ravines. The lowest point above sea level is in the village of Borovtsi - 250 metres, and the highest point is the Kom Peak - 2016 metres. The northern slopes of Berkovski Balkan are famous for... read more

  • Bodrost ski resort Location Bodrost ski centre is situated in Kartala site, just 30 km away from Blagoevgrad city in Bulgaria. Bodrost is a small ski centre in the southwestern part of the Rila Mountain, at approximately 1300 m height. It is a starting point to numerous hiking routes in Rila Mountain, also offers perfect conditions for skiing for beginners. The ski zone Kartala welcomes all keen skiers on a perfectly maintained, snowy ski runs from December to April. Ski slope Bodrost... read more

  • Dupnitsa Location Dupnitsa is a town in Southwestern Bulgaria. It is situated around Dzherman River at the northwestern foothills of Rila Mountain. The town is 68 km south of Sofia, and 39 km east of the district town Kyustendil. History The first information about the town appeared in 15 century in the ottoman register, after the ottoman invasion. During the 18 and 19 century the town developed as an ore mining centre. The population of Dupnitsa was very active in the national... read more

  • Govedartsi  The village of Govedartsi is situated just 80 kilometers from Sofia, at the foot of the Rila Mountain, near Cherni Iskar River. It is turned into a national mountain resort. Visitors can have a walk in Maliovitsa valley, climb Maliovitsa peak and enjoy beautiful sights. Govedartsi is a starting point for trekking routes to the magnificent Rila Monastery and the 7 Rila lakes. There are excellent conditions for ski during the winter. There are regular bus lines to the town of... read more

  • Kom

    Kom ski resort Location Kom tourist and sport complex is located just 15 kilometres from Berkovitsa, 12 km from the Petrohan gorge (approximately 52 km from Sofia). Kom is situated at 1500 meters above the sea level in the Balkan mountain range (Stara Planina mountain). Climate The snow cover lasts more than four months on the northern slopes of the mountain and thus provides wonderful conditions for winter sports like skiing, slalom and cross country skiing as well as different summer... read more

  • Kulinoto resort Location Kulinoto is a site in the northern part of Pirin Mountain, at the valley of  “Kulina” river (affluent to Elovica River). It is 1400 meters above the sea level. The resort is huddled in venerable beech forest. Kulinoto is 12 kilometers away from Razlog and just 2 km from Predela site. Ski pistes It is locally popular as a place for rest and recreation for the people of the town of Razlog and neighbouring villages. One ski run was made there with... read more

  • Malyovitsa resort Location Malyovitsa is a small resort 40 kilometers away from Borovets. The nature there is great and picturesque. It is situated on the north-western part of Rila 13 kilometers away from the village of Govedarci and 27 from Samokov and is connected by a good road. There are several ski pistes and several sport equipment in the region. Tourism There are also a lot of cosy and comfortable restaurants, where you can eat and drink or just take a rest listening to nice... read more

  • Momchilovtsi resort Momchilovtsi is situated 14 kilometers north of Smolyan and 12 kilometers east from Pamporovo high in the Rodopi Mountain. It is 1050 meters above the sea level. Momchilovtsi offers a brand new piste for snowboarders in the heart of the Rodope Mountain. It is known as the snowboard park- a place for never ending party. The park is attractive because it is brand new and still not commercialized. The small piste is serviced by two mini drags. The small village is proud to... read more

  • The Osogovo mountain Location The Osogovo mountain is situated on the western border of Bulgaria and is the 5th by height Bulgarian mountain. The highest peak in the mountain is Ruen Peak (2252 m). It lies right on the border line with Macedonia. The climate in Osogovo is characterized by severe winters, heavy rains and thick snow cover.  Mountain lovers should be careful in the northern parts of the mountain, since there is a danger of avalanche. Accommodation After the skiing... read more

  • Panichishte Resort Location Panichishte resort is located 1,350 meters above the sea level and lies on the border with Rila National Park. The natural beauty of the Northwestern part of Rila is unforgettable. It is located in Rila mountain, near the town of Separeva Banya (also a spa resort), and not very far from the town of Dupnitsa. This is not only a ski resort, but also a sports and recreation centre for various sports. Some of the most varied ski facilities can be found here! It is... read more

  • Parshevitsa resort Parshevitsa is a small ski resort, situated in Vratsa Balkan Mountain Range. It is in very close proximity to the quiet and beautiful city of Vratsa (only 25 km). Close to Parshevitsa is Vratsa gorge, which is a starting point to:- Parshevitsa hut;- Ledenika cave;- Skaklya waterfall - one of the highest waterfalls in Bulgaria.   Located 112 km away from the capital city, Vratsa is a very popular destination, offering good opportunities for ski tourism,... read more

  • Razlog resort The town of Razlog is situated in the Razlojka valley among three mountains - Rila to the north, Pirin to the south and west and Rodope to the east. Mesta River flows by the town. The town is just 155 kilometers away from Sofia and just 6 kilometers away from the most developed winter resort in Bulgaria - Bansko. The guest of the town can visit 41 buildings in the specific architectural style of the National Revival Period. Tourists should definitely visit the numerous craft... read more

  • Location Ribaritsa village is situated 600 metres above the sea level, at the foot of Stara Planina Mountain Range. The village is located 12 km away from the town of Teteven and 128 km away from Sofia. Ribaritsa is spread along Beli Vit River coast and thus is a perfect place for holidays, far away from the city. Skiing Berkina Mogila site, near ribaritsa offers a 1000 metres long ski slope, serviced by a "Pomagalski" drag lift. This is the only ski slope in Bulgaria, offering summer... read more

  • Samokov resort Location Samokov is situated on the northern foot of Rila Mountain among the so called field which is one of the highest fields in Bulgaria. The longest Bulgarian river- Iskar passes through it. The town is just 60 kilometers away from Sofia and just 12 kilometers in north- western direction of the worldwide famous resort- Borovets. Samokov is the biggest producer of potatoes in Bulgaria. Samokov is a wonderful mountain town with mountain spirit. The huge fountain right in... read more

  • Sapareva Banya spa resort Location Sapareva Banya is situated in the south western Bulgaria at the northern foot of Rila Mountain. It is 90 km away from Sofia. The town is famous with the unique mineral water springs, one of the hottest in Europe, and the cold mountain spring waters. A hot mineral geyser, the only one on the Balkans, gushes in the center of the town. Sapareva Baia is also famous SPA resort. The marvelous mountain resort Panichishte is 16 km away from the town.... read more

  • Semkovo resort Location: Semkovo resort is 17 kilometers away from the town of Belitsa huddled at the foot of Rila mountain. The site is situated among spruce and pine-tree forests. It provides a exclusive panoramic view towards a chain of high alpine peaks and fur-tree forests.The site offers excellent opportunities for winter sports and summer mountain tourism. It is situated on 1750 meters above the sea level over the southern slope of Rila and Pirin mountains. The site can be reached... read more

  • Smolyan resort Location Smolyan is a small and picturesque town in the heart of the Rodope Mountains. This magnificent town enchants visitors with interesting combination of old and modern architecture, influenced by the majesty of the great mountain. Smolyan is just 15 kilometers away from the famous ski resort Pamporovo and 260 km south of Sofia. Plovdiv is just 103 km south of Plovdiv. History The town is famous for its history. During the Ottoman rule, the local people were subject... read more

  • Rila Monastery Rila Monastery is the most outstanding monument of Bulgarian culture and architecture of the Revival period. It is situated at the heart of the Rila Mountain at an altitude of 1147 m above the sea level on the right bank of the Rila River, 117 km away from Sofia. The Rila Monastery is listed in the UNESCO World heritage List, as a monument of an extraordinary value and significance for the world culture. The monastery is a wide complex built in a remarkable architectural... read more

  • Tsigov Chark Resort Tsigov Chark is located in the western part of the Rhodopi mountains, 8 km from the town of Batak and 24 km east from Velingrad spa resort. The resort is situated nearby the artificial lake of Batak. The average altitude is 900-1100 meters above sea level. The resort is both suitable for snow sports in the winter and summer holidays (near the lake can be put a caravan or a tent). The new piste of Tsigov Chark offers good conditions for skiing and snowboarding. The... read more

  • Uzana resort Location Uzana resort is located at the foot of the Ispolin peak (1524 m) in the Stara planina mountain. The nearest town to Uzana is Gabrovo located 22 km away. Uzana is a mountain clearing surrounded by venerable forest and it is known as a geographic centre of Bulgaria marked by a commemorative sign. In 2008 Uzana is included in the list of 100 National tourist sites of Bulgaria and in 2009 Uzana officially became a resort. Ski area Uzana ski area is situated on 1220... read more

  • The Vitosha mountain The Vitosha mountain is situated only 10 km far from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The mountain is good for skiing in the winter and trekking in the summer. It is easily accessible both in the winter and in the summer but its weather is very changeable. In Vitosha there are two biosphere preserves - Bistrishko Branishte and Torfeno Branishte. The highest peak of Vitosha is Cherni Vruh (2290 m). The main skiing area is under it.Vitosha offers excellent conditions for... read more

  • Vratsa Location Vratsa is situated 112 km away from Sofia, at the foot of Vratsa Mountain. It is a starting point for the routes, leading to Vratsata gorge and one of the most beautiful Bulgarian caves - the Ledenika cave. It is also a point for departure to the famous Bulgarian Hristo Botev alley of death, the Okolchitsa peak monument, as well as to 'Parshevitsa' Hut and the 'Skaklya' waterfall - the second highest waterfall in Bulgaria.Vratsata Gorge is a narrow mountain pass,... read more