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One of Bulgaria’s three major ski resorts, Borovets is located below the majestic peaks of the Rila Mountains. Its untidy centre is cluttered with large hotel blocks and lines of wooden huts that house nightclubs, bars, restaurants, ski shops and souvenir stalls. During the winter season, visitors crowd the resort’s network of ski runs and lifts and gather in its central bars and clubs for rowdy late-night partying. In summer the main gondola lift whisks visitors up to Yastrebets, a peak that rises to 2,369 m (7,775 ft). From here hikers can follow a path to Musala refuge and the lofty summit of Musala (2,925 m/9,600 ft), the highest peak in the Balkans. The Sitnyakovo Express, a chairlift that operates at weekends only, takes visitors up to the highest point of the Sitnyakovo ski runs. A pleasant path leads back down to Borovets.

The resort also offers a range of summer activities, including pony trekking, motorized safaris, guided hiking, climbing and abseiling, most of which can be arranged through the large hotels here.

Apart from its attractions as a ski resort, Borovets’s only feature of real interest is Bistritsa Palace . It was built as a hunting lodge for Prince Ferdinand in the late 19th century, making Borovets the country’s oldest mountain resort. The palace’s interior decor is a mix of luxurious Victorian fittings, elaborate Samokov woodcarving and hunting trophies.

The oldest Bulgarian mountain resort is situated in the majestic Rila Mountain. Borovets was built at the end of 19th century. It is at an altitude of 1,300 m, 70 km away from Sofia and about 130 km away from Plovdiv.

The ski season in Borovets is from the middle of December to April. There are three ski zones – Sitnyakovo, Yastrebets and Markudzhik. Markudzhik has the highest altitude. The ski trails Yastrebets and Markudzhik 3 pose a challenge for any skier and have been used many times for various competitions. 

Snowboarders can use some of the trails at the resort. On the high parts of Rila Mountain - ski centre Markudzhik – during the high season the snow cover reaches 2 m and affords excellent conditions for extreme skiing. Borovets has a children’s snow park with activities for young people and specialized ski training.





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