Set amongst the pine forests of the Rila Mountains, Borovets really is in a picturesque setting but the resort is an architectural mixture of drab 70s mega hotels, with small wooden shacks, and newer and more aesthetically pleasing construction. Where once the resort was famed for powercuts and the lifts failing it now runs far more smoothly with a more professional approach. 

The skiing ranges from resort level of 1300m to a maximum height of 2550m, covering 58km of piste. In truth there are two seperate ski areas adjoined at resort level.  The skiing is well suited to beginners and intermediates that don’t feel the need to cover huge daily mileages. Beginners will soon progress under the guidance of the highly praised local ski school. Experts should go elsewhere in truth.  

Offslope/apres ski

Nightlife in Borovets is big, there is a huge amount of bars from sophisticated hotel bars to small wooden shacks. Apres is very inexpensive and swings into the small hours. There is not a great deal to do for the non-skier although some of the hotels do offer some very good spa facilities. There is a wide choice of cafes bars and shops. sofia is only 70km away and well worth a day visit is the weather is poor. 

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Good for the early intermediate on a budget, lift passes, ski hire and tuition are excellent value for money.

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Euphoria Clubhotel and Spa

Euphoria Clubhotel and Spa REF: CN0228

The Euphoria is a friendly retreat where your relaxation is the hotel’s top priority. With a fantastic standard of service, guests will find thi...

Resort : Borovets, Bulgaria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
Hotel Ela

Hotel Ela REF: CN0229

The Hotel Ela is a great value hotel with a welcoming atmosphere. It's located right next to the main gondola and at the start of the main street,...

Resort : Borovets, Bulgaria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
Hotel Festa Winter Palace

Hotel Festa Winter Palace REF: CN0233

Situated at the bottom of the Rila slopes, the 5-star Festa Winter Palace is certainly a unique property, living up to its name thanks to elegant marb...

Resort : Borovets, Bulgaria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
Hotel Rila and Studios

Hotel Rila and Studios REF: CN0227

The impressive Hotel Rila and Studios occupy a prime location directly at the bottom of the four-person chairlift and the nursery slopes. The hotel of...

Resort : Borovets, Bulgaria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 7 stars
Hotel Samokov

Hotel Samokov REF: CN0230

Located just 75m from the gondola station, 300m from the nursery slopes and less than a minute’s stroll from the resort centre, the Hotel Samoko...

Resort : Borovets, Bulgaria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 7 stars