Ski holidays in Bulgaria: Snow up your life!
Regions in Bulgaria
The Blagoevgrad region is found in Bulgaria's south western corner. The imposing Pirin mountains reach up to an altitude of 2,914 m and offer a fantastic view of the surrounding Pirin peaks. With numerous lakes, many waterfalls, hidden caves and peaceful forests, the mountains offer a diverse and unique landscape. Due to this beauty and distinctive features, Pirin is not only the largest and most attractive national park in Bulgaria; rather, it has also been declared a UNESCO world cultural heritage.
The Rhodopen are a forested mountain in South Bulgaria. Here you can find oak and maple forests as well as coniferous forests in the higher, western regions. Neighbouring mountains in the north are the Rila mountain, which is the highest in Bulgaria and the Pirin mountain in the south-west. The name Rhodopen means "Area of the red-brown river", as many rivers arise in the Rila mountain, which flow right across the country and finally into the black sea or the Agais. Different nations have settled down in the region, so that you can find a unique culture and various traditions at work.
There is a good reason Bulgaria's capital Sofia applied to host the Olympic Winter Games in 1994. The Sofia Valley is surrounded by mountain ranges on almost all sides. Due to the high altitudes, winters in Sofia and the surrounding areas are very cold and snowy. - Especially the Vitosha Mountains right outside the city gates. Its foothills reach all the way to the suburbs of Sofia. In the Vitosha Mountains, Winter sports fans can look forward to a beautiful view down to the city, and, if the weather is fine, can even see the Rila Mountains which are approx. 60 km away. With Bulgaria's highest peak, the Musala (2,925 m), the Rila Mountains offer the best conditions for skiers. Thanks to its rocky shapes the mountains have an alpine nature. Borovets, the oldest ski area in Bulgaria, can also be found here.