Temperature: The coldest time of year is January, with an average of 4°C.
Best time to visit: From December to April for skiing.
While the ski slopes and cross-country trails are thick with snow all winter (with a little help from snow cannons if needed), the summer sees comfortable weather in Borovets for hiking, mountain biking, golfing or fishing. It’s a good idea to pack a few extra layers, though.
Families: Kids can learn to navigate the slopes with lessons at Borokids Park.
Nature lovers: Borovets is in Rila National Park, home to wild boar, bears and eagles. Remember to bring your binoculars!
Adventurers: Ski and snowboard in the winter. Hike and mountain bike in the summer. You’ll be spoilt for choice if you love the outdoors.
More about Borovets
Language: The language spoken in Borovets is Bulgarian
Currency: The currency used in Borovets is the Lev (BGN)
Local time: Borovets is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Sofia Airport. Transfers to Borovets resorts take 1–2.5 hours.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Borovets is 3–3.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further Borovets tourist information can be found at http://bulgariatravel.org/en/
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday
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By lift: There are 12 lifts (including tow-lifts) to get you and your skis to the top of the piste.
By horse: Enjoy the summer sunshine with anything from an hour-long hack to a full day’s trek in the mountains.
By mountain bike: You’ll find colour-coded routes for different abilities across Borovets Mountain Bike Park. Bikes, helmets and instructors are available to hire.
By car: Rent a car if you fancy driving through Rila National Park or visiting Sofia, about 70km away.
Playtime: In January, World Snow Day features free ski and snowboarding lessons and entertainment.
New beginnings: The opening and closing of the summer and winter seasons are celebrated in December and April. Ice carving marks the start of winter, while the summer sees group hikes, parades, face painting, fireworks and sports demos.
Winter sports: Borovets hosts exciting local, national and international competitions throughout the season. You’ll see everything from snowboard cross and ski cross to freestyle snowboard contests and mountain bike snow races.