Winter resorts in Bulgaria are a great choice for entertainment during the cold season. They offer excellent conditions for sports, and many different ways of relaxation centers available. In Bulgaria, there are several ski resorts that attract tourists from around the world each year. Traditionally, the winter season in the resort opens in early December and lasts until April. Even if there is no snowfall during these months, large ski centers have facilities for а snow to ensure your holiday. The mountainous landscape of the country allows you to experience its fun to ski slopes above 2600 meters altitude, which are in excellent condition and are equipped with modern lifts. The most famous Bulgarian ski resorts are Pamporovo, Borovets and Bansko.


Pamporovo is situated 85 km from Plovdiv and is part of the Rhodope Mountains. It situated at 1,600 m. altitude and it rises to Mount Snow, 1926 meters high, which is part of the hundred national tourist sites. Most of the tracks start from it and have different levels of difficulty. The resort also has a lighter slopes for beginners. Pamporovo you can practice and cross-country skiing, which are designed routes up to 37 km., And riding snowboard half-pipe track – the first built track of its kind in Bulgaria.


Borovets is the largest ski resort in the country. It has well-equipped facilities, cozy hotels and many entertainment options. Located in the Rila Mountains at 1,350 m. altitude and it stands out for its magnificence Musala peak, 2925 meters high. The resort slopes are perfectly maintained and are suitable for different sports like ski jumping, biathlon and alpine skiing. As in other resorts and this has modern machinery for the maintenance of tracks and routes. The mountain town has one gondola and three chairlifts and 14 trails. Tourists have the opportunity to enroll for lessons in ski and snowboard schools. And for those who have children, the resort offers children’s ski garden. Here you can have fun and get on snowmobile or take mountain Snowshoeing. If you are planning a vacation to you in February, 2017,  Borovets is the perfect place.


Bansko has modern ski slopes and very well maintained resort base. Located in the Pirin Mountains at 927 m altitude and 145 km. from Plovdiv. Bansko is a town in which perfectly entwined old buildings and Bulgarian traditions with new and modern facilities. The tracks reach 2600 m. Altitude, but to reach them (being 10 km. From the city), the resort is built lift will move there. Bansko offers its visitors as well as ski entertainment and steam ski course with an experienced paraglider and heli-skiing, where you will be transported by helicopter to the desired spot on the descent. For fans of snowboarding, there is a very large snowboard park. During your stay in town, be sure to check local attractions such houses – a museum of Neophyte Rilski and Nikola Vaptsarov.

Only 6 km from Bansko resort is located Dobrinishte. Relatively smaller than previous ones, but also offers very good conditions for a sport. Situated 850 meters altitude it has one runway, 5 km long of which there are two cabins you can accommodate. Because of its warm mineral springs, the settlement was known as a spa resort.

Аll these places are easily reached by car, but you must be careful because are located in mountainous areas and in winter are dangerous to drive. It’s better to hire a firm for ski holiday transfer.

You like the whole idea of travelling, but you are too rarely doing it, because you believe that you simply cannot afford it. Well, this attitude is either naïve, or stupid. Yes, travelling will cost you a particular amount of money, but it is so worth it. Instead of spending your salary for buying clothes and shoes, eating in restaurants every evening,bar-876468_640 having a take away coffee every morning before work, you can go on a long weekend trip to Paris and you will feel free and your heart will be full of joy and happiness and you will make some photos and more important some memories which will make home in your soul and will make you feel better every time you have some kind of reason to be sad and to think that the world is too miserable and absurd.
Travelling is fun, it is valuable and enthralling. And the good news is that in spite of your delusion it may be done on budget. You should only know how.

The timing.

This is probably the most crucial part. There are certain months or periods of time, which millions of people prefer and choose – like the whole summer and especially August and the weeks before and after Christmas. And there is one thing certain, the prices of all plane tickets and train ones and so on will be much higher then. And if you in the middle of July decide to travel only a month later, you will end up spending far too much money. Being wise enough, however, you will plan your trip in advance and you will buy the tickets later and you will be able to go in the city of your dreams in the low season, when the tourists are vastly less (and the prices remarkably lower).

The accommodation

When you are traveling on budget, you have to be completely aware of your priorities, which means, that staying in an expensive and luxurious hotel is maybe not the best idea. Choose the right accommodation! In most of the cities visited by a lot of tourists there are many apartments and studious that can be rented for a couple of days – usually they have nice locations, they are well-appointed, they are bigger than the hotel rooms for sure and most often have a kitchen, which means that you won’t have to spend so much for food as well. And you don’t have to prepare some complicated meals, you can simply eat like the natives and in Paris this means a bottle of wine, some cheese and a loaf of bread – completely enough.

The research

Before you start your trip, take your time and do a proper research – the prices of the transport, the museums, the attractions and so on, check if there are some discounts and buy some tickets online so that you can avoid the queues and save time. The research is always useful, so in Paris, for instance, every last Sunday of the month you can visit all museums free of charge. And this is amazing.