Borovets is a ski resort in Southwest Bulgaria situated on the slopes of the Rila mountain range. Borovets is reasonably easy to access being only 73km from the Bulgarian capital of Sofia and 125km from the second largest city of Plovdiv.
The ski area in Borovets is split in two; a smaller area with runs down into the main resort is serviced by 2 chairlifts and a number of drag tows and consists of nursery slopes; a couple of short black runs; 1 long blue run and a number of short reds. The second ski area is accessible via a Gondola and is much larger with a number of long blue and red runs. Black slopes are available at this resort but it must be noted that despite the high quality of the red and black runs this resort is considered to be mainly for beginners and intermediates. The resort has several good ski schools and a wide range of Apres ski activities. It is suggested that to book a place at one of these schools if you are new to skiing.