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Bulgaria
Ski Holidays

Great skiing on a budget

Beginner friendly slopes, a buzzing nightlife and bargains galore, what’s not to love about Bulgaria?

Why choose to go skiing in Bulgaria?

  • Cheaper alternative to the Alps
  • Hearty hospitality and apres-ski
  • Ideal for beginners & groups
Bulgaria ski holidays are more than a cheap alternative to the Alps. Packed with relaxing slopes, good food, vibrant culture and a buzzing nightlife, Bulgarian ski resorts have won over legions of ski fans who return year after year.
And with new lifts, and hotels continually springing up each season, Bulgaria is fast becoming a go-to ski destination.
One of the best ski resorts in Bulgaria is Bansko. This big bustling ski village is a perfect home for groups and beginners on a budget. Meanwhile, Borovets combines high-altitude entertainment with the magic of skiing through old pine forests. And for families who want to ski in Bulgaria but dream of a cosy resort with quiet mellow pistes, Pamporovo can’t go amiss.
KEY INFORMATION
Good to Know
Currency
Lev
Language
Bulgarian
Travel Time (APPROX)
4 hours
Gatwick
Timezone
GMT+3

Family skiing in Bulgaria

With warm welcomes and easy-going slopes aplenty, Bulgaria is great for affordable family ski holidays.
Bansko is arguably the best ski resort for families. Brimming with family-friendly hotels, and a kids' park for little learners and beginners to practise their turns, it’s got everything you need for a fun-filled family ski holiday.
If you want a quicker transfer (especially after a three-hour flight) then Borovets is a great shout. Just as affordable, and with plenty of mellow pistes for little legs to race down, it’s an ideal option for families on a budget, who want a cheap ski holiday.
Mother smiling at smiling daughter
Ski couple hugging on ski slope

Group skiing in Bulgaria

With heaps of affordable hotels and hearty hospitality, group ski holidays to Bulgaria are perfect for those on a budget.
Bansko takes the crown as Bulgaria's best resort for group ski holidays. Low on price and high on fun, its mixed-ability pistes are perfect for groups of beginner and intermediate skiers. And with cheap restaurants and apres bars throughout the resort, groups thirsty for a lively apres-ski scene will struggle to find better.
Borovets is just as tempting for groups looking to save on skiing. With easy-going pistes and a more relaxed apres-ski scene, it’s a great option for those wanting a bit of everything.

Bulgaria ski holidays
Your questions answered by our Bulgarian ski holiday expert

Alexander Blunt (Co-Founder)
Alexander Blunt (Co-Founder)
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Most popular ski resorts in Bulgaria

Here are just some of our top ski resorts. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists.
Borovets ski resort
Borovets
Borovets is a well-thought-out purpose-built ski resort with great-value accommodation and lots of lively bars and restaurants to explore. The skiing is well suited for beginners and intermediates with wide, tree lined runs to explore.
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Bansko ski resort
Bansko
Sitting at the base of the mighty Todorka peak, Bansko is Bulgaria’s newest ski area. Given the rustic mountain charm, fantastic skiing and lively après ski scene, it comes as no surprise that the resort is continuing to draw skiers who return year after year.
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Pamporovo ski resort
Pamporovo
Pamporovo is a purpose built ski resort lying in the pretty forested foothills of Snejanka Mountain. The resort has lots of lively bars and restaurants to explore and a variety of great value accommodation. The ski area is small but great for beginners.
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All ski resorts in Bulgaria

Why book a Bulgaria ski holiday with Heidi?
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