Winter Sports and Hiking
Bulgaria offers perfect conditions for the mountain lovers during the whole year. Bulgarian winter resorts have always been a popular destination for skiing and other winter sports. The amazing combination of great nature and modern sports facilities attract thousands of visitors every year. Moreover, many international competitions are being held on the slopes of the mountains. Bulgaria is considered a heavenly destination for skiing, snowboarding and extreme winter sports. The climate is affected by both the Mediterranean and the Northern Russian steppes, which results in a large amount of snow in the high mountains, lasting for up to five months every winter. There are four large, world-renowned ski resorts and a number of smaller ski zones, which are developing rapidly and generate much interest. Bulgaria has more than 210 km of ski slopes. The highest of these trails start at altitude of 2,600 m and have a maximum vertical drop of 1,630 m. Most of the large ski zones use snow making equipment to augment the natural snow and thus the high quality of snow is ensured throughout the entire season. Ski schools employ the services of qualified instructors who provide lessons for both children and adults. Resorts offer all-inclusive package deals at tempting prices for a great winter holiday experience!
Besides the sport activities, Bulgarian winter resorts offer a wide range of entertainments for active relaxation. There are mineral thermal springs, which make the country a popular destination for SPA and wellness treatment. You can enjoy the amazing feeling of taking a bath in an outdoor hot tub with water temperature more than thirty degrees Celsius, while the snow is falling around you and the air temperature is around minus ten degrees Celsius, without feeling even a little cold!