Borovetz

Borovetz

Borovets is the oldest winter resort in Bulgaria, a spa centre since 1898. The resort is situated in the Northern part of the Rila Mountain, 1150 -1350 m above sea-level, at the foot of the highest peak Musala – 2925m.

Borovets is a quiet, sheltered place with average humidity of 80%.The coldest month there is January, July is the hottest. From September till April mornings are cooler that evenings, and from May till August the opposite is valid. Winters are long (negative temperatures hold more than 75 days/ and snowy.

In Borovets, the air passing through your lungs per hour is 240 liters more than usual, and for every hour you get 6-9 liters more oxygen. Your breathing becomes frugal and its frequency falls 15- 20%.

The moderately-continental climate, the higher number sunny winter days, the beauty of the mountain lakes – they are more than 100, the closeness of the mineral springs – Sapareva Bania/102 С/, Belchin Bania /62 С/, make Borovets an attractive sports and recreation centre in every season.

Borovets is the starting point for high-mountain pedestrian tours around the beautiful places in the Rila Mountain: Mount Musala, the Seven Rila Lakes, Mount Maliovitsa, The Urdinski lakes, the Rila Monastery etc.

After building the first ski-lifts in 1969 – 1970, the resort develops as a winter ski tourist centre and welcomes guests from different countries. At present times Borovets offers more than 45 km. of ski tracks, both for beginners and pros, in three areas – Sitniakovo – Martinovi Baraki – 8 tracks, Yastrebets – 3 tracks, Markudjika – 4 tracks. Available for use are: ski-lift facilities /capacity more than 8 500 people per hour/; long distance run-tracks in the Varnika and Shiroka Poliana areas, ski-schools with expert ski-instructors, ski wardrobes with modern outfits.

C – Chair lift; G – Gondola lift; D- drag lift

LIFTS
Lifts, ski-tows, type, name Type Length, m Bottom Station, m Top Station, m Vertical Descent, m Capacity (people/hour)
Borovets -Sitniakovska Skala C 1902 1344 1860 516 350
Borovets -Martinovi Baraki C 1209 1340 1790 450 1500
Borovets – G 4827 1317 2363 1046 1200
Yastrebets 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yastrebets – 1 D 615 1441 1586 145 550
Yastrebets- 2 D 1440 1583 2059 476 550
Markudjik – 1а & 1 в D 903 2230 2443 213 1000
Markudjik – 2а & 2в D 1086 2180 2488 308 1000
Markudjik – 3 D 1031 2200 2550 350 1000

 

SKI TRACKS
Track name Number of tracks Track Colour Difficulty Rating Total Length, m Total Length , m
Sitniakovo – Martinovi Baraki 8 1 blue Easy 19 000 397
7 red Intermediate
Yastrebets 4 1 black Expert 13 000 1040
3 red Intermediate
Markudjik 4 4 red Intermediate 4 875 310