45 minutes from Bulgaria’s capital
Rila is the highest mountain in Bulgaria. It is the home of one of the best Bulgarian ski resorts. Situated only sixty kilometres away from Sofia and 110km away from Plovdiv makes Borovets a preferred place for ski vacations.
Resort history dates back to the beginning of the 20th century
Nowadays the resort is known as Borovets. But it’s history dates back to 1896, when Kniaz Ferdinand built his summer residence there. Until 1942 when the resort was officially renamed to its current name, Borovets was actually called Chamkoria – Pine tree forest in Turkish. Its current name has the same meaning but in Bulgarian. When you first visit Borovets you will quickly grasp why this is a fact.
Nowadays Borovets is a modern and cosy ski resorts with excellent ski slopes and lifts with plenty of dining and entertainment places.
During the years, the breath-taking nature of Rila Mountain and the resort has hosted two World and twelve European cups as well as numerous FIS Alpine skiing races.