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The Ski and Snowboard Day Trip from Sofia to Borovets. We Provide All You Need! provided by Balkanity Travel

The Ski and Snowboard Day Trip from Sofia to Borovets. We Provide All You Need!

The Ski and Snowboard Day Trip from Sofia to Borovets. We Provide All You Need!
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Duration:
10h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
It's time to enjoy the magnificent Bulgarian outdoors! Take a full-day trip from Sofia to Borovets and have a great time on the slopes. We will provide you with everything you need for an exciting day in the snow! Our professional guides will make your day easy and enjoyable. Highlights of the tour: * Discover the largest ski resort in Bulgaria, nestled in the gorgeous Rila mountain just 70 km from Sofia. * Great way to explore the Bulgarian nature. * Admire the views to the 2925 m Musala peak, the highest on the Balkans * Take your first ever ski or snowboard lessons * Enjoy a scenic road trip along the Iskar reservoir, the largest in Bulgaria * Small group tour - maximum 8 participants per vehicle
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 122021P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Full gear - ski or snowboard, boots, jacket, pants, goggles, gloves, helmet.
  • All mountain lift pass
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local support
  • Map of Borovets resort + bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Borovets Ski Resort
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (6 EUR)
  • Ski and snowboard lessons (25 EUR): available upon request, please let us know in advance
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up from your accommodation at an additional cost. Otherwise, we will wait for you in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov at 7:20 AM.
  • "Ivan Vazov" National Theater, ul. "Dyakon Ignatiy" 5, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria We can pick you up from your accommodation at an additional cost. Otherwise, we will wait for you in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov at 7:20 AM. The Theater is located in the City Garden at the center of Sofia.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Full gear - ski or snowboard, boots, jacket, pants, goggles, gloves, helmet.
  • All mountain lift pass
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local support
  • Map of Borovets resort + bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Borovets Ski Resort
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (6 EUR)
  • Ski and snowboard lessons (25 EUR): available upon request, please let us know in advance
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up from your accommodation at an additional cost. Otherwise, we will wait for you in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov at 7:20 AM.
  • "Ivan Vazov" National Theater, ul. "Dyakon Ignatiy" 5, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria We can pick you up from your accommodation at an additional cost. Otherwise, we will wait for you in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov at 7:20 AM. The Theater is located in the City Garden at the center of Sofia.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    "Ivan Vazov" National Theater
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Borovets Ski Resort
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Iskar Reservoir
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bulgaria
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ricky
Geelong, Australia2 contributions
Feb 2020
Spent 4 days in Borovets with snow but no actual snowfall till the last night, when it dumped about 30cm. So i got a couple of hours on my last morning with fresh snow, before my transfer back to Sofia. Arrived in Sofia in the afternoon knowing that there was plenty more snow on the way so decided to get straight back to Borovets for another day of skiing. Checked the internet and found Nik's company Balkanity Travel, enquired on the possibility of a day trip for the next day and Nik it was confirmed in no time! We even left earlier than scheduled to get more time on the slopes! Nik was a great host and an even better bloke, had all the gear organised and answered any questions i had. Could not recommend a better tour company if you are in Bulgaria, Nik will look after you. Hope to get back and visit again one day! Cheers from Australia Nik.
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GilesDobson
Dullingham, UK122 contributions
Absolutely fabulous day!!!

We were well looked after by Nik from start to finish and the whole day was incredibly well organised.

Pick up was bang on time from our hotel, a very safe journey to Borovets, and an amazing day skiing and horse riding.

Nik happily waited for us while we enjoyed a little drink after skiing and then drove us safely home.

Highly recommended!

Written 10 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nestor Ramirez
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
It was an incredible experience, I can totally recommend balkanity, I had a blast! Nikolay was the perfect host, super friendly, with all the tips and always helpful! can't wait to come back!!!!
Written 17 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

carotravel444
Perth, Australia73 contributions
Jan 2020
I did a day trip out to Borovets with Nikolay in early January 2020. As an Aussie on a trip through Romania and Bulgaria, I didn't have any of the requisite equipment with me, so to find a company that provided it all - ski clothes, ski pass, helmet, boots and skis, was incredible. I didn't know such a service even existed! I corresponded with Nikolay a few times before I arrived in Sofia, and he was always so friendly, helpful and caring, even helping me decide how to travel from Romania to Sofia to maximise my time. When he collected me for the Borovets day trip, it was like meeting an old friend! We chatted about loads on the drive out, he was so open to answering my many questions about his country, his thoughts on its past and its future, on the natural beauty of the landscape and the history of the region. The journey to the slopes flew by! The whole process was really smooth and seamless, with the collection of ski clothes and equipment completed so easily and seeing I was struggling walking in the snow, Nikolay even carried my skis for me while I got to grips with walking up to the snowy slopes! I wasn't going to bother taking the gondola up to the top of the mountain, assuming that I didn't have the skill to ski back down from so high up, but Nikolay encouraged me to, in order to "enjoy a hot chocolate with an amazing view" and I am so glad that I took his advice (again!) and then I was able to ride the gondola back down again to slopes that were better suited to my skill set. I was so tired out by the end of the day, and on the journey home thought, "Oh no, I still need to walk home from the station..." Then I remembered, no! It was a door to door service! Oh the joy! Nikolay dropped me right outside my hostel and I was so delighted with my day and with him, that I gave him a great big hug goodbye. He is running a great company and is a real delight to deal with. I would definitely recommend the ski trip to others.
Written 8 January 2020
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Laura R
Jersey, UK17 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited Borovets for 2 nights on our way back to London from a long haul trip. We wanted to spend a day skiing but didn’t want to take loads of winter gear with us on our travels so I organised everything through Balkanity Travel.
Nikolay was a fantastic help and organised lift passes, ski clothes, ski gear including helmet and goggles and the whole process was very smooth.
I’d definitely recommend Balkanity Travel to help organise your trips in Bulgaria.
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Moniek K
Mount Eden, New Zealand38 contributions
Niki picked us up at 7am and safely drive us up th mountain. Everything was organized and extreamly professional. Niki had it all sorted and was extreamly friendly. We had such a wonderful day up the mountain without a hitch. Loved it!!!!
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Crawford
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Niki was extremely helpful and catered to all our needs! Originally we had planned to meet at a meeting point in Central Sofia but Niki had offered to meet us at our own apartment as we were the only group on the excursion.
When arriving at the ski school Niki and the staff were on hand to help with our ski equipment (as we were absolute beginners we needed it!).
In total we had 4hrs of ski lessons with a break in the middle for a hot wine at one of the many bars in the area. Our instructor was cautious and attentive when teaching us as we were all picking it up at different paces.

After the lessons, we managed to get about 30mins on the slopes ourselves before we headed back.

Niki drove us straight back to our apartment in Sofia, he did offer to stop for a break but we preferred to get straight back. He also sent us pictures that he was kind enough to take of the family.

I’d definitely recommend Niki to anyone coming to Sofia, and for the whole experience it was well worth the amount we paid... we’ve already planned to come back next year!
Written 27 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lois Turnbull
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
Brilliant instructor and lessons, had a wonderful week with Georgi Minov. He kept us all safe and he made sure we all had fun as well as being safe.
Written 27 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Naina Siwach
7 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
We had an amazing experience with Balkanity Travel. It was well organized and Nikolay is totally awesome!!!

Nikolay picked us up from Vitosha Boulevard and drove us to the Borovets where we got changed into our ski gear. Nikolay was an amazing guide with in-depth information on Vitosha mountains which made our journey interesting, conversational and enjoyable. During our drive, we stopped by at a local bakery and he offered us Banitsa's it is the yummiest breakfast one can ever have!!!

When we got to the piste the sound of snow crunching under our feet gave me a giddying tingle of excitement and nerves. It was my first time skiing and I had been persuaded to come along with friends who were sharing this as a first time with me as we were getting kitted up, I was trembling with nervous anticipation and Nikolay was patient calmed me down and cheered us as we enjoyed our ski lessons.

I can't thank Nicholay enough for holding the GoPro for us and encouraging us, making every move a moment of glory whilst learning to ski.

After our Ski lesson, we had lunch at a local restaurant and he ensured there was a veg menu for us. After lunch, we went snowmobiles trails. The snow was great, the snowmobiles were in great condition, the staff was friendly, snowmobile trails were groomed, it was an incredible drive with a breathtaking view.

We ended our day sledding our way into happiness.

Everything Balkanity Travel did was for our comfort, fun, and safety. Massive thank you to Nikola he was very kind and helpful. I highly recommend them and you are assured a pleasant experience worth your money :)
Written 30 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey Naina, thank you for your kind words. We're so happy that you enjoyed the Borovets adventure to the fullest! Hope to see you again soon.
Written 5 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AR93
Sofia, Bulgaria4 contributions
With it being towards the end of the ski season I wasn’t sure if it would still be possible but a message to Balkanity put everything in motion and they were excellent from the get go.

Travelling solo, I paid a small surcharge (travelling in groups is cheaper) but it was worth it. The driver (Anton) picked me up at 07:15 and we were on our way. Anton is clearly a guy who knows Bulgaria (and a lot of other European cities!) and has a passion for the outdoors. We shared an interest in trail running so on the road trip he had lots of information about the area and stories of his own days in the mountains.

We arrived at the ski training centre (I’d never skiied before) in Borovets around 8.40 and it was a smooth process getting the hire gear and meeting the group. I had an incredible day learning to ski and met some amazing people in the beginners class. We were taught the basics during the morning lessons and in the afternoon, were shown how to use the lifts ect and got a bit of freedom. I got overconfident and went down a blue and a red section (crashing out many times) before calling it quits at the second Yastrebetz Gondola station.

Anton was outside as I arrived back at the ski training centre around 1530, where I returned the gear and excitedly told him about my wipeout at 55km/h on my first blue section.

A short while later I was dropped back at my hostel and thinking of my next trip with Balkanity, when I return to Sofia. Maybe a mountain-biking adventure?

Thanks guys for an amazing day! I’ll see you again soon ⛷☀️

Tips:

- Balkanity answered any questions I had very quickly on Facebook messenger. So ask away if you have any worries ect.

- Be sure to take extra cash to the top, if you are training on the green slopes at the top of the Yastrebetz Gondola (or probably anywhere) the drinks & food are more expensive than in Sofia. Around 15Lv for a burger, 7Lv for beer or 5Lv for a bottle of water.

- This is definitely obvious to anyone who has been skiing before or has a brain, take sun tan lotion. I’m paying the price today.
Written 19 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your kind words Alan and for your helpful tips. It was a pleasure having you and it means a lot to us that you enjoyed the Borovets ski & snowboard day trip! Cheers!
Written 5 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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