SKiiNG HOLiDAYS iN BULGARiA
Looking for a bargain ski holiday? Bulgaria is the place for you. The country has seen heavy investment into its slopes over recent years to entice more skiers to come and discover ‘the new place to go’. Bulgarian ski schools are famed for being of a very high standard and night life is buzzing with excellent bars and restaurants to either wind down with a pint or dance on the tables into the night. Despite all these amazing benefits, your Bulgarian holiday will still be incredible value for money.
The cheap skiing holiday destination encompasses resorts Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo. Bansko is known as a budget destination, with excellent value for money whilst Bulgaria stays out of the Euro. It has a brand new efficient lift systems and quality hotels and has become a world-class destination for family and group ski holidays. Facilities are ever-improving with Borovets and Pamporovo as they also receive government investment.
Not only is Bulgarian ski accommodation reasonably priced, eating out and bars will contribute to a cheap ski holiday that your wallet will love! Bulgarian apres is cheap, plentiful and fairly full on. Eclipse Ski has amazing deals on self-catered apartments, catered chalets and ski resort hotels for you to take advantage of. The tuition here is excellent, with many native English speakers learning to teach at the Bulgarian ski schools. Even the skiing or snowboarding is great value as ski holiday extras such as passes, hire and ski school lessons are much cheaper than the Alps. The slopes are fantastic for beginners and intermediates and offer some really picturesque views for when you fancy a breather at the side of the slopes.
Eclipse Ski’s hot tip to visiting Bulgaria is try to avoid using travellers cheques or credit cards as Bulgaria can be known to give poor exchange rates or high commission rates. Take sterling with you to change out there or try the cash tills in resort to withdraw money in resort from your UK bank account. Eclipse Ski has the bargain ski deals you’re looking for combined with a first rate booking service, so check out latest prices to find your well-deserved holiday…
Getting to this bargain skiing haven can be as easy as travelling to neighbouring France. Budget airlines or scheduled carriers have daily flights available. Sofia airport benefits from short transfers of an hour or so to Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo for pre-packaged skiing holidays for the large tour operators.
There is no train connection with Sofia airport, however the it’s just 10 kilometres east of the centre of Sofia. You can catch the regular shuttle to Sofia’s main bus station, once there you can hop on a public bus to all of the major ski resorts. As it’s longer than a 24 hour drive from Calais to resort, this isn’t a very popular choice for self-drivers.
Resorts located within Bulgaria
Bulgaria's newest resort, Bansko can be found at the foot of the Pirin Mountains of south-western Bulgaria. The UNESCO world heritage site has been developed since the turning of the millennium into a well equipped and ever-expanding skiing area with excellent snow conditions. Good facilities and good cheap après make Bansko a top ski resort on a bargain-seeking budget.
Borovets is Bulgaria's largest and most established skiing town. Fighting against Bansko to be the ultimate Bulgarian skiing holidays destination, it's a top ski resort for beginner skiers or snowboarders, those seeking a family skiing holiday or bargain hunters looking for a cheap skiing deal.
Claiming to be Bulgaria's sunniest ski resort, Pamporovo averages 270 sunny days annually. The small resort is perfect those looking to learn to ski on budget. Overlooking the Snezhanka Mountain, Pamporovo has picturesque views from the slopes. With continuing investment into the pistes and lifts, Pamporovo is becoming an increasingly popular choice for British skiing holidays.