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Alpine ski resort Bansko in Bulgaria

Bulgarian mountains

Offering excellent value to holidaymakers who love their ski breaks, the Bulgarian resorts are also superb places for beginners taking their first holiday on snow. With scenic settings, wide slopes and well-priced après-ski, this is a budget-busting location to take to the slopes.

What makes Bulgaria a great ski destination?

Situated in the east of Europe, Bulgaria is a favourite with British skiers and snowboarders after their fix of winter sport at low prices...

However, low cost does not mean that the resorts are not up-to-date and modern. In fact, in recent years huge investment has gone into both facilities and hotels as the country gears up for more and more visitors. Accommodation has been updated in addition to many new-build properties. And an increasing number of restaurants and bars in the resorts give an alternative to eating in your hotel, something that is often criticised by many as being not up to scratch in comparison to the Alps.

Bulgarian ski holidays don't provide ski areas as big as those you'll find in the Alps, and Bulgarian resorts lack the infrastructure of the North American resorts. A skiing holiday in Bulgaria will suit beginners best, and Bulgarian instructors are now well-versed in the art of introducing Brits to both skiing and snowboarding.

Which resort should I head to?

The Bulgarian mountains have three main resorts that attract skiers and snowboarders from the UK. We've reviewed them to help you choose...

Our handy guides will help you to select the right destination. Not only do we give you an overview of the resort but we rate each one out of 10 for:

• Suitability for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers and snowboarders
• Après-ski
• Non-skiers
• Cost of living
• Attractiveness of the resort.  

Click on a resort to read more and to see the ratings we have given.

Bansko ski holidays 

Borovets ski holidays 

Pamporovo ski holidays