We’ve got a sunny week ahead of us starting tomorrow, but today we were greeted with 10-15cm of fresh snow and some fog in the highest part of the mountain. The forecast is also showing much warmer temperatures and almost no wind over the next 5 days. So if you’re just arriving in Borovets, you should try buying a lottery ticket since you’re very lucky.
Today the Markudjik Ski Center was closed, but we’re not sure if it was due to wind or the thick fog in the Markudjik area. The gondola was only working to the mid-station, making access to the Yastrebets Ski Center possible. Still no lift lines in the resort, especially in the Yastrebets Ski Center, where there was no queue more than 10 people long all day. Down in the Sitnyakovo Ski Area, which is just in front of the Hotel Rila, there were slightly bigger queues as this was the best of the 3 ski areas today. The mid-term breaks start soon, so we’ll see how this affects the lift queues. What you can expect is longer queues on the weekends, when many skiers from Sofia take to Borovets for some winter fun. Especially this weekend we’re expecting bigger lines since it’s going to be a perfectly sunny day.
Snow and slope conditions in the two working ski centers were decent today, however, fog, snowfall and below -5°C temperatures, made skiing conditions a little harsh. It was snowing heavily in the Yastrebets Ski Center throughout most of the ski day, but less in the Sitnyakovo Ski Center. Fresh snow always means faster deterioration of the slopes and today was no different. As the saying goes, the early bird gets to ski the corduroy. The Yastrebets 1 slope is again open, however, we advise caution when skiing there as there are still some rocks here and there on the slope. The only time I ski there is when I need to get to the gondola mid-station or parking lot next to the lift. The Popangelov and Yastrebets 3 ski runs are in much better condition, only the last steep of the Popangelov run was very choppy.
Conditions were best today in the Sitnyakovo Ski Center, as there was no fog and temperatures weren’t as cold as higher up in the mountain. What you should keep in mind is that the green slopes here are quite crowded at times, as a large percentage of visitors are beginners. Next week will be sunny and we suggest beginners try out the Suhar ski run in the Markudjik area and make their way down the mountain via the Musalenska Ski Road.
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