It’s been a slow season here in Borovets, with a terrible dry period in the mid-season. But fear not, for we got quite a bit of new snow this week which will probably save the season until the end. We even got to ski some powder, which is a nice touch for mid March.

Snow Check Borovets

The sun was battling with the clouds all day for who will be seen the most. The clouds and fog won.

The Markudjik ski area is only half open, with the 4 seater lift closed for some time now. The Markudjik 1 ski run was open, but hadn’t been groomed. Which is good considering most people were hungry for powder, not ski runs. The wooded off-piste to the side is only passable in the top 1/3 and gets too thick lower down. For those of you looking for powder and aren’t afraid of a little hike, you can walk to the top station of the chair lift (about 10 minutes) and ski down Markudjik 2A or 2B. We stuck to 2A as wind was moving the snow from 2B to there. From there you will need to do a 15-20 minute hike to get back to the surface lifts, but it’s worth it once all of the lift accessed powder is destroyed. Keep in mind that the Musala Pathway is in bad shape and you shouldn’t try going down.

Plenty of powder on the Markudjik runs.

Plenty of powder on the Markudjik runs.

The Yastrebetz slopes are also in good shape. The main Popangelov run was a little icy at the end of the day, but nothing to bad. The Yastrebetz 3 was also open and slightly better, while the N.1 was closed, but still ski-able. The transfer between Popangelov and the gondola mid station is open, for those of you who don’t like riding the closed runs. Most slopes are a bit bumpy by the afternoon, so getting up early is the best option. The HEAD skis Rev 98 model I was testing today was perfect for the conditions. The skis held true through powder and bumpy slopes. You can find them in Traventuria’s rental shop.

Snow Report Borovets

Conditions on the lower slopes were slightly icy, but still good fun.

Night skiing is now only open during the weekends and the new snow, that was also falling in the resort, should help keep it open much longer. Low temperatures all week are also great news.

The Snow Park in front of hotel Rila is also up and running and has features for all levels. Last weekend was the Boroboard Junior Cup, where children under 13 years of age got to test their skills against each other and have a great time on the slopes and in the park. We really like such great initiatives and give two thumbs up to Borovets for organizing such competitions for the youngest riders.

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I've been born by the sea, but since I moved to live in Bansko, I fell in love with the mountains and the beauty of winter! I'm working for Traventuria for 2 years now and they've been the most amazing time in my life! I love skiing, meeting new people, and to infect with emotions about the love of travel. I am writing in this blog to share with you what's new and how to save money on ski packages and ski experiences but get the most of your experience in Borovets. I'll be happy to read your comments under my articles so we can share ideas about what's more to be said for the resort!

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