Greetings friends and welcome to a new winter season in Borovets. Thankfully, due to an early snowfall, the resort was able to open most of the Sitnyakovo and Yastrebets ski centers for the 8th of December. The sun was shining and the slopes were in mint condition, what a way to start off the season.


The gondola was working, however it was only for tourists as neither the Markudjik ski center was open, nor were any of the runs connecting the gondola stations to the Yastrebets ski center. To get to the Yastrebets Express lift you had to go by car. There you could find a working lift, no lift lines and if you were early enough, a parking spot. The Yastrebets 1 slope was closed, however Popangelov and Yastrebets 3 were open. The slope conditions were perfect for carving, especially on the sunny parts of the slope, where the sun had slightly softened the top layer. At the bottom part of the slopes there were some hardpacks next to the snow cannons. But for the most part, there was plenty of grip on the slope if you had tuned edges and carving it up was a pleasure.


In the Sitnaykovo ski center only the Cherveno Zname slope was closed. Again, no lift lines and great slopes with plenty of snow. There also weren’t any rocks on the slopes, which is not something I am used to so early in the season. But that’s definitely a good thing. However, there was one spot on the slope where the snow track hadn’t perfectly groomed the piste and it was full of small snow chunks. This was only 10-15 long, which is not much, but enough to throw you off balance if you’re not careful. But I’m guessing that for the opening it will be perfect.


On December 17th, for the official opening, Borovets will be giving away 120 season passes to everyone who buys a lift ticket. The odds are really good for everyone, much better than the lottery.

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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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