Greetings from our weekly snow report from the slopes of Borovets. Another full week of skiing has gone by and we are getting ready to say goodbye to Baba Marta (Month of March). Read on to see how the slopes are doing after some rain and some snow, and then some more sunshine hours.
The weather has been really dynamic this week. And getting even more dynamic as the forecast predicts some new snowfall over the next two days. We have a saying here in Bulgaria that as long as there is the letter “r” in the name of the month (as in “March” and in “April”), winter is not officially gone yet and one could expect almost anything from the weather conditions. In fact, as I was writing this report, it was snowing at Martinovi Baraki Top Station (1655m), Yastrebets Express Top Station (2039m) and at Markudjik Ski Center (2369m).
Slopes and Snow
There aren’t any significant changes from last week’s report. Slopes Yastrebets 3 and Popangelov remain your the best choice as snow has been hard enough and well groomed (with lots of waffles) for the morning hours up to lunch time. After 12pm they were quickly getting slushy especially in their lower parts, but still manageable for the not so advanced skiers and snowboarders.
Friendly tip: Spring skiing could actually be a great choice for beginner skiers and snowboarders who often struggle in busy slopes with plenty of surpassing speed skiers around them.
So, yes, slopes are quite calm and empty during the last part of March, compared to the February rush. Perfect for those who enjoy less crowded types of vacation.
As far as slopes Sitnyakovo and Martinovi Baraki, they were pretty good on Saturday, considering the overall Spring weather, with very pleasant rides up to 11 am and still no people on the tracks for almost the whole day.
Lifts, Slopes and Night Skiing
It may be Spring but most of the slopes and lifts of the resort remain open, except for Suhar, Markudjici, Haramia, Fonfon and Yastrebets 1. Plus the Gondola lift is not working today due to stronger winds.
This week was the last week for Night skiing in Borovets. See you next season’s evenings! It was quite enjoyable this year, despite the fact it was only for 3 to 4 nights a week.
Spring rides have their own beauty. Even though it did snow in Borovets today, this snow is not like the snow in February or the one in the beginning of March. There’s a lot more water in it and it’s hard to last longer. Here’s why in the morning rides before 9 am, slopes are a bit icy and quite stiff. However, spring riding does have its perks and makes a great choice for a late skiing holiday. See you next week!
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