Hey folks, welcome to our last Snow Report for the 2018/19 winter season in Borovets, Bulgaria! It’s been another great year here, but sadly, all good things come to an end at some point. This year the season will officially close on Sunday, the 7th of April, which means there are just 3 full ski days left. We’d like to take this moment and thank everybody who made it out to Borovets this year, and especially those of you who chose us for your transfers and equipment rental, cheers!
One-by-one the lifts and slopes are closing down in the resort, mostly due to lack of snow on pistes that don’t have artificial snow cannons. In the Markudjik Ski Center, the only open lifts are the Markudjik 1 surface lift and the Suhar surface lift. The chairlift and M3 surface lift are closed, as the ski road connecting them is gone. Don’t even think about going down the Musalenska Pathway, as you’ll be walking quite a while. The gondola and Yastrebets Express are open, as well as both chairlifts in the Sitnyakovo Ski Center and all of the surface lifts. As you can guess, there are absolutely no lift queues. Good news is that the night skiing will be open today till Saturday evening. The forecast for the weekend also isn’t looking good at the moment, with rain in the radar for Saturday and even more on Sunday.
Closed slopes so far include most of the Markudjik Ski Center, except Suhar, Haramia and Markudjik 1, the Sitnyakovo royal residence ski way, the black Cherveno Zname and the second half of the Yastrebets 1 ski slope. Sitnyakovo 1 & 2 are only partially open in their first stretch. Fon Fon is technically open, as it’s a “freeride only” slope, but in reality, it should be closed. All of the other slopes are open, but some do have big grass patches. Fear not, there are still plenty of slopes open for every level!
For beginners, the best place to ski until the end of the season is probably the Suhar ski run at the top gondola station, but keep in mind you may need to go back down with the gondola if you can’t do blue runs yet. The green slopes in front of the hotel Rila are also open, however, the snow gets very sticky and slow in the afternoon. This is normal for this time of the year anywhere you go.
Intermediate and advanced skiers should go directly to the Yastrebets Ski Center, as the Popangelov and Yastrebets 3 ski runs are the best Borovets has to offer this late in the season. There really isn’t any point in going to the Markudjik Ski Center, as the only open slope is short and in bad condition. If you’re a fan of the Sitnyakovo Ski Area, remember what we said in the previous paragraph about slow and sticky snow. The steep Martinovi Baraki 2, 3 & 4 runs are still good for carving, even in the afternoon. During the night skiing session, the snow is fast and firm. The best time to ski is between 10 AM and 1 PM when snow conditions are golden.
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