Snow Report: January 10th, 2020


Today was another sunny day here in Borovets and conditions are good all around the resort. Thanks to a decent snowfall earlier in the week, even more slopes and lifts have opened including the Musala Pathway, which connects the Markudjik Ski Center with the Sitnyakovo Ski Center. If you’re just now coming to Borovets get ready for a week of more sunny days starting Monday.

The top of the Popangelov ski run.

All lifts in the resort are working, including the Markudjik 3 surface lift. The good news is that there are almost no long queues on the mountain. The only place you may need to wait for longer is at the gondola base station, where the line is around 20 minutes long between 9 AM and 10:15 AM. Outside of that time the queue there is much shorter. The only other places where you may have to wait is at the surface lifts which service the green runs in front of hotel Rila. The forecast is also looking good for the next 10 days with some light snowfall Saturday through Sunday and then more sunny days all next week. Temperatures will be low, except for Monday/Tuesday and the following weekend, when it will be slightly warmer.

The Markudjik Ski Center.

Pretty much every slope in the resort is now open and in good condition. You’ll find small pebbles only on a few of the runs, but generally, conditions are great given the warm start of the season we had earlier in December. The thing that surprised us the most was that we were able to ski down the Musala Pathway and that we only caught a few pebbles while doing so. It’s not often that we have had that option this early in the season. Without the Musala Pathway, there is no way to get down the mountain from the bottom of the Markudjik Ski Center without going back up with the lift and skiing down through Yastrebets. We normally share which slopes were the best each day, however, conditions were equally good in the Yastrebets and Markudjik Ski Centers and it really didn’t matter where you were, in terms of snow conditions.

The Musala Pathway is open and skiable.

Earlier in the week, we had some heavy snowfall here in Borovets, which refreshed the conditions very well. We got around 10-15cm at the bottom of the resort, where the hotels are and over 50cm in the Markudjik Ski Center. This was also the first powder day of the year and we got to ski off-piste a few days after that as well. Conditions deep in the backcountry are still a little sketchy, but within the boundaries of the resort it’s OK, but only in the Markudjik Center.

The Slopes are nice, even after a few hours of skiers and boarders riding them.

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