Snow Report: January 17th, 2020

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Today was another great and sunny day in Borovets and the whole next week seems like it’s going to be similar to today. Conditions are good and if you’re wondering whether you should plan a ski trip to Borovets we know the answer – just do it!

The Markudjik Ski Center.

The good news is that the amount of skiers and boarders in Borovets has gone down since the Christmas and New Year holidays and there are almost no queues anywhere in the resort. The only place you can find a queue is at the gondola, but it becomes large later in the morning. Around the holidays you had to be 8-8:30 AM lined up for the gondola, now you can easily be there at 9 AM and wait for less time. The only other miniature queue is at the Markudjik 2 lift, but the wait time is only a few minutes per run. The snow cover is decent and it’s even possible to do some off-piste skiing in the Markudjik Ski Center. There we got about 20-30 more centimeters last weekend, but the snow is now much harder than then. The forecast for the next week is for it to be sunny every day, at least until the end of next week. There is also a slight temperature inversion and it’s slightly warmer higher up in the mountain than at the base of the resort.

As we said, we got some fresh snow and it’s possible to go off-piste. The best place for this is around the Markudjik 3 surface ski lift, where there is plenty of terrain in-between and to the sides of the slopes. We advise not going out of bounds lower in the mountain, as there isn’t enough snow there and the chances are very high you’ll hit some rocks. In this case, the best scenario will be to only damage your skis, but injury is not out of the question. Conditions on the slopes are extremely good but pretty hardpacked. If you’re used to slushier spring-time slopes, you should ski with extra caution the first few runs. There are no icy patches on the slopes, except at the very end, where everyone converges for the lift. The best skiing at the moment is in the Markudjik Ski Center, followed by the Yastrebets Ski Center.

This weekend on Saturday, the resort management has some things planned for the FIS World Snow day. For kids between 4 and 7 years old the snowpark “Borokids” and lift passes will cost only 1 BGN. The promotional tickets will be sold at Adventure Center Borosport.

The hardpack on the Popangelov ski run.

Ski & Board Traventuria is a leading provider of lift passes, equipment rental, airport transfers and ski school for the Borovets area. To book your next ski vacation in Borovets with us, please check our website – www.skiborovets.bg

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Ever since I started skiing at the age of 6, I knew that the mountains were where I wanted to be as much as possible. Big mountain skiing is the best thing in the world for me, followed by hitting a few laps in the snow park.

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