Snow Report: January 24th, 2020


Not much has changed here in Borovets over the last week. Just as we predicted in our last Snow Report, it’s been sunny at least until the beginning of next week. After which we’re expecting more snowfall, with the most snow expected between next Thursday and Friday. Of course, the forecast isn’t very accurate more than a few days ahead, but hopefully, we’ll get more than 20-30cm sometime next week.

The Markudjik Ski Area, as seen from the top gondola station.

Lift queues are still very small all over the mountain, with the exception of the gondola during peak hours, but even then the wait is no more than 15-20 minutes. The peak of the gondola queue has also moved from 8-8:30 AM during the New Year holidays, to 9:30-10 AM. This is great for the early birds, but also good for those who are late to the slopes, as now they’ll be waiting much less than at the end of December. Temperature-wise, the forecast is showing an increase, with the warmest day being tomorrow before another drop in degrees next Thursday.

The Haramia ski run goes from the top gondola station, down to the Yastrebets Ski Center

Despite the dry winter until now, conditions on the slopes are very good. Almost all ski runs are open, but a few of them aren’t regularly groomed, such as the Fon Fon piste. The Musala Pathway, which connects the Markudjik Ski Area with the resort is closed, as well as the Sitnyakovo Royal Residence ski way. If you want to get the best runs in it’s good to be early on the slopes, but even later in the afternoon, they don’t deteriorate too badly. The best slopes at the moment are the Popangelov (in Yastrebets Ski Center) and Markudjik 2B & 3 runs. If you’re thinking about night skiing, you shouldn’t think too hard and just go. Conditions then are often better than during the day and it’s not icy as it might seem. If you’re a beginner looking for a flat green slope, then definitely take the gondola to the top of the mountain and ski the Suhar slope. On sunny days that’s the best option and there are a few good places to eat up there as well. Once finished, just take the gondola back down if you don’t think you can ski the blue runs.

Even at the end of the day, the Popangelov ski run is in decent condition.

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