Happy New Year all! May 2022 be good to everyone. Join us for the our first snow report in 2022 and explore the snow conditions in Borovets on January 2nd.

Slopes & Lifts

In the second day of January in 2022, Borovets was able to open all its lifts and slopes to visitors from all over the world. The resort was busy but fortunately skiers were spread evenly across the slopes. Even the highest lift in Borovets – the Markudjik 3 drag lift was finally opened and with that, the entire ski area (apart for parts of Yastrebets 1 slope) was opened.

The Yastrebets and Martinovi Baraki slopes were little icy but the Markudjik ski area offered fantastic conditions and most of the skiers preferred to stay in it.

Markudjik 2 bottom station queue

Markudjik 2 bottom station queue

The queue at Yastrebets gondola remained busy with long queues until early in the afternoon but in the higher parts of the resort, the Markudjik ski area and Yastrebets slopes had little to no queues throughout the day.

The view to Musala and Markudjik 3 slope

The view to Musala and Markudjik 3 slope

At the end of the day, despite the beautiful sunset, the Yastrebets slopes were rather icy and ski patrols had to close Yastrebets 2 slope and let everyone exit the Yastrebets ski area via Yastrebets 3.

Sunset view from Yastrebets 3 slope

Sunset view from Yastrebets 3 slope

Weather and forecast

Sunday was sunny and beautiful with bluebird sky and fantastic views. The temperatures remained warm during the entire day which was pleasant but also slightly unusual from January. The snow cover in the Markudjik is still 125sm. whereas in the bottom centre part of the resort the snow base is around 80sm. The warm temperatures during the NY holidays did affect the snow cover but also led to hard-packed and well-groomed slopes.

Temperatures are expected to remain warm until end of the week but will be decreasing during next weekend and  the forecast predicts snow very soon.

Bluebird views from the Markudjik ski area

Bluebird views from the Markudjik ski area

 Avalanche danger

The warm temperatures in the past week created high avalanche danger and for their own safety, skiers are asked not to leave the marked ski slopes.

Borovets ski resort

Despite beautiful, the areas above the Markudjik Area are now restricted because of the high avalanche danger

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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I've been born by the sea, but since I moved to live in Bansko, I fell in love with the mountains and the beauty of winter! I'm working for Traventuria for 2 years now and they've been the most amazing time in my life! I love skiing, meeting new people, and to infect with emotions about the love of travel. I am writing in this blog to share with you what's new and how to save money on ski packages and ski experiences but get the most of your experience in Borovets. I'll be happy to read your comments under my articles so we can share ideas about what's more to be said for the resort!

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