Borovets is the oldest and the biggest mountain resort in Bulgaria. It is located 1350 above sea level on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountains among age-old pine woods, at the foot of peak Mousala. The resort is conveniently located just 73 km from Sofia and is easily accessible by car or bus. The town of Samokov is 10 km from the resort. The average temperature during the coldest month, January, is -4.6 ° C.
Borovets boasts a number of fine hotels, providing amenities like swimming pools, sauna, jakuzzi, steam room for your relaxation. The night life here is very good, with scores of restaurants, bars and night clubs offering unforgettable experiences to the guests of the resort.
Borovets is a resort of alpine type and provides excellent opportunities for a whole range of winter sports. The resort has twice hosted World Cup Alpine skiing rounds. It is also famous for its world-class biathlon track. The slopes of Borovets have a permanent snow cover from November to May, more than 1.5 m thick.
Ski runs of various difficulty provide opportunities for the full range of skill levels. The slopes and runs are maintained in perfect condition and are designed with international markings and multilingual signs. The resort provides a ski school with highly trained English speaking instructors, as well as state of the art ski and snowboard equipment rentals.
In the summer Borovets is just as marvelous as it is in the winter. It offers everything a perfect vacation takes: clean and fresh air, serene centuries-old pine forests, green meadows sprinkled with fragrant flowers and herbs, blue lakes and majestic snow-capped peaks. For nature-lovers the resort is a favorite vacation spot and starting point of many hiking routs in the Rila Mountains.