by: Dave - 25th October 2011

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Cheap to Eat, Drink and Stay, Wide open pistes. Beautiful wooded setting.
Half board packages can be basic with disappointing food.

Full review

I have been to Borovets several times now. This year we were extremely lucky with the weather, boarding in powder up to our waists on the piste. The off piste is limited early in the season but is great Feb/March time when the snow is deep enough to cover the small trees at the top of the mountain. We found this quite challenging and loads of fun. Can also recommend the off piste Gondola run for intermediate/experts. This is quite narrow but was so much fun in the powder. We stayed at the Royal Plaza in the centre of the resort and were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation. We also stayed one night at the top of the mountain in The Yastrebets Stone Hut. This is basic but very cheap and it was delightful to cut the first tracks in the morning before the gondola opened. Eating and drinking out is very reasonable and the Bulgarian dishes are great. I can highly recommend Bulgarian Sach, a huge dish of flaming meat and vegetables to share. Favorite places to eat include, The Stone Hut, The Blue Restaurants, The Venice Steakhouse, Mamacitas, Hotel Alpin and The Green Man. For nightlife there are many lively bars and we enjoyed The Buzz Bar and Frankie's if you fancy a bop. With rising costs in all Alpine resorts Borovets remains still excellent value for money.
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