The biggest international ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets is around an hour and a half from the country’s capital, Sofia.
If you’re looking to strap on some skis and take to the slopes for the first time, Borovets definitely has you covered. Instructors speak English, and you’ll have the opportunity to try some snowboarding and sledding as well as skiing.
The most popular route runs from the peaks down to the village, where a thriving resort community has emerged. The bars and nightclubs host all-night parties that rival Sunny Beach, while the slopes are open until 10pm, giving you plenty of time to sweep down the run long into the night. On average, snowy coverage lasts from December to April with moderately chilly temperatures – even in the middle of January you can expect a reasonable 5°C.