Imagine gliding through fresh white untouched powder, gentle as a feather and without a care in the world. Where are you? Yes, that’s rights, you’re on a freeride trip and I actually can take you there! The Freeride Bulgaria tours provide the opportunity to discover some of the best hidden freeride spots in the Balkans with a professional mountain guide for maximum experience.
Bulgaria is an undiscovered freeride snowboard and ski destination you will get excited about. Enjoy the best hillsides on the Balkans with this freeride ski Bulgaria day tour
During this freeride snowboard day tour in Bulgaria you will feel the secret offbeat tracks lead by professional local freeride guide. He will show you the best off piste itineraries and will present you with a freeride trip full with excitement and thrills whilst maintaining your safety in a winter mountain surroundings.
If the powder means something for you, let me show you where to find it! This freeride tour is available on seven different spots, most famous from which is the Seven Rila lakes.
Contact me for details about the freeride spots and I let me create the greatest freeride tour for you. Just come over and ski as much dry pow as you can handle!
Total Distance: Depending on the freeride spot
Tour Duration: Full day
Best period: January – March
Price: Depends on your personal needs and preferences
Exploring the best freeride spots on the Balkans
Freeride snowboard tours on the most popular nature sight in Bulgaria – the Seven Rila lakes
Freeride ski/snowboard in Bansko
Freeride ski/snowboard in Kartala
Freeride ski/snowboard in Dobrinishte
Discover the various of terrains for all levels of snowboarders and skiers
You can get to the highs and forests are with no trekking
Pass through some of the most remarkable mountain landscapes in Europe
More than 130kms of off piste paths at heights of 2,600m located in the highest mountains in the Balkans.
07:30 Pick up from your hotel in Borovets or Bansko
09:00 Hit the slopes
12:00 Free time for lunch
13:00 Hit the slopes again
16:00 Transfer back to your accommodation
If you’re a very experienced skier or snowboarder and feel like taking up this unique challenge, just make sure you’re properly equipped and well prepared and don’t ride the culoirs on your own.
Due to the freeride ski/ snowboard tour in Bulgaria the insurance is absolutely mandatory. If you don’t have time to make it in your country of origin I can assist you in purchasing it.
Necessary equipment for the freeride ski tour: warm clothes, backpack, snowshoes and poles, avalanche safety set (shovel, probe and beacon), helmet, ski goggles, sunscreen
Necessary skills: Advanced skiing/snowboarding level (parallel turns)
Don’t forget your motion camera
Borovets got its name from the pine forests, as “bor” means “pine” in Bulgarian. It is the oldest mountain resort in Bulgaria. The first villa was built there in 1896. The resort is near the capital Sofia and is convenient to reach. The altitude of the area is 1,350meters. Sofia is 70 kilometers away. Just 10 kilometers away is the nearest town, Samokov. Two times, in 1981 and 1984, Borovets was the venue for World Cup alpine skiing competitions.
The mild winters with plentiful snowfall are great preconditions for skiing vacations and many winter sports. The season for skiing kicks off in December and continues until April. Snowboarding can also be practiced. The snow cover in winter can reach 2 meters, which is auspicious for extreme skiing and is a delight for seasoned skiers. The marked ski slopes are total 58 kilometers. The longest slope is 12 kilometers in length.
The mountain town of Bansko lies where the most beautiful Bulgarian mountain called Pirin begins. It is a scenic mountain and vastly famed national park. Characteristic of Bansko are the ski slopes and tracks, and not only natural snowfall is relied on; snow cover is ensured by artificial snow machines: about 80 percent of the slopes are equipped with such machines. The ski center is reached from Bansko via a road with good lighting and artificial snow machines equipment. The modern gondola lift transports in gondolas which seat up to 8 people. Several chair lifts also transport people upwards and downwards. There are rope line facilities for adults and for children. Bansko provide great conditions for freeriding during the winter.
Stages of alpine skiing competitions organized within the frames of the World Cup are held in Bansko. They are spectacular events. Other interesting competitions are biathlon and, too, arm wrestling. Bansko’s own football club is also a local pride.
Pamporovo is a great choice of a mountain resort, summers and winters are equally wonderful for revealing the beauty of the Rhodope mountain. The resort is at the foot of the Snezhanka peak. The name Snezhanka means “Snow White”. The snow here is copious in winter. The height of the resort area, 1,650, lifts visitors into an environment of pine forests and freshness, and in the winter the trees covered with snow are equally stunning. The winters are mild, with over 100 sunny days a year. That makes Pamporovo the sunniest mountain resort in Bulgaria. The average temperature for the year is 5.5 degrees Centigrade. Tourists are especially numerous in winter, as it is a household name with keen skiers. Almost all ski slopes start from the Snezhanka peak.
Nearby are the towns of Smolyan and Chepelare, which are worth visiting. Smolyan is 15 kilometers away, and Chepelare, which is also great freeride spot is only 10 kilometers away.
The Seven Rila Lakes attracts with the expanse dotted by the lakes. There is an old chalet by one lake, and a modern chalet up on the slope. Tourists can tour the lakes and understand why they have got their names. Sulzata (Tear) is crystal clear and transparent; Okoto (Eye) is in the shape of an eye; Bubreka (Kidney) is naturally kidney-shaped. Okoto is the deepest of all: its depth is 37.5 meters. Bubreka is surrounded by the steepest slopes. The largest lake is Bliznaka (Twin). Trilistnika resembles three leaves. Ribnoto (Fish Lake) is the most shallow one. Dolnoto (Lower) is the lowest one, gathering the water flowing down from the other lakes. There, from the Dolnoto lake, the Dzherman river starts its flow downwards.The Seven Rila lakes are one of the most famous nature sight in Bulgaria which is perfect spot for freeriding during the cold months.
Private tour/Maximum flexibility
Friendly local tour guide
Pick-up/ Drop off from/to the airport upon request
No Hidden Charges
Pay only 20 % in advance and the rest at the end of the tour
No worries – just ride!
Pick up/drop off from /to your hotel
All transportation costs along the route, fuel, VAT and parking fees
One day ski pass
Food and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Ski/Snowboard equipment (optional rental)
Professional freeride guide upon request