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About Borovets


Borovets known as (Чамкория) until the middle of the 20th century, is a popular Bulgarian mountain resort situated in Sofia Province, on the northern slopes of Rila, at an altitude of 1350 m. Borovets is 10 km from Samokov, 73 km from Sofia and 125 km from Plovdiv. Borovets is the oldest Bulgarian winter resort with a history that dates back to 1896. Borovets was originally established at the end of the 19th Century as a hunting place for the Bulgarian Kings. Borovets gradually developed into a modern ski resort with hotels, restaurants, bars and a network of ski runs and lifts along the slopes of the Rila Mountains, providing for a whole range of winter sports. The resort has twice hosted World Cup Alpine Skiing rounds(1981 and 1984), while the Biathlon track is one of the best in the world The ski resort sits at an altitude of 1350 m. 58 km of marked pistes cover the generally north facing slopes up to an altitude of 2560 m, with many runs terminating near the village centre allowing skiers to ski almost to their hotel door. The longest run is a gentle 12 km return to the resort along the maintenance road. Borovets Ski Slopes Ski Run Difficulty Length (m) Inclination (m) Sitnyakovo ski track Green 6000 0 Sitnyakovo 1a Blue 5800 400 Martinovi Baraki 5 Green 5000 0 Sitnyakovo 1b Red 4000 230 Sitnyakovo 2 Red 4000 250 Yastrebets 1 Black 2300 860 Yastrebets 2 Red 3000 650 Yastrebets 3 Red 2350 617 Markujik 2A Red 1300 280 Martinovi Baraki 3 Red 1260 320 Markujik 3 Red 1240 390 Martinovi Baraki 4 Black 1240 302 Markujik 1 Red 1220 220 Martinovi Baraki 1 Black 1160 340 Martinovi Baraki 2 Red 1160 280 Sitnyakovo 3 Red 1000 220 Lavinata Black 830 0 Yastrebets Black 800 0 Markujik Green 600 0 Borovets Cross Country 0 0