Backcountry Ski Touring in Bulgaria

Backcountry Ski Touring in Bulgaria

Backcountry Ski Touring in Bulgaria

Accommodation 3 nights in a family-run hotel in Bansko
3 nights in a family-run guesthouse in Govedartsi
1 night a comfortable mountain hut in Rila Mountains
Double or twin rooms with ensuite WC/shower
Transport Depending on group size – either a mini van or mini bus
Meals 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
Staff English-speaking guide and driver is included
Age Restriction This trip is suitable for adults with experience in ski touring and alpine terrain
Group Size 2 persons and above
Operator Remarks
The daily route depends on the current weather conditions and therefore will be adjusted if needed
This tour can be easily tailored depending on your preferences
If you would like to make a longer or shorter trip this can be easily arranged
If your group has a tour leader - we can offer a free place

Trip Summary

South-west Bulgaria is a land of mountains – a rolling sea of independent massifs separated from one another by deep gorges and mountain passes. This is where Rila and Pirin Mountains rise up high and well above 2500m, with the highest peak reaching almost 3000m.

Our off-piste ski tour starts from the village of Govedartsi at the foot of the Rila Mountains. We first climb Mt. Mussala, at 2925m the highest peak in south-east Europe. On another day we go up to Mechit peak with its superb downhill run into the Maliovitsa valley. But the highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the trip to the Ezerata mountain hut, which involves climbing Mt. Maliovitsa at 2729m and then skiing down to the hut.

If the snow conditions allow, we also get to ski downhill to Rila Monastery. If not, we drive there to visit Bulgaria’s largest and most iconic monastery, set in a stunning location in the heart of the mountains. We then drive on to Bansko at the foot of the alpine Pirin Mountains.

In Pirin we will experience two more adrenalin-pumping ski tours. One of them could be a climb to the highest peak, Mt. Vihren at 2914m. The areas of Todorka and Bezbog also offer some great places for ski mountaineering.

Our guides hold national mountain leader diplomas and are also professional ski instructors. Several of them are members of the Bulgarian mountain rescue team. All of them have years of experience in leading ski groups.  Have a look at the detailed itinerary….



Have a look at the detailed itinerary


Backcountry Ski Touring in Bulgaria