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While Bulgaria is not yet a household name for backcountry skiing, it certainly deserves to be. With plenty of mountain ranges covering the country, there are many incredible and diverse options for backcountry adventures. From single-day freeride trips to multi-day hut-to-hut expeditions, there is a lot to do for backcountry skiers of every level.

Aside from the aforementioned locations, Rila National Park is another great backcountry skiing spot. Heading to the slopes of Musala is a great way to enjoy some of Bulgaria’s most stunning scenery and get in some unparalleled backcountry runs.

Vitosha Mountain, right outside of Sofia, is another great backcountry skiing option for those visiting the city without many days to spend venturing far away. It is perfect for weekend warriors and business trips in which you have an extra day to sneak away.




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What’s the weather like?

During the winter Bulgaria is typically cold with plenty of snow. In the popular resort area of Bansko, the average winter temperature hovers around freezing with slightly higher temperatures in the spring. Throughout the whole ski season, there is plenty of snow with an average of 50 to 80 millimeters per month.

How to get there:

Any trip to Bulgaria likely begins with a flight into the Sofia International Airport (SOF). Many guides will opt to meet you in Sofia and provide transport to the start of the trip. Otherwise, buses connect the country and can be taken from the airport and the city center.



Country Code:



Lev (BGN). Euros are commonly accepted in tourist areas.

Best time to ski:

January to April






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