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Pirin Mountain Peaks, 3 Day Guided Ski Tour

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A UIMLA guide will lead you on a 3-day ski tour through the peaks of the Pirin mountains in Bulgaria.



3 Days

Jan - Apr




Like the Rila mountains, the Rhodopes, or the Balkans, the Pirin mountains are an amazing collection of peaks within Bulgaria. And it is my goal on this 3 day ski touring adventure that you get to explore a large portion of this magnificent mountain range.

Every day of this trip, you will have the chance to enjoy a thrilling descent down a different mountain. The first peak is Mount Polezan (2,851m), which will give you the chance to enjoy a descent of 1,200 metres, or possibly more if the weather is agreeable. The next day, there is the Hvoynati peak (2,635m), which we will descent all the way back down to Bansko. From the mountain, you will also be granted a spectacular view of the tallest mountain in the Pirin range: Mount Vihren (2,914m). Finally, the last peak you will get to ski down on this trip is the remote Dautov peak (2,597m). This peak, like the two before it, will give you the chance the enjoy a long, exciting descent.

Along with the exciting descents, you will get to see some beautiful natural scenery. Some of the highlights of that scenery include the Muratovo lake and the Demyanitsa valley, along with much more. Finally, you will have the chance to see, explore, and spend 2 nights in a hotel in the famed Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko. This lovely place is the largest, most modern ski resort in the whole country, and definitely lives up to its prestigious reputation.

This 3 day adventure is a must for anybody who loves ski touring and finds themselves in Bulgaria. So if you are in good physical condition, have some previous skiing experience, and want to enjoy the Pirin mountains, just send us a request.

We also offer a 3 day ski tour through the equally impressive Rila mountains as well.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Lifts tickets

Price details

The price includes transfers to and from Sofia, accommodation, half board, and lift tickets.Participants should have appropriate safety equipment such as probes, shovel and beacon, as well as proper skiing equipment that includes touring skis, ski touring bindings, with ski/walk mode and brakes or straps, climbing skins, ski crampons, poles, and ski boots. All of this equipment is available for rent in Bansko.


Day 1: Bansko - Polezan Peak (2,851m) - Bansko

For day 1, we will start in the ski resort town of Bansko. From there we will drive to the Gotse Delchev hut and take the ski lift to the Bezbog hut. After that we will ascend to 2,650 metres of the Polezan peak, and depending on the conditions we will ski down to the Gotse Delchev hut or into Bansko, where we will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 2: Bansko - Hvoynati peak (2,635m) - Bansko

On day 2 we will make our way to the Vihren hut (1,950) and then make our way to the top of the Hvoynati peak before descending back down to Bansko.

Day 3: Bansko - Dautov peak (2,597m) - Bansko

On the final day, we will take a short drive to small skiing area of Kulinoto, where we will take a lift to the starting point before skinning to the top of the Dautov peak before skiing back down.



More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: rucksack (35-45L), water and windproof jacket and pants, rain cover, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm hat and gloves, water bottle (1.5L), travel liner (optional), torch, personal first aid kit.

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About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I work as a mountain leader since 2006, both with individuals and larger organized groups, mainly English speaking.

Together with a group of colleagues we offer a wide-range of activities: hiking, trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ski touring and off-piste skiing.

All our guides are certified, experienced and passionate about their job and will guide you with a smile and care through the wild beauty of the Bulgarian and the Balkan mountains.


Russian | English | Bulgarian



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What people are saying about Lyuben



Lyuben is a very good guide. More than a ski touring guide , he is a perfect travel organiser. We were a group of 4 Belgium guys around 50 to make the 4 days touring ski tour. He chose for us a very good family guesthouse, with very good food. He let us discover local thermal bath, traditional restaurant. About ski touring, Lyuben chose each day the best spot possible for the landscape and the snow adapted to the changing weather conditions. Time keeping was perfect. Zero stress for any situation. He has a comfortable car and does not hesitate to drive hours to bring us to the best area or to bring back us to the airport. Very friendly, super adaptive with us, I warmly recommend Lyuben.



Lyuben and Ivo were excellent. Communication was great. Lyuben helped us hire kit before arriving. Each day was great with a good variety or touring and excellent snow. thank you!



Wonderful 9-day hiking in the mountains of Bulgaria and Greece. It was easy to book a trip through the Explore-Share page. They responded quickly, everything was fine and well organized. My whole 9 days were very well organized. Guide picked me up on Sofia's airport and on the 9th day guide taken me back to the airport. Everything in between was organized by Top Guides Bulgaria. The physical effort was great, but it was worth it, wonderful views and very good emotions. I met three guides - Lyuben, Ruslan and Moni. They were very nice and friendly and very good guides. They kept my pace when hiking the mountains and helped and taught me if it was necessary. I felt safe and supported all the time. The hardest part for me was the last part of Mt. Olympus, climbing to the top, it took self-transcendence and a big effort. I haven't been rock climbing before. I am proud to myself that I made it. I was able to do this thanks to Lyuben's support, help and teachings. I am very grateful to him. When hiking in the mountains, you must be prepared to walk up the hill for several hours, which is physically difficult. At this time, wonderful views and feelings gives strength and the will to move on. Guide Moni had taken with him binocular. So we saw the animals and the birds more closer and he had knowledge to talk about them. In the mountains guide Ruslan talked about myths, local culture and nature. On the last day we had the city tour in Sofia. Guide Ruslan introduced me the historical buildings and told many interesting stories about history. All of it was very interesting to listen. The program of the days was very well structured. On the 5th day I felt physically tired and would not have been able to go hiking in the mountains straight away again. According to the plan, came the time to rest: Greece beach, the return trip to Bulgaria, a walk in the beautiful town of Bansko. After that I felt rested and enjoyed hiking in the mountains again. On the evenings of hiking days, you can relax: a delicious dinners in local restaurants, nights in lovely hotels and mountain huts, you can go to a mineral water spa, local market, etc. I am very satisfied and happy about this 9-day trip. Everything was very good. I have great memories and wonderful pictures of it. I definitely want to go back there, at another time of the year: to ski in the winter or to see waterfalls in the spring. Also, I would be happy to use the services of Explore-Share and Top Guides Bulgaria again when hiking in other regions.



A few words about the wonderful guide Kaloyan Peichev. He is a very responsible guide, a wonderful skier and a generous teacher, he has professional knowledge of mountains, snow, etc. and a very kind person.



Amazing trip..... 100% recommend this trip... Lyuben was both professional and friendly. We loved it. A great activity to do with a non-skier in tow.

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