A UIMLA Tour Operator in the Top Guides team wants to lead you on a 3-day ski tour through the peaks of the Pirin mountains in Bulgaria.
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.
Hotel in Bansko
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Guides is an adventure travel company founded by three UIMLA-certified mountain guides Lyuben Grancharov, Dimiter Samounev, Alexander Serafimov. In 2016 we started as an association between certified local mountain guides united by the idea to ease and enrich the travelers’ outdoor experiences in Bulgaria.
Nowadays we are a leading tour operator specialized in authentic and tailored active tours throughout Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Turkey and Georgia.
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.
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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.
Group of 1
|EUR 820 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 470 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 440 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 380 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 360 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 340 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Lifts tickets
- Transport during the trip
- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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.