Pirin, Rila Mountains
People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Type of Trip
Ski touring and split-boarding hut-to-hut tours in the Rila mountains in Bulgaria is an amazing experience. Join me on this 2-day hut-to-hut program. If you have a good backcountry skiing technique, you can enter the mysterious kingdom of these fantastic mountains!
On this program, we will face the Rila mountains equipped with touring skis, splitboard or snowshoes. During this 2-day tour we will go on incredible descents, away from the crowds of ski resorts. Plus, as a local guide and expert, I will make sure that you get the safest experience in the mountains.
The Rila mountain range is where the highest peaks in Bulgaria are located. It has over 130 summits above the 2000 m, being Mount Mussala (2925m) the highest.
The Rila mountains offer great freeride skiing and ski touring conditions. They also offer several options to choose from, to be decided based on the skill level of the participants, and the weather conditions.
On our first day we will transfer to the Borovetz ski resort, where our ascent will begin. Once at the top, and after passing the Ledeno Ezero Hut, we will enjoy a 1550 m descent. On the second day, we will get to the Maliovitza hut, and ascend the Maliovitza Peak (2729 m). Then, we will pursue a great 1,000 m descent.
Have a look at the detailed itinerary below.
Ready to join me and discover the beautiful mountains of Bulgaria? If you are interested in this Rila mountains hut to hut ski touring 2-day trip, click on the “Request to book” button!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Borovetz ski resort - Maritchini Lakes - Govedartzi
- Transfer to Borovetz ski resort
- Starting point: the top station of the gondola (2370m)
- Maritchini lakes, Ledeno Ezero Hut
- We take the ridge to the peak with our skis on our backpacks (there is a fixed rope all the way up)
- Short break at the meteostation
- Ski descent to Borovetz (bottom station of the gondola, if there is enough snow in the bottom part)
- Transfer to the guest house in Govedartzi
- Total climbing time: 3,5 hours
- 600 m D+/ Descent: 1,550 m
Rila National Park - Aliovitza Peak (2,729 m)
- Тransfer to the Maliovitza ski area (1,730 m)
- We start from the parking lot and soon enter the Rila National park
- After 40 minutes, we reach the Maliovitza hut (1,960 m)
- 2 more hours of skinning up, and 700 m to the peak
- Passing the Elenino lake, we follow the winter route to the summit
- Total climbing time: 3 to 3,5 hours
- 1000m D+/ Descent: 1,000 m
About the Guide
I am an IFMGA Guide and have been working as an independent guide since 1994. I guide trekking groups worldwide: Alps, Himalayas, Carpathians, the mountains of Turkey, Greece and Macedonia and others. I did numerous ascents in the Alps and peaks over 4000 m. (over 30 ascents of Mont Blanc, peaks of the Monte Rosa range, Gran Paradiso, Grandes Jorasses, Mаtterhorn, Bar, Dome Des Ecrins etc), Caucasus, Pamir and others.
I was the leader of ski expeditions to Mera Peak, Saribung, Larkye Peak /first ski descent/alpine expeditions to Ama Dablam, Island Peak (Nepal), ski groups to India, the Austrian, French and Italian Alps, Turkey, Macedonia, Greece.
I have been guiding trekking, climbing and ski touring groups in Bulgaria and abroad for Club Aventure, ZigZag, Atalant, TopSki (France), Exodus (UK), SNP (The Netherlands), Lapoint and others. I did first ascents in the Bulgarian and Turkish mountains, numerous first ski descents. I participated in numerous Bulgarian first ascents worldwide. I'm an instructor at Maljovitza Mountain School and “Mountains and People” Association. I was the technical director of the “Shared Peaks” project in 2007 and 2009.
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