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Ski mountaineering day on Musala (2925m), Bulgaria (Rila Mountains)

Follow Milena, an UIMLA mountain leader and nationally certified ski guide, on this ski mountaineering adventure to the top of Musala. Enjoy with her, the most incredible skiing descents and hypnotizing views.

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Get fantastic views of the Balkans, including the Rila mountains.

  • Stay away from resort crowds and venture into a wild and pristine territory.

  • Reach the summit of Musala, and from the top, the best skiing descents.


Explore one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe, the Rila Mountains. Join me on this ski mountaineering day on Musala (2,925 m). And live an unforgettable adventure.

Ski mountaineering is one of the most fantastic sports. As it combines thrilling mountain ascents, with the best skiing from the top. So, not only we’ll stay away from the resort crowds. We’ll also, get to enjoy the wildest and most fun descents.

On this incredible day, we’ll climb the highest mountain on the Balkans: Musala. This colossal peak stands at 2,925 meters. And from its top we’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Rila Mountains. Also, once we reach the top, our skiing adventure will begin. From the summit, we will ski down to the Borovets resort. And on the way there, we’ll explore other equally mesmerizing spots. For instance, one of the places we’ll ski by is the Icy lake, the highest lake on this area.

In order to make the most of our day, we will start early. We can depart from the enchanting city of Sofia. Or, we could stay for the night at a village family house near the Borovets resorts. Once we meet, we’ll head to the gondola up to the Yastrebets hut (2,300 m). Thereupon, we’ll start our ascension, which will take us around 3 hours. Thereon the real fun begins, as we descend from the Balkan’s tallest mountain.

Would you like to come with me on this incredible ski mountaineering adventure? Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity and let me guide you to the summit of Musala, to later descend skiing.

Looking to further explore the area? I also guide this Seven Rila lakes and Maliovitsa peak hike.


More info

Please bring the following items: -backpack -skis with touring bindings/splitboard/snowshoes, skins -avalanche safety set (shovel, probe and beacon) -insurance -crampons for skis -crampons for ski boots, ice axe (depending on the chosen route), harness (available for free) Also, please note you’ll require: - good skiing/snowboarding level (parallel turns) - good physical condition allowing ski touring up to 3-4 hours

Meeting point

Musala, Bulgaria


About the guide

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I guide trekking groups, children’s camps, ascents in the Alps and ski groups in India. I have been traveling many times through the Nepali and Indian Himalayas and the mountains of Europe. I skied up and down Mera Peak, Larkye Peak and Saribung in Nepal, Grossglockner, Dome Des Ecrins and others. I also did numerous first descents in Bulgaria. I particularly enjoy off-piste skiing, climbing, alpinism and trekking. Please get in touch with me if you wish to travel in Bulgaria and live some unique outdoor adventure. It will be my pleasure to guide you here.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 125 each

Group of 2

EUR 65 each

Group of 3

EUR 42 each

Group of 4

EUR 34 each

Group of 5

EUR 30 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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