winter activities in borovets



Although the meaning of “Après ski” (from French) is “after ski”, which is normally considered the social activity following a day’s skiing, some of the ideas below will need more time to be materialized. But we dare to say that they totally worth the time, which you would otherwise spend on the slopes skiing or snowboarding. Because in the general case by “Après ski” people understand the migration towards pubs and bars before or after dinner, we have excluded the popular pub crawls from the list below as we are sure you can do that on your own and without logistical support.

ski doo in borovetsSKI-DOO (SNOWMOBILING) SAFARI

Take an unforgettable adventure through the forests around Borovets with experienced ski doo guides. The track doesn’t cross any slopes and is the only one that doesn’t pass through protected areas in the Rila National Park. Skidoos (snow mobiles) are running every day, every hour on the hour from 11:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m. The event lasts for an hour (10 minutes safety instructions are included in that time). Customers are driving the snowmobile on a track following an instructor that is controlling the speed and is looking after the safety of the participants of the event. The use of helmet is obligatory (included in the price), but don’t forget your goggles and ski pants and jackets too. Only customers over 16 years old are allowed to drive the snowmobile. Children younger than 16 years old are riding the snowmobiles behind an adult or an instructor (the event is not suitable for kids younger than 5-6 years old). Normally this activity is booked for the light part of the day.
Book online ski-doo (snowmobiling) safari in Borovets >> HERE <<

snowshoeing around borovetsSNOWSHOEING

Explore the beauty of nature amidst the magic of winter. Experience the serenity of the spectacular winter backcountry in Rila National Park. Even if you have not tried before, this tour will introduce you to snowshoeing – enjoyable activity that anyone who can walk will quickly master. We can offer a few options, ranging from a full day, to a week (or more upon request). The daily treks around Borovets are of different difficulty and upon pick up you can decide together with your guide which would be best for you (considering also the current snow cover, avalanche threat etc.). Of course snowshoes and poles will be provided by us. Mind that this service should be pre-booked ahead of time. On spot you will only be able to hire snowshoes from us (subject to availability).
To check details on snowshoeing in Rila or Vitosha mountains >> CONTACT US <<

night skiing in borovetsNIGHT SKIING

We’re excited to provide one of Bulgaria’s longest ski days at Borovets Resort. This is a great opportunity for those of you who arrive in resort in the early afternoon hours and are impatient to go on the slopes on the same day. Night skiing is your opportunity to extend the skiing day with a few hours. It is is a different emotion not be missed even by those who prefer traditional day skiing. Night skiing is running every day from 18:00 to 21:30. Ski & Board Traventuria is providing lift passes & hire of ski/snowboard and boots. These are to be collected from Ski & Board Traventuria rental shop situated in hotel ELA (just opposite Hotel Samokov, by the Gondola). The lit up slopes in Borovets are: Martinovi Baraki 2, 3 & 4, Rila, Iglika & Rotata. Night skiing is suitable for early intermediate, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders.
Book online night skiing package in Borovets >> HERE <<

thermal pool escape from borovetsTHERMAL POOL ESCAPE

One of our favorite après-ski activities is definitely taking a warm, relaxing mineral bath after a long day of skiing. In the area around Borovets there are a few naturally occurring hot springs that have spa centers built next to them. The sad part is that no hot springs can be found in Borovets itself. But within a less than an hour drive, there is an abundance. We have written a dedicated blog post about one of the most famous places in the area (details HERE). We offer an afternoon transfer service to it, which is just 40min drive from Borovets (may run on certain days of the week only; check details at our ski shop). We are certain that once you’ve tried it, you will repeat it on the very next evening.
Book online thermal pools escape from Borovets >> HERE <<

ice skating borovetsICE RINK

Located in the nearby town of Samokov, this place is a nice choice for kids and adults alike. No need to pre-book. Just show up at the cash desk and enter at your convenience.



Ski & Board Traventuria is a leading provider of lift passes, equipment rental, airport transfers, and ski school for the Borovets area. To book your next ski vacation in Borovets with us, please check our website – www.skiborovets.bg