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Vitosha Ski Resort Guide

Vitosha, Bulgaria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Vitosha Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates and Beginners.
Total Piste Length13km8 miles
Highest Lift2,290m7,513ft
Resort Height1,800m5,906ft
 Nearest AirportsSofia and Plovdiv
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Close to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which bid for the 1994 Winter Olympics. A gondola whisks skiers from the city limits to Aleko (1810m). In good snow conditions an off-piste descent of 1295 vertical metres is possible. Great views from the slopes to the city.

Vitosha Summary

The Bulgarian ski resort of Vitosha is at an altitude of 1,800m5,906ft, with 13km8 miles of marked runs.

Vitosha has direct access to 13km8 miles of downhill skiing, with 6 marked pistes, served by a total of 10 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,800m5,906ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,290m7,513ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing in Vitosha

Vitosha offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Vitosha

Vitosha offers some good boarding.

Vitosha Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Vitosha?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Vitosha.

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Snow Forecast by day for Vitosha

Ski Area Stats

Vitosha Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Vitosha
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 7 6km4 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 7km4 miles
Total Length
13km8 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
16km10 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Vitosha Altitudes

Vitosha Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Vitosha
Highest Lift2,290m7,513ft
Resort Altitude (Vitosha)1,800m5,906ft
Lowest Piste1,650m5,413ft
Max Vertical640m2,100ft

Vitosha Rated

Ratings for Vitosha
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Vitosha Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Vitosha is 5km3 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Vitosha?

Vitosha is in Pernik, Bulgaria.

Map of Vitosha

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How to get to Vitosha

 By Air

The nearest airports to Vitosha are Sofia, Plovdiv and Skopje, all within three hours drive. Sofia is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts of Vitosha are able to uplift 9,320 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Vitosha Season Dates

When is Vitosha open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Vitosha.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Vitosha.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Vitosha, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Vitosha Tourist Office for the latest.

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