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Vitosha

Vitosha Ski Resort Guide

Vitosha, Bulgaria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Snowfall.
Total Piste Length13km8 miles
Highest Lift2,290m7,513ft
Resort Height1,800m5,906ft
 Nearest AirportsSofia and Plovdiv
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Vitosha

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.

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

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

Snowboarding

Vitosha offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Vitosha?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm3in, expected on 30 November, with around 20cm8in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Vitosha Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 7 6km4 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 8 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 7km4 miles
Downhill
Total Length
13km8 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
16km10 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
10

Altitudes

Vitosha Ski Area Heights

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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Vitosha
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Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
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Vitosha Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

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

Location and Map

Where is Vitosha?

This ski resort is in Pernik, Bulgaria.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Vitosha is Sofia, 53 minutes drive away.

Plovdiv and Skopje airports are all within three hours drive.

Sofia is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Season Dates

When is Vitosha open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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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