Situated at 1350m above the sea level on the northern
slopes of the Rila Mountain among age-old pine woods, BOROVETS is located at the
foot of the MOUSSALA peak(2925m) - the highest one on the Balkan Peninsula. BOROVETS
is easily accessible, being at a distance of 73km from Sofia and 126km from Plovdiv.
The town of Samokov is only 10km down the road from the resort.
Established at the end of the 19th century as a hunting place for the Bulgarian
kings, BOROVETS gradually developed into a modern ski resort of high class and
luxury hotels, haute-cuisine restaurants and the varied leisure-time entertainment
opportunities besides an excellent network of ski runs and lifts along the slopes
of the Rila Mountain.
BOROVETS is providing excellent opportunieties for the whole range of winter
sports - from Alpine sports to cross- country skiing, ski jumps and biathlon.
The resort twice hosted World Cup Alpine skiing rounds, while the biathlon track
is one of the best in the world.
The air in BOROVETS is crystal-clear and totally free of any pollutants while
the average temperature during January, the coldest month, is minus 4.6 C.