Skitouring in Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Challenging terrain, wild and beautiful scenery and warm hospitality; Bulgaria is a perfect hidden-gem of the skiing world!

Rates & Packages

Rates & Dates 2017 / 2018

Nr. of peoplePrice per person
4580 €

Please note:

  • Price is based on groups of 4
  • Please contact LUEX for dates

What is included / What not

Package includes

  • 5 nights in family and 1 night in mountain hut
  • Half Board
  • All ground transfers form/to Airport of Sofia
  • Guide
Not included
  • Transport to Sofia
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Any type of tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Avalanche safety equipment (rental option)

Extended Description

Ski Touring in Rila and Pirin

Bulgaria offers excellent conditions for ski touring and ski alpinism. Challenging slopes, friable snow from December to March, virgin slopes – this is our country. Accompanied by experience guides in the mountain range of Rila and Pirin, you will have the privilege to be the only visitor of the high mountain regions, out of the ski trails, you will feel the charm of the mountain huts, enjoying the sunsets in a nice company.  Our company offers variety of off-piste and powder skiing trips for intermediate and advanced skiers. Our advanced programs are designed for skiers who want to experience exciting and challenging off-piste terrain including chutes, couloirs, tree skiing, gullies, cliff drops, steeps and of course, bottomless powder.


Itinerary

7 days (or 8 days with an overnight stay in Sofia)

 
Day 1 : Flight to Sofia - Samokov (Rila)
Arrival at Sofia airport and drive (60 km, 1:15 ) to the town of Samokov in the northern slopes of the Rila Mountains. Accommodation - hotel .

 
Day 2 : Summit Musala (2925m)
In the morning short drive to Borovets ski resort . With gondola we reach Jasterbetz mountain hut and 3:30 tours to the summit Musla , the highest peak in the Balkan Peninsula. The same property.

+700 / - 1600 m

 
Day 3 : Summit Maliovitsa ( 2729m ) - Bansko

About 30 min drive to the small ski resort Malyovitsa and from there about 4 hours to the peak Maliovitsa . Trip to Bansko 2:30 ( Pirin Mountains) . Accommodation - hotel .

+ / - 1000


Day 4: Bansko - Mt Dautov - Bansko
In the morning , a trip ( 30 min/20 km) to the ski station Kulinoto ( 1400m ) . From there 5-6 h skitouren - descent from summit Dautov ( 2597m ) . Transfer back to Bansko and the same property.

+ 1300/-1300


Day 5Bansko - Mountain hut Bezbog ( 2100m ) - Polejan summit ( 2855m ) - Mountain hut Demjanitza

In the morning , a ride (40 min/20 km) to the ski station Bezbog . From there 5-6 hour tours - descent from summit Polejan and accommodation in the mountain hut Demyanitsa .

+750 / -900


 
Day 6 : Mountain hut Demjanitza - Summit Vichern - Bansko

A difficult day. Beginning with 2:30 h to ascend after Todorin vrah . Ski downhill about 400 m and a second rise of Hvoinati vrah ( 2635m ) . When good weather and snow condition descent of the main summit fon Pirin Mountains - Vihren ( 2914m ) . Bansko ski run to and same accommodation vie Day 3

+1700 / -2000

 
Day 7: Bansko - Rila Monastery - return

In the morning , a ride (1:30 hr/100 km) to the Rila Monastery . Seeing Rila Monastery . Ride (130km , 2:30 ) to Sofia . Return journey.

or

Overnight in Sofia also possible from 30 € per person DBL BB in the hotel in the city center .


Day 8: Return

 

Necessary Equipment

  • Ski and personal equipment
  • Avalanche beacon – 1 per person
  • Ice axe – 1 per person
  • Crampons – 1 pair per person
  • Avalanche probe – 1 per person
  • Avalanche shovel – 1 for 2 persons
PP/Night from US$ 128