Bulgaria is rapidly becoming a favourite for family skiing – great for all skiing abilities with interesting runs, comfortable hotels and prices that don’t break the bank. We’re heading to Borovets for our skiing holiday, the oldest Bulgarian winter resort with a history from 1896.
The real charm of Borovets is seen in winter. The excellent skiing in the area attracts thousands of mountain lovers from Bulgaria and overseas. Huddled in pine woods 1,390 meters above sea level, the highest pistes top 2,600m, with snow cover usually reaching from December through to April.
Situated within easy reach of Sofia airport, Borovets is a Alpine type resort which offers a variety of snow sports: there is skiing, night-skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski jumps and biathlon and ski-doo in the resort. Over the years Borovets has developed into a popular and good quality ski resort with excellent hotels, restaurants, discos, shops and a good choice of pistes and lifts.
The Borovets area is great for all abilities. For beginners, there is a English speaking instruction and the nursery slopes are gentle. There’s a good variety of runs for intermediates all serviced by a well organised life system including a six seat gondola lift.
With 45 kilometres of pistes of varying difficulty, there’s certainly plenty of choice. The pistes are grouped into 3 regions: Sitnqkovo – Martinovi Baraki – pistes; Markudjik and Yastrebets. The pistes on Yastrebets are the best with the resort being a regular host of various winter sports competitions (It’s also twice hosted World Cup competitions in Alpine skiing). Its biathlon track is one of the best in Europe. For the expert skiers there is the testing World Cup run, one of the more challenging pistes in the Yastrebets area or the excellent skiing through the trees and off-piste. With 14 snow cannons for artificial snow, snow cover is guaranteed.
The price includes the complete ski package of 6 days lift pass, ski & boot & helmet hire and group tuition (3-4 hours per day) . Our groups are based on ability, from complete beginners through to advanced skiers, and snow boarding instruction is also available (please email us for details of this)
Children can ski from the age of 5 in the groups , below this age we recommend that they go into the kindergarten ski club where they have a mix of skiing with other activities in-between and lunch is also provided.
This is a 7 night holiday, departing on Saturday 15th February 2019 returning on Saturday 22nd February 2020
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The advantage of Borovets is the main ski runs all finish in the same area, there are no long treks across the town to find your kids after classes. Our hotel is perfectly located, approximately 100 metres from the slopes and approximately 600 metres from the gondola station, yet in a quiet location flanked by pine woodland. The town is close, with the small selection of tavernas and eateries, there’s no problem with shuttle buses or long journeys to the resort on a morning!
Our hotel is the only 5 star hotel in the town and is distinctive from it’s castle styling. With comfortable rooms and communal areas, the hotel also has an indoor pool, a sauna for relaxation after a day on the slopes, and fitness centre for those wishing to work off excess energy (really?) The comfortable rooms feature a TV, a minibar, a telephone and en-suite bathroom with bath tub. The hotel’s restaurant serves a good mix of Bulgarian and European dishes.
– All rooms have balconies with mountain views, satellite TV, hairdryer, bath & toilet
– Fitness, Spa and Wellness Centre
– Indoor swimming pool with steam room (hammam). Additional charge for massage & spa treatments
– Wi-fi is available free of charge throughout the hotel.
– Ski storage- Restaurant and bar
– Hot & cold buffet breakfast and 4 course evening buffet dinner
The cost of the holiday includes flights and transfers to the hotel; 5 star hotel with half board accommodation – breakfast and evening meal; full ski package with equipment, lift passes and daily ski-school.
Should any adult not wish to ski, we can offer a reduction – please email us at email@example.com for further information.
The holiday will be accompanied by a Single With Kids coordinator who will arrange opportunities to get together.
The cost of the holiday includes flights from London Heathrow on the group flights.
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Other regional airports may be available at a small supplement, please contact us for details.
Borovets is just over 70km from Sofia airport, a nice change from some of the 4 hour transfers to French resorts.
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Great views from the gondolas
Snow mobile fun
Ski tuition for all levels
Hotel pool for after ski relaxation
Horse riding in Borovets
The hotel bar, overlooking the pistes
The hotel on an evening
The lovely 5 star hotel overlooks the slopes
Riding high (Yastrabets gondola)
Cosy dining room
Gentle, wide green slopes for beginners
A little hotel apres ski
PRICES TO BE RELEASED SOON
The prices include FULL ski pack with lift pass, ski & boot hire and ski school. There are also prices without a ski pack, for those who will not be skiing. If anyone in your party won’t be skiing, please mention this in the ‘Additional Information’ section when booking.
The costs are based on flights from London HEATHROW Airport on our group flights, local airports may also be possible at a small supplement, please contact us for details.
The first child in the family will be eligible for children’s prices up to the age of 17 years old. Second or further children will be eligible for the child’s price under the age of 12 otherwise there will be a supplement. Anyone aged 18 years or above counts as an adult.
Early Bird discount book before 30 June…. save £75 per person
Slow Bird discount book before 31 Aug….. save £25 per person
Late Bird from 1 Sept
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Take a look below at testimonials from holidaymakers who've been on our Skiing in Bulgaria holiday and other Single With Kids overseas trips...
" Thank you Leah and Guy. You have been brilliant looking after all of us. A special thank you to Leah without I would still be stuck on the slope! A fab week and lots of memories to take away and cherish. "
" Thank you Leah and Guy for all your hard work organising and looking after us. We’ve had the most amazing week and so many laughs with such lovely people. Jack and Krista are already begging me to bring them back. "
" Another lovely year of skiing, socialising, skiing, swimming, karaoke and night skiing. Thank you for all your hard work and social skills. "
" Wow! What an amazing holiday! We have had a fantastic week and we are now both ski addicts. Thanks to you guys we have wonderful memories and a new passion. "
" Merci pour tout. Nous mous sommes bien amuse. (Thank you for everything. We were very amused) "
" Thank you for a great holiday. "
" Callum and I have had the best holiday ever. Thank you for organising us, keeping us on track and falling about with laughter. The sheer joy of mastering the snowboarding will stay with us forever. "
" Totally fab time as ever. Agree with Simone, my skiing hasn’t improved but it’s been fun. Thank you for all the organisation. "
" Thank you again for an amazing ski holiday. So many laughs, drinks and bruises! My skiing is still rubbish but I don’t care as I had a fabulous time. Thanks for all your help and being there for us. "
" Where to start? This has been the most incredible week. I have laughed so much and just had the most fantastic time. Everyone has been such good fun. I can’t thank Leah and Guy enough. You have both made this holiday our best yet. "
" We have had a fantastic time again. Thanks for being so tentative, supportive and very well organised. This is our second trip with yourselves and I hope you are here next year. Really appreciate everything. "
" Absolutely amazing holiday once again. Must remember I’m 43 and not 15! Hopefully be back next year as three snowboarders. "
" Wow another great holiday. Thank you for such a lovely time. It’s so lovely to be in great company, everyone is so lovely. I love the Festa hotel. The rooms and spa are great though bar service could be quicker. I loved, loved karaoke, got far too drunk but what a blast! Julia’s famous chicken soup highly recommended by Oggy and now me also. Had fab time will be back again for some love. "
" We have had a wonderful time on our first skiing holiday! We’ve really enjoyed meeting lovely friends. We’ve had a great laugh with lovely company. Thank you so much. "
" Thanks for a super holiday. Highlights include night skiing, Aidan dragging me down fun, fun, Ethan dragging me through the woods, some lovely instructors and of course super company. I love the way we all pitch in and the children become a gang of enthusiasm "
" What a lovely holiday we’ve had. Has flown by far too quickly. The boys and I have enjoyed some great skiing and relaxation, enjoying the company of some great grownups and adults! Loved our ski instructor Vasko and the fact lessons are for six days and last over five hours. Preferred Bonkers and White House though! The hotel was better than we’d expected – lovely large rooms and throw all our smelly ski gear over and the boys enjoyed the pool and made some great friends. "
" Thank you for a fab holiday. The boys loved the groups they were in and my group was full of great girls and boys (adult ones). The hotel is lovely and I enjoyed a relaxing massage. The boys enjoyed the pool a lot. The night skiing was great fun as was the karaoke night. Many thanks. "
" Thank you for a brilliant holiday. We’ve loved Borovets and have made some great friends. "
" Totally fantastic holiday – it just went too fast! Lovely people, great resort, great instructors and don’t even get me started on the chicken soup! Thank you "
" I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and loved making friends with so many lovely people. Fabulous time in Borovets. Thank you for making it so special. "
" Thanks very much for a fantastic week. The girls have already asked for next year. Will be in touch. "
" Thanks for another great holiday. Great job as usual. "
" This was our first trip away since our change of life and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very well organised without being regimental. We love Bulgaria and will definitely come back. "
" Dan and I have had a lovely week. Our first trip with SWK has been really brilliant to see Dan grow in his skiing. "
" This was our first holiday with SWK and the first(ish) ski trip. We’ve had a super time and fully intend to continue skiing. I expect to be booking with SWK again. Thanks for all your hard work. You’ve both been absolutely lovely. It’s really appreciated. "
" A wonderful trip. A lovely venue/hotel. Even my teenage son enjoyed the skiing although he had been determined not to! Thanks "
" Thank you Guy and Leah for all your assistance. Scarlett and I have really enjoyed our week in Borovets and will be really sad to return back to our normality. A lovely sunny, snowy ski week.
Thank you for the holiday. It was great. Skiing is awesome. Thank you for helping me and Janey. Bye and hope I see you again. It was fun.
Scarlett (9) "
" This is our first time skiing with SWK and the holiday has exceeded all expectations. Having two wonderful people to guide us through the week and help to make everything run smoothly has been fantastic. Both George and I have improved our skiing and met great people to share the time with. Thank you Guy and Leah. "
" We have had a super week skiing and socialising. A perfect mix of social and family time. Great to see how Ethan has taken to snowboarding and to see Aidan get better and better. Loads of thanks to Leah and Guy for all their help organising us. "
" We have thoroughly enjoyed our week skiing. A brilliantly organised but relaxed holiday in fabulous company. Love Borovets and love the sun! Kids have all got on well and made good friends. Such an amazing way to holiday as a single parent. Thoroughly recommend SWK. Thank you Guy and Leah and the SWK team. "
" Amazing first time with SWK. Would definitely book again. "
" Thank you for a beautiful holiday. This was our first time with SWK and it was absolutely lovely. I liked it, the children liked it, all good! "
" Thank you for a fantastic trip. Katrina and I have had a great trip. I’m amazed at how well the ski school worked and how far Katrina got in such a short time. We will definitely be back and I’m looking forward to more skiing for me too next time. Great group and good fun evenings too. "
" I have never been on a holiday as fun as this one. Hope to come again. "
" Chrissie and Guy fantastic coordinators!!! You feel supported in all aspects of the holiday and whatever situation arises. The highlight of the holiday was watching the kids come down the black run and seeing how proud they were. "
" A great holiday, superb accommodation and great SWK reps in resort! Very sociable and well organised. "
" The SWK organisation was fantastic. We felt welcome, Chrissie was lovely, helpful, kind, well organised. I could relax and not think about anything, and this was wonderful. "
" Loved the snow. The people were friendly and helpful. It was our first time skiing and we both really enjoyed it. The scenery was fantastic. I found that the holiday was organised well by SWK. Chrissie kept us all informed. Thanks for a great holiday! "
" This was our first SWK holiday, and it was fab. Lots of new friends, was lovely to prove you can go away on your own skiing, and have such a good time. Well done and thank you. "
" We've had a blast. Fabulous skiing! Great company and lovely fun! Perfect for Gracie with great ski instruction, swimming and the weather topped it off. Thank you, we felt extremely well looked after and relaxed as a result. "
" We've had a great time. Great company, great instructors. Everyone was really friendly. The hotel is ideal for kids and adults. First time skiing for kids but not the last. See you next year! "
" Had a great week with fabulous company. Instructors were brilliant and helped to teach me new skills and I managed a black run by the end of the week. Would love to come back again next year. Chrissie was great as usual. "
" Had a fantastic time - met some amazing people, great resort, good time, we LOVED out instructors, kids well looked after and made many friends. Had a little cry on the way back on the bus after one final ski - didn't want to go home! "
" Jared had an absolutely amazing time: he made lots of friends, loved skiing and just had so much fun! A brilliant experience for us both. "
" Had a fab time!! First time skiing for Josh and I, we really enjoyed learning a new skill and will defo do it again. Our instructor was very good and had the patience of a saint. We both met some lovely people and hope to keep in touch. We have some great memories and will never forget our time in Borovets :) "
" Great organisation & communication by Chrissie. Wonderful week. Will definitely come back next year. It's a great resort. Thanks! "
" First time skiing for Charlie & Tom - they have both really enjoyed the holiday. Had a brilliant time skiing with the group, made some lovely friends, thanks. "
" What a group, fab company!
Thank goodness we all kept together, loads of laughs! Lots of love. "
" Another great SWK holiday! From zero to black slopes for Tilly, and I managed a blue without falling. Chrissie was great as normal, we will be back! "
" Loved SWK, loved Bulgaria. Affordable, friendly, safe. Loved the way we looked out for each others children - took the stress out wonderfully. And I can carve! (sometimes). Ethan & Aidan made friends and skiied till 5 each day. "
" Had a great time in Bulgaria. Never been before, will try to again! "
" Loved Bulgaria! Met loads of amazing people. "
" I had a great time in bulgaria skiing, met some great people and had an amazing experience. "
" Bulgaria is fantastic, I met some great people. "
" Had an amazing time and I have met a lot of amazing people such as Katie, Lara, Ellie, Lauren and Kiera. I would love to come again as I had an exhilarating experience. "
" Our first experience with SWK, had a great time and met some great people. Loved Bulgaria and the skiing, hopefully will be back. "
" A super holiday! Thanks! "
" The 3 of us had a great time. Unusually for me I don’t have any criticisms ! The hotel was very nice, the resort was good, the snow was abundant, Anadimir was perfect ! Even the travel was just right and we even touched down bang on time. Friday was fun. Matt treated us to champagne on the slope, how cool is that?! And the evening was fun! The highlight? The skiing: lots of snow, nice ski runs, not too many people, great ski instructor, decent weather. "
" Everyone was so friendly and the whole experience was fantastic, I couldn't have wished for better. Will definitely book something again in the future. It gave me the confidence and reassurance that I needed to be able to take my son abroad and have a wonderful holiday together. "
" Another great Single with Kids holiday. Felt safe away abroad with Harley and met a great group of people. Looking forward to booking the next trip! x "
" Never been on holiday since my some was born that was so filled with different activities. The jeep safari, boat trip, market, mud bath and rafting were exotic and exciting. The breakfasts, lunches, coffees, drinks and dinner were companionable and often filled with laughter. Sharon brought us all together but in the ends she wasn’t “our leader” but “one of us” All together it was priceless. "
" My kids shouted 'absolutely loved it!', in unison when I asked the question (how much did you enjoy your holiday) They both have very different personalities but the holiday setting, group, activities and skills and abilities of the coordinator, Sharon meant that they equally blossomed on holiday and had a truly great time. I also really enjoyed the style and pace of the holiday, and the jeep safari was a standout experience for us all!....
You can do as much or as little as you wish. There is something for everyone and I saw parents and children from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances and with different expectations for the holiday blend and bond to become a single fun-seeking, considerate and complimentary group. "