German evaluation: Which Bulgarian ski resort is the best?

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German skiing portal skiresort.de has come up with a ranking of Bulgarian ski resorts. Not all of them got very far in the evaluations, several got average results and one Bulgarian ski resort got to be in first place. That portal says, the evaluation was “based on facts”. Well, let’s hope so. What else could they have based it on? Potato salad?

Let’s start at the bottom, in order to make this as suspenseful as Hitchcock. The 8th place goes to Govedartsi. Those Germans gave one out of possible five stars to the size aspect. Only one star was given to Govedartsi for the slope variety too. The bad news? They did not like the lifts either. Another single star. But, to be fair, they gave that place three stars for “reasons of comparison”. So it got two stars out of five total. Fair enough.

The glorious seventh place went to a place called “Vitosha/Sofia”, which some of us might have heard of. You guessed right: That resort is about as popular as Donald Trump after that tape leaked, according to that site, that is.

Two stars for the size (WHAT?), an impressive four stars for the slope variety, an embarrassing two stars for the lifts, another two for something they call “snow security” and another two for “slope preparation”. As you can see, the criteria changed along with the resort. The overall stars for Vitosha: Two. Yes, according to the Germans.

Bodrost and Kartala: They were not impressed by the resort’s size (two stars) or by the slopes (two), but at least they liked the bloody lifts and gave those four stars. Yes!! Total: 2.7 stars for the candidate. Get ready for more excitement.

In Panichishte, they did not like the size or the slopes either. The lifts got close to three stars, which leads to an average of 2.7 stars

Now, let’s get to the Mechi Chal–Chepelare resort. The size and slopes got two stars each, plus some change. And the lifts four. So it’s three total. Things can only get better. And they will.

Borovets, on third place! This one got a full three stars, since the Germans sort of liked its size (three) and its slopes, the essence of a skiing resort (four). The lifts, the security aspect and the slope preparation got three.

The second place ….. damn, we can’t take the suspense … is this one: Pamporovo. 3.1 stars total, because of its average size, slopes and lifts.

Now, which one is the best? There is only one famous one left. Bansko! Size: Three stars. Slopes: A full five stars! Here we go! Security? Four. And slope prep? Five. A total of 3.9 for Bansko. That is impressive indeed, since Germans will never be 100% satisfied, anyway.

Our partners of banskoblog.com will be happy to read this. But they knew anyway.

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Imanuel Marcus, the founder of foreignersandfriends.com, is Associate Editor of The Sofia Globe.