The 2016/17 ski season opens officially in Bulgaria’s winter mountain resorts of Bansko and Borovets on December 17.
In Bansko, the mood was upbeat as the resort prepared for the official opening at 6pm, featuring a concert and fireworks. The outlook for skiing conditions in coming days was very good.
In Borovets, there were traffic jams as visitors crowded the roads to the slopes. An innovation at the resort this year is an avalanche-warning device. The resort’s opening also was featuring a concert, starring Bulgaria’s 2016 Eurovision contestant Poli Genova.