Bulgaria’s major winter resorts – Bansko, Pamporovo and Borovets – saw thousands turn out to ski on the December 15 and 16 2012 opening weekend of the winter season.
In Pamporovo, use of the ski lifts was free of charge on the opening weekend while there was a 20 per cent discount on equipment hire.
Up to December 21, daily lift passes will be discounted to 29 leva for adults and 17 leva for children. After that, regular prices apply – 50 leva for adults and 30 leva for children.
In Bansko, daily ski passes this season will cost 58 leva. In Borovets, the all-day price is 55 leva and 33 leva for a half-day pass, with 10 leva reductions at weekends.
The slopes on Sofia’s Vitosha Mountain are to open officially in the week beginning December 17. An all-day lift pass will cost 35 leva, with discounts for students and pensioners.
(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)