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Vitosha Ski Resort Guide

Vitosha, Bulgaria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Snowfall.
Total Piste Length8 miles
Highest Lift7,513ft
Resort Height5,906ft
 Nearest AirportsSofia and Plovdiv
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Close to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which bid for the 1994 Winter Olympics. A gondola whisks skiers from the city limits to Aleko (1810m). In good snow conditions an off-piste descent of 1295 vertical metres is possible. Great views from the slopes to the city.


The Bulgarian ski resort of Vitosha is at an altitude of 5,906ft, with 8 miles of marked runs.

Vitosha has direct access to 8 miles of downhill skiing, with 6 marked pistes, served by a total of 10 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 5,906ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 7,513ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Vitosha offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Vitosha offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Vitosha?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Vitosha.

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Snow Forecast by day for Vitosha

Ski Area Stats

Vitosha Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 7 4 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 4 miles
Total Length
8 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
10 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Vitosha Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift7,513ft
Resort Altitude (Vitosha)5,906ft
Lowest Trail5,413ft
Max Vertical2,100ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Vitosha
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Vitosha Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Vitosha is 3 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Vitosha?

This ski resort is in Pernik, Bulgaria.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Vitosha is Sofia, 53 minutes drive away.

Plovdiv and Skopje airports are all within three hours drive.

Sofia is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 9,320 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Vitosha open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Vitosha, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Vitosha Tourist Office for the latest.

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