Borovets ski resort is located 12 km from the town of Samokov and 72 km from the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The resort is situated on the northern slopes of the Mousala ridge in the eastern part of the Rila mountain.
Borovets is huddled in venerable pine woods 1390 meters above the sea level. The highest pistes of Borovets ski centre are located at 2600 m above the sea level. The resort provides excellent skiing facilities, pistes and lifts. Diverse winter sports can be practiced on the slopes: skiing, snowboarding, night-skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumps, ski-doo etc. The total length of the ski pistes is 58 km. The ski runs vary in difficulty. The pistes are grouped in 3 ski centres: pistes of Sitnyakovo – Martinovi Baraki region; 4 pistes of Markudjik region and 3 pistes of Yastrebets region. The best ski slopes are those of Yastrebets ski centre where all winter sports competitions take place.
Borovets has proudly hosted the World Alpine Ski Cup twice and the European Cup eleven times, the most recent one being in February 2014 (slalom and giant slalom for men).
Borovets proves to be a challenging terrain and a favorite among snowboarders, as well. The resort offers various types of complexity and load, as well as two terrain parks - Snow Park Borosport in the upper section of Popangelov trail and Promo Park Borosport in front of the Rila hotel in Central Borovets.
The bustle continues into the evening with night skiing available until 10pm, as well as numerous pubs, cozy taverns, and nightclubs, that can be found in the very heart of the resort.