Started from an out of town lone wood shack and being the recreational area only for the king and the high society in the early days, Borovets has gone a long way to become one of the favorite choices for a winter holiday not only on a national level but in the wider sense. The oldest vacation village in the country attracts the visitors with the clean air and the dazzling beauties and scenes of nature. The main reason for people to return back to the Rila mountain area can be traced to the trails for skiing and snowboarding though and in Borovets snow report is generally favorable for roughly four to five months long season every year.
Being situated in the footsteps of the highest peak on the Balkans – Musala (2925 m above the sea level), expectedly the snow sports activity area is among the tallest in the region too. The top points of the Markudjika 2 run go over the 2500 m line and the same applies to the heights around the Todorka peak near Bansko. So both venues promise one-third of the year lasting season in the average scenario – sometimes prolonging to five months and shortening to about a quarter-yearly in the worst cases for the skiers and boarders. But with a displacement larger than 1000 m in altitude Borovets snow conditions might vary significantly from the main resort level art 1340 m and the pistes of the Markudjika group.
Warm around the hotel, freezing cold near Musala
Well, the common temperature amplitude between the extreme points looking for the average Borovets ski weather picture rarely exceeds single digit values. The Celsius numbers measured around Hotel Rila and Markudjika 2 run would differentiate no more than 7-8 degrees most of the times. But it’s not that uncommon to relish on a sunny noon in the low zone and feel the Arctic frost elevating 1000 m higher. So looking out through the window of your cozy suite might not be enough to give you clear enough idea of what is really going on the slopes.
Getting to be familiar with the Borovets snow report on a regular basis can be essential regarding the quality of the winter holidays. And the safety too. Real-time measurement of the conditions is available for several key areas on the map of the oldest winter resort in Bulgaria. The system provides numbers for the main resort, of course, and significant venues like Sitnyakovo ski center, Yastrebets group of runs and the highest segment of the complex – Markudjika trails.
Guests of the Rila mountain vacation village and travelers who plan a visit to the place can watch constantly what the Borovets ski conditions look like in real-time. The data is updated uninterruptedly and consist of several major components. The weather report couldn’t even be shown without the temperature numbers – the gap decreases during the night, so feeling cold few steps out of the door of your lodging house should make you think that higher is that much more frosty. Well, the wind will blow stronger going up on the altitude and this is another number available through the Borovets snow report. It makes sense to check out on this if considering the options for night skiing available between 6 and 10 PM on four runs in the oldest national resort.
Surely what most skiers and boarders really need to know is the quality of the surface to ride. The data about the Borovets snow conditions are updated all the time but only the overall thickness of the cover is available. The system does not provide info about the fresh “powder” on the hills. What is considered background feed but it’s still important are the numbers concerning the air humidity and the atmospheric pressure.
Stay home in case of avalanche caution
The stats aren’t always enough convincing when the weather is about to be hazardous. But what is helpful indeed in terms of safety is the forecast of the avalanche danger. Borovets weather forecasts provide that type of assessment predicting if the risk is low, mild, significant or high to stop the guests from irrational actions and make them stay home – or actually in their rooms or somewhere near. The places where the avalanches are about to slide down the hill are also mentioned in the Borovets snow report.
Worth mentioning that the meteorological stations in the Rila mountain resort are combined with the view of live webcams. Anyone can compare the data from the weather report to the real-time pictures of the slopes to consider the best piste to go at the moment. The snow report is available throughout the whole Borovets ski season that could last from early December to late April if the luck is on the side of the snow sports lovers.