Established in ? the Bulgarian ski resort Vitosha lies at 1515 metres altitude in the ? region of the Bulgarian ?. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2115m the area is not snow sure. Over 0 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 0km of trails, which equates to around 0 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Vitosha is Sofia at a distance of 32km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
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.
2 runs 7km
8 runs 4.5km
7 runs 6km
2 runs 4.5km
View our detailed Vitosha snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Vitosha snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||147 - 147|
|Resort Opens||Dec 2021|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2022|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Vitosha trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||5km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Vitosha area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Vitosha ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 600m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 10% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 55% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 15% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
The Bulgarian resort is also known as Cherni Vrah and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Vitosha slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Vitosha has slopes facing NE.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Vitosha snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Vitosha: 16km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 16km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Vitosha snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Vitosha non skiing facilities also include ?.