Pirin & Rila Ski Touring

Itinerary

Day 1

Sofia

А 1.5-hour drive will take us from the capital Sofia to Malyovitsa, a valley in the northwestern parts of Rila Mountains, popular climbing and ski touring area.

Malyovitsa area

We’ll skin up at 1760 up to 1940 to reach Malyovitsa Hut, our accommodation. We have a couple of options for the rest of the day: to climb The Camel Peaк or Popova Kapa Peak. Alternatively, as a warm up for the next days, to do a half-day of off piste skiing using the couple of Malyovitsa ski zone lifts and to do some training with the avalanche equipment.
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Day 1
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Day 2

Malyovitsa Peak

We start from the hut and climb the beautiful Malyovitsa Peak (+800), then descend down to the valley. Our second climb for the day might be the Nameless Peak which also has good slopes to ski down. Drive to the village of Govedartsi (20 min) and accommodation at a family hotel.
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Day 3

Musala Peak

A short drive today will take us to the ski resort of Borovets, located at the foot of Mount Musala (2925 m), the highest on the Balkans.

Sofia

We take the gondola lift up to 2400 and further climb for 3 hours in order to reach the peak. We’ll ski all the way down to 1300 and then drive back to Sofia (1.5 hours).
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Equipment Needed

touring skis
ski touring bindings with ski/walk mode and brakes or straps
climbing skins
ski crampons
poles
AT ski boots – with rubber sole and ski/walk mode
beacon
shovel
probe
Rucksack 35-45l
water and wind proof trousers and jacket with hood
2 pairs of gloves – a tiny ones for touring and ski gloves
sun glasses
sun block
sun hat
warm hat
ski goggles
travel liner for the huts
water bottle or flask (1l)
snacks, personal first aid kit
It is possible to rent all of the above from Sofia, please contact us.

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Contact us if you have any additional questions. If you would like to purchase this tour package for 1 or 8+ people, please speak to us or fill out our form and we wll prepare a custom quote for you.

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