Ski Touring above Sofia – Vitosha Mountains

Vitosha mountain – the hidden gem just a few km outside of the capital of Bulgaria, offers amazing opportunities for daily ski tours and freeride. In good seasons when the snow cover descends all the way down to the outskirts of Sofia, it is quite possible to log more than a 1000 m of ascends and descends in good snow conditions, and traverse the mountain, descending to little known villages on the South and Western side of the Vitosha. Steep skiing in prime conditions is also a possibility in late winter – the Rezniovete couloirs can match any freeride area in Rila and Pirin. If you are in Sofia, the snow conditions are right, and you want to explore the hidden secrets of Vitosha, the options are limitless.

There are also good options for beginners, who seek introduction into the off-piste, ski touring and splitboarding. Vitosha is a “proper mountain” that has avalanche conditions and dangerous areas, therefore a good training site for avalanche safety basis. As well as for your first switch backs and tracks up the hill.

 

Trip cost:

Vitosha on Skis Day TripPrice per Person:
1 pax
195 EUR
2 pax105 EUR
3 pax80 EUR
4 pax70 EUR
5 pax60 EUR
6 pax50 EUR

Price includes: The transfers from/to Sofia, certified mountain guide rate (ratio 1:6), all the expenses of the guide, insurance, all taxes.

Not included: Packed lunch, lift ticket/lift pass (if applicable), ski and avalanche safety equipment rent.

*It is possible to rent the necessary personal ski equipment as well as avalanche safety equipment from Sofia. Please check the equipment list below.

Sample itineraries:

-‘Classical’ tours to the top of the mountain – Cherni Vrah Peak, with descends to the Aleko ski area, the villages of Jeleznitsa, Chuipetliovo, or the outskirts of Sofia (500-1000+ m vertical meters of touring and skiing).

-Traverse of the mountain – early start from the East side of Vitosha, ascend to Cherni vrah peak, descend to the West towards Zlatnite Mostove area and possibly the outskirts of the city (+1200 m / -1200-1500 m).

– Lift-assisted freeride options in the Aleko ski area – steep skiing in the Rezniovete range (in good snow conditions only).

 

Please contact us and we will offer you the best available options according to your level and preferences, and the current weather and snow conditions.

Required equipment:

*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.

*Personal Rescue Equipment – beacon, shovel, probe.

Rucksack 35-45l, water and wind proof pants 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.