SKI TOURING IN RILA AND PIRIN

Bulgaria offers excellent conditions for ski touring and ski alpinism. Challenging slopes, friable snow from December to March, virgin slopes – this is our country. Accompanied by experience guides in the mountain range of Rila and Pirin, you will have the privilege to be the only visitor of the high mountain regions, out of the ski trails, you will feel the charm of the mountain huts, enjoying the sunsets in a nice company.  Our company offers variety of off-piste and powder skiing trips for intermediate and advanced skiers. Our advanced programs are designed for skiers who want to experience exciting and challenging off-piste terrain including chutes, couloirs, tree skiing, gullies, cliff drops, steeps and of course, bottomless powder.

 

Program 7 days (6 nights)

 

LAND ONLY Price: 440 Euro, minimum 6 participants

Departures for 2011:

 

from 5 February till 11 February 2011 and

 

from 5 March till 11 March 2011

 

 

 

Day 1: Sofia - Guilechitza

 

Arriving in Sofia and direct transfer (90km) to the region of Guletchitza, in the northern slopes of Rila mountain. Accommodation in a mountain hotel at 1500m., double rooms.

 

Day 2: Mt. Maliovitza

 

Morning transfer 5 km. Walk about 5h to climb the summit of Maliovitza (2729m). During this day you will enjoy magnificent views of the peaks in Rila National Park. Lunch pick-nick. Descent off-piste skiing. Same accommodation as previous day.

 

 

 

Day 3: Maliovitza – region of Strashnoto ezero (Fear lake) – Rila monastery - Bansko

 

Difficult day. Climb 1000m to the summit of Popova kapa at 2800m. Descent off-piste skiing. Short transfer and visit the most impressive Bulgarian monastery - Rila Monastery. Transfer 1h and overnight in Bansko, in the foot of Pirin National Park.

 

 

 

Day 4: Bansko – Mt. Polejan – mountain chalet Demianitza

 

Short morning transfer (20km, 40min) and climb to the ski zone Bezbog. Climb to the summit of Polejan and descent to the mountain chalet of Demianitza – total skiing 5-6h. Pick- nick. Main luggage is not transferred that day.

 

Day 5: chalet Demianitza – Mt. Vichren – Bansko

 

Difficult day. Early departure for a 6-7 h ski mountaineering in the Pirin mountain range. If the weather conditions allow it today you will climb the highest summit of Pirin – the peak Vichren 2914. Pick-nick. Overnight in Bansko.

 

 

 

Day 6: Bansko – Sofia

 

Transfer 3h to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. Accommodation in hotel in down town area.

 

 

 

Day 7: Departure

 

Sightseeing of Sofia. Transfer to the airport .

 

 

 

Price: 440 Euro, minimum 6 participants

 

Included: All transfers, 5 Full Boards and Bed & Breakfast in Sofia, English or French speaking guide

 

Not included are: dinner on day 6, lunch on day 7, drinks, entrance fees and all personal expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

Necessary equipment:

 

Ski and personal equipment

 

Avalanche beacon – 1 per person

 

Ice axe – 1 per person

 

Crampons – 1 pair per person

 

Avalanche probe – 1 per person

Avalanche shovel – 1 for 2 persons