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The oldest Bulgarian winter resort is Ski Borovets, which opened in 1896. Borovet is at the bottom of Mt. Musala in the northern Rila Mountains, which has an altitude of thirteen hundred and fifty meters, seventy three kilometers to the southeast of Sofia. Bulgarian kings built a palace and hunting lodges at the resort’s location. Currently, Borovets is a contemporary skiing resort with classy accommodations, beautiful area restaurants, and a great ski run and lift network along the Rila Mountains. There are wide ranges of ski runs and lifts available to choose or select, that may match your skills, when you “Ski Borovets”
Ski Borovets- Enjoy Major Ski Facilities Set in Unparalleled Natural Beauty
Ski Borovets, is located in the shadow of Bulgaria’s tallest mountain, Mt. Musala is located at the entrance of Rula National Park, its biggest and most beautiful national park. Descending from a high point of 2,560 meters, with a maximum vertical drop of 1,420 meters can be skied on one of its many well kept and lift-equipped ski runs, totaling over 40 kilometers. The ski season of Borovets goes from December to April, and has a snow cover that is greater than one.The distance was equal to five meters. It snow 150 days out of each year in Borovets, and this is delightful for people who love winter sports. Drag lifts, baby tows, seat chain lifts, even a gondola lift, form the resort’s vast and varied lift infrastructure. 1 Fixed Grip Quad Chair lift, 10 Surface ski lifts, 9 tow lifts 1 six-seat Gondola lift and 2 High Speed Quad Chair lifts.
When the Sun goes down ski the Borovets.
At night ski the Borovets not only to ski for more time but to enjoy and experience a new way to see how the time pass by on the snow. The weather began to get warmer in the second and third months of the year, so the cold wasn’t too overwhelming, and even in January, which is the coldest, you’ve got to try the night skiing. Wear some extra layers and go down the well lit hill in the alpine forest. Riding on a chairlift up the mountain slope at night experiencing all the nocturnal sights and sounds can be a great adventure to cherish.
Borovets Ski Schools & Beginner’s Slopes
For beginners, Borovets provides a ski school that employs over 200 professional ski instructors, fluent in English, German, French and Russian to help you maximize your visit from the first minute on the slopes. You can get reasonable prices for group and individual lessons. At the end of the week everyone heads for the more challenging runs and the gondola lift but beginners start the week strictly on the nursery slopes.
The 72-kilometer drive from the Sofia International Airport to Borovets is extremely easy. You can cover about 45 miles in a time span of about an hour and a half. and strait to the point. Generally, rental vehicles are easily accessible at the majority of the larger rental locations at the airport. Due to the limited number of vehicles on hand at the airport, it is wise to reserve your vehicle as soon as possible prior to pickup. When driving on snowy and icy roads during the winter in and around Borovets, you should either drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle or put snow tires or chains on your vehicle to be safe.
Borovets, just like any other resort area, has a number of options that will accommodate you during your stay. For those who have more restrictions on their spending, I recommend the Moura hotel. (three stars), or the 4-star Rila Hotel might be the one what you’re looking for. Are you in search of something just a little more extravagant? The five-star Winter Palace is a must try. In contrast, if you’re seeking privacy and luxury, the ideal selection is the five star Villa Stresov of the Borovets ski chalets.
Villa Stresov was rebuilt in 1996 as a five-star luxury property by the Bulgarian-American family of Marianne Djidrova Nielsen, a granddaughter of the Stresovs, and Philip R. Nielsen, her husband, in its original Swiss style used 70 years earlier. You can get a good sense of what the Villa is like by checking out the many pictures that are up online. (with 200 pictures available) Local Borovets-area attractions include: 7 Rila Lakes, the Rila Monestary, Mount Musala, and much more with depiction of not only the interior, exterior and grounds of the Villa.
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Bruneck is located on a height between 800 and 1500 meters a.s.l. In the Pustertal in the Austrian federal state of Tyrol. Bruneck is a romantic place and attracts tourists from all over the world. The region has a lot to offer so everyone can have blast here. In addition, many popular people are at home in Bruneck. Michael Mair (*1962), ex-racing champion, Nanni Moretti (*1953), Italian filmmaker, producer and actor, Anton MÃ¼ller (1870-1939), author, Michael Pacher (1435-1498), painter and sculptor. The only theater school of south Tyrol is also located in Bruneck. It belongs to the famous theater of Bruneck that you yould definitely visit when staying in Bruneck. The town offers numerous recreational options such as skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing in winter and climbing, hiking and mountaineering in summer just to name a few. Here everyone will find something of their taste.
Due to its geographic location of 46.48 degrees North and 11.56 degrees East in the Pustertal Bruneck receives temperatures above average and many sun hours. Snow can be guarantueeed from December to April Bruneck is one of the places in Tyrol with most snow. Guests are often treated with lots of powder and sun. Bruneck has about 14,535 inhabitants and there are many private holiday homes available that offer accommodation for visitors. In addition, there are also multiple hotels available. Since Bruneck is a popular holiday destination it might be difficult to find accommodation in Bruneck, especially in the peak season. However, you always have the opportunity to switch to the neighbouring towns and villages that aren’t any less attractive! Selfevidently, a ski resort is not far.
And like most ski resorts in Austria it is a great one! The ski resort Kronplatz offers 100 km of designated trails of which 50 km are marked easiest (blue), 35 km are marked as intermediate (red) and 15 km are marked as most difficult (schwarz). In addition, there are several ski routes. The trails are serviced by 31 lifts. 6 of them are surface lifts, 6 chair lifts and 19 gondolas and aerial cableways. All in all it is a great ski resort for everyone. No matter what you’re looking for you will find it in Kronplatz. No matter if beginner or expert whis ski resort will make you happy! There’s everything from gentle beginner runs and wide cruisers to steep challenging terrain. This makes it the perfect resort for both families with little children and seasoned skiers and riders looking for a challenge.
When most people hear the word Australia they will often think of the Outback or the large cities such as Melbourne. However, Australia is known for something so much more that makes it truly unique, great skiing. As there are numerous resorts and runs that the beginner to the most advanced skier will find challenging. As a result, there are numerous places to ski that can provide you with that sense of rigid beauty that Australia is known for with the traditional winter feel.
Located in the Snowy Mountains this ski area the resort is in the town of Charlotte Pass Village. The area is completely snowed in during the winter which means that over snow transport is necessary to go in and out of Charlotte’s Pass. However, once at the resort it is clear that the entire town has become virtual ski area as you can literally ski from your front door to the lifts. This provides visitors from all walks of life that winter experience which is difficult to find in many areas of the world as large interests have commercialized the sport. At Charlotte Pass, you can see what it felt like to skiing 50 years ago when many areas were known to be inaccessible during the winter.
This ski area is located a little over 5.5 hours from Melbourne. However, the skiing is well worth the trip with the resort catering to mainly beginners as evidence by all of the runs at such skill levels. The resort is nestled in the high Victorian Alps and can provide everyone with that overall unique feel of classic Australian architecture with the wondrous beauty of Victoria.
Clearly, Australia has outstanding skiing for skiers of all skill levels. During the winter the various snow reports indicate snow fall amounts similar to what is experienced at the popular areas in the Northern hemisphere. This along with the one of a kind feel is what makes Australian skiing the well kept secret that only continues to build a vast grass roots following.
This might sound like a paradox, but being surrounded by the news of financial doom and gloom on a daily basis makes me think that an annual trip to the Alps is to be considered a necessity, not a luxury. ‘A change is as good as a rest’ as the old adage goes and good thing too, since a ski holiday in Verbier probably isn’t going to give you much of a rest. Whether you stay in a cosy chalet, luxury hotel or bargain basement apartment, the long, groomed pistes followed by the vibrant bars in Verbier will be hard to resist. If a good party as well as great skiing is at the top of your holiday wish list, then Verbier for Mardi Gras is a must. As the last day of indulgence before the start of Lent what better place to do it than in Verbier. You’ll be downing shooters rather than gobbling pancakes but the principles are the same. It’s about letting go and getting stuck in, followed by vowing never to drink again.
‘The Pub’ is the place to go if you really want to really embrace Mardi Gras, but make sure you are in fancy dress. Word of warning: your old school tie and pig tails are not going to cut the mustard. Fancy dress in Verbier is a serious business at the best of times; but with mardi gras the stops are well and truly pulled out. Many of the seasonnaires in Verbier take a trip down to Martigny to pick up a costume worthy of mardi gras, so if you want to be let in to the bars, make sure you get prepared.
Once at the bar, you might find yourself shoulder to shoulder with Mickey Mouse, and the Empire State building, or the Incredible Hulk and Madonna. As is often the case with fancy dress parties, lovingly made costumes start disintegrating under the wear and tear of precarious dance move, creating a slightly disturbing scene of hapless dishevelment. Madonna might have accumulated Superman’s cape and Kermit the frog may have developed a cone shaped chest but the party will go on regardless and more costume swapping will inevitably ensue. Seeing what bits of who’s costume you wake up with is always an interesting revelation as is working who the ‘Smurf’ blue body paint has come from…
The Chalet Experience’s ski chalets are ideal for large or small parties of skiers, from sizeable families and groups of friends to smaller families, couples, or even keen skiers visiting alone. The diversity of the chalet bedrooms in terms of size and combination ensure that almost any group can be comfortably housed. Attempting to organise such a holiday can be a headache and a half, with all the additional extras that need arranging, but with one of these catered chalets, the whole process can be made much simpler and much less stressful.
The company’s staff members are all keen to assist and advise, and their website is filled with information to ensure a holiday runs as smoothly as possible. With these tools at the customers’ disposal, this company make booking ski chalets and the additional necessities –such as lift passes and equipment – as stress-free as possible. One phone call to book is all that is necessary, and the company urge booking customers to discuss all of their holiday needs in this phone call so that external arrangements can be made for skiing and so on. For those who are not proficient in the French language, this can eliminate time wasted leafing through a pocket dictionary trying to communicate specific needs. By communicating in this way, the company can ensure that all questions get answered and that everything a fantastic holiday needs is available upon arrival.
It is possible to check room availability online, with a week by week price guide to help customers decide when they would like to visit Les Gets. A short distance from the stunning slopes, these catered chalets sit 1172 metres up in the French Alps, fully catered six days a week, with breakfast and afternoon tea provided on the seventh. On this evening, the company suggests that holidaymakers investigate the local bars and restaurants, and explore the locale, which has a bowling alley, ice rink, and cinema: great pastimes for those wanting something other than perfect slopes.