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SKIING IN BULGARIA. BEST PLACE?. BEST RUNS. ? BEST ACCOM?

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1. Posted by bwonder25 (Budding Member, 14 posts) 8 Aug '09 15:54

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Hi all,
Myself and my fiancee really want to go skiing in Bularia just after xmas. It's been years since we last skied so hopefully after a little refresher we can get back into it!.

We've been looking at various resorts but aren't sure which would be the best as I'd like there to be some black runs for me and lots of red ones too so we can ski together but want to also have a descent hotel for the week . We hope to go the first week in Jan 2010.

Can anyone give us some advise on the best skiing and hotels.

kind regards to all and cheers for all suggestions.

2. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive, 698 posts) 9 Aug '09 08:57

Hello there. I ski in Bulgaria and Romania nearly every so often. Very cheap and OK for skiing too if you dont mind a bit of disorganisation. Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo are your best three in Bulgaria, hotels everywhere and they wont be full. Poiana Brasov, Sinaia and Busteni in Romania. Same again as far as just turning up goes. Romania is quite a bit more expensive than Bulgaria but wont be anywhere near as crowded. Hotels are abundant throughout all the resorts. For getting there in Romania you need to fly into Cluj with Wizzair from Luton then get a train or Taxi to Brasov. Then another taxi to all the resorts from there although htere are trains from Brasov to Sinaia and Busteni. They take about 3/4 of an hour from Brasov.
In Bulgaria you need a flight to either Plovdiv or Sofia then a very cheap taxi to the resorts. Ski hire is available in both countries. Again its a lot cheaper in Bulgaria as are the ski passes. Easyjet fly to Sofia from Gatwick and Manchester. There are several budget airlines that fly to Bucharest Otopeni and Baneasa, but you will need to change in places like Budapest or Various Polish airports.

3. Posted by Polinkaa (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 9 Aug '09 23:46

Hi,

In Bulgaria the best option for the moment is Bansko as the equipment is best there. The most convinient way is to fly to Sofia and from there to get a transfer to Bansko (around 160 km). There are many hotels there and almost every one has a shuttle to the Gondola. The slopes are Ok too and also there are many traditional restaurants where you can try out delicious dishes. Shall I help with more concrete info, please let me know. Pavlina

4. Posted by bgyougurt (Budding Member, 4 posts) 10 Aug '09 03:14

Hi,
Yes, i agree with Pavlina that best equipment is at Bansko, best atmosphere too, as about hotels - you can find all kind of accommodation: guesthouses, family hotels, appartment houses, 4-5 stars hotels. And at least Bansko is a real town it is not a resort, and not just a town, but small cute place. Actually small not anymore, because of all the new hotels around ;-). But is is still cute. As about best runs, for sure Bansko is not the place - Borovetz is more convinient. It is not far from Sofia - about 100km and it is a real ski resort with all the hotels, lift starting from the hotel's front door, etc. For Pamporovo - you can not be sure to have snow in January. Borovets - you have always snow, there is no missed season for this resort. I know a ski instructor there that could be helpfull with accommodation and what ever you need.

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru, 2398 posts) 10 Aug '09 03:34

Two first-timers with the same recommendation? My my my, what a 'coincidence'

6. Posted by bgyougurt (Budding Member, 4 posts) 10 Aug '09 04:36

Yes, it is a coincidence! It is the same reccommedation, probably becouse we are both from Bulgaria and know the country better then other travellers! Tough, in Bulgaria you have 3 ski resorts, not more, not less! Probably then it is normal two different members to reccommend the same place! Yes, it was my first publication, and I don't see nothing wrong with it...and I\m very desappointed, as a metter of fact! I thought this site is meant to help travelers, how can I help without giving information?

7. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru, 2398 posts) 10 Aug '09 05:30

I'm glad to see you post back here, bgyougurt. You have to understand the amount of spam the forums are getting every day, and recommendations by first-time posters are a big part of that.

Of course you are warmly invited to share information here. The moderator of this forum will look at your post, and if s/he finds nothing wrong with it, it will be reinstored. In the mean time, by all means do keep the information coming.

8. Posted by bgyougurt (Budding Member, 4 posts) 10 Aug '09 07:24

hi, bentivogli, or.... should I say "our travel GURU". Actually for me, as a freshemen, your post wasn't warm welcoming at all. If all my posts will be "revewed" I'd rater not be writing at all...

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5540 posts) 10 Aug '09 07:50

Quoting bgyougurt

hi, bentivogli, or.... should I say "our travel GURU". Actually for me, as a freshemen, your post wasn't warm welcoming at all. If all my posts will be "revewed" I'd rater not be writing at all...

1. Bentivogli explains things about the things that have happened here
2. Don't mention the members titles, it means nothing and you only fool yourself with that, because obviously it annoys you more than others
3. Again: please keep good information coming and don't keep on being angry in next posts. not worth it.

10. Posted by t_maia (Moderator, 3291 posts) 10 Aug '09 08:21

Quoting bgyougurt

hi, bentivogli, or.... should I say "our travel GURU". Actually for me, as a freshemen, your post wasn't warm welcoming at all. If all my posts will be "revewed" I'd rater not be writing at all...

Hi bgyougurt,

sorry that your post was flagged. I can understand that this hurts, you were only trying to be helpful.

On my part, welcome to the forum, I hope you do stick around.

But: from my previous experience bentivogli was right to be suspicious. We really do get a lot of spam here, usually from newbies with one single post.

FYI, we Travel Gurus aren't on top of the totem pole here at all. Above us are still the Moderators and the "Overlords", the guys who own this site. Travel Gurus are just rank-and-file members who post here regularly.

Flagging your post only means that one of the moderators of this forum will look at it. Since you are writing back it is a very good indication that you are a real person and not some auto-reply spam bot, thus it is unlikely that this will happen again.

Once again, everybody here hopes you'll stick around.