Archive for December, 2009

Vitosha opens its 2009/2010 ski season with a night show

The ski season on Sofia’s Vitosha Mountain will officially open on the evening of Friday December 18 2009 with a special night show on Vitosho Lale slope, concessionaire Vitosha Ski said.

The event will start at 7pm. It will include demonstrations by professional skiers.

The good news for skiers this year is that daily ski passes for all Bulgaria’s major ski destinations, including Vitosha, will remain unchanged from the previous year.

In Vitosha skiers will be able to enjoy the delights of the mountain for 35 leva a day.

Prices in Bansko, Bulgaria’s most developed ski resort, and arguably the most modern in southeastern Europe, will remain at 50 leva a day. A daily ski pass for Pamporovo in the Rhodope is also pegged at 50 leva, while skiing in Borovets, in Rila, will cost 55 leva a day for all facilities on a weekday and 35 leva on a weekend.

Three-day passes and weekly discount passes will also remain unchanged on the previous year. A three-day pass in Borovets will cost 154 leva, 147 leva in Bansko and 146 leva in Pamporovo. Weekly passes are 268 leva for Borovets and 283 leva in Bansko and Pamporovo.

Skiers must note that the “weekly” pass only covers six days’ skiing.

Post Office Ski Survey finds Bansko best value for money


Family Ski Resort Report 2009

Bansko ski resort in Bulgaria emerges as best
value for UK families, according to new research
into prices for winter 2009/10 by Post Office
Travel Services, in conjunction with Where to Ski
and Snowboard. Meanwhile, Ellmau in Austria is
the lowest priced eurozone ski resort surveyed for
the family market.

Total costs of family ski passes, equipment hire, ski school and evening
meals for six days for the 2009/10 ski season:

1. Bulgaria, Bansko £1,012.39
2. Austria, Ellmau £1,504.53
3. Andorra, Soldeu £1,690.92
4. France, Les Menuires £1,881.10
5. Italy, Selva £1,974.32
6. Switzerland, Wengen £1,982.92
7. Canada, Fernie £2,193.18
8. USA, Winter Park £2,478.51

Phase 2 studios now available!

Due to the very high demand for studio apartments in Pirinea, RilaDev is delighted to release the second phase of 30 new studios in Block E to the market, starting from €49,000. All studio apartments in Block E benefit from fantastic views in to Bansko town and a west facing aspect.

Further details can be found on the website or by calling our sales office on 0207 313 8073

Bansko 09/10 ski season gets underway early

Bulgaria’s biggest and most developed winter resort of Bansko, in Pirin Mountain, is getting ready for the 2009/2010 season which will be officially opened on December 12 2009 at Banderishka Polyana ski zone. The ski facilities will begin operating as of December 1 2009.

This year organisers have invited a number of ski champions to take part in the Bansko Ski Legends’ charity race on Alberto Tomba ski run. These include Bulgarian legend Petar Popangelov, Austrian Marc Girardelli, Pirmin Zurbriggen from Switzerland and Slovenia’s Bojan Križaj.

First look – Pirinea spa interior!

Thalgo Turkish BathFinishing works are taking place in the spa, with the completion of our first Turkish bath.

Welcome to RilaDev’s Blog!

In 2006, RilaDev a English Bulgarian homebuilder embarked on one of the most ambitious hotel and residential project in Bansko, Bulgaria, Pirinea Hotel Spa and Residence.

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