Even being not that unpredictable like in Himalaya range, the weather on the highest “floors” of the Bulgarian mountains often turns out to be different than expected and forecasted. The tallest peaks of Rila and Pirin might come up with a harsh presence during the summer and in the freezing months, the conditions become tougher especially for inexperienced hikers and skiers. Since the ski zone reaches up less than 400 m below the mountaintop Musala, Borovets snow report represents the essential information needed by everyone before catching up the lift to launch in a downhill.
Strong winds and avalanches might be dangerous
What is so risky concerning the conditions in the oldest winter resort in Bulgaria? Well, most of the time the weather happens to favorable for skiing and snowboarding but it all could turn wrong in a matter of minutes or hours. The typical obstacle for the riders on the hills of Rila mountain are the strong winds blowing in the upper sections of the range. Such storms caused most of the runs and lifts to be shut off for several days in January 2018. A gust of air might cause not just the unpleasant feeling during the slide on the slopes but also put the health of anyone who sports to risk. And this is only one of the reasons to follow Borovets weather report.
The main hazard that could really put a life on a stake is the avalanche. Don’t tremble, such troublesome situation might occur in the top layers of Rila and is not typical for the pistes located mid-point in the oldest Bulgarian resort. And don’t worry – when the prospect of the snowslides to occur in the Markudjika area, the highest group of runs in Borovets, the access is cut for skiers to prevent any risk to their health. Anyway, there are hot-heads who enjoy the thrill of a freestyle ride in a harsh weather but even the most experienced among the boarders have to check Borovets snow conditions before rising up high to launch their speedy excitement.
Real-time update for the key points in Rila mountain
The network of weather stations installed in the region of Borovets resort delivers the basic data to make everyone know what is the deal on the hills. You can see what is the recently measured temperature for a certain area within the complex as well as check on the wind speed – the factor mentioned up in the article that is crucial. The air humidity is also present in the Borovets ski report but the numbers that most of the skiers and boarders look for are those showing the snow cover. The thickness of the surface is shown in the report, anywhere what’s missing is the updated information concerning the amount of fresh snow. Yes, it will be good to know the layer of the “powder” on the slopes but more important is to be aware of the current situation in the mountain. And this is definitely guaranteed by the constantly refreshed information provided by all five weather stations in Borovets.
The chain starts at the base of the resort which is expected. Borovets snow conditions in the village might of a better use for those planning to trip to the Rila mountain than to the ones already residing there. The guests of the oldest resort in Bulgaria can sense what the Borovets ski conditions are around their hotel at 1340 above the sea level and still have to check for the data from the upper parts of the winter activity zone. The weather report is available at the top of two chairlifts – Sitnyakovo Express and Yastrebets Express, standing respectively 430 m and 700 m above the altitude level of the main resort.
The highest weather checks have been installed in the Markudjika area – one at the ski-center at 2369 m above the sea level and another even higher (2486 m) at the top of the Markudjika 2 ski run. It is obvious that Borovets weather report is harshest for these two points and this is where nature might turn fierce. So in case check for the forecast and for the updated info to know if it’s risky to reach up that high in the highest mountain on the Balkans.
The data may be of good use to anyone who hasn’t yet decided if it’s worth it to trip to Bulgaria for the winter holidays. Borovets ski season lasts more than four months on average – from early December to mid-April. Sometimes the weather turns out to be surprisingly warm which is rare speaking of Rila mountain. Checking the snow report for the conditions in the oldest winter resort in Bulgaria on a regular basis can show you what is the best span of time to book a room and wax your ski for a Borovets adventure.