Top 5 places where there is no queue for skiing
Fans of foreign ski slopes have little choice now, but still there is – many have discovered the resorts of the former Soviet Union, as well as. RIA Novosti, 04.02.2022
MOSCOW, January 10 – RIA Novosti, Maria Selivanova. Fans of foreign ski slopes do not have much choice now, but there are still many who have discovered the resorts of the former Soviet Union, as well as Bulgaria and Serbia. Where is the paradise for beginners, where to go for experienced riders, what to do after conquering the snowy peaks and how much does such a vacation cost – in the article of RIA Novosti.BulgariaIn Bansko you can go safely, you will not find “bald” slopes – the main fear of any skier. “Every year the thickness of the snow cover is at least two meters. “There are 15 slopes of varying complexity, with a total length of more than 50 kilometers,” Anex Tour tells us about the most popular Bulgarian ski resort.There are three skiing areas. Chalin-Valog at an altitude of 1467 meters is suitable for beginners. Shiligarnik (1725 meters) is the center of attraction: there is one of the best slopes more than three kilometers long. In the area of Bandershka Glade (1635 meters) you can go cross-country skiing. Also Bansko slopes are a great option for experienced snowboarders: there is a fan park and halfpipe. For freeriders is also a great place, to get to the top by snowmobile or helicopter.There are 14 elevators, equipment rentals, ski school. The cost of a ski pass is 3350 rubles per day.As for après-ski, vacationers praise local bars, restaurants and discos. And you can also go to Bansko – walk through the old streets with buildings of XVII-XIX centuries, or go to the thermal springs.Borovets – the largest ski resort in Bulgaria, located among the beautiful pine forest. The excellent infrastructure allows you to ski there during the day and at night. There are 58 kilometers of slopes, 1193 meters of altitude difference, and 16 elevators. The cost of a ski pass for the day is 3200 rubles. 20 kilometers long track is for cross-country skiing lovers. There are two jumps and areas for snowboarders.Tourists note that Borovets is not as party as Bansko: fewer campers and queues. After skiing you can go to spa centers and swimming pools at hotels.At the end of January at the ski resort in Bulgaria in the hotel category “three stars” with breakfasts can relax for two for 68 thousand rubles, noted in Anex Tour.SerbiaThis year Serbia and Bulgaria – the two most popular foreign ski resorts, said “Intourist. The most famous in the Balkans – Kopaonik: there are 55 kilometers of slopes with 960 meters altitude difference, 23 elevators. Daytime ski pass costs two thousand rubles. There are 30 kilometers of “blue” tracks – for beginners and intermediate athletes, says tour operator’s representative. Even in Kopaonik you can ride at night, there is a park for snowboarders with a variety of ramps, an ice rink, several areas for freestyle, downhill and luge fans.In the evening you can play tennis, go to the sauna, bars and restaurants. “There is no special hangout and stores here – it’s three streets of hotels, but if you skate all day, then in the evening your legs and arms will not move,” says tourist Elena.At the end of January tour operators offer vacationers about ten hotels. A week-long package with a flight from Moscow to Belgrade and accommodation in a three-star hotel, but no meals, costs from 67,000 rubles for two. But I’m a bit disappointed: there’s not enough variety of trails, – Ivan Kiryushkin, a tourist told about Azerbaijani resort “Shakhdag”. – In addition, there are only three or four hotels, and there is not much après-ski.