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1800 m above sea level, Vitosha is only 10
km far from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. This is the highest
ski resort of Bulgaria. The mountain is good for skiing in the
winter and trekking in the summer
m above sea level, Vitosha is only 10 km far from Sofia, the capital
of Bulgaria. This is the highest ski resort of Bulgaria. The mountain
is good for skiing in the winter and trekking in the summer. It is easily
accessible both in the winter and in the summer but its weather is very
changeable. In Vitosha there are two biosphere preserves - Bistrishko
Branishte and Torfeno Branishte.
The highest peak of Vitosha is Cherni Vruh (2290 m). The main skiing
area is under it. Vitosha also offers walls for rock climbing in its
eastern part. The mountain is also popular with the longest cave in
Bulgaria - Duhlata, which is 17.5 km long, sprawls on seven levels and
through it run six underground rivers.
is also famous for its rock formations, some of which have volcanic
origin and others formed as a result of climate changes. The most popular
formation is the stone rivers, or "moreni" at Zlatnite Mostove
(The Golden Bridges).
Vitosha offers excellent conditions for snowsports, with huge skiing
areas and many slopes with powder, but last few years the skiing infrastructure
and the hotels in the mountain were not developed according to the needs
of the tourists. We would recommend it very much for skiing and boarding,
but tourists will not find here the night life and apres ski of the
bigger resorts in Bulgaria.