Pirin & Rila Ski Touring

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Day 1

Bansko

Arrival at Sofia aiprort. Meet your guide. 2.45h transfer to the town of Bansko in the Pirin Mountains. Accommodation at a hotel in Bansko for 4 nights, welcome dinner.
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Day 2

+600/-1700 m or +1200/-2300 m

Pirin Mountains

A morning 30 min. transfer takes us to the bottom station of Bezbog chair lift.

Bezbog Hut

We take it up to Bezbog Hut at 2240 m. From here we ascend to one of the highest peaks of Pirin Mountains.

Mount Polezan

Mount Polezan (2851 m). A few options for the descent, according to the weather conditions.
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Day 3

+1000/-1700 m

Pirin Mountains

We’ll spend the day in the area of the highest peak of Pirin Mountains (Mount Vihren). Drive from Bansko to the ski zone above the town – 20 min.

Vihren Hut

We skin up to Vihren Hut at 1950 m starting from 1650 m for about an hour.

Hvoynati Peak (2635 m)

Our route goes further up along the valley near Muratovo Lake and finally to the top of Hvoynati Peak (2635 m) that offers a great view towards the giant Vihren Peak. We’ve got a few options to descend according to the snow conditions. We ski back down all the way to Bansko.
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Day 4

+800/-2200 m,

Pirin Mountains

Today we use the lift network of the resort in order to get quick access to the highest parts of the mountain. A 1h ridge walk (boot crampons required) starts from the top lift station at 2550.

Todorka

We ski down the peak of Todorka, put the skins on and do a second ascent/descent in the area. Final run down to Bansko. Total for the day: +800/-2200 m. The ascent of Todorka is a ridge hike – no technical difficulty, but fairly exposed, so boot crampons/ice axe required.
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Day 5

+1000/-1000 m.

Rila Mountains

A 2-hour morning transfer takes us to the Rila Mountain range.

Malyovitsa Valley

We skin up from 1760 m into the beautiful Malyovitsa valley. Numerous options for ascents/descents, according to the weather conditions.
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Govedartsi

20 min transfer to the village of Govedartsi, accommodation at a mountain hotel for 2 nights.
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Day 6

4-5 hours in total, +600/-1600 m.

Rila Mountains

We hit the highest point on the Balkans today. Transfer to Borovets ski resort (30 min) where we take Yastrebets gondola that takes us up to 2360 m.

Mount Musala

We are at the foot of Mount Musala (2925 m). About 3 hours ascent to the top, then we ski back down to Borovets, located at 1300 m.
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Day 7

1,5h

Sofia

Transfer to Sofia – 1,5h. If time permits, we can go on a sightseeing walk around the city centre. Departure.

Equipment Needed

touring skis
ski touring bindings with ski/walk mode and brakes or straps
climbing skins
ski crampons
poles
AT ski boots – with rubber sole and ski/walk mode
beacon
shovel
probe
rucksack 35-45l
water and wind-proof trousers and jacket with hood
2 pairs of gloves – small ones for touring and ski gloves
sun glasses
sun block
sun hat
warm hat
ski goggles
travel liner for the huts
water bottle or flask (1l)
snacks, personal first aid kit
It is possible to rent all of the above from Sofia, please contact us.

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