What to do? Skiing
Vitosha mountain offers excellent ski and snowboarding conditions for a day-trip right next to Sofia. The ski slopes vary in difficulty, length and steepness and are suitable for beginner and advanced skiers and snowboarders, and children as well. The season usually starts in December and continues until the middle of April. Aleko Ski Center is the oldest in Bulgaria - its altitude is about 1800 meters, it offers more than 10 different slopes, which are oriented to the north. Ski and snowboard facilities include 1 cabin lift, 3 chair lifts, 6 stationary and several portable ski tow-lifts. Other ski centres in the mountain are "Konyarnika - Vetrovala" and "Opheliite". Access to the ski slopes is provided by 2 lifts from Sofia, which can be reached by public transport. The current conditions and working hours of the slopes and facilities are updated on a daily basis at www.skivitosha.com.