Today was a great day in the mountain. Recent snow has given the slopes a much needed boost, especially on the top part of the mountain. Some of the lower slopes only got rain and aren’t looking too good, but forecast is showing snow, so we’ll see what happens. Lift lines are also very small, the only build up of people is at the Plato lift.
Even though there were some clouds, the sun was shining most of the day. On one side of the mountain you can see Mt. Vihren, the second highest peak in Bulgaria, third on the Balkans. Its summit is 2,914 metres (9,560 ft) above sea level, while Mt. Todorka, on which the resort is based, is 2746 m (9009 ft.) above sea level. It is very popular for hiking as well in the summer and can be climbed from the south and north ridges.
Speaking of Mt. Todorka, quite a few people skied it recently. Even today there was a fresh line from top to bottom, that wasn’t there in the morning. It’s one of the more popular freeride spots in Bulgaria and there have been quite a few competitions held on it. Including a qualifier round for the World Freeride Tour back in 2013. Proper powder skis or snowboard, avalanche safety gear and a decent backpack that has ski holders are a must if you’re planning on skiing here. Keep in mind that conditions change on a daily basis, so don’t just go skiing there without assessing the current avalanche risk.
The Ski Road is in terrible condition at the bottom and you have to take your skis off on some parts. I’ll be using the gondola if no new snow falls soon in town. The snow park also has some new features in it. We’ll get you a detailed update soon, so stay tuned.