Rila Peaks Ski Touring Adventure

Rila Peaks Ski Touring Adventure, Bulgaria

Join us for a three day ski touring adventure in Rila Mountains. We are going to ski down from Malyovitsa (2729m) and Musala (the highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula).

In order to participate in this adventure you need to be:

  • In good physical condition
  • Familiar with the parallel curves in different snow conditions (powder, slush, crust, firm snow)
  • Have the necessary gear
  • Have an insurance

Rila Peaks Ski Touring Adventure, Bulgaria

Rila Peaks Ski Touring Adventure, Bulgaria

Rila Peaks Ski Touring Adventure, Bulgaria



~ Day 1: Sofia – Malyovitsa area ~

A 1,5 hours drive will take us from the capital Sofia to Malyovitsa, a valley in the northwestern parts of Rila Mountains and one of the best ski touring areas. We’ll skin up at 1760 up to 1940 to reach Malyovitsa Hut, where we will stay for the night. We have a couple of options for the rest of the day: to climb The Camel Peaк or Popova Kapa Peak or warm with a half day of off piste skiing using Malyovitsa ski zone lifts along with some training with the avalanche equipment.

~ Day 2: Malyovitsa Peak ~

We start from the hut and climb the beautiful Malyovitsa Peak (+800), then go down the valley. Our second climb for the day might be the Nameless Peak which also has good slopes to ski down. Drive to the village of Govedartsi (20 min) and stay overnight in a family hotel.

~ Day 3: Musala Peak – Sofia ~

20 min drive will take us to the ski resort of Borovets, located in the foot of Mount Musala (2925 m). We take the gondola lift up to 2400 and then climb for 3 hours in order to reach the peak. We’ll ski all the way down to 1300 and than drive back to Sofia (1,5 hours).


How do we source our prices:

  1. Balkan Vagabondz receives a client request.
  2. The BV coordinator then reaches out to all the guides and guiding companies in the network to gather information on possible itineraries, availability and prices.
  3. Once we have all the options we send them to the client so he/she can select the best price, date and itinerary.

Please note negotiating prices is not always possible.

Essentially we are a price, availability and itinerary comparison site that helps people meet their adventure needs and save time along with providing extra customer service and consultation on top of the services you receive. All of this is free of charge as commission is taken from the suppliers.

What gear to bring?
  • Touring skis
  • Ski touring bindings with ski/walk mode and breaks or straps
  • Climbing skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Poles
  • AT ski boots (with rubber sole and ski/walk mode
  • Personal rescue equipment – beacon, shovel, probe
  • Rucksack (35-45l)
  • Water bottle (1l)
  • Wind proof jacket with hood
  • Wind proof trousers
  • 2 pairs of gloves (tiny ones for touring and ski gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Ski goggles
  • Travel linen for the hut
  • Snacks
  • Personal Aid Kit
What is included?
  • Guiding
  • Lift Pass
What is not included?
  • Transport


From Sofia – 90 EUR (up to 3 ppl)

From Bansko – 110 EUR (up to 3 ppl)

  • Accommodation & Food


30EUR/ night per person (Hotel in Govedarci)


How to book your place?

You can simply register by using the web form on the right-hand side, e-mail, call or message us on facebook or twitter and we will contact our local guide to move forward with your booking.