Sofia is one of the few European capital cities with suburban ski opportunities. The Vitosha Mountain is situated in the south part of the city and the ski-lift is 5 minutes drive from the Luxury Zenith Complex and less than 20 minutes drive from the city center. Vitosha is a calm mountain which offers 15 ski runs (accumulated length of 29 km), suitable from beginners to professionals.
There are two lifts to Vitosha ski resorts. One is 5 minutes away from The Zenith and the other is 7 minutes away. There is a night skiing session, which opens until 10 pm everyday to satisfy the need of working class, who prefer to relax after work during winter. Bulgaria has beautiful and friendly mountains with a lot of skiing opportunities and nicely built resorts. The most famous ones are at Bansko, Pamporovo and Borovets. The closest ski resort to Sofia is the Borovets Resort, locating in the Rila Mountain. It is within 75 minutes drive from the city.
The place offers winter ski trails and lifts, as well as spring - summer SPA and wellness experience. The place is a starting point of the hiking trail to the highest Rila Mountain Peak – Musala, which is the highest peak in the entire Balkan Peninsula, standing at 2,925 m above the sea level.