Situated at 1350 m above the sea level on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountain among age-old pine woods, Borovets is located at the foot of the Moussala peak (2925 m) - the highest one on the Balkan Peninsula. Borovets is easily accessible, being at a distance of 73 km from Sofia and 126 km from Plovdiv. The town of Samokov is only 10 km down the road from the resort.
Established at the end of the 19th century as a hunting place for the Bulgarian kings, Borovets gradually developed into a modern ski resort of high class and luxury hotels, haute-cuisine restaurants and the varied leisure-time entertainment opportunities besides an excellent network of ski runs and lifts along the slopes of the Rila Mountain.
Borovets is providing excellent opportunieties for the whole range of winter sports - from Alpine sports to cross- country skiing, ski jumps and biathlon. The resort twice hosted World Cup Alpine skiing rounds, while the biathlon track is one of the best in the world.
The air in Borovets is crystal-clear and totally free of any pollutants while the average temperature during January, the coldest month, is minus 4.6 C.
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