On January 18, Sofia welcomes the World Snow Day with Vitosha Winter Fest. At Cherni Vrah, high above the Bulgarian capital, at the end of 2019, mother nature sculpted unique angel wings which were captured by a photographer. They are a two-hour walk from Aleko Hut, but the trail is suitable only for experienced hikers. You can combine your visit to the winter mountains and apart from downhill skiing, you can also join the winter sports fest on January 18, 2020. The motto of the World Snow Day is “Explore, Enjoy, Experience”. The Festival includes competitions in parallel slalom, ski-mountaineering, and cross-country skiing; contest for snow figures; tug of war, carnival costume show and mountain songs; quizzes and a lot of gifts. The ski teachers will present a colorful snow carnival with costumes of cartoon characters.
All lovers of winter sports can reach Vitosha as it is located only 8 km from the city center. The Simeonovo-Aleko Cabin lift easily connects Sofia and the ski slopes near Aleko hut. For more information about the operation hours of the lift, the condition of the ski slopes and the weather forecast for Vitosha visit https://skivitosha.com/ and https://www.vitoshaski.com/live. You can find information for all sports events and competitions connected to Sofia - European Capital of Sport at https://sofia2018.bg/en/ and www.visitsofia.bg.
Photographer: Ivo Oreshkov.