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Borovets - Skiing for over 70 year old beginner

Jim Hughes Author:Jim Hughes posts : 8   (Beginner)Date : 11-28-16 16:35

Borovets - Skiing for over 70 year old beginner

My mum is joining us this Xmas for skiing in Borovets - and I am looking for some advice.

As she is over 70 and a beginner, I'd like to know suggestions regarding the beginner slopes and which runs are suitable. Are there several greens or an easy blue?

She is having some dry-ski lessons before we go, but I don't want to overwhelm her when we arrive. She is having lessons but any recommendations of nice runs or somewhere with a cafe or bar where she can take a rest en route? ...
My mum is joining us this Xmas for skiing in Borovets - and I am looking for some advice.

As she is over 70 and a beginner, I'd like to know suggestions regarding the beginner slopes and which runs are suitable. Are there several greens or an easy blue?

She is having some dry-ski lessons before we go, but I don't want to overwhelm her when we arrive. She is having lessons but any recommendations of nice runs or somewhere with a cafe or bar where she can take a rest en route?

Also, if anyone wants to suggest alternatives to skiing, in case she wants a break or we want a family outing - ie snow-walking, dog sledge, snow-mobile - that would be helpful.

(We are a family of 4 + Grannie! We have skied and boarded before apart from Mum! We are staying in Hotel Rila)

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Gerry and Sandra Author:Gerry and Sandra posts : 410   (Expert)Date : 11-28-16 18:38

re:Borovets - Skiing for over 70 year old beginner

You are staying slap bang in the centre of the resort and the Rila Hotel really is ski in ski out.
Just out of the door are easy greens and blues, it will be ideal for you.
You can do all of the activities you have mentioned as well as chilling out in very good spas and the bars and night life are very good.

Karen Author:Karen posts : 853   (Expert)Date : 11-30-16 15:21

re:Borovets - Skiing for over 70 year old beginner

Well done your mum!!
I also began ski ing very late, although admittedly not quite that late, and the problem I found with the lower slopes was they were so so crowded. However once I took the Gondola lift right up to the top, it was a different story.
When you get out there is a bit of a slope down to the button lift but I used to simply walk down it, stop for a coffee in the White House cafe then get on the lift. It then gives you a very long,wide slope which is so gentle you do not ...
Well done your mum!!
I also began ski ing very late, although admittedly not quite that late, and the problem I found with the lower slopes was they were so so crowded. However once I took the Gondola lift right up to the top, it was a different story.
When you get out there is a bit of a slope down to the button lift but I used to simply walk down it, stop for a coffee in the White House cafe then get on the lift. It then gives you a very long,wide slope which is so gentle you do not actually realise how well you are doing until you get to the end and look back!
I hope your mum has a fantastic time!

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Doveski7 Author:Doveski7 posts : 135   (Intermediate)Date : 11-30-16 23:11

re:Borovets - Skiing for over 70 year old beginner

I took my mum in 2002 and she loved it. Did a couple of hours skiing every day and then watched the world go by in a warm bar.
Jim Hughes Author:Jim Hughes posts : 8   (Beginner)Date : 12-01-16 16:27

re:Borovets - Skiing for over 70 year old beginner

Many thanks - This is very constructive and sounds exactly what I was thinking of.
- Any other tips or suggested cafes or stop-offs on the hillside are welcome.
Thanks