Sofia2018 celebrates the World Snow Day

Sofia2018 celebrates the World Snow Day with the third Vitosha Winter Snow  Festival

“Discover, Have Fun, Experience” is the motto of our event.


Sofia – European Capital of Sports launches the annual program of activities for the 2018th with the World Snow Day. “The Global Initiative is organized for the seventh time and is a was a global success with 625 events in 42 countries and an estimated 620’000 participants. Events were staged in every corner of the world on all five continents.


“We start the series of activities with Vitosha Winter Festival. This year, at the initiative of Sofia – the European Capital of Sport, over 90 events are planned, besides competitions and festivals there are many school and regional sports events, we focus on the variety, the opportunities for all social and age groups. We would like to invite the citizens and guest of Sofia on Saturday, the 13 of January 2018 to come to  Aleko – to experiance the nature and beauty of the mountain. Our special attention is paid to Vitosha’s opportunities for sports, tourism and recreation – 18 interesting events in the mountain are scheduled for this year, says Anatoli Iliev, at a press conference at InfoCenter Sofia2018 on the occasion of Saturday’s Vitosha Winter Fest.


When and where. The Event is scheduled for this Saturday, January 13, at 11 am, Aleko. Sofia2018 is participating for the third time – celebrating the World Snow Day with the organization of the Vitosha Winter Festival. The organizers of the festival together with Sofia – European Capital of Sport are the Sofia Municipality, BF Ski, Vitosha Ski AD, Marathon Association, Concept Creative, the Association of “Vitosha Ski and Snowboard Schools”, Bulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, reports

Every participant up to 18 years of age can use the Gondola lift from Simeonovo to Aleko with a fun card at a symbolic price of BGN 1.

This year, the program again includes unique attractions:

Mountain biking – winter downhill will be organised for the second time in Bulgaria. The show in the mountains will begin at 12.00 am with a start on a plate through the h. Aleko, the track will be 800 meters long, with numerous holes, jumps and tricks, and the final is at the lower station of the Roman lift.

Also this year will be again organising sprint cross-country skiing around. Aleko hut. A ski-climbing competition will most likely be in the speed climbing discipline. “Until last we will monitor the situation with the snow, we hope again to start and Kiril Nikolov – Diesel, winner of the debut race two years ago. Vitosha is the diamond  of Sofia and we are glad that we can organize such a competition with the help of Sofia – European capital of sport, “said Petko Totev, chairman of Bulgarian mountaineering federation .


The program on Saturday also provides ski demonstrations, ski races, fun games, and quizzes.

We will have a parallel children’s slalom, where each winner from the pairs will be awarded. Ski instructors will help small skiers to learn ot improve their skills for free.

Along with the race for cross-country skiing, everyone will be able to try cross-country for free. There will be also many games, mountaineering songs and competitions: a snow figure contest, for the most attractive carnival costume and vision, the biggest snowball, rope towing and more. Special animators will take care of the children and will provide masks and carnival accessories.

Ski instructors will make a snowboard/ski show with snowboard and ski tricks.

The event includes  mountain songs and dances on the improvised scene.

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