Ski and snowboard school “Machirski” is a leading Bulgarian company in the mountain tourism and snow sports. During the winter, our business is concentrated in ski bases “Ophelii”, “Vetrovala” and “Aleko” in Vitosha mountain.

The favorable location of our touristic and ski centers and the quality of the offered services, turned us into one of the preferred ski schools in Bulgaria. Our ski and snowboard school manage own ski bases and lifts.



Ski slope Ophelii – category: green; length – 180 m.; width – 100 m; denivelation – 25 m; average slope gradient – up to 15%

Ski center “Ophelii” is the best place for a beginning training for snow sports in Vitosha mountain. The area is situated at 1550 m  altitude, hidden in the forest area of the mountain, the zone is protected from all strong winds and storms.

Ski slope Ophelii has the following lifts, owned and managed by Machirski Sport:

  • Drag-lift Ophelii – West, type: “plate”: 180 m length
  • 3 carpets “Magic Carpet” – 99 m., 30 m., and 35 m. (in the kids ski zone)



Ski slope Vetroval – category: blue; length – 350 m., width – 60-100 m., denivelation – 70 m., / average slope gradient up to 20%.

The ski zone is situated at 1510 m altitude and off 2.5 km from “Golden bridges” area.

The zone is serviced by 2 lifts, one of them is owned and managed by “Machirski Sport” and also one children lift.

Ski slope Vetrovala has the following lifts, owned and managed by Machirski Sport:

  • Drag-lift “Vetrovala”, type: “plate”: 260 m length
  • Children drag-lift: 100 m length



For more motivated and eager to learn and improve skill adults and children, we offer focused training process on ski slope “Aleko”.

The zone is situated at 1820 m altitude and offers different options for training on slopes with different difficulty.



Ski pass for 1 day25 BGN
Family pack (1 parent + 2 children or 2 parents + 1 child) 69 BGN


Working hours of the cash desk:

  • Monday – Friday: 09:30 am – 02:30 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 09:00 am – 03:30 pm


Working hours of the lift facilities, owned and managed by “Machirki Sport” Ltd:

  • Monday – Friday: 09:30 am – 03:00 pm; lunch break: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 09:00 am – 04:00 pm.; without lunch break.



  1. Purchased Ski pass applies for all lifts owned and managed by Machirski Sport Ltd. This includes two drag-lifts at Ophelii and Vetrovala ski slopes; a children drag-lift at Vetrovala and ski lifts “magic carpets” at Ofelii.
  2. Ski passes can be purchased only at the cash desks at ski centers “Ophelii” and “Vetrovala”.
  3. The ski pass issued by “Machirski Sport” includes insurance that covers all clients using the operator lifts on marked ski slopes (Ophelii and Vetrovala). The insurance is valid only under the following circumstances:
  • If the client has the ski pass and the receipt;
  • If an accident occurs on the marked ski slopes at “Ophelii” and “Vetrovala” areas;
  • Only if the accidents have occurred during the regular working hours of the lift facilities;
  • Only if the accidents have occurred on facilities owned by “Machirski Sport” Ltd.
  1. The tour operator is not responsible and does not reimburse for purchased ski passes when discontinuing use of the facilities due to bad weather conditions, accidents or other force majeure circumstances.
  2. The tour operator is not responsible and does not refund money in case of obstruction in conducting training courses in skiing or snowboarding, caused by the discontinued use of lift equipment owned by a tour operator or another operator.
  3. Clients are obliged to follow all instructions written on the dashboards at the stations and by the staff.
  4. The lifts can be used only from people who possess the required skills.
  5. Clients, who with their behavior endanger the safety of the rest of the clients and planed operation of the lifts, will be refused access to the lift facilities.