Aleko, Vitosha

Bulgaria: The Vitosha Lifts will Stop for Maintenance until the Beginning of Winter

This weekend is the last of the season in which the lifts of Vitosha Mountain will operate. The facilities go into preventive maintenance until mid-December, according to a press release. During the entire summer season, 3 lifts operated on Vitosha - Simeonovo Gondola, Vitoshko Lale 1 and Vitoshko Lale 2.

Bulgaria: The Sofia Metro will reach "Studentski Grad” with 3 New Stations

At a meeting of the Specialized Committee of the Municipal Expert Council on Territorial Planning, the preliminary draft of a detailed plan for the extension of the metro in Sofia from the "Vitosha" metro station to the "Studentski Grad" district with three new metro stations was accepted.

The MRS Warned of Avalanche Danger in the Mountains

The degree of avalanche danger in the Balkan Mountains, Pirin, Rila and Vitosha Mountains is significant, the Mountain Rescue Service said, quoted by FOCUS News Agency.

The MRS recommends that tourists in the mountains move only by winter markings, keep up-to-date with weather conditions and take them into account when they are planning their route.

NIMH: Clouds Оver the Country Тoday, with Rains in Мany Аreas

Today there will be significant clouds over the country and rains in many places. Only in some areas, there will be thunders too, according to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).

 In Western Bulgaria, the clouds will decrease in the afternoon.

There will be light, in Eastern Bulgaria and Struma valley moderate to strong northern wind.

Avalanche in Bulgaria's Vitosha Mountain Kills Two People

An avalanche occurred in the Vitosha mountain overlooking the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Thursday.

The mountain rescue service said that it is looking for two tourists who were in the region of the Aleko chalet where the avalanche occurred.

The rescue operation is ongoing with 14 rescuers and two dogs participating in it.