BEFSA is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 by a group of Bulgarian freeskiers. The mission of the Association is to develop and popularize the freeskiing sport in Bulgaria and within the Balkan region, as well as to represent the needs and interests of the Bulgarian freeskiing community.

Currently the Association has more than 60 active members.

In order to fulfill our mission we organize events like Big Mountain and Freeride competitions and demonstrations, ski meetings, ski excursions and small scale expeditions. Our members have made hundreds of descents of interesting slopes in Bulgarian mountains and in this way helped to rise much interest in freeride and Bulgarian nature. We also help foreign raiders, who visit Bulgaria with information, accommodation assistance and guides. We also invest a lot of time and efforts in education and especially in avalanche awareness education. We have organized a number of avalanche awareness lectures and courses and issued a handbook on the matter. More information about these events can be found in the "events" pages.

It is only due to the support from our sponsors that we have organized competitive and education events in the past and will make possible future events. We would like to thank them for their support.

If you are interested in supporting our events, please and contact:

  • Ivo Altanov
    BEFSA Marketing Manager
    tel.:(+359 88) 961742

If you would like to receive further information about Bulgarian mountains, Freeride and possible trips, please contact:

  • Momchil Panayotov
    BEFSA Travel Manager
    tel: (+359 88) 46 88 21
    e-mail: ;


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Bulgarian Extreme and Freestyle Skiing Association