Just came back from Bulgaria (Borovets) - Can't recommend it enough, £600 got me a week half board, flights/transfers, equipment hire, tuition and insurance.
If you want to try it out just go out and do it, I don't know anyone that's tried it and didn't enjoy.
Ah cool. I'm off to Borovets on the 26th. I'd be very grateful if you could share your experience.
Where did you hire your stuff from, how much was it and was it any good? What runs did you do? What was the nightlife/food like. Loads of questions I know but I'd really appreciate your views.
I stayed in a large hotel (Hotel Samokov) which had it's own ski school and equipment hire bundled in.
If you don't have that then I imagine you'll use the borosport guys who will sort out your equipment and an instructor for you, they have a good reputation too. Not too sure about prices.
Nightlife was good actually, Francko's was always good for watching sport and had decent food. Best places to eat IMO were Mamacitas (Mexican - found on the main street) and Elite Bistro (near the gondola base station) which does awesome yet cheap homecooked stuff, they cook their burgers/pizzas/sausages etc on an open fire.
My favourite runs were on the Yastrabetz side (mainly reds) heading down from the top of the gondola to the four man chairlift (just below the gondola mid station) was brilliant.
Check the piste map and see if that makes sense!