The Panichishte ski resort is located in the Rila Mountain at 1,400 m above sea level, near the town of Separeva Bania, in the surrounding of beautiful old coniferous forests. There are many recreation facilities, profilactoria, big, modern information centre, ski-lift with a good ski-run and several hotels - Bor, Pondera, Doroteya, Zdravets, Lira, Temenuga, CSKA, etc. There are many catering facilities, offering delicious Bulgarian cuisine. The lowest-lying glacier-lake in Rila, the Suhoto Lake is located in the vicinity of the resort.
The following ski runs are available near Panichishte:
'"Bekyara'" - for mountain skis. 470m. equipped with a tow rope with a capacity of 280 people/hour. Base located directly across from Restaurant Eleniite.
'"Ajdena'" - Ski slope of 400meters and tow rope with a capacity of 250 people/hour. Includes the children''s '"Baby Ski Run'"!
Cross-Country Distance Training Run - Located just below the Dry Lake training area. This run will soon be equipped with shooting platforms for biathlon training.
From Pionerska Lodge: - 400 meter ski run with tow rope of 350 people/hour capacity.
From 7 Lakes Lodge: -300 meter ski run with a tow rope with 250 people/hour capacity.
From Rila Lakes Lodge: -950 meter ski run with a tow rope with 700 people/hour capacity.