Weather Alert: Avalanche Risk Mt. Vitosha

Message to U.S. Citizens:

Please be advised that the Mountain Rescue Service has issued a warning about the increased chance of avalanche on Mt. Vitosha.

The announcement follows recent heavy snowfall and strong winds which has caused snow to accumulate into the negative forms of the mountain, creating dangerous conditions.

All U.S. citizens are advised to monitor mountain conditions and heed local warnings before hiking or skiing on Mt. Vitosha.


Bulgarian Emergency Assistance: 112

U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria

+359-2-937-5100 (business hours)

+359-2-937-5101 (after hours—emergencies only—arrest, death, or danger to the safety and security of U.S. citizens)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Bulgaria Country Information

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