About us

SNOW AND WAKE 2011-2012
In March 2007, the big move was made across Europe with 2 vehicles and 3 wakeboard boats full of specialist equipment to their new home in the Rila National Park.
We embarked upon this adventure with the aim of developing Snow and Wake as a company, which would provide professional inclusive snow sports and wakeboarding holidays.
The Rila National Park offers the perfect location with its snowy winter and hot summer seasons. In the summer Lake Iskar provides the perfect wakeboarding and waterskiing location.
Measuring 26km x 14km, Lake Iskar is situated 1000m above sea level and provides excellent flat water on either the main lake itself, or one of the many creeks. In the winter Borovets ski resort enjoys the perfect location at the foot of Mount Musala, which at 2925m is the highest peak in the whole of the Balkans. It provides excellent ever-expanding slopes for beginners and experts alike.
Here at Snow and Wake Bulgaria we consider ourselves to have the most important element to coaching nailed – our undivided attention. Whether you’re a beginner and leave here a confident rider or you’re a pro and finally pull off that sick trick; that’s the stuff that makes us happy. Your holiday is our holiday too; it’s the life that we love. So you can rest assured that we will always be at hand to make sure you’re looked after and have everything you need. We like to think we make pretty awesome drinking buddies too.
Whether a wakeboarding camp, skiing, snowboard holiday, chalet rental or day activities then we can provide it all.
Come and explore, learn and develop your skills, and most of all enjoy the splendor of this amazing un-spoilt country. For people already in love with the country, come and enjoy the activities run by professional instructors.


We are based 40km from the capital, Sofia. Sofia International Airport is serviced directly by Wizz Air, Easy Jet, Bulgarian Air and British Airways from all major airports in the UK.
Alternatively you can fly with Ryan Air to Plodiv Airport. This is slightly further away and does incur a extra 10 GBP per person surcharge.


Matt Pigden, Operations Manager -
Matt first visited Bulgaria 8 years ago and instantly fell in love with the Rila area and its people. With over 18 years experience in the water sports industry, he has been around since the start of wakeboarding. Matt has represented England nationally and internationally as part of the British Sailing Team and is a qualified instructor in over 20 sports and extreme activities. Before making the move to Bulgaria, Matt was a freelance consultant in social work and has degrees in Social Work, Psychotherapy, Health and Social Welfare. Matt is happy both on water and on the slopes. He prides himself on making sure the customers are always happy, spending most of his time ensuring that the services are tailored to individuals’ needs. 
Charlotte Bryant, SWB Team Rider and Coach -
Charlotte is one of the top female riders in the wakeboard world, with both British and European titles to her name. When she is not competing, Charlotte can be found either coaching or training hard. In May 2011 she conquered the States by winning the Junior Wake Games title. Watch this space for Charlotte’s Ladies Camp.
James Hooper, SWB Team Rider and Coach -
James is well known in the wakeboarding world and spends all his free time either in the boat coaching, or pulling sick 9-1-1s off the back. James is an excellent credit to the team, just keep him away from the vodka!
Matt Crowhurst, Coach -
Matt is a legend in the industry and has been supporting SWB since the start. He has been out here both as a coach and making documentaries. Matt has seen it all from the start, in both summer and winter. Email us for details of when Matt’s next coaching camp will be.
Lubima Georgieva -
Lubima has been with the company from the start. She is from the local area and has grown up within the snow sports and tourism industry; in fact there are not many restaurants in the resort that her parents haven't run. She makes sure that everything is perfect for your stay, speaks perfect English and is always on hand to translate if any problems arise. Lubima is a graduate with a Diploma in Tourism and is currently continuing her studies towards a Masters in Economics and Tourism.
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