Uzana

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This article is about the ski resort. For the Burmese monarchs, please see Uzana (disambiguation). Coordinates: 42°45′30″N 25°14′14″E / 42.75833°N 25.23722°E / 42.75833; 25.23722

Uzana Winter Resort
Uzana mountain chalet is a budget accommodation at the resort
Uzana mountain chalet is a budget accommodation at the resort
Location Balkan mountains
Nearest city Gabrovo
Top elevation 4,429. ft / 1,350 m
Base elevation 4,000 ft / 1,220 m
Skiable area 800 acres (3.2 km2)
Snowfall 200 inches / 508 cm
Web site Homepage

The winter resort Uzana (Bulgarian: Узана) in Bulgaria is located at the foot of Ispolin peak (1524 m) near the Bulgarka Nature Park and the Central Balkan National Park in the Stara Planina. It consists of large meadows surrounded by forest. The altitude varies from 1,220 to 1,350 m. The longest run is 4,265 ft /1,300 m. The nearest big city is Gabrovo, some 22 km away. Uzana is also the geographic center of Bulgaria. The resort with its 15 hotels provides tourism opportunities throughout the year.

The surrounding sites of Uzana are suitable for spaleology and rock climbing. There are possibilities for cultural tourism in the region. In the nearby open-air ethnographic museum Etara people can learn more about Bulgarian crafts. The Sokolski Monastery is situated a few kilometers away from Uzana.

Tourism in the Uzana region started in 1937 when the first chalet also named Uzana was built on the southern side of the meadow.

Uzana is a home of rare floral species included in the Red Book of Endangered Species.

It is the starting position of many mountain routes as well as the summits Shipka and Buzludja.

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