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Bansko, Bulgaria

Bansko Ski Holidays

Bansko is set on the valley floor at the foot of the Pirrin mountains surrounded by spectacular peaks. The village is a quiet and traditional Bulgarian affair set around a central square. There is a good mixture of modern hotels mixed in with old world charm. Bansko is an excellent choice of resort for beginners and intermediates and has some stunning views to take in during your stay. Euros are accepted in the airport but remember that the local currency Lev is used in resort

Bansko Ski Holidays

Bansko Skiing and Snowboarding

Bansko shows just what proper investment can do in Eastern Europe as in 2003/04 it was just army jeeps and minibuses that could access the drag lifts and piste. However, there are now smart lifts, snowmaking and hands-free passes. Beginners will find that Bansko has loads to offer as the nursery slopes near the top of the gondola are good and the long ski back down to town is gentle. Intermediates have a good choice of blues and reds to play on. Good medium to difficult red runs come straight down off the face from the top and varied blues head off to the right. Experts will find one black run and some good tree skiing. If you hire a guide you will also find some good off piste terrain. There is also a half-pipe and terrain park near the top of the resort.

Bansko Ski Holidays

Bansko Apres Ski

Bansko’s après ski is found in a few lively bars at the foot of the piste at the end of the day. There is also a good selection of restaurants and they are all at good value. There is one nightclub called Amnesia. Off the slopes you can go ice skating, swimming and bowling. There is also snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skidooing and ice fishing. Excursions to the Rila monastery and trips across the border into Greece are possible.

Bansko Childcare

There is a non skiing kindergarten near the bottom station of the gondola lift for children aged 3-6yrs. For children aged 4-7yrs there is a Junior Ski Club. These can all be booked on arrival in resort.

Bansko Ski and Snowboard Hire

Pre book your ski and snowboard hire with the link to Ski Set for fantastic online discounts

Bansko Ski and Snowboard Schools

Ski school can be booked with accommodation at the time of booking.


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Bansko Key Facts »
Resort height:990m
Slopes:990-2600m
No. of lifts:24
Pistes:70Km
Snow Canons:160 guns
Snowboard parks:Snowboard parks
Transfer Time:3hrs
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