Sitting on the top of the todorka with Fresh powder below - 8 years in bansko and still love it - HOW TO BEAT THE GONDOLA Q ? Easy ! get there at 8am and keep your gear with Michael in the locker room at the bottom of the stairs.
Awesome conditions all day, sunny (i'd even say too sunny...), pretty decent snow, and the gondola queue was around 30 minutes at 09:15 this morning. the atmosphere is great, especially with the world cup starting tomorrow.