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Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Bansko that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Bansko stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Bansko review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Bansko vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Camilla Robinson - 5th February 2018

  • 2
  • 2Beginner
  • 2Intermediate
  • 2Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
Inexpensive
Over crowded

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We have been coming here for the last three years and have witnessed the resort becoming more and more over crowded. Today we waited over 4 hours in a queue to get up the mountain and had to give up through hunger, thirst, needing the loo and tiredness. It was unbelievable, utter chaos. The number of holiday makers piling into the resort is way more than the facilities can handle. There is only one gondola and it is slow and out dated. Mini buses have been laid on to relieve the pressure but there are not enough of them and the only route up the mountain fast becomes jammed with people in cars trying to bypass the queuing problem. Bansko may be inexpensive but it is a total waste of money to pay 340 legs for a 6 day pass if cannot reach the slopes to ski. Pay more and go somewhere where you can get to ski. If you do manage to get up the mounrain and want a lesson you will then spend 50 minutes of your hours lesson queuing for the button lift. All in all very, very frustrating.

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Bansko - Great day boarding!!!  - © Parky
Bansko - Lovely day it's been sunny most of the day! It's warm but plenty of snow  it's warm all week but it's saying snow Friday which will probably be needed by then! Btw been to the other resorts in Bulgaria and this is defo the best hands down!!!!  - © Parky
Bansko - Raining at base but snowing higher up.   - © Leon
Bansko - No new snow since last weekend. This week was sunny and worm so the snow kind of started to melt on the lower parts but it is still ok to ride. At the very top of the resort there are some areas with rock and grass. Waiting for gondola is tedious  - © anonymous

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