Related Regions: Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Pirin

Bansko Skiing

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Open
Season Start/End: 12/08/2017 - 04/08/2018
Elevation
:
3248ft - 8399ft
Trails
:
33%|50%| 11%| 6%
Lifts
:
14
Lift Tickets
:
from $480.00 to $570.00
Complete list of prices
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Bansko has benefited from a multi-million-euro investment and boasts the most up-to-date ski facilities in Bulgaria. It also has the best snow record and the longest ski season in the country. Nestled at the foot of the Pirin Mountain, Bansko (925m) has a ski area set between 2,000-2600m altitude, and offers good snow coverage from mid-December to mid-May. Terrain is best suited to beginners and intermediates. The slopes are complete with 44 snow cannons and linked via fast lifts (chairs, drags, and an eight-seater gondola).

The ski pistes are located in two main ski centres: Chalin Valog (1,100-1,600m) and Shilgarnika (1,700-2,500m). Bansko is favoured by beginners and intermediates. The nursery slopes at the top of the gondola are free from through traffic. Beginners can progress onto the long, gentle blue runs. Intermediates will find some good and varied red runs from the top. There is also one black piste for more advanced skiers. Snowboarders can try out tricks on the first snow park in the Balkans, complete with a half-pipe. Five kilometres of cross-country skiing is also available.

Bansko has an attractive town square and there are new hotels and restaurants popping up all over the resort. A wide selection of accommodation is available from small family-run pensions to luxury hotels.Taste local food and wines at a choice of traditional Bansko taverns after a day on the mountain. There's also a choice of lively bars and discos.

Bansko is 160 kilometres from Sofia Airport.

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The ski pistes are located in two main ski centres: Chalin Valog (1,100-1,600m) and Shilgarnika (1,700-2,500m). Bankso is favoured by beginners and intermediates. The nursery slopes at the top of the gondola are free from through traffic. Beginners can progress onto the long, gentle blue runs. Intermediates will find some good and varied red runs from the top. There is also one black piste for more advanced skiers. Snowboarders can try out tricks on the first snow park in the Balkans, complete with a half-pipe. Five kilometres of cross-country skiing is also available.

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Elevation

  • 8399ft
    Summit
  • 5151ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 3248ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 6
  • 1
  • 0
  • 5
  • 14
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    33%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    11%

  • Expert Runs

    6%

  • Runs

    18

  • mi Pistes

    43.5 mi

  • MI Night Skiing

    4.3 mi

  • Longest Run

    3 mi


Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/08/2017
  • Projected Closing: 04/08/2018
  • Years Open: 2018

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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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Bansko Reviews

  • Rachael Maughan

    • 2
    13th February 2018

    Full review

      Such a shame that tbis resort has been so heavily developed. It is now over booked and populated and can not cope...
     
  • Camilla Robinson

    • 2
    5th February 2018

    Full review

      We have been coming here for the last three years and have witnessed the resort becoming more and more over crowded. Today...
     
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