Bansko, Bulgaria

Ski Facts

resort altitude: 936m
ski area: Bansko
height at summit: 2560m
marked runs: 70km
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: plovdiv 3½hrs
sofia 2½hrs
rail: bansko

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Bansko Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

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Bansko is an historic town dating back several centuries, set in the foothills of one of the most beautiful Bulgarian mountains - Pirin, a national reserve, included in the 'world natural heritage' list.

Ski holidays in Bansko:

Bansko is less well known by foreign tourists than Borovets and Pamporovo, but has always been popular with Bulgarians. It is Bulgaria's newest ski resort - with a modern lift system that is improving every year. The town itself dates back to the 9th century. Modern convenience and old world charm combine to provide a great ski experience.

It is surrounded by the Pirin, Rila and Rhodopi mountains, Bansko has a short hot summer and long mild winter. Snow falls are abundant providing good winter snow cover.

Summer holidays in Bansko:

Bansko is much visited also in summer as a starting point for excursions in the mountain.

Winter activities include:

cross country skiing, skiing and snowboarding, historic centre with churches, monuments, old picturesque town

Summer activities include:

climbing, mountain biking, walking, parapenting, golf.

More info:

Eating out: over a hundred taverna-style restaurants offering local specialities.
Apres ski: 4 nightclubs, various bars. 2 bowling alleys, ice rink.
Non skiers: bansko is a small historic town with lots of monuments, and shops to explore.