|height at summit:||2560m|
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.
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.
Bansko is much visited also in summer as a starting point for excursions in the mountain.
Winter activities include:
Summer activities include:
|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.|