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Bansko, Bulgaria

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Ski Holidays in Bansko, Bulgaria

The ancient town of Bansko is situated at the foothills of majestic Pirin, one of the most beautiful Bulgarian mountains and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Certainly Bulgaria’s up and coming winter destination, ski holidays in Bansko combines excellent well-groomed tree-lined pistes, a good snow-sure record and an efficient infrastructure. The two main, newly renovated ski-centres are located above the town on the northern slopes of Pirin - the low altitude Chalin Valog (1100-1600m) and the high altitude Shiligarnika (1700-2500m). Bansko’s ski centres have an extensive variety of skiing for any age and level. Slalom and giant slalom runs are available in the latter. Quality, modern resort accommodation offer a good range of amenities for those on ski holidays in Bansko. A regular bus-shuttle service interlinks the town, the mountain hotels and the main ski centres.

Tours can be arranged to Semkovo ski centre in Rila Mountain which is a 40 minunte drive away and helicopter trips can bring you to Borovets, the largest ski centre in Bulgaria, within 20 minutes.

The ski school for beginners on a ski holiday in Bansko is a very good one, with plenty of blue runs for beginners to practice on. The ski area is great for the intermediate skier, with well-maintained, wide, picturesque runs. More advanced skiers will especially enjoy the excellent opportunity to maximize skiing practices.

Ski holidays in Bansko draws a great number of visitors with its 120 cultural monuments, museum-houses and the Bansko school of icon painting exhibitions. The region is famous for its cuisine and colourful traditions. Après-ski is cosy and relaxed, evolving around the vast selection of “mehana,” which are taverna style restaurants offering delicious local fare and live entertainment. There is a good choice of local shops in Bansko and a trip to the historic, old town is well worth the visit for purchasing souvenirs on any ski holidays in Bansko.

Bansko Ski Apartments

To get settled in this gorgeous, popular resort; take a look at our great range of Bansko apartments, where you'll find excellent ski accommodation at fantastic prices.

Bansko Ski Deals

Grand Montana ***
Grand Montana
09 Jan 16
Hotel Bisev ***
Hotel Bisev
02 Jan 16
MPM Hotel Guinness ****
MPM Hotel Guinness
09 Jan 16
Upper Slopes: 250cm
Lower Slopes: 150cm
Total Runs: 14
  • 935m
  • Resort Altitude

  • 70km
  • Of Piste

  • N
  • Direction of Slopes

  • 16km
  • Longest Run

  • 16
  • Draglifts
  • 24
  • Ski Lifts

  • 1
  • Snowboard Park

  • 2560m
  • Highest Lift

  • 7
  • Chairlifts

  • 1
  • Cable-cars
  • Ice Rink
  • Bowling
  • Traditional village resort
  • Lively après ski
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