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BANSKO, BULGARIA

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.

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.

Resort Statistics

Ski holidays in Bansko
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 5
Intermediates 8
Advanced 1
Snowboarders
Total Runs 14
Good for
  • Families
Resort features Ice Rink Bowling Traditional village resort Lively après ski
Resort Statistics
Altitude 935m
Km of Piste 70km
Directions of Slopes N
Longest Run 16km
Drag Lifts 16
Ski Lifts 24
Snow Parks 1
Highest Lift 2560m
Uphill Capacity 14200
Chairlifts 7
Gondolas/Cable cars 1

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.