Bansko has the finest skiing in Eastern Europe and some of the best value skiing and snowboarding in the world – it offers Alpine quality skiing at Bulgarian prices with diverse, newly renovated, wide tree-lined pistes that give you a variety of skiing for any level. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season (mid December to mid April) of all Bulgarian ski resorts, coupled with the best Apres-ski in Bulgaria.
Summer in Bansko offers plenty to do as well. There are many out-door pools in the town and surrounding villages, and the lovely Greek beaches are only two and half hrs away. Walking, biking or a round of golf at the stunning Pirin Golf Club will definitely suit active people. Summer is also the perfect time to explore the area and visit places like Melnik, Rila Monastery, Sandansky, Blagoevgrad… Enquire now to get a our Summer Brochure!
Surrounded by the Pirin, Rila and Rhodope mountains and 95 miles from the capital of Sofia, the ancient town of Bansko is a thriving mountain resort with a population of around 10,000, offering excellent all year conditions for mountain sports and tourism. Unlike many other resorts, here the facilities are situated exclusively in the town of Bansko, with the mountain resort offering the most up to date infrastructure available for a perfect vacation.
The skiing season starts in mid December and lasts through until mid April when the town changes over to a summer resort offering superb opportunities for mountain biking, walking, fishing, golf, sightseeing and many others. During the winter months the cabin/gondola lift transports skiers from the town to the vicinity of ‘Bunderishka polyana’ with one intermediary station at ‘Chalin valog’. The capacity of the lift is 2400 people per hour.
Bansko Snow and Pistes
Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season (mid-December to mid-April) of all Bulgarian ski resorts. It now boasts the amazing count of 160 snow cannons. In reality, there will be no single corner or fraction of a piste that cannot be covered by artificial snow. Bansko is well equipped for winter sports with 14 pistes totaling 70 km of perfectly groomed and efficiently secured ski runs offering the best opportunities for ski enthusiasts of all levels, from the absolute beginner to the extreme high performer. These include 4 blue, 11 red and 1 black run also a 5 km long cross country track.