Bulgaria’s newest resort, Bansko can be found at the foot of the Pirin Mountains of south-western Bulgaria. The UNESCO world heritage site has been developed since the turning of the millennium into a well equipped and ever-expanding skiing area with excellent snow conditions. Good facilities and good cheap après make Bansko a top ski resort on a bargain-seeking budget.
Skiing in Bansko
The internationally known Bulgarian ski resort has over 56km of well-groomed pisted runs with 80% of the slopes covered by spraying snow canons. With the demand for Bulgarian skiing holidays increasing, cutting-edge equipment has been installed by the world’s leading ski lift company, Doppelmayer. Beginners and intermediates are well looked after with lots of nice gentle progressing runs such as Stara Pista, Todorka, and Plato for taking in some of the splendid views on your ski holiday in Bulgaria. Shiligarnika has slalom runs if you’re looking for something different. Expert skiers will find Banderiza and Ctzurna mogila runs a real challenge to tackle and will love the trails used for a number of international ski and snowboard competitions such as the Blakan World Cup and Extreme Ski. The terrain here is a lot steeper than in other resorts, with some challenging runs. Try the16km ski run starting at Todorka Peak at 2,600m which runs to the base station in Bansko resort.
Snowboarding in Bansko
Snowboarding in Bansko is blessed with some of the most amazing tree-lined trails just beneath the Todurka peak, or if you fancy riding off-piste fresh powder, you’ll discover untouched fields when you take a guide and the right equipment. Bansko has an awesome boardpark complete with half pipe and decent jump offs for beginner to advanced capabilities. There’s a British-run board school for all levels, including instructor courses if you want to become a professional by the end of your snowboarding trip to Bulgaria.
Apres in Bansko
Bansko town is just five minutes walk from the base gondola station. The traditional pretty town has a wealth of pubs and clubs for you to have a great night out. Bansko skiing holidays offer a lot of apres-ski bang for your buck with local cuisine and cheap beer.
Accommodation in Bansko
Bansko is ideal for cheap skiing holidays. Eclipse Ski has lots of package skiing holidays for this top ski resort, so check out our packages to find your perfect holiday..