The ancient town of Bansko is situated at the foothills of majestic Pirin, one of the most beautiful mountains in the Balkan Alps.
It might not be the most well-known location for a ski holiday, but Bansko offers excellent tree-lined pistes that are regularly groomed, a good snow-sure record and top quality infrastructure that is a match for any of the top resorts across Europe.
For that reason, the up and coming resort is well worth considering for your winter break, with the two main ski centres – one at higher altitude – offering ski facilities for all level of skier.
Modern accommodation across the resort will cater for groups, families and couples alike, with a shuttle service to the main ski centres ensuring easy access to the slopes.
As well as being a great place to ski, Bansko also has plenty to offer away from the slopes with monuments and museums that you can visit and a range of après-ski options to keep you entertained.
In short, if you are looking for a ski holiday away from the ‘norm’ then Bansko is well worth considering.
Off Piste Skiing in Bansko
There is some off piste skiing available in the area around Bansko but the resorts position within the Pirin National Park means that the options are limited. Your best bet is to follow the advice you can get from the local mountain guides.
Family Skiing in Bansko
Bansko is a great option for a family ski break thanks to the high quality ski schools with English-speaking instructors and the large number of beginner slopes.
Apres-Ski in Bansko
You won’t be short of options when it comes to enjoying some time away from the slopes on an evening, with plenty of bars around the resort where you can relax with a drink or dance to some live music. There’s also a huge range of places to grab a bite to eat, both within the resort and in the restaurants that are on the mountainside.
Non-Skiing Activities in Bansko
You’ll have plenty to do if you want a break from skiing during a trip to Bansko. The old town centre, which is UNESCO World Heritage listed, is packed with historical architecture that you might decide to explore, with plenty of chances to pick up some souvenirs to take back home.
Accommodations in Bansko
- Resort Altitude: 953 m
- Highest Lift: 2560 m
- Total Piste: 70 km
- Longest Run: 16 km
- Directions of Slopes: N
- Uphill Capacity: 14200
- Total Lifts: 24
- Gondolas/Cable cars: 1
- Chairlifts: 7
- Drag Lifts: 16
- Snow Parks: 1
- Good for Families
- Lively Après Ski
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Approx flight time:
Plovdiv International Airport