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Weather Forecast for Bansko at 2600 m altitude

issued: 8pm 23 Sep 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Bansko Weather Summary:

Mild with light rain (total 5.0mm) on Thu night Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Wed afternoon, min 0°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Tue night, light winds from the SW by Fri morning).

Days 4-6 Bansko Weather Summary:

A light fall of snow, heaviest on Fri night. Turning milder with light rain (total 3.0mm) on Sun night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Sun afternoon, min 0°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.
Tue Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday 27 Sunday 28 Mon
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
partially cloudy
rain showers
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light rain
light snow
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Wind (km/h)
25 NW25
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
20 W20
15 WNW15
15 WNW15
10 W10
10 SW10
10 S10
10 SSE10
20 E20
10 ESE10
5 E5
15 E15
20 E20
25 E25
20 ENE20
15 ENE15
Summary clear clear clear clear clear some clouds rain shwrs light snow mod. snow mod. snow light snow light snow light snow snow shwrs light rain light snow some clouds some clouds
Snow map
T se europe snow sum24.cc23
T se europe snow sum25.cc23
T se europe snow sum26.cc23
T se europe snow sum27.cc23
T se europe snow sum28.cc23
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Snow cm - - - - - - - 3 7 6 3 2 1 - - 1 - -
Rain mm - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - 1 2 - -
Max °C 2 3 5 5 4 4 4 2 1 1 0 2 2 2 3 2 2 2
Min °C 0 2 5 3 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
WChill °C -7 -3 1 -1 -1 0 -1 -2 -4 -3 -5 -2 1 -2 -3 -3 -3 -2
Rel. hum. % 24 18 14 28 73 78 87 95 99 98 96 96 93 88 83 78 65 64
Freezing level (m) 3100 3250 3400 3400 3200 3200 3150 3000 2800 2650 2650 2750 3100 3100 3100 3050 2950 2950
Bansko freezing level scale
snowy slope Bansko freezing level
Sunrise - 7:15 - - 7:16 - - 7:16 - - 7:18 - - 7:18 - - 7:20 -
Sunset - - 19:20 - - 19:17 - - 19:15 - - 19:15 - - 19:13 - - 19:10

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Bansko at the specific elevation of 2600 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Bansko. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Bulgaria. Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Bansko

Tony from Cyprus writes:

Bansko is a good skiing resort. We had a very nice time during our visit in March 2014. Weather wasn’t great on second and third day but lifts we used continued working. Our hotel was half board so we didn’t eat in town except for the kebab sandwiches and pizza slices on the way back from skiing, around 2ish, every day.

The gondola (main lift or cable car that takes you from Bankso village itself to the skiing resort) is a half hour journey. One can either get to it as it opens at 8am and face some queuing or wait 'till 9.30 and have a lot less queues. But on Sunday and bank holidays it is packed with visitors and non-skiers, sight seers from Bulgaria and those coming from Greece so you may have to take a taxi, like we did, on Green Monday when we stood in a queue under the rain for 20 minutes and hardly moved six feet that day. Taxis, which are equipped with metres, are fairly reasonable; the ride cost from the bottom of the gondola to the top cost us 35 Levas.

For ski hire we used a shop called Tsakaris Ski located more or less apposite the gondola. Here we were given half the price to hire snowboards and boots + skis and boots compared to another place (60 leva instead of 117) and the guys were very helpful and polite and spoke English and Greek too.

We went out to town every night but apart from the strip clubs we only found two pubs / bars. Amigo, which also serves food and has a very nice band every night playing good music and serving Shisha, was the best out of the two we tried, the other was the Blue Lion.

Tourist shops are reasonably priced for souvenirs etc and local outlets sell food and snack + drinks etc in the high street.

Some people get offended or annoyed with the guys standing on establishment doors trying to get clients in, but this is the norm in Bulgaria and throughout most of the Mediterranean islands and resorts that I have been to and if you say no thank you I already ate, or no thank you maybe tomorrow, no one is going to take a bite out of you!

The slopes are quite good and wide at top ends, they get narrower and busier obviously the lower down you go. Plenty of blue slopes, which was great for me as a novice snowboarder and the rest of my friends and family went on to the reds and blacks. Half way down the slopes and at bottom there are restaurants and bars, with music and indoor heating, Though their prices were quite expensive (bottle of beer was 7 leva compared to 4 for a pint in Bansko).

Bankso has plenty of parking places but I wouldn’t recommend driving as most signs were in Bulgarian and not English/Latin characters. High street pavement is not so good and definitely not good for people with disabilities.

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