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Bansko Snow Report for 12 Feb 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Bansko at  m altitude issued: 7 pm12 Feb 2016 (local time)  
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Bansko Snow Report for 12 Feb 2016

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Our Snow Report for Bansko brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Bansko snow report shown below was updated on 12 Feb 2016. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Bansko.

Bansko Snow Report Issued: 12 Feb 2016

Season opens: 12 December 2015 | Season closes: 17 April 2016

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 5 Feb 2016
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
85
40
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteIcy
PowderOff pistePacked
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:11 out of 14Lifts open.Strong winds have led to the closure of some lifts. Long queues on the mountain. Early starts for the rest of the week for the best of the skiing

Bansko Snow Conditions:Wind blown conditions on exposed slopes

Reported Weather Conditions:Wind,Strong winds have led to the closure of some lifts,Temperature: 1°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing heavily in Bansko.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing at a moderate rate in Bansko.
  3. LogosmalJames Hughes Strong winds have led to the closure of some lifts. Long queues on the mountain. Early starts for the rest of the week for the best of the skiing
  4. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow falling heavily in Bansko.
  
Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort snow report icon Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort
*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

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Resort Webcam Top
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Good piste
on-piste
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off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
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next 9 days
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Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
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snow report yesterday

0 km away

Bansko webcam
85
40
Icy
Packed
8 days ago
15
15
light snow
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 2100 m
2150m 2500m 3050m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report yesterday

50 km away

Borovets webcam
70
90

Good

Varied
20 cm
26 days ago
10
47
light snow
partially cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1930 m
2200m 2500m 3150m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report yesterday

108 km away

Pamporovo webcam
45
40

Good

Varied
5 cm
26 days ago
15
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1686 m
2350m 2700m 3150m

(1160m — 1859m)

snow report today

228 km away

40
5
Hard
×
Not Enough Snow
6 cm
yesterday
17
16
moderate snow
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1510 m
1900m 2300m 2850m

(1056m — 2016m)

snow report today

269 km away

35
10
Packed 2 days ago
1
12
snow showers
partially cloudy
clear
Mid station 1536 m
1950m 2500m 3000m

Notes on the Bansko Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Bansko. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Bansko piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Bansko snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Bansko, the Bansko weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Bansko weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Bansko, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Bansko. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Bansko snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Bansko snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Bansko snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Bansko snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Bansko, study the Bansko piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Bansko snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Bansko on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Bansko (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Bansko Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Bansko snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.

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