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Bansko Snow Report for 25 Jan 2015

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 25 Jan 2015. 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: 25 Jan 2015

Season opens: 1 December 2014 | Season closes: 15 April 2015

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 25 Jan 2015
Fresh snow depth: 0 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
70
25
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste
Good
Powder Off piste
Powder
Resort runs Resort runs Fair

Resort Ski Report: 13 out of 14 Lifts open. Another huge dump over night, still snowing lightly now, pistes will be amazing once it is all bashed down, off piste is good but unstable, stay safe. Still need another 60cm to cover the larger bushes.

Bansko Snow Conditions: Excellent on and off piste conditions

Reported Weather Conditions: Heavy Snow, Snowing lightly, refreshing pistes, Temperature: 1° C

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  1. Logosmal James Hughes Another huge dump over night, still snowing lightly now, pistes will be amazing once it is all bashed down, off piste is good but unstable, stay safe. Still need another 60cm to cover the larger bushes.
  2. Logo lavina spa%20&%20ski%20lodge 4 Lavina Lodge New 20 cm and more is expected. Bumpy slopes and excellent forests. Enjoy
  
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

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Mon Tue Wed

(1628m — 2201m)

snow report yesterday

123 km away

105
50
×
Closed

Fresh
36 cm
yesterday
2
4
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 1914 m
1350m 1200m 900m

(2050m — 2480m)

snow report yesterday

171 km away

Mt Voras Kaimaktsalan webcam
50
30

Fresh

Fresh
2 days ago
6
8
1
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
Mid station 2265 m
1300m 1200m 900m

(1100m — 2501m)

snow report yesterday

211 km away

Popova Sapka webcam
50
25
Fair
Fresh
20 cm
yesterday
10
26
8
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1800 m
850m 950m 600m

(1160m — 1859m)

snow report yesterday

228 km away

45
35
Wet
×
Not Enough Snow
10 cm
yesterday
6
40
5
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1510 m
950m 1050m 750m

(1700m — 2340m)

snow report yesterday

434 km away

Helmos webcam
100
40

Excellent

Powder
20 cm
yesterday
Another glorious day // 25 Jan
10
84
18
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2020 m
1750m 1550m 1450m

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.