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Bansko Snow Report for 26 Feb 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 26 Feb 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: 26 Feb 2015

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

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 23 Feb 2015
Fresh snow depth: 2 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
225
60
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste
Excellent
Powder Off piste
Varied
Resort runs Resort runs Packed

Resort Ski Report: 13 out of 14 Lifts open.

Bansko Snow Conditions: Good skiing/boarding throughout the area

Reported Weather Conditions: Sun/cloud, Sunny up high, cloud lower down, Temperature: -2° C

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  2. eyeball reporter Member Report: Snow falling in Bansko.
  
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*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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report yesterday

50 km away

Borovets webcam
245
190

Good

Varied
2 cm
9 days ago
34
29
50
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1930 m
1700m 1750m 1850m

(1649m — 2289m)

snow report yesterday

90 km away

130
80
Packed 10 days ago
3
19
9
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1969 m
1800m 1800m 1850m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report yesterday

108 km away

Pamporovo webcam
90
70

Good

Varied
2 cm
4 days ago
23
12
35
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1686 m
1800m 1750m 1850m

(2050m — 2480m)

snow report yesterday

171 km away

Mt Voras Kaimaktsalan webcam
115
90
Powder
Powder
2 days ago
43
5
29
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
Mid station 2265 m
1600m 1750m 1900m

(1420m — 2005m)

snow report 3 days ago

175 km away

3-5 Pigadia webcam
105
80
Packed
Crust
6 cm
4 days ago
44
1
36
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1712 m
1650m 1750m 1900m

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.