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Bansko Ski Resort Guide

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Bansko Ski Resort Guide


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Bansko Ski Resort Guide

BANSKO (BG). Never again... photo


Photo credit: Epikentros

freeride 2010, Bansko photo


Photo credit: saseda

Todorka peak, Bansko photo


Photo credit: Skynite

Chalin Valog, Bansko photo


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Bansko photo


Photo credit: Byung Chun, Moon

Slope Stats

  • 2600m

  • 1000m

  • 1600m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:20
  • Snowmaking:80%
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:5 km
  • beginner20%
  • intermediate70%
  • advanced10%

Bansko is 170km south of Sofia and about an hour's drive beyond Borovets. It is in the shadow of the 2,915m peak of Vihren mountain, in the spectacularly beautiful Pirin range. Bansko features 75km of mainly wide, tree-lined slopes in three nearby areas: Shiligarnika, Chalin Valog and Banderishka Poliana. Plentiful off-piste skiing.


  • Nearest Airport:Sofia
  • Nearest Train Station:Bansko Blagoevgrad
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:-
  •   100
  •   50


  • Season opens:14 Dec 2017
  • Season closes:8 Apr 2018
  • Lifts:14 (1 gondola, 7 chair, 6 surface)
  •   1

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Information supplied 3 Dec 2015

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:15 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:10 April 2017
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Fair
  • Off-piste:Limited

Today’s Weather (2100 m)view full snow forecast

snow showers
40 SW40
2 °CF-Level
light snow
25 SW25
1 °CF-Level
moderate snow
20 SW20
0 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Bansko

David from United Kingdom writes:

Hi all,
Went skiing again in early February and the queues for the gondola were horrendous as usual and the slopes were all really crowded.
By the way, the button pull, at Chalin Valog, is out of action until next year because someone set fire to it for some reason.
Also, some of the restaurants are getting by the smoking laws by offering shisa pipes to customers. Not convinced that this is legal but we saw them being used in the Queens pub and we never went back there again.
Lets hope next year will be better.

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