Bansko Snow History

Is Bansko snowsure? Check out the Bansko Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Bansko prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2100m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (1097m) is well bellow the middle elevation of Bansko. Regular fresh snowfalls can be relied on in Bansko at the end of January. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 18cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Bansko in week four of January of just -5.3°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.0°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 14km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have new snow happen on average three days during this week in any given year.

Bansko Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Bansko (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

Bansko

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Bansko are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Bansko Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Bansko (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Bansko

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Bansko are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Bansko Temperature

Average temperature in Bansko (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Bansko

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Bansko are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.

Bansko snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December9cm2.2 days
Snow in January20cm3.2 days
Snow in February19cm3.4 days
Snow in March24cm3.6 days
Snow in April10cm2.0 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data