Bansko Snow Report:

The Bansko snow report is: 14 out of 14 Lifts open. 41 of 48.2 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Friday 21 of February at 8PM and Saturday 22 of February at 8AM EET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Bansko Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
2cm
Sat 22 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Thu 20 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Bansko snow depths: updated 23 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
80cm
Lower snow depth:
5cm

Bansko resort conditions:

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 23 Feb 2020. 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.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Feb 14
4cm
Feb 15
7cm
Feb 20
2cm
Feb 22

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
6cm Thu 27 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
6cm Thu 27 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
14 out of 14
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Bansko snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Bansko:

  • 38 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Cloudless skies over Bansko. Just a light breeze today. Temperatures are around freezing. Only a dusting of new snow. Every lift is open. Good snow on the pistes. Varied snow off-piste today. from Bansko

  • 41 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Snowing in Bansko. from Bansko

  • 42 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Snow falling heavily in Bansko. from Bansko

Bansko Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Bansko 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Bansko

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Mon
partially cloudy
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clear
Wed
partially cloudy
Mid station 1856m
Mon
rain showers
Tue
clear
Wed
partially cloudy
Mid station 1847m
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light rain
Tue
clear
Wed
partially cloudy
Mid station 1738m
Mon
light snow
Tue
clear
Wed
partially cloudy
Mid station 1930m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
clear
Wed
partially cloudy
Mid station 1725m

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.