Bansko Resort Guide

The Bansko resort summary is: Bansko has 13 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1000m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 20 trail at Bansko.


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Bansko Resort Guide

The Bansko resort summary is: Bansko has 13 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1000m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 20 trail at Bansko.

Vertical:

Top: 2600m
Arrow
1000m
Bot: 1600m

Best for:

Beginners level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

20
20%
70%
10%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: 80%

Bansko Lifts:

  • drag lift icon3
  • ski lift icon9
  • cablecar icon1
Total lifts = 13
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Photo credit: Skynite

Visiting Bansko

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Bansko.

  • Season opens
    10 Dec 2022
  • Season closes
    10 Apr 2023
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    100 | 50
  • Nearest Airport
    Sofia
  • Nearest Train Station
    Bansko Blagoevgrad
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +359 / 749 / 88911

Bansko Features

The terrain at Bansko includes::


What's it like at Bansko resort?

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.


Explore Bansko Location Map

Interactive Bansko trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Bansko Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 
-8
15
part cloud
Middle Lift: 
-6
5
part cloud
Bottom Lift: 
-5
5
part cloud
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When's the snowiest month to visit Bansko?

MarchAverage: 4.1 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Bansko is week 2 of March. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 28cm of snowfall. Check out the Bansko Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Bansko

Overall: 3.7 Based on 191 votes and 344 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.9
  • Variety of pistes 3.9
  • Off-piste 3.5
  • Scenery 4.1
  • Apres-Ski 4.1
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Iulian from Romania writes:

If you are looking for decent groomed slopes, then don't come here. We were shocked when we arrived to the top (after we waited 45 minutes at the gondola bottom station), to see that all the slopes were full of bumps, moguls, etc..at 10:30 AM. The skiing experience offered in Bansko is a shame. Another issue is that the slopes are poorly marked.
The only positive thing is that they know to create a party atmosphere everywhere which attracts teenagers and young couples who stay on the slopes rather to drink, have fun and dance than to ski. We liked this positive vibe they created, but that's all. This was our first and last trip here!

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