Bansko Ski Resort

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Bansko is Bulgaria
Bansko is Bulgaria's premier ski resort
Nothing beats riding powder under the chair at Bansko ski resort
Nothing beats riding powder under the chair at Bansko ski resort
Bansko upper mountain chairlift & piste trail
Bansko upper mountain chairlift & piste trail
Bansko ski resort, Bulgaria (photo by @banskoblog)
Bansko ski resort, Bulgaria (photo by @banskoblog)
Slopeside 5-star accommodation at the base of Bansko ski resort
Slopeside 5-star accommodation at the base of Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski lift & piste (photo by @banskoblog)
Bansko ski lift & piste (photo by @banskoblog)
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko is a tremendous looking ski mountain (photo by Kiril Manolov)
Bansko is a tremendous looking ski mountain (photo by Kiril Manolov)
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort below Todorka summit
Bansko ski resort below Todorka summit
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Todorka (2,746m) peak dominates the landscape above Bansko ski resort
Todorka (2,746m) peak dominates the landscape above Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko ski resort
Bansko has affordable ski lodging packages including at Chalet Diana Ross (photo by Snomads)
Bansko has affordable ski lodging packages including at Chalet Diana Ross (photo by Snomads)
Enjoy a winter holiday at Bansko ski resort Bulgaria (photo by Snomads)
Enjoy a winter holiday at Bansko ski resort Bulgaria (photo by Snomads)

Bansko Ski Resort

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Bansko

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Bansko Resort Stats

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  • Bansko Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    990m – 2,530m (1,540m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    3 - 4m
  • Lifts (14)
    2 Gondolas
    8 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to mid-April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 75km
    Longest run - 16km
    Advanced - 8%
    Intermediate - 34%
    Beginner - 58%
  • Ski Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 21/22
    Adult – BGN79 (approx. €40.50)
    Child – BGN43 (approx. €22)
    Child u/7yr – BGN1

Bansko Ski Resort Bulgaria

Regarded as Bulgaria’s premier ski resort, Bansko has all the attributes of an attractive skiing holiday destination, and without the high-end price-tag! The 2,746m summit of Todorka mountain looms precipitously over the town of Bansko. Below it, streams the resort's modern lift infrastructure, huge skiable vertical, top quality piste trails, extensive off-piste, vibrant après scene, loads of great accommodation and one of the longest ski runs in the world. Bet you never expected that last titbit!

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lifts & terrain

Bansko' ski resort's 1,540m skiable vertical, highest lifted point of 2,530m, 14 lifts, 75km of groomed trails, ooodles of north-aspect off-piste freeride terrain put it firmly in the world-class category. The World Cup rated ski courses and the longest ski trail length of 16km certainly re-enforce the notion. Couple it all with Bulgaria's best tourist accommodation and the country's general affordability, Bansko a tasty proposition for any ski enthusiast. Adding to the interest is the upcoming replacement of the old 2-seater Tzarna Mogila chair with a modern high-speed quad. The chairlift serves an astounding 890m of vertical, which must have been a long, cold ride on the old double chair!

Check out the ski trail map for Bansko below.

Bansko Ski Trail Map
Bansko Ski Trail Map

Where is Bansko Bulgaria?

Bansko ski resort rises above the town of the same name in south-western Bulgarian, close to the border with North Macedonia to the west and Greece to the south. Intriguingly the ski area is a lot closer to Istanbul (470km to the east) than it is to Innsbruck (1,130km to the north-west). As the crow flies, Bansko is around 100km south of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. To get there from the Sofia international airport, the drive in a rental car or private shuttle is about 160km, taking a shade over 2hr. Buses take around 2½hr to complete the journey.

Sofia (SOF) airport has direct flights arriving from most major (& numerous minor) European airports, plus a number of UK & middle eastern origins. The airport is a base for several budget airlines, making flight connections to Bulgaria incredibly affordable. A flight from London to Sofia takes about 3hr.

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Bansko Accommodation

The accommodations available at Bansko is in the resort's base village of the same name. Most hotels, from 2 to 5 stars, are well within the realms of affordability when compared to equivalent rated lodgings in Austria, although the standard may not be quite as high. The best hotel in town is the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena located right alongside the lower ski trails near the gondola valley station. With its 5-star rating the hotel offers an exceptional Bansko holiday experience in a ski-in ski-out location & with a comparatively affordable tariff. If 5-star isn't your thing, there are loads of other lodging options available, all clustered around the centre of town within 1½km of the the gondola base station.

Search & book here for all Bansko ski accommodation.

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Ski & Snowboard Rentals, Lessons

Equipment rentals are available from our partners the village at Bansko, right next to gondola station. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Bansko Ski & Snowboard Rentals page.

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Review

The Powderhounds will review Bansko next season. More information about this European ski resort will come after our visit. Stay tuned for our sparkling repartee, new photos & insights.

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