Ski Holidays Bansko
Ski holidays Bansko

Ski Holidays in Bansko

Bansko is one of Bulgaria’s top-selling ski destinations, its fast, modern lifts make it an obvious choice in Bulgaria. The resort is located at 936m, with the top ski lift at 2600m. There are 75km of pistes connected by 14 lifts. Snow cannons cover 90% of the tree-lined slopes.

A skiing holiday to Bulgaria is all about value for money, ski passes are up to 60% cheaper than in France. The skiing here suits all abilities from beginner to expert.

The old village is no real beauty, although it has cobbled streets leading to a quaint village square with little or no signs of a commercial ski resort.

The hotels have mostly been developed since the ski lifts were upgraded in 2004, many have spars and are on, or close to the slopes.

We promise to match or beat any online price of any holidays we feature in Bansko. We offer a wide choice of 3,4 and 5* hotels in Bansko as ATOL bonded package holidays with flights from several UK airports and even a couple of privately run catered ski chalets. Transfer times from Sophia airport is about 3 hours.

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Why Ski in Bansko?

For the 2022/2023 season, since the cost of living crisis, more British skiers are looking at Bansko for their 2022/2023 ski holiday. Call our expert sales team on 020 8313 3999 to book your Bansko Ski Holiday.

Bansko ski resort has progressed in recent years to become Bulgaria’s largest and most modern ski resort. With lots of money being invested into creating a superb new ski area and a fast network of lifts, this resort is highly regarded as a gem, and one that the rest of Bulgaria’s resorts are looking up to.

With the charming old town providing traditional food and culture, and the new modern resort centre providing a very high standard of accommodation, this ski resort is an excellent place to experience a unique ski holiday.

A great variety of slopes are offering skiers or boarders of all levels something to explore, and the snow conditions in all areas are good and last from December to May. The two main ski areas, Chalin Valog and Shiligarnika offer runs as high up as 2500m, and are accessed via a long gondola ride from the centre of Bansko to the top of the Pirin area.

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Bansko Piste Map


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Expert Ratings

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding

Beginners skiing in Bansko

At the top of the gondola gentle nursery slopes and easy blue runs provide a brilliant setting for learning the basics, and there are many runs for you to practise techniques and progress to higher levels. The fabulous scenery also makes for an enjoyable experience. A long meandering blue run can be a fun alternative to taking the gondola back down.

Intermediates skiing in Bansko

For an intermediate, the skiing in Bansko is varied across different pistes and many blue and red runs are served by a network of fast chair and draglifts, allowing you to try out the different ski areas with mainly north-facing slopes.

Advanced skiing in Bansko

If you’re looking for a ski resort with a vast amount of difficult runs, then Bansko isn’t the best option for you. With only one black run, the Tomba, there aren’t many slopes to provide a challenge. Some off-piste and cross country skiing can be experienced though.

Snowboarding in Bansko

Snowboarding in the ski resort of Bansko is good for those looking for long blues and red runs, however there are quite a few draglifts serving the area at the top of the main gondola. A snow park is here for you to try out jumps, and competitions are held frequently in the Shiligarnika area.

Après ski in Bansko

A range of evening entertainment is available in Bansko. If you prefer quiet evenings relaxing over good food and wine, try one of many ‘mehanas’, which are traditional Bulgarian inns. For the livelier amongst you, pubs, bars and discos are dotted throughout the resort and perfect for a fun night out.

Activities off the slopes in Bansko

If you don’t ski or snowboard or simply fancy a break from the slopes, many activities such as bowling, skating and paragliding are on offer. Some hotels include spas, and others include shops, so there’s always something to occupy you should you need.

Accommodation in Bansko

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