Bansko Guide

In the winter season Bansko has everything you would expect from a modern ski resort; tens of kilometers of well maintained ski runs with matching modern lifts, a snow park if you fancy some half pipe action, baby slopes for beginners, ski school and equipment hire... oh and the skiing is guaranteed since snow cannons are deployed on all the major slopes. It is true to say that as far a winter sport is concerned, the resort has everything you need. In addition it is all modern, well planned and efficient since the facilities only started being put in place in the 1990's.

As you may anticipate, the town itself has also gone through huge changes in recent years to cater for the newly established snow enthusiasts that Bansko now attracts. There are hotels and hundreds of properties for rent, from studios to large apartments and of course in the town you will find a whole host of traditional and modern restaurants and bars. For this reason Bansko enjoys a lively apres-ski atmosphere that usually lasts well into the night.

However Bansko is not only modern and glitzy, it's location in the Pirin mountain range is idyllic and the old town still has aspects that you would expect form a mountain locality; small stone streets and traditionally build houses. Actually modern Bansko has been build on the site of a number of ancient hamlets, records of which go back to the mid sixteenth centuary. The surrounding moutain range has a nature reserve (Pirin National Park) which is listed as a World Heritage natural site due to the outstanding landscapes and resources of balkan flora. In it you will find natural lakes, waterfalls, caves and pristine pine forests. It is this marvelous location that makes Bansko worth visiting any time of the year. When there is no snow it is ideal for hiking, mountain biking or even just for basking in the sun.

Bansko at a glance
  • Top ski resort
  • Almost 100 kilometers of piste
  • Ideal for families
  • Good night life
  • Perfect for summer and winter breaks
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