The picturesque mountain town of Bansko is situated in one of the most beautiful places in Southern Bulgaria - on the slopes of the Pirin Mountains , a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, between Rila and Rodopi Mounts. Over the last decade, it became a popular ski resort for both European and Bulgarian tourists. It's fame has spread far beyond the coutry's borders.
Bansko is famous for its new and well-organized ski center, located at an altitude of 936 m above sea level. Its highest and lowest points are 2,600m and 990m respectively. This is undoubtedly the most modern ski center of all not only within Bulgaria but across Balkan countries as well. The construction of this unique winter resort - based on the most modern and advanced technologies- is work of Austrian experts.
Weather in Bansko
Average temperature, in January, ranges from 1 ° C to 9 ° C in the town, whereas, in the mountains from 0 ° C to -16 ° C. Depth of snow, from December to May, frequently reaches 2 meters. Its quality is exceptional. The alpine climate allows the season in Bansko ski resort center to begin in December and last up to May.
It is considered as a paradise for winter sports lovers with just 3-3.5 hours drive from Thessaloniki (only 210 km seperate Bansko from Sanolika city)
Lifts in Bansko
The center has the following modern lifts: 1 indoor (gondola lift); 8 chairlifts, 6 drag lifts and several ski lifts for children.
Bansko Ski Runs
The ski area has 75 km of ski runs. Bansko has exceptional skiing conditions. Pirin mountain has two peaks, the height of which exceed 2900 meters. It is on the slopes of these peaks, where the ski runs are located, for skiers and snowborders of all levels, from beginners to most experienced ones,including all difficulty levels, with main tracks being Tomba and Bunderitza and for the experts - Ctzurna tomb.
Romance and snowy fairytale
Bansko - a paradise, yet, not only for winter sport lovers. It is also a perfect destination for those who merely want to relax and escape from urban life.
Bansko - a unique combination of excellent facilities for winter holidays, traditions and customs of Bulgaria's cultural and historical heritage. The famous resort offers a variety of modern hotels, comfortable and cozy apartments with their distinctive architecture, large and small taverns, and restaurants that serve tasty dishes of local, European and even Greek cuisine. All this, combined with excellent service and beautiful nature that mount Pirin offers, makes your visit and stay unforgettable.
Bansko is not just a ski resort, it is also a remarkably beautiful city; a historic monument with many museums and both cultural and historical attractions.
Bansko ski resort - Advantages:
Bansko - sport and relaxation, enjoyment and entertainment, always an exciting mix of prepared runs, modern tourist infrastructure, important historical and cultural attractions, natural beauty and hospitality. Anyone who has ever been in Bansko, certainly will come back again!