Bansko ski holidays

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  • Piste Map Key

    1 Cable Car, 2-7 Chairlifts, 8-12 Draglifts

  • Essentials

    • Resort Height

      936m (3,070ft)

    • Transfer time

      Sofia 3 hrs

    • Typical costs

      · small draught beer £1.30 · bottle of house wine £4 · glass of coke 90p · cup of tea/coffee 90p · sandwich £2

    • Fly from

      Birmingham, London Gatwick, Manchester

    • High altitude
    • Social skiing
    • Green resort

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    • Beginner ski rating


    • Snowboarding rating


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  • So what's it like?

    A traditional Bulgarian town and a superb ski resort all in one

    Bansko was voted ‘Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort 2013’ and is the perfect choice for those who agree that the slopes are just as important as the après. Carve fresh tracks during the day on 65km of varied ski runs. Beginner skiers and snowboarders are well looked after by the excellent ski school and the more experienced skiers can explore the numerous intermediate and advanced runs. In the evening head into town where you’ll find a large choice of restaurants serving everything from traditional Bulgarian dishes like Shishche (meat skewers) to a classic burger and chips.

    Après ski is a huge part of Bansko. Such a varied choice of bars make it difficult to know where to start and for those that wish to continue to party into the small hours, you can hit one of the many local clubs. To really make the most of your night why not join our resort team on their “best bars in town” crawl.

    Ski information


    First-time skiers will find Bankso has plenty to offer. From the excellent tuition by some of Bulgaria's best English speaking instructors, to the numerous well-groomed runs, Bansko is the ideal place to learn to ski.


    There is an excellent choice of blue and red runs, all joined by a network of mostly chair and some drag lifts. For improver skiers, the Bansko ski school offer excellent tuition.


    A regular host to off-piste competitions, Bansko is known for its extreme terrain and off-piste skiing. In addition, some of the red runs and the 'Alberto Tomba' black run offer advanced skiers plenty of challenges in the main ski area.

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    Plenty of lively bars and nightclubs. Try: · Happy End · The Irish Bar · Amigos · Lions Pub · Track Bar Drink and Dance · Euphoria · Oxygen · joining our resort team on a tour of the best bars in town


    Ice skating, swimming pool, bowling, cross country skiing (narrow skis with boots that raise off the ski at the heel), skidooing (motor vehicle with ski like runs as wheels), snowshoeing (racket shaped frames attached to your shoes to help you walk across deep snow), numerous museums, St Trinity Church, Baikusheva white fir (one of the oldest trees in Bulgaria, 1300 years old)

    Eating out

    Almost 100 restaurants or "Mehanas" offering a variety of Bulgarian and international cuisine · 3-course meal from around £11 · Pizzas from £4.50 · Coffee and tea from 90p · Bottle of beer from £1.30. Try: · Amvrosia, serving international cuisine · The Irish Harp, a steak house that import their fresh beef from County Kildare in Ireland · The Avalon, serving English cuisine such as homemade sausage and mash. Famous for their curry nights on Thursday they sell out fast so best book before you travel if your after the curry (email on their website)

    Other amenities

    Bansko is not only a ski resort but a thriving town too. There are plenty of shops to explore as well as historic sights and monuments such as the famous local church of  St. Trinity.

    Private Transfer

    From Sofia
    One-way (arrival) from £38 pp.
    Return from £73 pp.


    Junior Ski club (4-7 years)
    9.00-16.30 - Your children will enjoy 1-2 hrs play in the snow including learning the basics of skiing followed by lunch and more play. Includes lift pass, badge, pencil case and pictures to colour-in. The Junior Ski Club is convenient for skiing parents as it is located right by the slopes, at top of the gondola lift.
    Book locally. Prices approx. £118 for 6 days. Timetable and prices are approximate and subject to change.

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