BANSKO

Bansko is Bulgaria’s # 1 ski resort, having the best and most modern ski centre of all Bulgarian ski resorts. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season (15 Dec – 15 May) of all Bulgarian ski resorts. A brand new resort village with super luxury hotels and holiday apartments is being […]

Bansko is Bulgaria’s # 1 ski resort, having the best and most modern ski centre of all Bulgarian ski resorts. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season (15 Dec – 15 May) of all Bulgarian ski resorts. A brand new resort village with super luxury hotels and holiday apartments is being developed just opposite the Gondola, which also makes Bansko the resort with the best hotels.

The town of Bansko is situated just 160 kilometers away from Sofia and 6 kilometers from Razlog. Bansko has developed into a favourite ski & snowboard destination, thanks to the excellent ski facilities combined with the unique architecture and historical significance.

The town of Bansko is located at 925 m. above sea level, and its skiing area is from 2000-2600 m. The ski pistes are located in two main ski centres- CHALIN VALOG (1100-1600m) and SHILIGARNIKA (1700-2500m). They are approximately 10 kilometers above the town on the northern slopes of Pirin, and are easily accessible by the new Gondola lift which starts from Bansko. The total length of the marked pistes is 65 kilometers.
Bansko boats excellent snow conditions with great snow cover from December untill May, with 44 snow cannons covering most of the runs. There are trails for all types of skier and will suit both beginners and experts.

The snowboard lovers can enjoy the first fun park in the Balkans. New lifts include an 8-seat Gondola cable car by Dopplemayer, five 4-seat chair lifts of the latest Doppelmayer model, one 3-seat lift by Poma, 7 drags and 10 baby drags. The total length of lifts in the resort is 26 kilometers. All ski equipment can be used by one chip-card from SkiData.

Resort Statistics
Height of the base resort:  925m
Highest altitude: 2600m
Total length of ski runs: 70Km
Longest track combo:  16 km downhill race
Direction of slopes: North
Difficulty: 30% Beginners, 45% Advanced and 35% Expert.

 

Lodging

 

3 star hotels from $1795 (low season)
4 star hotels from $1995 (low season)
5 star hotels from $2795 (low season)

 

Hotel Kempinski Grand Arena 5*****

Situated at the footsteps of the Pirin Mountain, the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena in Bansko welcomes you to its brand new Alpine All-Seasons & Spa Resort.
The hotel is situated directly opposite the avant-garde gondola station.
All 159 rooms are spacious and come with TV, phone, balcony, minibar, hair-dryer and safe.
A superb wellness centre has an indoor & outdoor pool, saunas, Turkish steam bath, jacuzzi, Spa treatments, and solarium.
Buffet style breakfasts and dinners are included.

 

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Hotel Tanne 4****

Excellent 4 star hotel located just 300m from the lifts.
The hotel has a covered swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam bath, solarium, jacuzzi, Spa centre, tavern with live music, wine cellar with live music, lobby bar, Vienna cafe, games room, and parking lot in front of the hotel.
The Tanne has 25 double rooms, 5 apartments with fireplace and 3 two-floor apartments with TV sets, cable TV, DVD player in the apartments, telephone, mini-bar, hair-dryer, safe, and bathroom with a tub.
Buffet style breakfasts and 4-course dinners are included.

 

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Hotel Mura 3***+

Hotel Mura is a new addition to this charming winter resort. Located just 10 minutes walk to the bottom station of the gondola lift, the Mura is within an easy reach to the town centre, shopping and nightlife. The friendly restaurant and cozy lobby bar area combined with the beautifully furnished rooms, surely will satisfy you. The hotel boasts a large Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, relaxation room, massage and ski-storage. Guests can benefit from a free shuttle bus service to the Gondola lift.
Buffet style breakfasts only.

 

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Our Ski Bulgaria packages are priced per person in Canadian dollars, and include:

• Return airfare from Toronto / Montreal to Sofia.
• Rental car (transfers may also be arranged).
• 7 nights accommodation, based on double occupancy.
• Local hotel service charges and taxes.
• 6 day ski pass.
• Meal plan as offered per hotel (see hotel descriptions)

 

 

 

Notes:
* Flight departure tax, fuel surcharges and airport taxes are extra!
* Departures are on a Friday evening, and return the following Saturday.
* Alternative departure cities, Christmas & New Year weeks, trip extensions, and stopovers are all available on request.