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Skiing

mountains1The perfect winter holiday! Bansko is the premier winter resort in Bulgaria. With the longest runs in the Balkans, a modern lift system and unique local culture Bansko is a wonderful destination.

The skiing in Bansko is on the north face of  Todorka 2746m, there is a good mix of reds, blacks and long easy blues. At the foot of Todorka there are two large meadows for beginners, one at Banderitsa and one at Chalin Valog.

skiing in bansko

skiing in Bansko

Alpine Skiing in Bansko.

Most people come to Bansko to ski on piste, Alpine skiing. Hugely popular and easily accessible this is probably the king of alpine sports. Bansko offers something for everyone. Long easy beginners slopes. Steep well groomed Black runs. Huge gentle meadows for people just starting out and plenty of bars and restaurants to recover and share tales of daring do! For all your needs when it comes to skiing here please contact George and his team at BANSKOSKIMANIA 

ski pistes in Bansko

Bansko ski pistes

Free ride.

This is my thing! I have spent over 25 years living in ski resorts most of that has been spent exploring the back country!  For me, for now, Free Riding is what it is all about! Bansko offers a great selection of Back and side country skiing. The bowl in the centre of the resort has a dozen short routes of varying difficulty. The Gullies towards Banderitsa are a nice step up from the bowl. The West face of Todorka another step up again! Then there is the north face of Todorka which is a competition face for the Free ride world cup Qualifiers.  For more info click here!

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Jump Park.

Bobby and Ivan who manage the jump park start putting it all together as soon as there is enough snow, this is normally around mid Feb. Amazing jumps for every level of skier and boarder. The jumps are big, the rails great, the big air huge!

Cross country.

Bansko might only be a small town but we have our moments of glory! Irina Nikulchina a local girl over came all obstacles in 2002 to win a Bronze medal in the 10 km Pursuit competition at the Salt Lake City winter Olympics.  Irina has dedicated a huge amount of her time and effort over the last 10 years trying to promote winter sports for the young people of Bansko. Purely due to her efforts Bansko has hosted world class international events for Biathlon including the European championships.  Thanks to Irina the Bansko town hall and the ski concessionaire have built 12km of biathlon track and shooting range.  This is open to the public. If you would like to use it speak to the cash desk or ski hire office in the main gondola building.