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Bansko Ski Area

In less than 20 minutes a fast gondola cable lift will take you to the modern ski centre, situated on the upper slopes. At the end of the day it is up to you to decide whether to return on the gondola or ski/board down the ski road, which marks Bansko as one of the few resorts in the world to offer this option.

Bansko offers a unique 16 km uninterrupted run starting from Todorka Peak, the highest point in Bansko, with numerous pistes all the way down to the base station of the gondola lift. All the pistes are equipped with artificial snow machines to ensure a great skiing/boarding experience even in warmer conditions. At the end of the day there is a ski road that enables you to ski/board right into the town of Bansko.

 

Lifts

Total Length - 22km • Cabin - 6.2 km • Seats - 13.2 km • Drags - 2.4. km • 230 snow cannons cover more than 90% of the slopes.

Lift Type Lenght (m) Rise (m)
Gondola 6315 601
6-seats 774 316
4-seats 1513 381
4-seats 1099 325
4-seats 2606 581
4-seats 1745 630
4-seats 972 301
4-seats 2024 483
3-seats 2415 700
2-seats 2420 740
T-bar Drag 802 188
T-bar Drag 1208 312
T-bar Drag 573 150
Drag 649 87
Drag 412 52
Baby Drags x3 100 each -
 

Perfect For Skiing & Snowboarding

Bansko boasts having 90% of its slopes covered by snow cannons and these slopes are serviced by a number of chair lifts and drag lifts, including a four man chair lift with bubble shields to protect you from harsh weather conditions. Another attractive feature of this modern resort is the easy hands-free access to all lifts by SkiData chip-card ski passes. In addition to the on piste skiing, Bansko offers extreme winter sports fans a 'Fun Park' for both skiers and snowboarders to show off their latest tricks.

 

Beginners

Bansko Holidays are a great destination for a first time skier or snowboarder. The ULEN Ski & Board School has some of Bulgaria's best instructors and ULEN have the latest in ski and snowboard equipment available. This, combined with a modern and easy to use lift system combined with the wide open nursery area and 7km ski road, has firmly established Bansko as the holiday resort where many have taken their first steps on the slopes and have become enchanted with the magic of winter sports and find it hard to resist returning for their winter holidays year after year.

 

Intermediates

A great variety of wide and open blue runs perfectly suited for cruising intermediates. Bansko Holidays are a great choice for those committed to improving their skills and techniques, as well as for those who just enjoy taking things at a nice leisurely pace. All runs are accessible by chair lifts and there are a number of bars and restaurants by the slopes to re-charge your batteries in or unwind and rest after a fun day on the slopes. Bansko Holidays are a smart choice for intermediate skiers and snowboarders.

 

Advanced

From the challenging red runs to the infamous Alberto Tomba black run, Bansko can keep most experts busy, Bansko Holidays offer some great freeriding for boarders and is a Snowboard friendly resort. Bansko is also a regular venue for extreme competitions and recently hosted both European and World FIS competitions. The Fun-Park is well designed and has some great rails and kickers for experts showing off their latest tricks. For powder skiing and paragliding we suggest you use the services of a local qualified guide.

 

Biathlon & Cross Country

Bansko, with its biathlon and cross-country trails, is also the choice of Irina Nikulchina and Nina Kadeva, two Bulgarian women that are among the world's top ten biathlon racers.

 

Ski Lifts Working Hours & Ski Guides

The lift system operates from 8:30am till 4:30pm each day. A full day guiding services for skiers and snowboarders can be booked through ULEN ski-school.

 
Why book with us

Balkan Holidays has 51 years of experience in providing great value summer and winter holidays
and since 1966 we have sold 3 million holidays.

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