Bansko Ski Holidays for Skiing and Snowboarding in Bulgaria's Premier Resort
||Bansko Winter 2015/16 Holidays
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Bansko Ski Holidays offer a unique combination for holidays to a modern winter sports resort and a living town, offering an affordable holiday alternative to the Alps at a fraction of the price.
Situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, Bansko Holidays take place on a UNESCO World Heritage sight, and it's easy to see why with its quaint cobbled streets, where you can still hear the local Bansko dialect being used and old clock tower, where the bell has been measuring the hours for over 150 years.
Bansko has developed into a modern holiday snow sports destination, thanks to the excellent facilities combined with breath-taking nature and the traditional spirit of the old town that has been beautifully preserved through the centuries. Skiers and Boarders of all abilities are well catered for as Bansko has over 70 kilometres of marked pistes, which are easily accessed by a fantastic network of lifts. As the day draws to a close, the après-ski is centred around the local “Mehanas,” a friendly taverna type restaurant serving traditional Bulgarian cuisine and drinks, often with roaring log fires and live entertainment. For a truly enjoyable winter sports holiday, enhanced by warm Bulgarian hospitality, visit Bansko where you really can have the best of both worlds.
Bulgaria's efforts to modernise its ski resorts have resulted in international recognition. In 2006, the prize for the ski resort that had most developed was awarded to Bansko by the Great Skiing and Snowboarding Guide. In 2013, the resort of Bansko once again emerged as one of the cheapest ski destinations in the world, offering consumers the best value for their money. This welcoming news was announced in the recent Post Office Ski Resort Report which compiles data from leading ski resorts around the world to put together a comprehensive report detailing which destinations provide the best choice available to clients. Recognised as the very best in the global ski tourism industry, the World Ski Awards took place during November 2013 in Austria’s winter sports destination of Kitzbühel where Bansko picked up the "Bulgaria's Best Ski Resort 2013" award.
In 2015 Bansko once again played host to the Women’s Alpine FIS World Cup over the weekend of February 28 to March 1.
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.
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.
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.
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