24 Apr 2024
Bansko Voted ‘Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort’ in the 2023 World Ski Awards
BANSKO has been voted ‘Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort’ in the Prestigious 2023 World Ski Awards.   The World Ski Awards are voted for by a combination of ski professionals, tour operators, ski journalists and the general public. Over 4 million votes were cast making the World Ski Awards the ski industry’s leading awards.   Bansko have won this award every year since 2013, only the Austrian resort of Kitzbuhel, Val Thorens in France and Deer Valley in the USA can say the same.   ‘We are happy to win this Oscar of ski tourism for the eleventh time in a row, because it
24 Jan 2024
Hit the slopes without breaking the bank this season!
Here’s a tip to save you lots of money this winter…BOOK your Skiing Holiday to Bulgaria with Balkan Holidays! Why? There are so many reasons even before you get there! First there’s the cost of your holiday. One look at the cost of a skiing holiday in other European ski resorts and you see just how much they cost, so check our latest prices for the best value skiing holidays. That’s hundreds of pounds save already. Then there’s the cost of ski services – Just a lift pass in other resorts will set you back many hundreds of pounds not to mention ski packs. Whereas a 6 day lift pass in Bansko
17 Jan 2024
Great Skiing Conditions in Bansko & Borovets…
We are so pleased to say that current Skiing and Snowboarding conditions in Bansko and Borovets are excellent and our wonderful guests are having the time of their lives! The snow is deep and conditions are excellent in both  Bansko and Borovets. The skiing in these two resorts are good for all types of skiers, including beginner, intermediate and advanced. Plus, the great news is that snow is forecast this weekend (20 & 21 January) so conditions will be even better for the weeks to come.  The ski areas are also not very busy so there’s no queues at the lifts, including the gondolas, so all our guests
16 Jan 2024
All About Bansko…
Bansko is a town in south west Bulgaria located at the foot of the Pirin Mountain, 925 metres above sea level rising to 2746 metres at the top of Todorka, the highest peak in Bansko. Bansko is an actual town where people live, work and go to school, this is very different from Borovets (our other featured ski resort in Bulgaria), which is a purpose built ski resort. That Bansko is an actual town adds to it charm. You can ski during the day and then head into the old town at night for a few drinks or a meal at one of Bansko’s ‘Mehanas’, a traditional style Bulgarian restaurant serving authentic and local food and
17 Nov 2023
Hotel Strazhite re-branded as Four Points by Sheraton Bansko
The very popular hotel Strazhite in Bansko has undergone a complete refurbishment and is now called Four Points by Sheraton Bansko. The interior is exquisite, it has been designed in the style of a traditional Bulgarian house and refurbished with the most up to date materials with the result being a stylish, modern and very comfortable hotel. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and a spa and beauty centre, perfect for pampering yourself after a day on the slopes. The hotel itself is conveniently located just 600 metres from the gondola, perfect for skiers that want to get up the mountain as soon as possible,
01 Nov 2023
Learn to Ski with Balkan Holidays
Learning to ski or snowboard is something a lot of people would like to do. The first time you are able to stay upright on a ski slope is a great feeling let alone skiing down a mountain on fresh snow, that is almost an unbeatable feeling. However, if you haven’t skied before and what you know about skiing you can fit on the back of a lift pass, where do you start?! Well fear not because as long as you are reasonably fit and have a decent sense of balance you can learn to ski in a week with Balkan Holidays! So, first we need to book a skiing or snowboarding holiday. There are some destinations and ski resorts that are more
10 Oct 2023
Why book Balkan Holidays & Bulgaria For Your Skiing Holiday
We’ve been thinking hard about why a skiing holiday to Bulgaria with Balkan Holidays is a great choice. Here are 10 reasons for starters…!  1. Excellent value for money - our ski resorts of Borovets & Bansko offer affordable ski holidays not only with the price of the holiday and ski services but also when you’re on holiday as the cost of living in Bulgaria is so much lower! Plus we offer a low deposit of only £70pp! 2. We offer a huge choice of accommodation - Whether you prefer to be away from it all or in the centre of resort, half board or more independent with self catering, we have a huge
07 Sep 2023
MEGA Ski Sale
Great news, our MEGA Ski Sale is now on – we’re offering £150 OFF ski bookings to Bulgaria. That’s £150 off* our already discounted prices!  Skiing and snowboarding in Bulgaria with Balkan Holidays offers the best value skiing holidays. Everything costs less than other ski resorts, the holiday itself, ski services and then when you’re skiing the local prices are much lower too. Then, after a day on the slopes you might want a few drinks in a cozy bar, well put your piles of Euros away because a cold beer in Bansko or Borovets is a lot cheaper than a schnapps in Saalbach! Add all this our MEGA
23 Aug 2023
Why choose Bansko or Borovets for your first skiing holiday?
Bansko and Borovets are a good choice for beginners, indeed many skiers have learnt to ski in these two resorts, let’s look at why?  The Mountain The mountains of Bansko and Borovets are smaller than other neighbouring European countries. This makes things like ski packs (lessons, equipment and lift passes) cheaper as there is less mountains to cover and so the lift systems are smaller and less expensive. Being new to ski it’s likely that you won’t need to cover miles of piste so this alone makes Bulgaria the perfect choice for beginners! Good Ski Instructors  Many people learn to ski in Bulgaria and one
27 Apr 2023
Winter Ski 2023/24 Sensational Offer!
Winter Ski 2023/24 SENSATIONAL OFFER: GET £75 OFF PER BOOKING! There are plenty of reasons to book your skiing holiday to Bulgaria with Balkan Holidays early, but the main reason is that it’s your chance to grab yourself some huge savings!  For this weekend only we are offering £75 OFF per booking if you before midnight on 2 May using promo code SKI75. Add this offer to all these other ways to save you’re your chance to save BIG!  Save 5% with our online discount  Save 5% with our loyalty discount (conditions apply)  Save 10% on Bansko ski services (book before 30
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