21 Jan 2022
What is there to do in Bulgaria’s ski resorts when the skiing stops? What is the apres ski scene like? Well if you really want to you can go night skiing in Borovets and Bansko, but come one, have a day off, or should that be a night off! So if you can tear yourself away from the ski runs you’ll find that at night in Bulgaria’s ski resorts is when the fun really starts!  Let’s start with dinner at a local restaurant, or a mehana (meaning tavern) as they call them in Bansko. Bulgarian food is delicious, especially in the numerous restaurants you’ll find in our three featured resorts. All food is sourced
05 Nov 2021
Having previously been a French Alpes exclusive snowboarder, I had the opportunity to visit Bansko in March 2020 just before lockdown started, and boy was I impressed! I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the slopes in Bansko, well groomed, corduroy slopes met me and without a mogul in sight! There was a mixed standard of slopes too, not just blue runs but some good reds which were a good width too and to top it off I was also lucky enough to have sunshine too! For the Instagramable photos head to the ‘Bansko loves you ball’ on the piste! A few times throughout our stay we visited the Mountain restaurants as you do for
26 Oct 2021
Nothing quite compares to carving on your board or skis down freshly groomed pistes on a sunny crisp morning,taking in the views of the Pirin Mountains and getting a serious adrenaline rush at the same time. Quite frankly, there's no better place to do it than on a  Bansko Holiday, without a doubt Bulgaria's most modern ski resort. Here are five reasons why it's the best place to be if you're into the sport. Location Situated as it is at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, you're lucky to have a whole UNESCO World Heritage Site to explore at your leisure. Bulgaria's landscape is at its wildest here, and
25 Jun 2021
Our Top Reasons Why You'll Love Learning to Ski In Bulgaria You've thought about learning to ski, but you find yourself asking the question "is it for me?". Well, the answer simply has to be YES! Why? Because not only is skiing an incredibly fun hobby that will take you to some of the most breathtaking places, but provided you are in good hands, skiing is also easier to learn and more affordable than most people think. Not much can compare to the cocktail of positive emotions racing through your body when you find yourself at the bottom of the slope having just completed your very first run. Almost instantly you find
08 Nov 2019
According to the Post Office report for 2019, Bansko, Bulgaria is the Best-Value Ski Resort for families. The report compares the cost of a lift-pass, tuition, lunch and drinks on the mountains and skis and boot hire for a family of four. In all, 25 resorts were compared. The cost of all the items in Bansko was £1529.72, a reduction of 0.3% since last year. Head of Marketing for Balkan Holidays, Louise Newton said, ‘It is no surprise that Bansko tops the list, as the resort offers incredibly low-priced items. That makes it perfect for families, especially those with children who are learning to ski and need an entry-level
05 Apr 2019
The Bulgarian resort of Bansko, usually in the news as Eastern Europe's best ski resort, can now add a new summer achievement to its history as the home of Europe's longest inflatable water slide. At a length of 350 meters, the slide has been built at Bandreshka meadow. Similar such slides built for entertainment purposes can only be found in the US, New Zealand and Australia. In addition to the new water slide, which has already proved a huge hit with tourists to the area, visitors can also enjoy the new mini golf, football, inflatable castles, swings and play areas for the younger children. Ulen director Ivan Obreikov said
05 Apr 2019
Once again Bansko has outdone itself by winning the Best Ski Resort in Bulgaria award for the 4th time in a row with a record vote. The director of the World Ski Awards Zion Rapson said "Bansko can be proud that it won in the year with the most recorded votes in the 4 year history of the competition” A huge 1,6 million online votes over 16 weeks saw consumers determined the winners of the four main categories, “Best resort “, “Best Hotel”, “Best Boutique Hotel ” and “Best Chalet” from among the nominations from 25 countries over 5 continents. The Bronze trophy, which looks like
19 Nov 2018
Bansko has once again been named "Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort" at the 2018 World Ski Awards held on November 18th in Kitzbühel, Austria. This marks the fifth consecutive time that Bansko has won the prestigious award since the World Ski Awards were first launched back in 2013. Furthermore, a Balkan Holidays customer favourite, the 5* Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena in Bansko took home the "Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel" award, making it a good night for the resort. Launched in 2013, the World Ski Awards was created to drive up standards within the ski tourism industry by rewarding organisations that are
24 Oct 2018
Once again, the Eastern European resort of Bansko, Bulgaria has emerged as the cheapest ski destination in Europe, offering consumers the best value for their money this winter. This welcoming news was announced in the recent Post Office Ski Resort Report which compiles data from leading ski resorts around the continent to put together a comprehensive report detailing which destinations provide the best choice available to clients.     The report found Bansko cheapest when it came to a complete ski package including a six-day ski pass and ski/boot hire for one person, together with ski school
13 Jan 2018
The reasonable prices, the amazing slopes, the delicious food and the quality entertainment make Bansko one of the finest ski resorts in Europe. People flock there for five good reasons and we have listed them here for you to check out!       1. Skiing The cause for ski fans to go back to Bansko every season is that it is the perfect place for skiing: cheerful and cheap. The nature and beauty of the resort is so enchanting, people who visit Bansko often recommend the resort as an alternative to France, Austria and Switzerland to everyone they meet once they get home. The scenery from the
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