11 May 2016
The main track called Ulen and located near Shiligarnika will hold the open state snowboarding championship. These races are part of the ISF (International Ski Federation) calendar. This fantastic contest will kick start on Saturday with the start of the Olympic parallel giant slalom discipline. On Sunday you can expect a parallel slalom race. Many European athletes are expected to attend this event from countries such as Greece, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Macedonia, Republic, and Germany. Bulgaria will be represented by Ivan Ranchev, Maria Teodora, and Dimova Pencheva who will give hope to our young boys and girls. Want to
11 May 2016
According to the President of the Bulgarian Ski Federation, Tseko Minev. and the Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, approximately 10-15,000 spectators are expected to attend the Men’s World Cup when it hits Bansko at the end of February. Balkan Holidays is one of the official sponsors of this prestigious event. Winter Holidays Winter Hotels Winter Flights
11 Jan 2016
Bansko in Bulgaria offers the best value ski holiday for British families this season, according to an annual TripAdvisor cost comparison study of 42 selected destinations conducted by independent research firm, Ipsos MORI.       Located in southwestern Bulgaria at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, a week on the slopes of Bansko, including hotel, ski passes, ski hire, ski lessons, evening meals and drinks for a family of four will set you back £1,279, almost four times less than the price of a similar holiday in the most expensive destination, Switzerland’s Zermatt, which costs £4,809. Not
09 Mar 2015
The International Jazz Festival in Bansko - probably the biggest summer musical event in Bulgaria was founded in 1998 and is held every year in the sunny month of August. This year will mark the festival's 15th edition and will be carried out from the 4th to the 11th of August on the open-air stage on Nikola Vaptsarov Square in downtown Bansko, as well as on various smaller stages in the large resort complexes and restaurants. The presence of emblematic figures of today’s music world, the marvellous setting and fact that the concerts are free for the public draws huge crowds every year and has transformed the festival to one of
11 Apr 2012
SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa resource, has announced that Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Zalez SPA and Wellness Center has won the coveted SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Country Award for Favorite Spa in Bulgaria. The award is given for second consecutive year after winning in the same category in 2010. The Zalez Spa Center offers a full range of traditional and exotic massages, as well as skin and body spa procedures based on Terrake and Thalgo products. This is also the single Bulgarian location, which offers treatment with Ligne St Barth products. The state-of-the-art facilities include outdoor & indoor swimming pools, indoor
17 Feb 2012
Bansko is once again in the very heart of the event, welcoming the brightest stars of the cast. In two consecutive weekends, the best of the best in alpine skiing will be in Bansko for the regular starts of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup - first the men, then the ladies. This "double" hosting within one season happens in Bulgaria for the first time ever and once again proves the international respect Bansko has gained as one of the premier winter resorts in Europe. As usual, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko and its friendly staff are at the epicentre of this exciting winter event. The winter resort’s most elite hotel will
08 Jan 2012
It is with great pleasure and pride to announce that Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been awarded for a second consecutive year with the TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence for the year 2012  by achieving an exceptional 4.5 rating. Ideally positioned, at the foot of the Pirin mountains, the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena in Bansko is the only "Leading Hotel of The World" in Bulgaria and offers clients luxury along with quality services in this most popular of resorts. The hotel combines Alpine style with modern comfort and comprises five connected buildings with an impressive range
24 Feb 2011
World Cup fever hits Bansko this week as the Mens World comes to town. The best racers in the world along with world's press will decend on the Bulgarian Resort for the races on 26th and 27th February. You too could be skiing on the mountain of champions and hit the same pistes as Albert Tomba, Marc Giradelli and Lindsay Vonn to name just a few. Balkan Holidays has great offers for this modern Winter Resort and it is a lot more affordable than you would think. So watch the race on Eurosport or Ski Sunday this weekend then search our website to access the latest deals to ski this excellent resort. Bansko Ski Holidays Bulgaria Ski
17 Dec 2010
It has now been announced that the Bulgarian Ski Federation of Bansko has received the trust and support of the International Ski Federation to conduct a special race for the World Cup next year 2011 which will be located on the Banderitsa track in Bansko on the 26th and 27th of February. For this special occasion, Bansko will have built a stand for just over 5 thousand people. The plan is: on the first day the best skiers from around the world will compete in the discipline super-combined and super-giant slalom at around 10:00am & another slalom run will start later in the day at around t 13:00pm. The following day February 27th
29 Oct 2010
During the last three years Bansko's ski area has beencontinuously improved with new four-man chair and drag lifts, a snowboarder's half pipe facility, a fun park, and a floodlight ski run that allows you to ski all the way to the edge of the town. Other improvements include snow cannons covering more than 80% of the skiing area, extra maintenance vehicles to keep the slopes in the best possible condition and extra safety installations for the skier's safety. Another reason why you should visit this year is because you get to witness the FIS Ski world Cup. FIS SKI WORLD CUP BANSKO 2011 - MEN During the upcoming season
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