14 Feb 2024
This week we take a look at Borovets, Bulgaria’s most popular ski resort, although Bansko, its noisy neighbour, is gaining all the time!
Set in the Rila Mountains, Borovets was originally developed for Bulgarian royalty to use almost exclusively, but thankfully these days everyone can visit and enjoy this wonderful ski resort with its soaring mountain peaks, excellent skiing and a lively apres ski scene.
Located in the Rila Mountains in south west Bulgaria, the resort itself is 1320 metres above sea level (rising to 2560 metres at its highest point), has 58kms of ski runs, 5kms of advanced or black runs and the rest are for
31 Jan 2024
This week we thought we would take a look a look at skiing in Slovenia. It really is a beautiful setting for a skiing and boarding holiday. There are several resorts offering beautiful views of the Julian Alps, of serene lakes and even hilltop castles, real fairytale stuff!
We offer 3 resorts, Kranjska Gora, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Here is an introduction for each one…
Kranjska Gora is a picture postcard ski resort located in North West Slovenia near the border with Austria and Italy.
In terms of skiing it is ideal for beginners as it has wide open nursey slopes at the bottom of the mountain. If you make
24 Jan 2024
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
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
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
05 Jan 2024
If your partner is really good looking then it’s not really news when someone says to you ‘your partner is really good looking’ it’s not really news to you but hey, it makes you feel nice all the same! And that’s how we feel about the Ski Resorts in Bulgaria being named as one of Europe’s cheapest ski resorts, we know it, most skiers know it, but we like people to recognise it all the same!
We say all this because Eurochange, the holiday money people at most airports, have named Borovets as Europe’s cheapest ski resort. They compared the cost of things like a lift pass, accommodation, ski
04 Jan 2024
To celebrate the new year we’re having a NEW YEAR SKI SALE with £100, yes £100 OFF ski bookings to Bulgaria – That’s £100 off our already discounted prices!
We offer the best value skiing holidays and now our prices are even lower, but don’t hang around as the sale is on for a limited period only, so BOOK NOW using code NEW100.
We are offering this discount on all our skiing holidays to Bulgaria using our charter flights (from Gatwick, Bristol, East Midlands, Manchester, Belfast and Newcastle) including our ‘late deals’ – our discounted late holidays that are
03 Jan 2024
You’ve been looking forward to your holiday for months and now it’s nearly time to go you need to get stuff done… well because we’re so helpful we’ve compiled a list of things you need. This isn’t a list of absolutely everything you need to take on holiday including toothpaste and undies! It’s what you need to take as a skier. We hope you find this useful, especially if you’re going skiing or snowboarding for the first time…
Clothes for when you’re skiing
When skiing you need waterproof clothes, especially if you’re a beginner as you are bound to take a couple of tumbles
17 Nov 2023
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
17 Nov 2023
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,