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Bansko Holidays

Winner of World Ski Awards' "Best Ski Resort In Bulgaria" from 2013 to 2019, Bansko offers 75km of uninterrupted ski runs, great snow conditions and a unique combination of a modern ski resort and a historic town with an incredible choice of apres ski bars, restaurants and activities.

As a non-euro destination, Bulgaria is proud to be able to offer you the best value for money ski services in Europe. With prices either the same or lower than last year, pre-booking your ski extras with us before travelling is the best way to save on your next ski holiday to Bansko.

Situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, Bansko Holidays take place on a UNESCO World Heritage site, 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.
☑ 2-for-1 Lift Passes* ☑ Half Price Lift Passes** ☑ Family Discounts*** ☑ Low Deposit ☑ Group Discounts ☑ Loyalty Discount
Package prices are per person, unless specified, and include:
Air travel to and from the resorts as detailed.
Coach transfer to and from the resorts as detailed.
A 20kg luggage allowance per person.
Accommodation and meals as described.
All known current airport and security charges.
The services of the Balkan Holidays representative or agent.

Bansko Deals and Discounts

Please call our reservations department as soon as you have made your booking to apply these offers. These offers cannot be used in conjunction with each other or with any other offers.

Free Lift Passes

2-for-1 Lift Passes. Pre-book one adult full price lift pass and get one FREE. Valid for Hotel Strazhite, Hotel Bansko, Hotel Pirin and Hotel Mura. Valid for bookings made by 30 April 2021.
Half Price Lift Pass. Valid for all hotels (expect hotels offering 2-for-1 Lift Passes). Pre-book an adult lift pass and get a second one half price. Expires 30 April 2021.

Free Junior Ski Club

If both parents pre-book "Full Ski/Snowboard" pack or "First Time Ski/Snowboard" pack, one child aged 4-7 years may attend the Junior Ski Club for free and one child aged 7-11 years gets free ski tuition.

Free Ski Or Snowboard Storage

For clients visiting Bansko, when carriage is pre-booked, the storage of own equipment (which includes skis or snowboard, poles and boots) is FREE of charge in your hotel.

20% OFF Ski Services

If you're a senior citizen aged 65 years and over, you automatically qualify for a huge 20% off your ski/snowboard packs and services (excluding carriage).


Bansko Ski Resort Guide

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 snowboarders 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 apres-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.

Amazing Value For Money

Bulgaria's efforts to modernise its ski resorts have resulted in international recognition. Today Bansko is unique in various aspects - as a place where guests will discover ultimate relaxation and enjoyment, or as a resort with unparalleled range of sporting and cultural activies. Its popular slogan, "Unlimited ski and fun", emphasizes the surprising variety of choices that can be enjoyed during your vacation here.

In 2019, the resort of Bansko once again emerged as one of the best value for money ski destinations in the world. In this year's Ski Resort Report, compiled by Post Office Travel Money, the relative costs of ski passes, equipment hire, lessons and refreshment on the slopes was compared across a range of skiing resorts, finding that he cost of a six-day ski pass at Bansko would set UK tourists back about £114 at current exchange rates, compared to over £600 at Vail for example.

Ski Area

In less than 20 minutes the fast Gondola will take you to the Bansko ski centre, which is situated approximately 12km away from town. The ski center has 70km of marked ski runs and 9km of cross country tracks that have been extensively cultivated. More than 80% of the slopes are covered by snow cannons and all runs are groomed by more than 12 Kassbohrer slope maintenance vehicles to guarantee maximum safety and pleasure from the great selection of nursery, intermediate, and advanced pistes.

The ski runs are serviced by a number of chair lifts and drag lifts, all of which Doppelmayer lifts, including the 8-man Gondola and the four-chair lift with bubble shields to protect you from harsh weather conditions. If you still have some energy left at the end of you day, why return to the resort when you can ski a unique run of 16km uninterrupted skiing, starting from Todorka Peak at the highest point of the ski center, all the way to base station of the Gondola lift at the outskirts of town. The last 7 km of the slopes are floodlit and the entire facility is equipped with artificial snow machines to ensure a great skiing experience even in warmer conditions. Map and more arrow


Dine out in one of the hundred "mehanas" offering traditional cuisine and enjoy Bulgarian folklore performed by local artists. Besides the famous local church, St. Trinity, there are many historical, architectural, and cultural monuments. There is also an ice-skating rink conveniently situated on the way to the gondola lift and just next door to hotel Strazhite.


At the end of the day, the Happy End restaurant by the gondola base station turns into a nightclub and the lively atmosphere there is only rivalled by the Amnesia club in the centre of town. Bansko's nightlife is completed by a wide selection of pubs and bars offering variety of cocktails, live music and karaoke. For a quieter night out the bowling arena in hotel Strazhite might be a very good alternative.


The Old town is well worth exploring for some handmade souvenirs. You can also find a great selection of sports shops around, all with the latest ski/ board gadgets, gear and equipment.

Ice Skating

There is an open air ice rink situated close to the Gondola station.


In addition to pub-crawling in the local taverns of Bansko, a number of excursions to nearby sites of interest, such as the Rila Monastery and exciting apres-ski activities can be booked with your local representatives in the resort for a truly memorable holiday. Children aged 2-11 get a reduction on selected excursions.

Medical arrangements

Mountain rescue service, ambulance, clinic (with doctor and nurse) plus first aid service on all ski slopes. Please note: Some medical services must be paid in cash. Receipts will be provided to enable you to claim back from your insurance company once you return to the UK.
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Resort Amenities

Savings & Discounts
Save 30% off the normal price on return carriage.

Quick Facts
Pirin Mountains
Arrival airport
Number of hotels
Marked Runs
Highest Run Altitude
Transfer time
2hr 30min

Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
Typical cost of
Lunch Pizza - £3
Local Beer - under £1
Three Course Meal - £10

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Popular Bansko Excursions

Bansko Bar Hop

Join us as we take you to the best 5 bars & clubs in town, meet all the other party goers in resort, mingle with the Reps, free shots, games & forfeits!

Ski Doo Adventure

Experience a 45 min drive on a powerful snowmobile. The most fun you can have in the snow! Breathtaking views of the resort.

Snowboarding Taster

Give snowboarding a try. It's so cool! 1 Hour of tuition and equipment. It's a must in the mountains.

Bum Boarding

There is more than one way to slide down a slope! No skills required whatsoever! Just pure fun for the whole family.

Why book with us?

Balkan Holidays has 55 years of experience in providing great value summer and winter holidays
and since 1966 we have sold over 3 million holidays.

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