Massif du Pirin
Bansko, perched at an altitude of 925 metres in the Pirin Massif in Bulgaria, is a resort that combines tradition and modernity. Today it is the largest resort in the country.
Massif du Pirin
Bansko: Bulgaria's ski destination
Skiing in Bulgaria. Now that is uncommon! When you choose Bansko to test the slopes on your hired skis, rest assured that you will have a particularly exotic holiday. Bansko was once a small mountain village resort with simple facilities, but it has grown tremendously since the 1990s. So, today, traditional houses that bear witness to the resort's rural past stand side by side with much more modern buildings. The resort has become the most popular in the country.
Beautiful fortified houses that once belonged to rich farmers and the lavishly decorated Holy Trinity Church are open to visitors. In the evenings, there are a number of establishments where you can relax with a drink or a gourmet meal. Sit at a table in a "mehana”, a traditional tavern, and have a typical Bulgarian dinner cooked over a wood fire.
The Bansko ski area
The Bansko ski area has 48 km of slopes that rise to an altitude of 2,560 metres. The 20 km of blue runs, 24 km of red runs and 4 km of black runs will allow skiers of all levels to test the technical qualities of their hired skis. Those who are more experienced can head for the black Alberto Tomba or Marc Girardelli piste, named after the legendary skier and owner of the Bansko resort. If you feel fit, you can also take a 16 km blue run from the top of the resort to the village.
The Bansko snowpark is located on the heights of the resort, on the Togopka slopes and has the best freestyle features and even a half-pipe. This is also the sector where freeriders can relish in the pleasures of powdered snow.
Things to know about Bansko:
· A ski resort with an amazing heritage;
· A perfectly equipped ski area;
· A renowned snowpark.
If your urge to ski leads you to Bansko, remember to book your skis online. This will allow you to enjoy great discounts throughout the season.