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Winter in Bansko
Surrounded by Pirin, Rila and Rhodopa mountains, Bansko is a climatic mountain resort with a warm summer and a long winter. The average temperature in January, the coldest month, is –1.9°C.  Snow falls are abundant, providing a constant winter snow cover of up to 2 metres thick. The ski season along the Pirin slopes starts in early December and ends in May.

There are a number of minibuses that run every 10 minutes, within a 1 minute walk from the lodge itself; these take you the very short drive to the bottom of the new gondola station.

Bansko has just undertaken a £30m investment project that has provided a range of new lifts including the state of the art 8 person gondola. This links you to all the perfectly maintained ski pistes with total length of 65km.
Skiing & snowboarding Information
Bansko offers conditions for ski sports which are comparable not only to the leading Bulgarian Ski resorts but also to the European ski resorts at half the price!

Bansko is the host to the Extreme Ski and Snowboarding competition as well as the Balkan Cup and has the only snowboarder’s half pipe in Eastern Europe.

There are also slalom and giant slalom as well as cross-country tracks with a total length of 5km.

The skiing conditions in Bansko are fantastic. The Pirin Mountain has a predominantly Alpine character with 2 peaks towering above 2900 m. However, the slopes offer runs and tracks for all types of skiers and will suit both beginners and experts.

If you are a beginner and you may wish to book yourself in at the well established ski school www.banskoski.com

If your travelling from the UK and wish to hire your ski or snowboard gear before you go visit www.edge2edge.co.uk alternatively you may wish to treat yourself in which case why not take a look at www.boardsonline.co.uk

Click here view a larger map of Banskos ski tracks

Après Ski
Once you’re off the slopes there’s plenty of Après fun to be had, whether you fancy a relaxed evening at one of the many taverns or a wild night out there’s something for everyone!

Bansko offers a wide variety of choices like old-style pubs and taverns, restaurants, disco clubs and coffee shops in the old town. The new Gondola station boasts both a restaurant, bar and disco……not far too go for those who just can’t wait!

Some of you might be interested to know that on our last trip to Bansko we didn't pay more than 80p for a beer.....and that was expensive!

Alternatively why not enjoy a quiet night in at our home from home River Lodge!

 

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