is the newest Eastern Europe winter resort visited by many Bulgarian and foreign tourists. The city offers an interesting combination between the virgin nature of the Pirin Mountains and the atmosphere of an authentic Bulgarian city. Skiing season along the Pirin slopes starts in mid-December to mid-April. Over the last few years, skiing in Bulgaria has become increasingly popular among European tourists, due to its amazing value for money.
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Bansko Trail Map
Bansko ski resort offers excellent conditions for skiing for both beginners and experienced skiers. The tracks are absolutely safe and well maintained. For beginners and for those who want to improve their technique Bansko ski center offers ski school with five classes depending on the degree of training – A, B, C, D, E. The ski area in the alpine zone of the mountain is connected to the town by gondola and an asphalt road from Bansko to the peak of Pirin Mountain – Vihren.
During 2013 Bansko become the fastest growing tourist destination in Bulgaria.
Bansko is situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage since 1983), which offers a beautiful backdrop to this traditional and culturally rich town.
The resort is located approximately 160km from the countries’ capital Sofia.
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Bansko ski 2015 provides conditions for many sports besides Alpine skiing: biathlon shooting, cross country skiing, snowboarding. The ski area has 17 marked trails with a total length of 65 km and 4 ski roads with a length of over 9 km. The location allows many combinations as you pass through different difficulty and slope areas.
Up the mountains there are many snow bars where you can enjoy the summer sun at Bansko ski center. There, you can have a rest with cup of hot tea, coffee or a snack. Remember that prices in cafes near ski runs are higher than in the city, so better buy sandwiches, snacks or drinks from a local shop before you go up!
Bansko has recently hosted FIS World Cup alpine ski races: the women raced and super G and the men’s giant slalom in February 2012. Alpine and biathlon competitions take place regularly. It is expected that the summer biathlon world cup will also take place in the resort of Bansko.
Extreme Skiing in Bansko
In the region of the plateau of Mount Todorka is a fun park area for extreme skiers and snowboarders. The only half-pipe facility of its kind in the country facility is located near the top of the gondola. Access to the gondola and other facilities in the area is carried out electronically.
Ski Pass Prices in Bansko
In the table below you can check the prices in euros for lift ski passes for Bansko 2015.
Bansko Live Web Cams
There are 6 live web cams located on key points in Bansko; Banderishka Poliana, Shiligarnika, the tail of the Platoto ski slopes and on the highest point of the resort, just under the Todorka peak.To see the live web cams please click the link http://banskoblog.com/web-cam/
Also, there is a mobile application for Android which allows you to easily check the weather and live web cams in the area of Bansko, Bulgaria. – http://banskoblog.com/mobile-apps/
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