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Bansko (Bansko Area)

The New Discovery of the Skiers…

Bansko ski resort is set in the Southwest part of Bulgaria, 160 km from Sofia, at the footsteps of Pirin Mountain, which is under UNESCO protection. Bansko combines wonderful nature and romantic atmosphere of the Old town, popular for its numerous cultural monuments and rich icon collection of the local Zograf (icon painting) School. The district is famous for its excellent cuisine, the variety of colorful taverns (over 200 in the city) and the authentic folklore. The winter here lasts from December till April, the average January temperature being minus 2°C, with heavy snowfalls, providing a constant winter snow cover up to 2 m.

The skiing conditions in Bansko are excellent. The new 7 km cabin lift from Bansko to the ski-runs could transport up to 2400 persons per hour. The total length of the ski runs is over 70 km. Totally 55 snow cannons blow an artificial snow to make the ski runs suitable for skiing during the whole season. There is also a 650 m long ski run with artificial lightning, which can be use for night skiing. During the new season, two new ski runs are going to be opened with length of 1 200 and 1 300 m and displacement of 350 m, suitable for starters and for middle skilled skiers, as well as a new 4-seated lift “Doppelmeir”. 160 more snow canons for artificial snow are going to be installed. In this way Bansko is going to become one of the few ski resorts in Europe, where the skiing is possible even in the warm weather. Over 150 instructors work in the ski schools and the ski storages offer 3000 units of ski from all the famous brands like Atomic, Salomon, Fisher etc. The number of beds in hotels and apartment complexes has reached this year 14 000!