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Bansko tourist info and hotels


Bansko is one of the newest and most modern ski resorts in Bulgaria and it is already very popular. It is a way of getting to the top of the mountains and admiring the beautiful Pirin Mountain. The resort itself is located in the southwestern part of Bulgaria, at the foot of the Pirin Mountain which is part of the World Natural Heritage list. Bansko is 160km away from Sofia and has to offer around 120 cultural monuments, museums and a permanent exhibition of ethnographic and Bankso School of icon painting. Another attractive thing is the Holy Trinity Church which has a 30m-high highball tower, wonderful wall decorations and wood carvings.

Bansko Skiing Holidays

The Bansko ski slopes are especially well suited for beginner and intermediate skiers. The gentle slopes of Todorin Vruh are great spot for novices, with long runs from the chair lift. They also give access to exceptional off-piste skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Intermediates can take the triple chair lift to the top of the peak and enjoy one of the downhill runs. The snow conditions in Bansko are good and there are rarely some queues even in the peak of the season. A multi-million Euro project has recently seen the installation of new lifts, including an eight-person gondola, adding to the popularity of the Bansko ski area. The Ski and Snowboard School offers top quality tuition, especially for children who are cared for at the Junior Ski Club.

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For one’s leisure time, Bansko offers many entertainment opportunities, plus amazing cuisine and folklore traditions and of course modern hotels with any amenities. Some other attractions include: The Virgin Mary church (6th century), The Velyanova Kashta (the House of Velyanov), Pirin national Park (the largest protected site in Bulgaria). Also most attractive and popular lakes, such as Hvoynato Lake (Ovinatii, Murutovo), Ribno Golyamo (Fish Grand) Banderishko Lake, Valyavishko Lake, Popovo Lake (Papazgyol), etc. The best Archeological attractions around are the site St. Nikola, Ancient fortress Pirin (within the site of Yulen Natural Reserve), Late ancient Stana (Sitan) Stronghold, Kalyata, Late ancient and mediveal fortress Momina Tower (Maiden Tower).

Bansko ski piste map

Resort Facts


Highest ski point

2580 m

Height of resort

936 m

Marked runs

30 km







Percentage of pistes with snow cannons


Longest run

5 km

Cross country tracks

5 km

Direction of slopes


Lift Information




4 chair


3 chair


2 chair




Baby drag


Total Lifts






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