Bansko is arguably one of Bulgaria's finest ski resorts with a range of long runs and a rich cultural history it has everything a skier could want from their ski holiday.
Bansko is located in the south-west of Bulgaria 160 km from the capital Sofia, flight times to Bulgaria from the UK and Ireland take just over 3 hours. Sofia airport is the closest airport and the transfer time from Sofia airport to Bansko ski resort is about 2 hours 40 mins.
When you think about summer breaks most people are happy to fly 3 hours for a good deal so why not for ski breaks? In terms of value for money, the Bulgarian ski resorts are hard to beat on price and you will find your spending money will go a lot further in Bulgaria than it would in the likes of Austria and France.
Bansko ski resort lies at the foot of the Pirin Mountain The Pirin mountain is an Alpine-type mountain with its highest peak - Vihren reaching 2914 metres. Bansko is located 925 m above the sea level whereas its ski area - at an altitude of 2000 - 2600 m, so you are assured of good snow coverage throughout the season which runs from mid-December right through to May!
Bansko Resort Stats:
Height of the resort: 925 m
Highest skiing area: 2600 m
Total length of ski runs: 70 km
Longest track combo: 16 km downhill race
Cross-country track: 5 km
Slalom and Giant slalom runs are available
Direction of slopes: North (all slopes are well groomed)
In recent years, the ski operators in Bansko have invested a huge amount of money into improving the infrastructure and buildings of the resort so expect modern lifts, electronic ski passes and everything you would expect from a modern ski resort, the locals are friendly and really go out of their way to show you a good holiday.
Take a look at our flexible ski break in Bansko Learn how to ski with this brilliant ski package including 3* hotel accommodation, ski pass, ski hire and return airport transfers from Sofia. Lessons are available as an optional extra.