Bansko is an old town that sits on the flat valley foor in the scenic Pirin National Park in Bulgaria. The national park is known as an area of outstanding natural beauty, and it is situated against the backdrop of the imposing 2,915m Vihren mountain. Although skiing in Bulgaria in general has a less impressive pedigree than its western European cousins, in recent years this has been changing, and Bansko has hosted World Cup runs. Getting to Bansko takes only 2 hours by road from Sofia. Read more...

Skiing and snowboarding in Bansko takes place on 70km of piste served by 13 lifts. Sitting at altitudes of 990-2600m, and backed up by an impressive snowmaking system of over 100 snow cannons, you’ve got a snow sure guarantee for your ski holiday in Bansko. And the terrain is mixed making it perfect for mixed ability ski holidays in Bansko: those learning to ski in Bansko have nursery runs and a choice of good ski schools; more experienced skiers have some long and challenging runs, including the Tomba black. Snowboarders in Bansko have a great snowpark to tackle. We at ChaletFinder have visited Bankso & wrote all about our time there for our online ski news paper, The Summit.

A great range of ski accommodation for all purposes & tastes

There’s a very varied range of accommodation on offer in Bansko, perfect to meet whatever requirements you have for your individual, group or family ski holiday. There are many catered chalets in Bansko, lots of which are run by British outfits, and often come with luxury features such as hot tubs, saunas and pools – perfect for allowing you to sit back and relax after a hard day on the slopes! Self-catered apartments in Bansko are another great option and allow you the flexibility to sample all the town has to offer. If convenience is what you’re after – if you need to get children to early ski lessons, for instance – then there’s also ski-in/ski-out accommodation in Bansko. And if you’re looking to keep busy after a day on the slopes, the town has some great après-ski, with local ‘mehanas’ (traditional inns) a real highlight. For those wanting to keep active then you can choose from skating, paragliding, snowmobiling or bowling.