Bansko Ski Resort Guide

Resort Facts

  • Village Altitude: 1,000m
  • Skiing Range: Up to 2,560m
  • Vertical Drop: 1,560m
  • No. of Local Lifts: 14
  • Local Area Piste: 70km
  • Longest Run: 5km
  • Bansko Pistemap

Skiing & Snowboarding in Bansko, Bulgaria

Bulgaria's most popular ski destination, Bansko is a dream resort for beginners and intermediates on a budget. Offering amazing value throughout the season, first-time visitors to Bansko often quote the price tag as a key motivation for booking. But their list of reasons for coming back year after year tends to be much longer: Bansko is a charming resort with great skiing, plenty of character and a friendly 'buzz' in the town itself.

Having received millions of euros in investment over recent years, Bansko boasts some of the best infrastructure to be found anywhere in Bulgaria. Perhaps the best example of this is the main eight-man gondola lift which conveys visitors from the town to 'Bunderishka', the access point to the slopes of the Pirin National Park. From here, two fast chair lifts offer access to the north-facing slopes and summits above. A home-bound blue slope runs all the way back to the town itself.

In the sprawling shadow of the Pirin Mountains, Bansko offers good snow coverage from mid-December to mid-May, giving it the longest ski season anywhere in Bulgaria. With a summit altitude of 2,560m and a vertical drop of 1,570m, there is great skiing to be had here for the beginners and intermediates who tend to favour this resort. Almost eighty-five per cent of Bansko ski runs are suitable for lower- and middle-ability skiers. Although this perhaps places some limitations on the most expert skiers, it does make Bansko an ideal destination for mixed-ability groups: everyone can to ski at their own level and meet up regularly.

Bansko Holiday Prices
Bansko resort offers amazing value and is increasingly popular with solos Bansko resort offers amazing value and is increasingly popular with solos

Bansko resort offers amazing value, with great deals on accommodation and on ski / snowboard packages.

Our Bansko Chalet Ski / Snowboard Bundles

Bansko Town

Bansko has a lively and friendly buzz which keeps visitors coming back. Many enjoy the local 'mehanas' (inns) which open log fires, hearty regional food and free-flowing local wines. More formal dining is also available in the growing number of local restaurants where food is of a good standard at a terrific price.

Aprés ski in Bansko is growing year-on-year, with a hub of lively watering holes situated at the base station of the main gondola lift.

Bansko Gallery

Chalets in Bansko

Bansko, Bulgaria
Chalet Garibaldi in Bansko

Chalet Garibaldi

A spacious, traditional chalet in the resort-centre 'old town' of Bansko. Sleeping 15 guests in eight ensuite bedrooms, and with a great location, Chalet Garibaldi is a dream for groups of solo skiers. Inclusive drinks with evening meals. Access to pool, steamroom and sauna. Read more...

  • Up to 15 Guests
  • Central Location
  • Amazing Value
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Bansko Prices & Availability

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Arrival Date Nights Chalet Single Room Budget Single Twin Room Budget Twin Triple Room Quad Room Budget Quad Five-Bed Room
Fri 22 Dec 2017 7 Thalassa
Morzine
£790 £710 £630 £560 £560 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 30 Dec 2017 7 ChezClaude
Morzine
n/a £650 £690 n/a £620 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 6 Jan 2018
Beginners' Week
7 CheryDesMeuniers
Morzine
n/a n/a £560 n/a £520 n/a n/a n/a
Wed 10 Jan 2018
Short Break
4 ChezClaude
Morzine
n/a £300 £350 n/a £300 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 13 Jan 2018 7 Garibaldi
Bansko
£470 n/a £360 £300 £260 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 20 Jan 2018 7 Thalassa
Morzine
£750 £680 £600 £530 £530 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 20 Jan 2018 7 Belmont
Meribel
€995 n/a 2 x €745 n/a 3 x €665 n/a n/a n/a
Sun 21 Jan 2018 7 Du Coin
LesGets
n/a n/a £690 n/a n/a £590
single bed
£490
Bunk / Fold-Out
n/a
Sat 3 Feb 2018 7 CheryDesMeuniers
Morzine
n/a n/a £660 n/a £615 n/a n/a n/a
Sun 4 Feb 2018 7 ChezClaude
Morzine
n/a £550 £630 n/a £550 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 24 Feb 2018 7 Thalassa
Morzine
£790 £710 £630 £560 £560 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 03 Mar 2018 7 Belmont
Meribel
€1,395 n/a 2 x €1,045 n/a 3 x €930 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 03 Mar 2018 7 Garibaldi
Bansko
£525 n/a £380 £325 £280 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 10 Mar 2018 7 CheryDesMeuniers
Morzine
n/a n/a £650 n/a £600 n/a n/a n/a
Sun 11 Mar 2018
Beginners' Week
7 ChezClaude
Morzine
n/a £540 £620 n/a £540 n/a n/a n/a
Sun 18 Mar 2018 7 Thalassa
Morzine
£750 £680 £600 £530 £530 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 31 Mar 2018 7 CheryDesMeuniers
Morzine
n/a n/a £550 n/a £500 n/a n/a n/a
Sat 7 Apr 2018
Short Break
4 CheryDesMeuniers
Morzine
n/a n/a £385 n/a £340 n/a n/a n/a

What's Included or not Included?

The prices shown are per person, except where it is explicitly stated otherwise. They include chalet accommodation with breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meals (except one staff night off). Some chalets offer inclusive wine and beer - see your chalet page for details. Flights are not included and all other extras such as ski passes, ski hire and lessons can be arranged through us at an additional cost. Book your flights and let us take care of the rest!

Chalet Package
Included in the price

Our basic prices cover bed & breakfast, plus afternoon tea and evening meals every day except the staff day off. Drinks packages vary between chalets.

Flights
Not included

Not included in the price. Choose the flights that suit you best and let us know your flight details so we can organise some airport transfers for you.

Airport Transfers
Not included. Available as an Add-on

Not included in the price. We know all the best local suppliers, though, so please do just let us know if you would like us to arrange your transfers for you.

Ski Package
Not included. Available as an Add-on

Not included in the price, unless stated otherwise for certain specific packages. Let us know your requirements and we will find the best possible price for your ski hire, liftpass and lessons.

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Bansko Ski Extras 2017-2018

Ski or Snowboard Bundles: Equipment hire, lift pass and lessons all for one great price

We are currently waiting for the liftpass and ski extras prices to be published. If you would like to be notified when they go online, please just let us know.