Bansko is the newest and top Bulgarian ski resort, and the most rapidly developing one. It is an interesting combination between the virgin nature of the Pirin Mountains and the atmosphere of the ancient Bulgarian small town.
The town of Bansko is located on 925 m. above sea level, and its skiing area is on 2000-2500 m above sea level. It attracts visitors by its 120 cultural monuments, its museums and the permanent ethnographic exhibitions. Surrounded by The Pirin, The Rila and The Rhodopa mountains, Bansko is a nice mountain resort with short summer and long winter. The skiing season starts in the middle of December and ends in mid April. Buying real estate in Bansko is a great investment opportunity! Property price rises of over 70% per last year (2004). Recomended as execelent real estate property investment in Bulgaria.
No other town offers possibilities for mountain tourism and winter sports and competitions, for congress, eco and country tourism, for golf, for alpinism (rock and ice climbing) and spa treatment, mountain cycling, summer and winter walking tours in the mountain.
Bansko is among those Bulgarian towns which Fate had destined to play a noteworthy role in the historic development of our, nation especially during the colossal national upsurge during the Revival Period. Its achievements cannot be touched by the relentless passage of time. They lie in the unique houses of Banskalii with their tall pinewood gates and carved-wood ceilings, in the architecture and the fine iconostasis of churches, in the daring brushstroke of the icons painted by local iconographers, for here Past and Present are interwoven in a way that is at once distinctive and original.
Bansko is an important cultural centre for the region. According to historic records, the settlement was first established about 9th -10th century A.D. on the site where ancient Thracian settlements had existed. In the 18th century it was mentioned as a large and prosperous village of thriving crafts and trade. Original fortified and artistically decorated houses have been preserved from the 18th and 19th century, built almost entirely of stone, with small barred windows, tall walls, heavy metal-plated gates and interconnected by narrow and winding cobble-stone streets. Remarkable as architectural monuments and examples of fine art are the Velyanova, Benina, Sirleshtova, Todeva, Molerova, Dragostinova, Sharkova houses. The Sveta Troitsa church, the bell tower with the big clock, the midlevel church "Assumption of the Virgin Mary" with its remarkable wood-carved iconostasis make for fine accents in Bansko's atmosphere. Also noteworthy are the museum houses and collections, souvenir shops and romantic holiday residences, hotels and taverns cuddled in the narrow and picturesque streets.
The atmosphere of an ancient Bulgarian town from the 10th century combines with its natural beauty and outdoor opportunities. Situated in the foothills of one of the country's most beautiful mountains, Bansko is known as an alpine skiing, hiking and climbing centre. The alpine character of the Pirin Mountains create excellent skiing conditions for all types of skiers and experts can enjoy some of the country's best downhill skiing. Bansko Ski Area will make you feel the bite of the crystal-clear February cold and the sensation conveyed by gentle yet whimsical March. And all this amidst the dynamics and emotions of winter sport competitions and the contrasting serenity of the first free downhill run.The skiing area comprises 11 marked ski runs and 4 ski tracks with a total length of over 25 km. Their location allows for multiple skiing combinations by offering descents of varying difficulty and slope.
Since 2003, Bansko Ski Area offers the latest state of the art Doppelmayr ropeways, including an 8-passenger Gondola ropeway, 4 seater chairlifts, 2 seater chairlifts, T bar lifts, platters, etc. Existing facilities and installations are envisaged for replacement with new ones.
Bansko is a town of notable past, honourable present and stable future that brought through the centuries, preserved and developed the unique and ever-seeking spirit of Bulgarians.
Skiing and Snowboarding in Bansko, Bulgaria - Cheap Ski Holidays in Bansko Bulgaria, Skiing & Snowboarding Apartments - Extreme Bansko
Extreme Bansko offer quality holiday packages in Bansko, the number one ski resort in Bulgaria. Our accommodation in Bansko is ideally located only a short walk from the main gondola. Our packages are ideal for those looking for skiing and snowboarding on a budget.
Book your flights with any of the low cost airlines flying into Sofia, and we will meet you at the airport and take you to your apartment in Bansko.
You can also book your equipment hire, lessons and ski pass with us either online or by phone when you book your holiday. We will take care of it all for you.
Bansko is the newest and most rapidly developing ski resort in Bulgaria. Over 100 million Euros have been invested to install a state of the art ski facility with Gondolas and chairlifts designed specifically for the Pirin Mountains. There’s 70+Km of well kept piste, including a long 8km home run back into the resort. The ski season starts in the middle of December and runs through to the end of April.
Bansko is the place to be for beginners. Lots of long gentle blue runs, nursery slopes and an easy to use lift system. There are also and many ski schools with qualified English speaking instructors.
For those wishing to develop their technique, you’ll have lots of choice. With challenging red runs weaving between the trees, and an uninterrupted 16Km run from the top of the mountain to the bottom, you’ll not be disappointed. If you’d like to push yourself that bit further you can book one to one tuition with an instructor
A handful of red runs and the alberto tomba black will keep most experts busy, but Bansko is probably more popular for its extreme and off piste skiing and snowboarding opportunities, and the resort is a regular host to extreme competitons, including the 2009 world cup. The ski and board park area and half pipe facility are very popular with experts looking to hone their skills.
When It comes to Après Ski Bansko has lots of options. There are several bars around the bottom of the main slope, these bars are hugely popular for après ski, with live bands on selected nights and happy hours, it’s the perfect end to the day, and warm up for the night!
Restaurants of all kinds are scattered all over the Town. There are lots of new modern restaurants serving Italian, Indian, and British Cuisine. Those looking to try the more traditional Bulgarian cooking will not be disappointed, there are over 100 mehenas in Bansko. The majority have English menus and English speaking waiters. We advise our guests on the best restaurants to eat in.
Holiday Rentals Bansko is offering for reservation the major hotels in Bansko ski resort in Bulgaria. Available for booking on-line are Bansko hotels of various standards and prices. Please choose hotel or apartment accommodation in Bansko from our hotel list located in the left navigation menu of this page. You can browse the hotels and their facilities to choose the one to suit you best. After you have chosen a hotel in Bansko please fill in the booking form and our representative will be in contact with you in a few moments.
We really hope that you will have a great skiing holiday.
If you're looking for luxury accommodation in Bansko then you've come to the right place as we have a wonderful apartment to rent.
This is a luxury one bedroom, self catering apartment that is ideally located between the gondola base station and the town centre. The apartment is fully furnished and offers accommodation for up to five people with a double bed in the bedroom, and both a double and single sofa bed in the living room.
Included within the rental price you also have unlimited use of the hot tub, sauna and fitness gym. Also, the apartment complex provides a bar and restaurant, room service, massage, and an internet club; all available without leaving the building.
Don't worry if you need someone to point you in the direction of the nearest mehana or the local shops as the reception is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the main ski season, so there will always be someone there to help.
Bansko is Bulgaria’s No.1 ski resort offering excellent skiing for beginners to experts from early December to early May. For summer visitors this accommodation in Bansko provides a fantastic base for hiking in high mountains, mountain biking, white water rafting and a host of other outdoor pursuits.
The bustling town centre is only a 5 minute walk with a large variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Eating out is a very cheap exercise particularly if you get into the back streets just off the main square, however if you want some home cooking our accommodation in Bansko provides full facilities in the kitchen. Have a look at the photo gallery to get an idea of the apartment and the beauty of this area.
There is a free regular shuttle bus running every 30 minutes to the ski gondola during the skiing season and we have negotiated discounts for the users of our accommodation in Bansko with the top activities company Intersport.
There are many flights to Sofia available from UK with local reliable transfers by arrangement. Apart from the Christmas and New Year holidays the apartment cost is only £60 per night so with 6 people that is only £10 per night each which includes the use of all the facilities like swimming pool, gym etc! The per night cost for the apartment makes an economical ski or summer holiday from only £70 per person/week for accommodation. See the Travel menu for routes to Sofia. We have a local agent who will personally transfer up to 4 people to Bansko for €130 return. Additional persons can be accommodated by arrangement.
Please take time to read the Terms and Conditions which are for your benefit as well as ours. We want to make your holiday as easy as possible with nothing hidden, if you you have any doubts then please contact us.