55 cannons will blow snow in Bansko this winter

55 cannons will blow snow in Bansko this winter

24Hours, 03.09.05, Tichomir Tonchev

55 cannons will blow snow in Bansko, for the new skiing season, after 10 new cannons were installed in the resort. The ski zone turned the small town into a resort of European class! The total length of the pistes is 65 kilometers, said Ivan Obreikov, a head of the concessionary firm. It invested 3 million BGN for the new season. The dangerous sites of the pistes are secured by fences. The construction of the fences is done according to the plans of the Austrian firm Meingast. The pistes are grassed and secured against erosion. The slopes of the traces are strengthened against falling rocks, which will also be grassed. New channels for draining were built against the heavy rains. In that way the water will fall down straight to Damyanishka River. The new snow cannons are from the leading Italian mark Techno alpine and are based along the ski road Shiligarnika- Banderishka polyana. Thus the ring of pistes with artificial snow will be closed. This will allow the skiers to change the different pistes even if the snow is not enough. If the temperature is below minus 3 degrees Celsius, the cannons can work on their full capacity even in November. Two brand new slope maintenance vehicles were bought for the maintenance of the ski pistes. This will guarantee the great maintained slopes. In spite of the fact that the pistes are easy accessible by a fast cabin lift with a capacity of 2400 people per hour, tourists with automobiles will also feel comfortable. The wholes along the road to the ski zone are repaired and the last 3, 5 kilometers of the road to Banderishka polyana and Shiligarnika are already asphalted. There is a project for securing the sites which are endangered by avalanches. However they are out of the zone of the concession and thus the decision should be made from the Ministry of Ecology. Bansko is preparing to host important competitions during the winter, said Obreikov. From 21- 28th of January the World Championship for journalists will take place! The resort will also host a round from the Balkan cup for ski- alpine disciplines. The world federation has already viewed the site, because they want it to host for a round of the European resort and than for the world. Ski lovers will have the opportunity for night skiing along the 650 meters long piste. Torches will be given to tourists as attractions, they will be able to attach them on their helmets and thus they will be able to ski from Banderishka ployana to Bansko. 100- 150 ski instructors will prepare the beginners for the great fun in the snow. The ski shacks have already supplied 3000 pairs of ski Atomic and Solomon. The third mobile phone operator will allow its users to use perfect communication services. The new winter season in Bansko will start with 2 500 new beds. 200 new buildings for over 100 million euro are being constructed. The Investors interest hasnt ceased in spite of the fact that the price of the land is over 160 euro per square meter. All good terrains are already sold. The beds in the resort will be over 7500 this winter season, said the mayor of the municipal Alexander Kravarov. 2000 will be the new apartments. They are being sold mainly to people from foreign countries. The construction works in Bansko at the moment are assessed to be over 100 million euro. The most fashionable of the new hotels is Kempinski. It opened during the summer. The five star hotel is just next to the Gondolata- the first station of the main lift. Kempinski has 300 beds. One more, nice hotel- the four star Lion will also start welcoming guests this winter. It is situated right in front of Perun complex in Gramadeto site. It also offers around 300 beds. Lion is part of a famous hotel chain on the seaside and in Sofia. Enterprisers from Russia are building a complex St. Ivan, but it wont be ready for the new season. The complex will be on 70 decares. Investor is the International Technical Complex St Ivan. The complex will host family residential buildings and a four star hotel part with swimming pools, tennis courts and even horseback riding site. A new vacation village is also being constructed close by the resorts stadium, but it wont be ready until New Year. Tampelier complex is ready. It became famous for the fact that Hristo Stoichkov owns an apartment there. For the moment there is a balance between the capacity of the hotels and that of the ski equipment, said Kravarov. Over 200 sites are being constructed at the moment. This number does no include the houses and family hotels which are also being developed. Over 200 are the individual restaurants, mechanas, and this number does not include the restaurants of the hotels. According to speculations over 400 000 people had their winter holiday in Bansko, during the last season. Around 100 000 were the visitors during the summer. Kravarov said that he is expecting a growth in the number of holidaymakers during the new season. However it wouldnt be like last years. The main reason is that Bansko has now reached its capacity. The summer center- Bansko is also about to be developed. At least one or two golf- playgrounds are about to be constructed. At the moment the first terrain is being developed in Razlog. The construction works in the resort will be stopped after December 20th. A special order for the ceasing of the construction works will be announces by the mayor Alexander Kravarov. Only the finishing works will be allowed. This will be during the opening of the new season in Bansko- between 15th and 20th December. The huge construction will inevitably lead to water shortage during the next year, warned Kravarov. There are already problems with the drain system. There is already a project for additional water supply from the Karamanica site, just below Damianitsa chalet, but they were still waiting for the decision of the Ministry. It we do not decide the problem with the water supply till the Summer, we will have to temporary stop the construction works in Bansko, announced Kravarov. According to the legislation for territory plans- a two year prohibition for construction works could be brought to enterprisers. During that time the municipal council should accept a new resort plan.
     
  • Pepa From Madrid
    Sent on 24 August 2016
    Un citio presioso pero todo lo demas mentira.la comida,el personal muy mal.No lo recomiendo a nadie.Es una publicidad engañosa.Y de All inclusive nada.No se dejen engañar por las paginas web.Por desgracia en Bulgaria todavia el consumidor no es nadie.
  • Juglena Bankova From Bulgaria
    Sent on 13 May 2016
    Nie byakhme tam na Velikden i pisha malko kŭsno. No vpechatleniata sa ni poveche ot prekrasni! Velikolepna kuhnia (ne savetvat jenite na dieta, da hodiat za poveche ot tri dni, zashtoto yastiyata sa neustoimi, vkusni i ogromni)! Great stil! I mnogo priaten personal!(osobeno damata v restoranta) Pozdravleniya !
  • ger99 From turkey
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    We loved it. Had a perfect 2 bedroom apartment modern, clean new renovated With view to slope. Perfect location in pamporovo as central ski in ski out. Friendly staff, not ovr crowded relaxed athmosphere. our friends (group with total of 7 rooms) all very happy! It is away from city center but close to bowling and 2 nice reaturans.
  • ashley hensman From uk
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    Flora is a lovely hotel clean in a great location and the food was good just make sure you use the safes.
  • Enjoy ski From UK
    Sent on 27 February 2015
    Just came back from Sevlievo in Bulgaria. Drove up to Hotel Impulse in Uzana where I hired skis, boots and poles for myself and two children for just 17 levs for adult and 10 levs each child and used the hotel ski slope 5 levs each. Perfect for the kids first time as parking right at entrance to hotel and slope is 20m walk! Food in restaurant tasty and cheap. Perfect for beginners!
  • Charlotte Hennessy From england
    Sent on 23 February 2015
    WOW, thats all i can say about the previous week of my life. The snow conditions were amazing and the people were so friendly. The night life was always active and the rila hotel was especially fantastic. I loved the accommodation at the rila and i loved the way it is right on the slope. I wouldn't have changed a thing about the holiday and i would recommend this resort to everyone including beginners and experts. Overall, i had an amazing time!!!
  • Brian mcvey From Scotland
    Sent on 20 February 2015
    Going to borovets for 2nd time this time with my son. Had a great time 4 years ago, now with park I expect it to be a lot better now and it was brill last time round. 20 days and counting
  • Lasse WP From Denmark
    Sent on 15 February 2015
    We just had a wonderful trip to Pamporovo. We were a group of 10 adults, and 3 small children (1 to 3 years old), who stayed at the Castle complex, in 4 apartments, for a week (7 days stay, 6 days skiing) Everything at the Castle was great, and the staff was very forthcoming and helpful in every way. The apartments were very practical, and equipped with all necessities. Not luxurious, but really good and adequate in size and layout. You should note though, that towels are not changed every day. Towels are not needed to bring to the spa area and treatments. The food at the Excalibur restaurant was typical for the area, and well prepared. The staff at the restaurant is also great. The Castle complex is situated 2-3 km. from Ski center 2 (Malina). It is of course easiest if you are driving, but there are shuttles from the hotel to the ski center and lift. Ski in-/out is possible at the backside of the complex. We had booked ski- and snowboard packages, and that worked out perfectly as well. The snowboard instructor was a true professional. Patient and very focused on making sure that all of us learned the moves, at our own individual pace. Everyone had a great time, and learned a lot. The area was perfect for us, as we are all beginners on snowboards. Had we been on skies, I suspect the terrain would not be challenging enough for an entire week. We can definitely recommend Pamporovo, and the Castle complex, and will be back next year.
  • james From england
    Sent on 05 February 2015
    Lovely apartments bang on yasterbets slopes. Great spa and swimming pool and cheaper prices than borovets for food and beer. Best hotel and facilites in borovets
  • Jayne Gay From England
    Sent on 25 January 2015
    Just got back from Bansko what a fabulous week. A party of 6 which includes our daughter's aged 20-24 and the night life for them was great. No long queues, food good and we cannot wait for next year!
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