Bulgaria Set for Ski Tourism Growth

Bulgaria Set for Ski Tourism Growth

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Bulgaria Set for Ski Tourism Growth Bulgaria is set to become one of Europes top family ski resorts, a surprise survey result confirms. A survey from Holidaywatchdog.com into the most popular family ski resorts has revealed a surge in demand for ski holidays to Bulgaria with the up-and-coming resort area of Bansko making a surprise appearance in eighth place. Three other Bulgarian resorts also featured in the top 30. Bansko is located in the Pirin mountain range, which with its network of groomed slopes caters for all grades of skier, from novice to expert. The ski season opens in December, with snow guns allowing skiing down to the village well into April. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and numerous old pine woods make Bansko a popular place for recreation, sport and tourism and is set to grow as a tourist destination in the coming years as Bulgaria joins the EU in 2007.