29 May 2005: Beds in Bansko ski resort to double
The bed capacity of Bulgaria's high-altitude resort town of Bansko will double after the construction of several new hotels is completed, it transpired after the official opening of the summer tourist season. The new facilities will have a combined capacity of 10,000 beds. The resort town has 6,000 beds at the moment. A five-star hotel from the Kempinski hotel chain, Grand Arena, is ready to welcome tourists.
Municipal involvement to jump-start Perelik ski resort project
The Smolyan municipality will join the project for the Perelik tourism and sports complex and thus have the opportunity to safeguard the relevant public interests.
The municipality will swap 1,000 ha of municipal woodland for 800 ha state-owned forests, a transaction that will likely be approved by the state forestry authority.
The swapped properties will entitle the municipality to a 25% plus one share...
The FIS Congress approved the starts of the World Cup in Bansko in 2009
Bulgaria officially received the privilege to host a round of the FIS World Cup Downhill race for women for the next racing season 2008/2009. The decision was taken on an official meeting of FIS in Cape Town in South Africa.
Bansko will welcome the best downhill racers on 28th February (downhill) and 1st March 2009.
Bansko received an excellent assessment for the rounds of the European Cup, which were...
22 May 2005: Stoitchkov Gives Go-Ahead of Bansko Summer Season
Hristo Stoitchkov, the coach of the Bulgarian national football team and an honorary citizen of the mountainous town Bansko, launched on Saturday the summer season in the town.
The world-renowned footballer presented a project for the modernization of the Basko stadium. The project is worth EUR 12 M and is to be ready in two years.
The filed has been projected with the assistance of Stoitchkov, whereas Olympic...
20 May 2005: Bansko Municipality is fixing the roads
With the finish of skiing season 2004-2005 Bansko Municipality has started fixing the roads in the resort, which were destroyed during the winter because of the heavy construction works going on in the resort. It is known that the resort of Bansko is under a massive investment process, with a brand new holiday area growing just opposite the Gondola lift, now known as Gramadeto. The majority of brand new hotels and holiday...
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