New ski center of Bansko

Bansko will meet the winter season with a new ski center. The construction is not finished yet. Two helicopters are provided to help with the construction work as the site is very steep. The first phase of the project, amounting to 8.2 million Euros is expected to be finished by the end of the year. At that time the new cabin lift, which is 6300 m long, will be started. It will be for 6 persons from the Banderishka Polyana to the Shiligarnika and for 4 persons to the Todorka Peak. The ski center will be completed by 2005. According to the construction plans, totally 11 lifts will be started on a zone of 100 hectare in the higher part of the Pirin Mountain as well as two new skiing tracks - Shiligarnika and Banderitsa; the Old skiing track will be corrected, the Childrens track will be made longer and the skiing track on the Plateau will be widened. In this way the sports infrastructure above Bansko will be completed. The project provoked some disturbance amongst the representatives of several ecological organizations, but finally it was approved by the government and UNESCO. One of the arguments was that the new skiing center would take only 0.2 % of the territory of the Pirin National Park. The local people also support the project because they expect greater interest by West European skiers in the Bulgarian winter resorts during the forthcoming seasons. ...see the latest news and information on this
  • Miroslava Frkova From Czech
    Sent on 02 August 2007
    Hallo, where can I find information, if Gondola's lift operating also in the summer ? Thanks for help.
  • candido From italia
    Sent on 17 April 2007
    siamo stati a sciare a Bansko complimenti piste mravigiose gente meravigliosa , tutto meraviglioso . ciao a presto
  • Margaret From Scotland
    Sent on 24 March 2007
    Hi all I have just come back from a skiing holiday in Bansko snow was good on the high slopes, not so good on the lower slopes. We still managed to get in a lot of skiing and had a great time. The night life is very good, with all age groups catered for. Loved the Village and the people. First class hotels and facilities. Will be back next year. Margaret Park
  • tom From england
    Sent on 24 January 2007
    your ski resort in bansko is very small and you need another ski lift from the bottom of the mountain to the top
  • Heather & Beaver From NZ/UK
    Sent on 05 February 2006
    we stayed for 7 days in Bansko, awsome! Loved the food, the poeple and beer. The mountain was excellant with great powder and bugger all waiting for any lifts. Instructors were awsome and just generally loved the whole Bulgarian experience.
  • Ian From Scotland
    Sent on 20 January 2006
    In bansko at beginning of January 2006, great snow, good runs, enjoyed the food and beer. Great night life and value for money. Only gripe is the long delay and large queue at the bottom Gondola when it opens in the morning at 8.30am.
  • max From enlgand
    Sent on 03 January 2006
    i went to bansko last year with my family for a ski holiday, it was really good but i dont know if i would go back as it is becoming very touristy. Also alot of the slopes are very basic and if there for a long time could become boring., although it is extremely good for learning.
  • aleksandar From serbia
    Sent on 25 November 2005
    extra mesto!najlepse skijanje na balkanu,super staze,super organizacija ,odlicne zicare i liftovi,sve najbolje
  • Iain MacDougall From United Arab Emirates
    Sent on 22 August 2005
    Dear All, For any one who has been thinking of taking a ski break in Bansko but has been put off by the tiny piste map please have a look at the following link. This gives a much better idea of the ski slopes. Regards, Iain
  • G. Gnoth From Germany
    Sent on 26 February 2005
    I read about your austrian ski data system. Is it posibly to use the original austrian ski data WATCHES from swatch,too??? Greetings G. gnoth