Bansko ski runs

Bansko ski runs

Height of the resort: 925 m
Highest skiing area: 2600 m
Total length of ski runs: 70 km
Longest track combo: 16 km downhill race
Cross-country track: 5 km
Slalom and Giant slalom runs are available
Direction of slopes: North

Bansko is a resort which is developing with extremely fast temps. The concessionaire Ulen provides new opportunities for the skiers, the snowboarders, the extreme sports, biathlon and cross - country skiing.

For extreme skiers Bansko ski zone offers the so called fun - park zone.
A bonus for the skier is the 7 kilometers long lighted ski - road between Banderishka polyana and the town. Some of the pistes offer wonderful conditions for night skiing, which is available for everyone from 18.30 until 21.30.

Snowboarders can enjoy the first on the Balkans Fun Park. It offers the option to ski over present artificial bumps and jumps as well as to build those on their own. Also, the half-pipe located by the place where Bansko’s famous snow towers are usually built, offers both skiers and snowboarders an arena to boast their latest tricks.

Bansko offers great variety of ski pistes that can satisfy everyone's tastes and abilities. 100% of the ski runs are covered by snow cannons, which guarantee sufficient snow coverage from December to May. Difficulty scale distribution is as follows: 30% beginners, 45% advanced and 35% expert.

The Ski Runs in Bansko

Ski run Difficulty Length [m] Inclination [m]
Tomba Difficult ski run 2567 925
Shiligarnik 1 Beginners 2047 487
Plato 1 Beginners 1730 0
Todorka Medium 1690 470
Chalin Valog 2 Medium 1429 310
Stara pista (Old piste) Medium 970 205
Chalin Valog 1 Medium 775 75
Balkaniada Medium 0 0
Bunderitsa Light piste 0 0
Kolarski Cross country 0 0
Bansko Light piste 0 0
Ski way 1 Cross country 0 0
Ski way 2 Cross country 0 0
Ulen Medium 0 0
Strajite Medium 0 0
Shiligarnik 2 Beginners 0 0
Plato 2 Cross country 0 0
Tsarna Mogila Cross country 0 0

Map of the Ski Slopes in Bansko

  • RobJ From UK
    Sent on 01 January 2017
    Had a great week over xmas there - Hotel Lion was great, didn't see any lift queues but I did get there early. Easy blues for the most part, not loads for the advanced skier but great for beginners and families. I had more fun here than Chamonix last year at the same time. Bottom line ...manage your expectations... it is more than value for money but don't expect Whistler.
  • Joanne briggs From Uk
    Sent on 05 January 2011
    Do not be tempted to try Bansko the only decent thing here is the Kempinski hotel. The lift queues are epic and the skiing is terrible Web postings declaring runs open are inaccurate ski area is akin to a postage stamp. Save your money!
  • Mikhail From Russia
    Sent on 04 January 2010
    Well, well, well... But how much costs ski pass????? Per week, for example!!!
  • jamie pollard From england
    Sent on 02 March 2009
    i have been to borovets and it is realy good i started of by not even able to stop,but now im realy good at skiing,i would recomend it to anyone.
  • Emmz From wales
    Sent on 16 May 2008
    Just got back from skking! OMG! the've got some really good slopes there. Had a good skii instucture(alexander yoou rock).Really had a blast can't wait to go back next year
  • helen keenan From N.Ireland
    Sent on 29 March 2008
    we have just arrived home from Bansko 29/3/08 we stayed at the Villa Roka the hotel was really nice we where well looked after the food was fine compaired to the what we expected! the hotel was warm and cosy staff where really nice and facillity's where good and everywhere was clean. swimming pool and sauna and massage's for after a tired day of skiing! on our last day we had our room right throught till 12 that evening and even prepaired a packed lunch for the coach for us temp was warm at the weekend and the lower slopes suffered but the temp dropped and the snow canon's where on constantly to repair any damage things where a bit crowded at the start of the week and queues for the gondala where a bit extreme but this died off as the week progressed all in all a great week's skiing but be carefull weather conditions change very quickly hotel 8/10 skiing 7/10
  • j bastin From uk
    Sent on 24 February 2008
    bansko is so overcrowded you will spent most of your hols queing. also they have closed most of the red runs for a race in march with no concideration for paying holiday makers . also the red run to the far right and chair lift do not ever open . it is overgrown and has not been used for 3 years . they are now charging top money like france without the servise . it is a real shame as the people who work at the resort are great and do there best
  • Pam Banks From UK
    Sent on 07 February 2008
    got back from Bansko on 26/1/08. I went with my husband and my 5 year old daughter who had never been on skis before. We all had a great time and would go back. We only had to queue on the first day for the gondola and this was due to everyone arriving for lift passes ski hire etc. after their welcome meetings, but we were only going on the slopes about 10.30am. We stayed at the Kempinski Grand Arena Hotel and was able to ski to the door. Did not venture out into town as the hotel catered for everyting that we needed. The town is a bit like a building site and foresee problems with queues for lifts etc in the future when all these hotels and apartments are finished. Overall found bansko a good resort especially for beginners
  • graeme mcdowell From spain
    Sent on 21 December 2007
    the pistes in bansko are groomed to the standard one would expect in canada or the us certainly better than is often found in french ski resorts...think austrian efficiency ...latest equipment ie no old fashioned paper ski passes all cannons mean all runs including 16 km run back to village always open
  • Matti From Finland
    Sent on 06 December 2007
    where are the best offpiste slopes?