Bansko is Bulgaria’s #1 ski resort, having the best and most modern ski center of all Bulgarian ski resorts. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season of all Bulgarian ski resorts. The Pirin Mountainshave a predominantly Alpine character with three peaks towering above 2900 m. One can enjoy 65 km of ski tracks, more than 30 snow cannons, fast lifts, facilities for artificial snow making and facilities for night skiing. With 1 gondola, 7 high speed chairs, and 7 drag lifts, the lifts at Banskoski resort transport more than 2400 people per hour up to an altitude of 2560m.
Bansko In Summer
The town of Bansko is situated nearby the river Glazne in the north- eastern foot of the Pirin Mountains right bellow the highest and most beautiful part of the mountain, at 925m above sea level. It is just 160 kilometers away from Sofia.
It is an all year round holiday destination offering a lot of attractions. With its interesting architecture, stone walls, melodic language, delicious meals it attracts a lot of tourists during the summer. The old part of Bansko represents the typical picture from the years of the Renaissance – house-fortresses with giant stone walls, long black eaves, and narrow stone streets.
Bansko holds a lot of sports and cultural events such as the summer theater festival, the jazz festival and many others that ensure a pleasant atmosphere for the guests of the area throughout the whole year.
The Bansko mehanas, with unique charm and style offer local cuisine and good selection of Bulgarian wines. Live music is available at some places. Discos and night clubs work without time limit, and usually close early in the morning. Bansko ensures an unforgettable evening in the foothills of the Pirin Mountains.