Travel Tales

21 Nov

What’s all the hype about Ski Bansko?

As big coats, woolly sweaters and hot choccies make their reappearance across the Northern Hemisphere; one thing is certain… Winter is coming!  

While we can all appreciate the magic of festive markets, mulled wine and cosy pubs – nothing comes close to a white Christmas surrounded by like-minded travellers in the snow-capped mountains of Bulgaria. 

So what’s all the hype about Ski Bansko? 

Over the past two years Ski Bansko has quickly become one of Travel Talk’s most popular tours and there’s a solid reason why… It’s affordable!  

It’s a well-known fact that snow holidays can sometimes break the bank. Between flights, snow accommodation, snow gear hire and lift passes… it all adds up. But lucky for all of the snow bunnies out there, Bulgaria offers some of the most affordable skiing and snowboarding in all of Europe!  

Where is Bansko? 

Just a short transfer outside of the capital city of Sofia, Bansko is a town situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountain in the South-West of Bulgaria. It’s the gateway to numerous ski and snowboard slopes on Todorka Peak, including the challenging Tomba run. 

Check out the Bansko Ski Map here.

To get to Bansko, all you have to do is turn up at Sofia airport and hop on Travel Talk’s free transfer.  

All the gear but no idea? 

Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or your annual trip to the slopes, Ski Bansko tours are tailored to cater for everyone.  

Pirin Mountain is covered with a huge number of runs varying in difficultly from Blue (beginner), Red (intermediate) and Black (advanced). There’s no shortage of skiing and snowboarding routes, whether you want to explore with new mates or stick to the well-worn tracks. 

As for snow gear – there’s plenty of options: 

    • Standard Tours – Bring or hire your own equipment 
    • Superior Tours – Boots and poles included 
    • Premium Tours – Boots and poles included, beginner ski or snowboard tuition included

In terms of appropriate snow clothing such as jacket, pants, gloves, goggles and helmets – you can either;  

    • Bring your own with you 
    • Hire the gear at ski hire shops in Bansko town, based on what you need and the number of days you require gear for 

Lift passes can be simply purchased at the slopes for an extremely affordable price of approximately 30 euros per day.  

What to do when you’re not on the slopes? 

Ski Bansko isn’t only about the snow. There’s plenty going on both at Pirin Mountain and in town to keep you entertained for a few days or the whole week. 

Once you’re finished on the slopes for the day, grab a hot choccy or beer at one of the many bars and cafes at the mountain base.  

If taking it easy is more your style, head to the spa centre, steam bath or sauna for some R’n’R. 

For those keen to kick on, the day doesn’t end here – join fellow Travel Talk travellers at the included dinner, get amongst the unlimited beer and wine and enjoy the nightlife! 

Feeling the FOMO? 

Get set to send it on the slopes for an epic white Christmas in Bulgaria 

Book your trip before November 31st and receive 50% off the tour price. Get more info about our Bansko trips here. 

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