SKIING IN BANSKO
During the last years Bansko has become the biggest and most modern winter resort in Eastern Europe. Located at the foots of the Pirin Mountains National Park, Bansko prides itself with: more than 75km of marked ski runs designed to suite skiers and snowboarders of every level; highest runs reaching 2560m a.s.l.; 25km of modern high-capacity lift infrastructure; the best snow record and the longest ski season of all Bulgarian resorts;
great variety of accommodations, traditional taverns and vibrant nightlife. 100% of the ski runs are covered by snow cannons, which guarantee sufficient snow coverage from December to May. Children are invited to join the Junior Ski Club that will reveal them the first steps in skiing, combined with lots of fun and entertainment. The abundance of blue runs and the availability of baby drags make Bansko a great place for first-time skiers and snowboarders. Variety of blue and red runs make the resort a very good choice both for those committed to becoming experts, as well as for those who take up winter sports merely as a recreational activity. While some red runs and the black run should keep most experts busy, Bansko is probably more popular for its great offerings of extreme and off-piste skiing. The ski and snowboard fun-park area and the half-pipe facility are popular playgrounds for experts.