Bansko Lifts Open Until 12th April 2015

Mar 13, 2015 2 Comments by

The Bansko gondola lift and all possible other lifts will remain open until 12th April 2015, as per banskoski.com. Ulen say this decision has been helped by the large snowfalls of over 1.5 metres in the main ski domain. Too right; it is wonderful conditions right now. Read on for my weather forecast…   But [...]

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Man Rescued After Avalanche

Mar 12, 2015 No Comments by

So the huge snow falls here in Bansko come with a seriously high avalanche risk. Yesterday my fears were again realised when Vasil Cholakov went off piste to the right of Todorka peak (looking down the hill) and got wiped out by an avalanche. Then today and English snowboarder went off piste and was eventually [...]

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Storms Strike, Powder Prevails for Horizon Festival

Mar 06, 2015 1 Comment by

The amazing Bansko snow and weather story continues for yet another week. With the recent snow falls, and another one metre will tonight and Saturday, the next ten days of the weather forecast is offering some of the very finest conditions. March is a very good time to be here — especially now the World [...]

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Ladies Audi FIS World Cup Competition Snow Forecast

Feb 25, 2015 No Comments

The Ladies Audi FIS World Cup competition has come to Bansko. Lindsey Vonn, Tina Maze, Lara Gut, Anna Fenninger and the other ladies battle it out on the Super Giant Slalom and Alpine combined; see the program below. The competitors course is all prepared and looks good. But fresh snow is not necessarily something that competitors [...]

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Stragata A Mehana That’s Winning Me Over

Feb 05, 2015 No Comments

I keep getting requests for information about traditional Bulgarian restaurants in Bansko. I must admit I have not been able to offer more variety in my traditional “mehana” recommendations because, after a while, I felt I’d tried it all. Generally speaking, I am more tempted by the international additions to the Bansko restaurant scene. But [...]

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It’s Snowing And Other Reasons To Book Bansko For March

Feb 04, 2015 No Comments

The snow is falling from the sky. It’s day twelve of the twelve days of snow. Something I somewhat optimistically predicted. Well it looks like I was a little conservative with the twelve days. Because Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all looking like some more snow for Bansko. Today at least 10cm will fall; 30cm higher [...]

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Tuesday Pasta Night At The Kempinski

Jan 30, 2015 No Comments

Whilst I was trying to work out how many centimetres of snow will fall today the 10th day of 12 (now 14) days of snow, I received a press release from the Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko. They are a sponsor of Bansko Blog, so bear this in mind, but I only recommend venues that I [...]

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