Bansko Beat Music Festival 10th & 11th July: James Arthur Headlines

May 27, 2015 No Comments by

The Bansko Beat Music Festival is on the 10th and 11th July and takes place within the main Bansko gondola lift car park. Headlining acts James Arthur, Little Dragon, Sam Feldt, Mo Horizons, Shawn Lee’s Ping Orchestra, Mo ‘Calamity & The Wizards, and many others perform for the two day festival here in Bansko, Bulgaria. [...]

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My Personal Journey: A Ski Season To Never Forget

May 20, 2015 No Comments by

The build up to the 2014/15 Bansko ski season started like most ski seasons everywhere — with great snow expectations. The big question of “will it, or won’t it” snow, the wishing, the hoping, the snow forecasting, even the snow dancing; I felt confident it was going to be a good one when chatting to [...]

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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

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

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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