Bansko Ball: 18th December 2017. Tickets Available

Dec 09, 2017 No Comments by

The Bansko Ball is back for another year. Bansko Blog and Bansko App are proud to be supporting the event through sponsorship. Ciara, the organiser writes to me saying “… another amazing evening of great food, live music, dancing, fab prizes, fun and of course to raise funds for worthwhile charities. Last year we had [...]

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Restaurant Review: Swiss Fondue at Lucky Bansko Hotel

Dec 05, 2017 No Comments by

The new Fondue restaurant in Bansko’s Lucky Bansko Hotel is a welcome addition to Bansko’s restaurant scene. Here’s why I can recommend you try it. As you enter the hotel, the lobby design feels light and contemporary and the new fondue restaurant has had the designer’s touch too. It’s warm, comfortable and has that solid [...]

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It’s Snowing: First DUMP for Season 2017/18 has Begun

Nov 27, 2017 No Comments by

The live cams show the snow action. Its getting colder and now snowing in town. I expect to see 15cm on upper slopes by Friday — maybe more in parts. The snow will continue to fall all day and all night. And then continue for tomorrow too. The atmospheric pressure is just 1009 and this [...]

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What The FAQ #9: What Is The Bansko Mountain Rescue Emergency Number?

Nov 26, 2017 No Comments by

The Bansko Mountain Rescue Emergency Number is 00359 88 1474. If in doubt, dial 112. There will always be an English speaker on the line. There is Emergency assistance at Bunderishka Poliana lower side entrance underneath the gondola lift. But best to get assistance on the mountain. You lift pass covers you to be taken off [...]

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What The FAQ #8: My Top 11 Venues In Bansko

Nov 22, 2017 No Comments by

Fellow Bansko gastronauts and drinkers, we’re approaching the ski season; it’s time to take a look at what’s happening in Bansko’s restaurants this year. Armed with a healthy post ski healthy thirst, a ravenous appetite and some good friends, I’m now ready to predict the top 11 places I’m looking forward to trying this season. [...]

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Doublespeak On Second Gondola Lift In Bansko?

Nov 21, 2017 No Comments by

Agreement has been reached with environmental conservation organisations on the building of a second gondola lift in Bansko, according to Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov – a claim denied the following day by at least one of those organisations. Simeonov told a November 20 2017 briefing that the second gondola lift would be built [...]

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Kempinski Wins Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel

Nov 21, 2017 No Comments

The Kempinski Hotel in Bansko has won the best ski hotel in Bulgaria award from the World Ski Awards. This is their fourth win of this award; the others being in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2016 the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort won this award. This award was presented in Kitzbuel in Austria and those [...]

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