Bansko lift pass prices 2012. I’m sorry, but there is no official announcement on lift prices. We have to wait until the 1st December.
But, as I have been emailed the same question many times the last few weeks, I’ve decided I would risk being wrong and say that the Bansko lift pass prices will PROBABLY be the same as lift prices in 2011. That is, a day rate of 55 lv for most of the season. 45 lv per day until 20th December and from 1st April 2011.
I’ll update this lift pass prices page when I know for sure. Subscribe to the newsletter, using the form to the right, and you’ll receive updates by email.
UPDATE: Yes these are the correct prices for 2011/2012 bansko ski season.
For 2012 I have useful savings on prebook lift passes. The six and three day discounted LIFT pass is available to pre book now.
All passes are delivered to our hire shop, SkiMania, just by the gondola — right by the web cam.
Avoid the queue…
click Ski Packages
for more on 2012 lift passes, ski hire, ski school and transfers. Or just go to contact form and send your enquiry.
Ski season is starting
With all the snow making going on right now, the expectation is for a few runs to be open from the 1st December. Watch out for my video blog later this week.
The official Bansko ski season opening is the 17th December. More on this soon. But for now, with all the new places opening up, Bansko starts to take on the bubble of the winter season.
I can’t wait.
Buying lift pass tickets in the resort
Go to the gondola lift KIOSK. Open Thursday to Saturday between 08:30 and 23:00 (not generally happening in 2012) and Sunday to Wednesday 08:30 to 15:30.
If your pass is for more than a day, then you’ll need everyone in your group to be there. They take a digital photo taken at booth. You can buy your pass anytime the previous day to be valid for the next day.
MaxSport in Sofia sold passes last year. There’s a big MaxSport on Bulgaria Boulevard some 300 m from the ring road in Sofia. But I will be checking, once season has started, that this really is an option. As this might ba a convenient method for people staying in Sofia prior to heading out to Bansko.
Purchase full travel insurance before travelling to Bansko. Checking the small print is essential.
Prepay lift passes and ski hire
The prepay deal right here with BanskoBlog.com is easy to arrange. With an ice cool discount off in resort ski /board hire and a bonus discount too for those who booking transfer too.
Pay in UK Pounds or EUROS credit/debit card via secure paypal.
As always, I work with BanskoSkiMania in Bansko. Small class sizes, professional instruction… this ski and snowboard school is recommended by many. Located just 50m from the main gondola lift. For 2012 we have more snowboards with new Flow and Salomon bindings.
VIP skis and the wonderful Hart skis for strong intermediates and more. Look out for the review of these soon. Or how about the super cool Whitedot freeride skis. Limited stock. Strong intermediates should reserve early to avoid disappointment. Bansko Blog discount applies for all ski hire and lessons.
Leave your skis nowboards and boots at the ski hire shops at the end of your day on the slopes. New equipment for the 2012 season, or just one season old. Free service of skis between rental, including sharp edges and hot waxing. Guaranteed instruction. Click ski packages for more. This deal is only at prepaid price. Three steps to book your discounted ski package:
- subscribe here at BanskoBlog.com, and attached will be a SKI PACKAGE form to fill in with prices and email back to me
- you will then be instructed to pay BanskoBlog.com by credit/debit card via secure PAYPAL (or call or email ccard details)
- you receive your reference number and spreadsheet marked as paid.
Bansko Lift Pass Prices 2011/12 from 01.12.2011 – to 20.12.2011 inclusive and from 01.04.2012 – to 15.04.2012 inclusive
|1/2 day after 12:30 pm||34,00||31,00||29,00||22,00|
|Gondola lift (both ways)||18,00||16,00||15,00||12,00|
|Season Ski Pass||980,00||885,00||835,00||640,00|
from 21.12.2011 – to 31.03.2012 inclusive
|1/2 day after 12:30 pm||41,00||37,00||35,00||27,00|
|Gondola lift (both ways)||20,00||18,00||17,00||13,00|
|Season Ski Pass||980,00||885,00||835,00||640,00|
Ski passes for guests of the Kempinski Hotel
All ski passes grant access to the gondola’s fast lane
|Period||Adults||Children up to 12 years old|
Children – up to 12 years The season pass grants access to all lifts’ fast lane and isn’t a subject to other price reductions Mountain insurance included (I recommend you buy your own ski insurance before travel). In insurance not included in prepay lift passes.
|1 BGN = 0.51 EUR|
|1 BGN = 0.37 GBP|
|1 BGN = 0.74 USD|
Value For Money? The UK’s Post Office survey in 2011 put Bansko at the top for cheapest/best value skiing in Europe. And for 2012 with extra snow cannon I think the value is beter. But I want more lifts — here’s hoping for 2012/13 we will see the much talked about lift and run expansion start.
Finally, do please comment. Be aware the gondola queues happen at peak times.
Take a peek at the live streaming Q cam to help you choose your time to get up the mountain.