What the FAQ? #2: When Will The Winter Ski Season 2017/18 Start And End?

Sep 15, 2017 No Comments by

The snow road after fresh powder last ski season.

When will the 2017/18 ski season start? Like in What The FAQ #1 — my answer always includes “it depends”. In this case it depends if there is early snow and cold temperatures. Then the season start early. Last year it started on the 3rd December. Take a look at my report here.

The winter season here in Bansko will officially open, I think, on Saturday 11th or Saturday 18th December 2017. I will update this post once I have confirmation from the resort Marketing Director Ivan Obreykov.

The season ends in mid April, date yet to be announced but last season ended on the 17th April 2017. I expect similar day for 2018.

Below you can see the snow from last season when we went to the top of the mountain on 30th November 2016. Look at the fine snow that fell that ensure, along with cold temperatures and 75% of runs covered by snow cannon, a great season.

It was a beautiful day. With bright sunshine and nice cold -12 C temperatures. The snow depth at the top was 75 cm and at the top of the gondola station was 40cm. the piste machines were preparing the snow and the snow cannon were working flat out.

Should you decide to come to Bansko to ski or snowboard early season, then stay tuned for snow and weather reports on bansko blog youtube channel, Facebook and here. Click here for all the lift pass prices 2017. (I await prices for 2017/18 season but I expect them to be similar).

Book now and save on all your 6, 9 and 13 day lift passes by booking here on banskoblog.com.

Picture taken: 30th November 2016

The Bansko Blog service for all your lift passes, ski hire, snowboard hire, group and private lessons ensures you save money and reduce time and hassle in the resort. You pick up your lift passes in ski shop. You get free overnight storage of ski, free boot drying and free storage of your own boots.

The friendly welcome is also free.

Why us? Private and group lessons, small class sizes, technical support on the mountain, early opening and late closing and shop just 50 metres from gondola entrance.

Be sure to subscribe to get the news and to download the Bansko App. It’s just been updated for the ski season. Apple Watch app too for measuring your speed.

Thank you for reading and watching. Please stay tuned for more and think about supporting the blog: Since 2008 banskoblog.com has been her driving up the standards that are a match for anywhere else in the world. And right now I’m working on a major redesign of the site and the app. A big investment that needs your support.

Talking of your support then booking your Bansko transfer is super easy  – book in the Bansko App or here on banskoblog.com — and you receive your free piste map cloth (worth €5) for all persons in your group. And this season we’re having a professional redesign of this site and the app which will make accessing all the content easier and quicker.

Thank you for reading and watching, have a great weekend — Lance

Events, Skiing & Snowboarding


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