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Protests For A Second Bansko Gondola Lift

Nov 14, 2017 No Comments by

Protests campaigning for a second gondola lift for Bansko were made yesterday. The slogan: “Bansko Against The Green Mafia“. I find it hard to comment on this topic because I suspect the issues and the politics are more complex than the media reveals. I strongly suspect that the real truth on gondola permission is known only [...]

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Bansko People: Natalia Kashirskya Kempinski General Manager

Nov 12, 2017 No Comments by

Natalia Kashirskya is the new Kempinski General Manager and now, after two months in the role, I catch up with her on episode #101 on my Bulgaria Now Podcast series. Listen to the interview above, or in the Bansko App, to find out how this young female GM, originally from St Petersburg, first got involved [...]

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Di Vino Wine Exhibition 17th, 18th and 19th November — NDK, Sofia

Nov 07, 2017 No Comments by

My favourite wine event of the year, DiVino Taste exhibition is here very soon. The seventh DiVino.Taste exhibition at the NDK, Sofia in Halls 7, 8 and 9 from 17th to 19th November 2017. Book your tickets by 14th November for lowest rates from just 12 leva per person. As a wine enthusiast I can [...]

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2017/18 Bansko Season Passes Announced: Buy NOW to Save

Nov 06, 2017 No Comments by

If you’re spending the ski season in Bansko, then you may now buy a season lift pass at the promotional price of 1,300 leva (adult).  I’m a long time season pass holder and I much appreciate that it comes with the benefit of being able to use the VIP lane at the gondola lift. Adult Season [...]

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Bansko Ski Season Opens on 16th December 2017

Nov 06, 2017 No Comments by

The Bansko ski season opens on 16th December 2017. As usual, I will be there to enjoy the feeling of anticipation. Alberto Tomba is the famous ski legend behind the famous Tomba black piste and World Cup course and the Tomba is probably my favourite piste in Bansko. If you’re either a regular or a [...]

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First Snow: My Season Anticipation

Oct 25, 2017 No Comments by

It’s always an exciting day when snow falls in the Autumn. It starts that winter season anticipation. The anticipation of the squeaking and crunching of snow underfoot and the glistening of snow crystals in the sun. And it reminds me why I love Bansko. The happy days ahead for Bansko visitors are also great days [...]

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One Team, One Goal – One Tonne of Food; Bear Park Visit

Oct 19, 2017 No Comments

The Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Donated One Tonne of Food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa. The hotel repeated its “One Team, one Goal – One Tonne of Food” initiative for a fifth consecutive year Bansko, 18 October 2017 – On 16 October, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s management team visited the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa with [...]

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