Archive for Skiing & Snowboarding

Snow conditions GoPro snowboarding and skiing fun

Feb 16, 2013 No Comments by

Thank you for to Phil for the snow report. A superb sparkling day both, on and off, the pistes. If you’re coming out over the next few days, you will be enjoying great conditions. Thank you to the Master Iopev and his friends for taking the GoPro on my new stick mounting. Its first foray [...]

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New skis and fresh snow forecast

Jan 15, 2013 1 Comment by

Last week’s snow improved Bansko’s slopes. Sunday morning dawned fine, and I was blessed by being first down the corduroy tracks on the plato. In a word. Magical. The piste bashers have worked super hard this season. Whilst some pistes get cut up by 13:00, the smart folks head for Chalin Valog area for empty [...]

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Speciality ski and snowboard hire from skimania

Jan 07, 2013 1 Comment by

Ski and snowboard hire. Most need it, but many think it’s all the same here in Bansko. It’s not. From shop opening times, quality and servicing of equipment, age of equipment, free storage, proximity to gondola lift to friendly service and small class sizes. These things are not the same. That’s why, long ago, I [...]

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Bansko town map, by hand

Dec 05, 2012 2 Comments by

UPDATE: We’re working on this season’s map. Pick up a free copy in Euphoria, and all good bars in Bansko. And what timing! To celebrate the glistening Bansko snow this week, the Bansko map is ready. UPDATE: 2015 map under construction On one side is the town map and the other the piste map. Please [...]

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Snow arrives and more to come

Dec 03, 2012 1 Comment by

Snow has arrived. Falling like angel dust on Bansko’s ski slopes. It has to be admitted, I write this with more than a tinge of emotion,  or maybe it’s just relief. I’ve been watching the Alps getting some fine powder over the last week. The storm was brewing and the pressure dropping and whilst I’ve [...]

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Insurers move to ensure better ski safety

Nov 25, 2012 4 Comments by

Ski safety, and the wearing of helmets, is a topic that divides opinion. Read on for why there could be more than just safety as a reason to consider wearing a helmet.   Use your head There has been a recent move by holiday insurer Essential Travel to ensure better ski safety by making it [...]

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Piste map, hand drawn

Sep 27, 2012 5 Comments

The new Bansko piste map* is ready. Fresh from the artist’s fine hands. The piste map solution I have not been happy with most of the Bansko piste maps I have seen. Some glaring inaccuracies and omissions have not been fixed over the years. So I commissioned a new one. Drawn, by hand from a good [...]

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