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Bansko awarded European Sports City 2017

Nov 14, 2016 No Comments by

Bansko seems to have impressed the accreditation committee for European Capital and Cities of Sports association (ACES Europe). This news announced confirmed to me by ACES joins 400 other European cities carrying the title of sports capitals. Maybe because Bansko has one million plus tourists per year and that it has had ten International ski [...]

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Planning Your First Ski Trip To Bansko: Taking Control

Nov 05, 2016 No Comments by

Planning your first ski or snowboarding trip can be daunting. I put together a comprehensive article listing all the winter and spring time school holidays in the UK, Ireland, Romania, Serbia, Greece, Turkey and Russia. Click here to help you plan when to visit Bansko. In this article (you can read part 1 by clicking here) I’ve updated [...]

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Frequently Asked Questions When Booking Your Bansko Ski Package: Video

Oct 25, 2016 No Comments by

Are you looking at booking quality discounted ski hire, lessons, lift passes and transfers? If so, then banskoblog.com and bansko app is the right place to be. Watch the video to see how it is done, then click on the image above, or the colourful writing below, to go to the pricing and booking tool. FAQ’s [...]

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Ski season starts 17th December 2016; the Countdown begins

Oct 13, 2016 No Comments by

The Bansko 2016/17 ski season officially opens on 17th December 2016. The countdown begins. The opening ceremony as well as my first day on the pistes is one I always look forward to. EDIT: If there is sufficient snow, Ulen inform me that the lifts will open on the 1st December. The snow higher up [...]

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Lift Pass Prices 2017

Oct 13, 2016 No Comments by

Bansko lift pass prices 2016/17 are here. The 2016/17 prices are the same as last season’s prices shown below. Click here to save €€€’s on your 6, 9 and 13 day lift passes as well as from 1+ days your discounted ski, snowboard hire, lessons and transfers. You save €€€’s on your 6 day lift pass   Click [...]

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Is Bansko expensive? The Post Office ski resort survey 2016

Oct 08, 2016 No Comments by

Bansko wins the award for the seventh time in the postoffice survey of ski resorts (see http://www.postoffice.co.uk/my-travel/ski-report-2016 survey). I always take these surveys with a pinch of salt, but at least the report points out the size of the cost differential. This year the US resorts are looking over four times more expensive than Bulgaria [...]

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Easter Skiing Snow And Après Ski Forecast

Mar 22, 2016 No Comments

Bansko for Western Easter (rather than Eastern Orthodox Easter (see this wikipedia linkis nearly upon us. But before I talk about the forecast, I can report that the last two weeks snow conditions have been tremendous. Fresh snowfalls meant great of piste days and cooler temperature and sunshine lead to especially enjoyable days on the [...]

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