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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A walk on the piste

Oct 10, 2016 No Comments by

The countdown to the ski season has begun and it’s time to take a stroll on the pistes before the snow arrives. In the video I show Shiligarnika, the super fast 6 person chair lift, the merging of runs and discuss events that are coming up. Autumn is here and with the Premier Gastronomy Fest [...]

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Bulgarian Independent Media Alliance

Oct 09, 2016 No Comments by

Bulgarian Independent Media Alliance (“BIMA”) is a joint project by Clive Leviev-Sawyer, owner of The Sofia Globe, me (Lance Nelson, owner of Bansko Blog, Bansko App and Bulgaria Now Podcast, and Imanuel Marcus of Foreigners and Friends Magazine. Our team boasts a variety of nationalities – just like our international and expatriate audiences. On the [...]

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In Bansko, blessed by God and the queen of sex

Oct 09, 2016 No Comments by

Takis Dretakkis is the general manager of the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort in Bansko who opens up to me to talk about his passion for Bansko, for the Gastronomy Festival, for hospitality and for sex. You see, I knew the teachings of his girlfriend, Natalia. Quite a co-incidence that my girlfriend had attended one of [...]

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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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A Social Nomad in Bansko After 25 Countries in 25 Months

Oct 06, 2016 No Comments

Sarah Carter is a Bansko property owner and a regular Bansko visitor. She and her husband have just spent the summer in Bansko, so I caught up with Sarah, on her very last day here. Take a listen to our conversation in podcast episode 86 below. Some great tips for a good time in Bansko; [...]

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