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Dimitar Nikolov’s Six Little Known Bulgarian Rose Wine Gems

Jul 10, 2015 No Comments by

Bulgarian rose´ wine. Not always good, but these little known gems are a revelation and a testament to the focus on quality I’m seeing in the Bulgarian wine industry. Dimitar (“Mitko’) Nikolov, wine buyer, Decanter magazine judge and his wife, Donka (from apollowine.com) joins me on the terrace as we taste our way through the [...]

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Bansko Beat Music Festival 10th & 11th July: James Arthur Headlines

May 27, 2015 No Comments by

The Bansko Beat Music Festival is on the 10th and 11th July and takes place within the main Bansko gondola lift car park. Headlining acts James Arthur, Little Dragon, Sam Feldt, Mo Horizons, Shawn Lee’s Ping Orchestra, Mo ‘Calamity & The Wizards, and many others perform for the two day festival here in Bansko, Bulgaria. [...]

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My Personal Journey: A Ski Season To Never Forget

May 20, 2015 No Comments by

The build up to the 2014/15 Bansko ski season started like most ski seasons everywhere — with great snow expectations. The big question of “will it, or won’t it” snow, the wishing, the hoping, the snow forecasting, even the snow dancing; I felt confident it was going to be a good one when chatting to [...]

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Lift Pass, Ski Hire, Lesson and Transfer Booking

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments by

Bansko ski and snowboard hire, ski school, lift passes and transfers for 2016/17 are booking now. Wait a good few seconds for this page to download, then click on colourful writing “widget” above. UPDATE: Booking here online is the best way to get the latest pricing adjusted for foreign exchange rates. Then, should you decide to proceed, [...]

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Snow report from the piste

Jan 12, 2015 2 Comments by

After a tremendous few days on the mountain with most runs open, the expected large Bansko snow fall today did not happen. There was snow, maybe 5 cm  just 100km to the North in Sofia — but Bansko received very little. Times like this remind me how difficult it is to forecast weather. And how [...]

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Snow Falling And Tips For The Ski Season

Oct 25, 2014 4 Comments by

Bansko ski season is now in sight. Snow falling on the slopes of Bansko always bring to me a sense of anticipation of the season that lies ahead.   Snow forecast I anticipate around 10cm on higher slope over the next 24 hours. Cold temperatures to remain for at least the next five days. I’m [...]

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Top 5 tips when arranging a Bansko ski trip

Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment

I know the feeling when placed in charge of arranging a group ski / snowboarding trip for friends. I used to organise the annual “lad’s trip” for around ten years. I picked various ski resorts in Europe. It was when someone asked me me, “Why Bansko?”. It got me thinking back to the time before [...]

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