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Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, Turkish, Israeli, Russian and UK School Holidays 2017

Sep 27, 2016 No Comments by

Planning a ski trip? Want to know when are the school holidays? Here are the Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, Turkish, Israeli, Russian and UK school holidays listed in date order. Please comment on http://facebook.com/banskoblog to correct and add to this article. It will be updated and corrected accordingly. Thank You. Use the info below to help [...]

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Bansko Bohemi Festival 3rd to 4th September

Sep 02, 2016 No Comments by

Bansko Bohemi Balkan Festival 2016 is back for the second year. Bansko’s main square on the 3rd and 4th September will be filled with a special style of music. There is an interesting fusion of modern instruments with Balkan music. It’s a style of music that’s played throughout the region that includes Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and [...]

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My Favourite Places To Visit In Bulgaria

Jun 23, 2016 No Comments by

So many people I meet in Bansko are here for a few days in the summer. Visiting just Bansko would be like visiting London and only seeing Buckingham Palace. There is so much more. Every year I receive emails asking for tips on an itinerary that will satisfy the family travelling to Bulgaria. I offer something [...]

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End of Season 2015/16 Lift Pass Prices

Mar 15, 2016 No Comments by

New Bansko lift pass prices announced by Bansko lift company, Ulen, valid from today until end of the ski 2015/16 season. A surprise announcement. Adults          Students   Children 7-12 years  Children <7 years 1 day        46 BGN       42 BGN        32 BGN     [...]

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Snow And Après Ski Round Up

Mar 14, 2016 No Comments by

Bansko snow has hit a high point this week. The snow fell and we’re all happy. I enjoyed some very nice turns in the fresh powder. Watch the video below — as it’s the best way to get a feel for the powder conditions. The snow road is shut. The super wide Dynastars, part of [...]

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Getting Colder Snow Arriving Soon

Mar 07, 2016 No Comments by

Weather, oh weather. It is so complex and changeable and difficult to predict reliably that it can frustrate. Here’s the thing, weather can only be forecast with 85% probability of being correct for THREE days ahead, yes 3 days! All these apps, including my own in-app weather widget, are based off algorithms that and computers [...]

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Snow Forecast. It’s Snowing Now!

Mar 02, 2016 No Comments

The warm weather spell is, finally, coming to an end. It’s even snowing at 180 bar level as I type this, on Wednesday 2nd March. Some snow/rain during Thursday 3rd will turn to snow, I think a snow rather than rain in town on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe [...]

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