Bansko Best Value Ski Resort In Europe Award: Beyond The Hype

Oct 20, 2018 No Comments by

Every year there are countless articles when Bansko is acclaimed in the media as being the best value resort in Europe. This year it was the UK’s Post Office survey that made this claim. It’s also the time when I could easily write a puff piece about skiing in Bansko and how cheap it is [...]

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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Donated One Tonne of Food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa

Oct 17, 2018 No Comments by

The Kempinski hotel continues its “One Team – one Goal – One Tonne of Food” initiative for a sixth year in a row. The traditionally noble mission of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko took place on 10 October. For a sixth consecutive year, the hotel donated more than one tonne of fresh fruits to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa. [...]

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Lift Pass Prices 2019

Oct 01, 2018 No Comments by

Bansko lift pass prices 2018/19 will be here when announced. Below are the 2017/18 ski pass prices. Discounted ski, snowboard hire, group lessons, private lessons and transfers will be launching late October for this coming 2018/19 ski season. Airport transfers Now booking in Bansko Blog app at 20% discount. Offer ends soon. Download the app (it’s free) http://bit.ly/BanskoAppiOS - [...]

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Bansko Currency Exchange: Which Debit Cards To Use in Bulgaria

Sep 26, 2018 No Comments by

The currency in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Leva (wikipedia link). The Bulgarian Leva is pegged to the Euro at a rate of 1.95583 leva = 1 euro. Most places you will visit in Bansko will accept leva, but not euros. Many, but not all restaurants, will accept debit/credit cards. Indeed, the rate of acceptance is so high [...]

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Top 25 Ski Blog Award: 10 Years Of Bansko Blog

Sep 25, 2018 No Comments by

Bansko Blog has just turned ten years old and, to my surprise, a totally unsolicited email came in from ski-lifts.com awarding Bansko Blog as a top 25 ski blog. Number 4 in their list. That was a nice surprise and after many blogs, vblogs and podcasts I’m delighted that BanskoBlog.com gets recognition again. Also I’ve [...]

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Summer 2018 Gondola Lift Times and Prices

Jun 08, 2018 No Comments by

The Bansko Summer 2018 gondola lift times and prices are here. In so many respects I prefer Bansko in the summer. It’s relaxed, warm and beautiful. Lots for all the family to do both in and around Bansko.   Gondola lift operating times Time period Open Last gondola from Bansko Last gondola from Banderishka Polyana 01.07 [...]

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Kempinski Easter Menu In Bansko

Mar 31, 2018 No Comments

Easter is tomorrow 1st April — and you need dinner. Orthodox Easter Sunday is next April 8th. The ~Kempinski comes to the rescue with a fabulous €45 Easter dinner available from 1st April to 8th April. Featuring two starters, a main of lamb shank and a dessert. Trevor Porcelli has developed a fine reputation at [...]

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