Bansko Christmas Snow Forecast (with a Gin & Tonic)

Dec 11, 2019 No Comments by

It’s that time of the season I love; the first run is open. Life is good. It was an epic day being taken up the mountain with Ivan Obreykov, Ulen’s (lift operator’s )marketing director. and a pleasure to take a bootle of rustic reserve’s Craft 19 gin and a bottle their gin liqueur, some tonic, [...]

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Dump of ❄️ Snow

Dec 04, 2019 No Comments by

What a fabulous dump of snow we had last night. I was up at Shilligarnika to get some fresh air and it was just at the start of the snowfall to show you and the YouTube subscribers what was happening. You can see it was cold. Because a lot of snow had fallen in Sofia, [...]

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Nikola Todorov: the new Executive Chef of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Nov 21, 2019 No Comments by

Not only has the Kempinski got a new General Manager, Christian Ruge, it also has a new Executive Chef, Nikola Todorov. Nikola’s childhood dream was to become a chef and he has not stopped pursuing his goal. He graduated from the Professional School of Tourism in his home-town of Varna, majoring in Culinary Arts. He [...]

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Rustic Reserve Winter Gin Comes To Bansko

Nov 21, 2019 No Comments by

Rustic Reserve craft gin is a sign of Bulgaria’s progress on all the things craft gin. I was looking forward to this time. Craft gin was the biggest growing drinks segment in the UK in 2018 — with sales up 30% from the previous year. And now Dr Barabara Page-Roberts and her team have expanded the [...]

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First Snow falls: Getting Colder

Nov 15, 2019 No Comments by

The first snow falls on the higher peaks. It’s time to get in the mood. Temperature will fall next week but we do need it colder for the snow making machines to start to work. I am not expecting early skiing but hope by 14th December 2019 we’ll have a good few lifts and pistes [...]

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What Is the Price of a Lift Pass?

Nov 14, 2019 No Comments by

What is the price of a Bansko Lift Pass? That is the question we are asked the most at Bansko Blog in this pre season period. The answer is not known for the 2019/20 ski season as this goes to press, but the answer will be on the follow link as soon as the process [...]

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New Salomon S/Race MT Advanced Skis Arrive For Rental

Nov 12, 2019 No Comments

Getting ski hire right is part of proper due diligence when planning your ski holiday. Bansko Blog was started in 2008 because I realised it was easy  for people new to Bansko to end up with useless skis. That is what happened to us. 7 year old skis, not properly waxed, noe edges — truly [...]

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