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 by

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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Choosing the Right Snowboarding Gear: 4 Key Tips

Nov 08, 2019 No Comments by

If you’re new to snowboarding, you should know that choosing the right gear is essential even before you start your journey. There are a lot of snowboards, boots, pants, and bindings that you can choose from, and each person should pick the ones that suit them best. You can’t borrow your friend’s boots or snowboard [...]

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Bansko Ski Season Starts 14th December 2019: A Look Ahead

Nov 06, 2019 No Comments by

With the Bansko ski season officially starting on the 14th December 2019, you’ll see that we have a big refresh of the ski hire shop. Much more space, new easy sliding doors and direct access to toilets. Moving walls and the reception area has already meant that there’s a more comfortable ski fitting space for [...]

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

Oct 21, 2019 No Comments by

The hotel repeated its “One Team, One Goal – One Tonne of Food” initiative for a seventh consecutive year Bansko. On 16th October, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s team visited the Bears Park in Belitsa with the honourable mission of donating one tonne of fresh fruits. For a seventh year in a row, the hotel purposely planned its visit in [...]

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Gear for Children: Buy or Rent?

Oct 14, 2019 No Comments

As a ski parent, I’m presented with the dilemma of whether to buy or rent ski gear. When your nine year old is blasting down a red run she really starts to need the greater control of advanced boots and skis. The problem is, that you will be lucky if the ski or snowboard boots she [...]

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