Ski Report and Video: Windy & Warm

Dec 31, 2009 No Comments by

Today was again remarkably enjoyable. Ivanka and I took the first gondola up and with this early start, the best of the sonw. However runs were very limited, the Plato lifts and runs were shut and the warm “Foehn” wind has really done its best to make this a very challenging time for the many thousands of skiers here right now.

Check out Ivanka’s report today above (the wind noise goes after a few seconds). Yesterday’s video worth viewing too. We’ll work on this for the New Year.

Ivanka: Rossignol And New Goggles

Ivanka: Rossignol And New Goggles

It’s mainly artificial snow from the snow cannons… but cover is thin, and there are some exposed stones to watch out for. No snow cannon, no snow — see photo.

Bansko 31dt December 2009

That’s the bad news. The good news is that there will be snow on Saturday evening, temperatures will drop and we’re all hoping that we’ll start enjoying some much better conditions from Sunday/Monday.

Bansko, December 31st 2009

Ski Servicing & Goggles

Thanks to BanskoSkiMania for an overnight servicing on our skis. Recommended for extra control and extra bit of speed. Quite a lot extra.

Ivanka mentiond her new ski goggles in the ski conditions video above. Here’s the shop we went to located opposite to the side of The Happy End bar (see picture).

Bansko Ski Shop

Ski Shop Opposite The Happy End: Good For Goggles

Bansko: 30th December 2009

Alexander, the shop owner, was very helpful and patient. The white Carrera googles look just right. The price was fair.  Overall, I feel Ivanka’s wallet emptying ski fashion investment has been worth every last stotinki.


Ivanka Angelkova, Bansko

A very Happy New Year.

Lance Nelson, Bansko

Lance: 31st December '09, Platato

Here’s to the snow in ’10!


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