Snow Report: Rain To Snow

Jan 10, 2010 No Comments by

Picture Taken 10th January 2010. 10:30am. Bansko Plato

Today’s snow report come from Richard live from the slopes of Bansko. He is a keen snowboarder, as well as skiier, and has a penchant for the odd beer or three as well as some unusual head gear.


Richard. BanskoBlog Snow Reporter 10/01/10

Snow Report From Richard

I got to the gondola at 8am.  But on my way it felt warm in town with all snow melted. Heavy rain in town last night suggested fresh snow at higher levels..and as you will see, I was not disappointed. The snow road looked in bad condition and I suspect will be barely useable by late afternoon.

Anyhow the lift queue was just to the 4th step down.

At Bunderitsa all lifts were open. From Platoto to Shilligarnika there was fresh snow cover of about 2 cm; a very light flurry of snow falling.

10th January 2010. 12:00 pm

Picture Taken 12:00 pm 10th January 2010. Heavy Snow

The blue runs from Todorka down to Platoto were good with deeper fresh snow — however some beginners were struggling on some exposed ice sections. Beginners should avoid or take great caution on the upper red runs due to exposed ice.

ski Bansko

Picture taken 10th January 2010, 3:00pm. Bansko

Tomba was closed. ULEN staff were setting up safety netting in preparation for a downhill race. At 10am intermittent heavier snow began to fall.

Snow Forecast

Wednesday there will be a little more snow. After that it’s looking like Thursday. As always, I use this chart for my forecast. On Thursday there is a low pressure system that should deposit more snow. But not looking like the really cold air and deep weather system we need to get this ski season rescued from its poor start. As always this could change; but at least the trend is positive for snow later in the week.

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Sofia Like Spring

Yesterday morning I went back to Sofia, and the journey was a very comfortable two hours. The city felt like the arrival of Spring. Loads of people out on the streets in bars and on the street cafes enjoying the warm sunshine of around 16 degrees. Today is again clear and warm for the time of year and I look forward to meeting friends in a half decent Mexican restaurant called Amigos, just off Vitosha. More and more regular visitors are stopping by in Sofia — and I can’t recommend a few nights stay here  enough.


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