Weather Forecast: Has Winter Arrived?

Jan 15, 2010 No Comments by

Happy End Podium Dancer, 8th January 2010, Bansko

Bansko weather forecast is for light snow flurries. No video report from Ivanka today or picture. The next best thing is surely this lady from the Happy End podium…  Enough of that. There is a weak weather front over South Eastern Bulgaria but the main warm front will remain in Greece. So snow falls will not be huge today and Saturday, but will continue to keep top up snow cover. Snow conditions reported to be “very good” yesterday and this morning.

Winter Arrives

I have been reading more and more other views on snow, global warming and so on, and whilst its clear glaciers have been retreating in the Alps. They have been doing their melting in the summemonthsr . We have seen consistently big snow falls in April, and there is a view that the season tends to start later but go on longer resonantes well with me.

Here in Sofia today, temperatures have fallen and light snow flakes drop from time to ime. Ski jacket day for me.  Will a proper winter, resume? A baltic winter which often was seen in mid November in Bulgaria. Looking at recent clips of the fall of the iron curtain and the celebrations in Sofia twenty years ago, it looked incredibly cold. But are winter temperatures getting warmer, or just getting later? Who knows; but here’s the forecast for the next few days…

Weather Forecast

Skies will clear in Bansko and Sunday will be bright and sunny and cold. A huge anti cyclone system will bring cold air from the North (Siberia?) and it will remain very cold until at least Wednesday. All pretty good news for ski conditions for Bansko and Borovet and Pamporovo are both loads better. Full credit for the Bansko snow making and piste preparation keeping skiing going throughout this rather snowless December and first half of January.

Three Tips For A Top Start To A Bansko Vacation

More and more visitors are putting there own package together. However, it can be pretty daunting having to sort out your lift pass and ski/board hire and lessons when first arriving. You are also likely to pay top price as the shop owners  know you are keen to get on the mountain. So I have put together some options for subscribers to this blog. All will save you 20% compared to the best in resort price.

1.  Firstly 6 day lift pass. No first day queues, just pick up your pass from right by the gondola lift. Click here to order:

We now can provide beginners ski packs, and other packs from Ulen and others at useful savings. Full shop up and running soon, but for now just email me for details.

2.  If you have your own skis or boards get them serviced.  Richard got his board done and mt my skis at banskoskimania. A full service just 20 leva (10 EUR approx). There are some flat schusses that need speed. Well waxed and serviced ski and boards make the start of your holiday go well.

2.  Book a table a Victoria Restaurant 119 Pirin Street opposite Grand Arena Kempinsky Hotel). I was last there on the second January, and the vibe there was exceptional. Really upscale, food was good and service were bang on too. Prices bang on. A beer 2.50 lv. They service dark beer (I like them all Shumensko, Kaminitsa and Stolishno) and a huge wine list including TT (Tera Tangra). Call 0749 84161 / 0887 761 500 and for delivery 0291100 / 0887 911 000. Spend 30lv or more on delivery and you get 4 free small Tuborg beers.  /  for menu.

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