Bansko Ski & Snowboard Hire & Lessons

Oct 25, 2010 15 Comments by
Bansko Ski Hire

VIP Skis: Salomon Tornado (All Mountain Ski)

Bansko ski and snowboard hire and ski school and lessons special offer from Bansko Blog has arrived. A massive saving off skimania in resort prices.

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New Skis, New Boards

New Salomon, Rossignol, Head, Volkl, Hart and WhiteDot skis. Snowboards and VIP snowboards are also now ready for hire. All have been taken delivery by George at BanskoSkiMania for 2011/2012 ski season. Two shops one just 50m from entrance (see live web cam for position). It’s opposite the Happy End apres ski bar and club.

The same friendly welcome, flexible “day before hire” pick up, ski/board/boot FREE storage, ski/board servicing included plus the all important small class sizes.  Testimonials in You Say section.

“A great week’s skiing, and good service from BanskoSkiMania — thank you for sorting that all out.” — Richard Millman (UK)

More reasons to book quality hire and lessons are on the dedicated ski hire and lessons page here.

The Flexible World Of VIP Skis & Boards

This year there are brand new VIP Salomon Race 2V and 3V and Tornado VIP skis and Burton snowboards. All highly recommended for experienced skiers and snowboarders.

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New Salomon Skis In BanskoSkiMania

Twin Tips (For fun park and tricks) Salomon Thruster and Ten Eighty and All Mountain Skis (for off and on piste) Salomon XWing and Atomic models. You choose which model on arrival, but then if you fancy a change then you get a FREE swap of skis or board (subject to availability) to suit you and the day’s conditions. A fresh dump of snow could give you bragging rights over your mates — as you head out with the right skis for the conditions.

Such flexibility you would expect to pay a huge premium for. But for early booking with BanskoBlog, you still receive your discount and a price from just £8.15 (9.40 EUR) per day.

Same Quality Tuition: Mix and Match Private and Group Lessons

If you want to make a huge step up in your ability this season, like I experienced last season, then think about booking private lessons. If you have been skiing or boarding for a few years now, and feel as if you have not progressed as much as you would have liked: or perhaps you struggle off piste or on hard packed or icy snow, then you will benefit from professional instruction. Why not book a private instructor for you and your friend(s)? It is one reason why so many come to Bansko and why they return.

The guys and girls from the banskoskimania team are experienced for teaching beginners right up to seasoned experts (see You Say section) and from the youngest up to late starters. Excellent English is spoken by all instructors. All are fully qualified ski/board instructors; and all fully insured. Russian spoken by many instructors. Other languages, e.g Greek and French by request.

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New VIP Snowboards In BanskoSkiMania

Book today and be sure to reserve private and group lesson requirements. Click here for full ski hire page.

Easy And Flexible Booking

1.  Register for newsletter on banskoblog: Enter your name and email on the right. (NOTE: I will NEVER sell or rent your email address — you can unsubscribe anytime).

2.  Confirm your email address by clicking on the link that will receive in the email in your email inbox.

3.  Complete online booking form

4. We confirm and send you a payment request for payment with credit/debit card via, as per instructions on your booking form.

You do not need a PayPal account for this. Credit card details may be emailed and charged manually if you wish. Any questions, please email or call me.

5. Confirmation will be with you within three days. Relax… your ski and board hire & lessons, lift passes and transfers are booked.

Tips On Choosing Ski Hire And Ski Lessons From George of BanskoSkiMania

Satisfaction Guaranteed

BanskoSkiMania are dedicated to quality service. This means small group class sizes. These are essential for your rapid and safe learning experience. Your vacation time is precious – don’t gamble on this holiday essential.

If you are not genuinely happy with your ski/board instructor, then tell George the same day and you will receive an extra like for like lesson for FREE. If you cancel your Bansko trip, for any reason before date of hire, then full refund given:

“Hi Lance , Just a quick thank you for giving a full refund for the ski package I purchased from BanskoSkiMania*. Our flights were cancelled today which was bad enough but then being marooned and trying to get monies back from shuttle services , Easyjet etc. has been a nightmare! Your immediate refund was great news in what has been a horrible couple of days. Thanks Pete & Em” *Booked through BanskoBlog.

Book your ski and snowboard hire and lessons in complete confidence. Terms & Conditions

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Have A Question?

Please read this SKI PACKAGES page first, then FAQ’s.

  • If you require a private instructor for two people second person for free.; for three or four people add 50% to private instructor price. Contact me direct if your country (like Serbia) does not yet have PayPal.
  • Children, under 10 should start skiing first rather than snowboarding.
  • Children from aged 6 should have group lessons
  • Children helmets provided for free
  • Adult helmets not provided — best purchased before arrival or in resort (shop next door has a huge range)  for best fit and safety.
  • This is a prepay offer and is only available FIVE days before day of travel

Lift Passes

Prepay for 6 days and 13 days only.

They are delivered to the ski shop at 18:00 the day before hire.

Gondola KIOSK. Open 08:30 to 17:30. A quick digital photo taken by kiosk staff for passes valid for two days plus.

Tips Of The Day:

Buy winter sports insurance. EU reciprocal arrangements do not include all medical expenses and certainly not emergency repatriation. Lift pass insurance is not sufficient holiday for best buys.

Book winter short break flights now for March. Thessaloniki airport , in Greece and Plovdiv airport in Bulgaria  could be good alternatives to Sofia airport.

Make sure your apartment is insured. Every year apartments are damaged through leaks and burst pipes. Contact me for an insurance quote. Be sure to read the small print. Ski Hire & Ski Lessons 2010/11
AFTER making PAYPAL payment, return completed hire form
Ski / Board Lessons: Groups 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days
Standard Price
4 Hours 80 BGN 130 BGN 180 BGN 220 BGN 260 BGN 290 BGN
2 Hours 50 BGN 80 BGN 120 BGN 150 BGN 170 BGN 190 BGN
20% Discount on Ski / Board Lessons: Groups with 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days
4 Hours £29 £48 £66 £81 £95 £106
2 Hours £18 £29 £44 £55 £62 £70
Ski School: Private Lessons
Standard Price
4 Hours 150 BGN 280 BGN 390 BGN 490 BGN 570 BGN 630 BGN
2 Hours 90 BGN 160 BGN 240 BGN 300 BGN 350 BGN 390 BGN
20% Discount On Ski School: Private Lessons 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days
4 Hours £55 £103 £143 £179 £209 £231
2 Hours £33 £59 £88 £110 £128 £143

Ski/Snowboard Equipment
Standard Price
Skis + Boots + Sticks 30 BGN 60 BGN 80 BGN 100 BGN 120 BGN 130 BGN
Skis + Boots + Sticks (Children) 20 BGN 40 BGN 55 BGN 70 BGN 85 BGN 100 BGN
Ski + Sticks 20 BGN 40 BGN 55 BGN 70 BGN 85 BGN 100 BGN
Skis+ Sticks (Children) 15 BGN 30 BGN 40 BGN 50 BGN 60 BGN 70 BGN
Boots + Sticks 15 BGN 30 BGN 40 BGN 50 BGN 60 BGN 70 BGN
Snowboard + Boots 30 BGN 60 BGN 80 BGN 100 BGN 120 BGN 130 BGN
Snowboard 20 BGN 40 BGN 55 BGN 70 BGN 85 BGN 100 BGN
Snowboard Boots 15 BGN 30 BGN 40 BGN 50 BGN 60 BGN 70 BGN
Clothes (jacket and trousers) 20 BGN 40 BGN 60 BGN 80 BGN 100 BGN 120 BGN
Snowshoes 20 BGN 40 BGN 60 BGN 80 BGN 100 BGN 120 BGN
20% Discount on Ski / Board Hire with 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days
Skis + Boots + Sticks £11 £22 £29 £37 £44 £48
Skis + Boots + Sticks (Children) £7 £15 £20 £26 £31 £37
Ski + Sticks £7 £15 £20 £26 £31 £37
Skis+ Sticks (Children) £5 £11 £15 £18 £22 £26
Boots + Sticks £5 £11 £15 £18 £22 £26
Snowboard + Boots £11 £22 £29 £37 £44 £48
Snowboard £7 £15 £20 £26 £31 £37
Snowboard Boots £5 £11 £15 £18 £22 £26
Clothes (jacket and trousers) £7 £15 £22 £29 £37 £44
Snowshoes £7 £15 £22 £29 £37 £44
VIP Equipment
Standard Price
Skis, Boots, Sticks 50 BGN 100 BGN 120 BGN 140 BGN 160 BGN 180 BGN
Skis, Sticks 40 BGN 80 BGN 95 BGN 110 BGN 130 BGN 140 BGN
Snowboard, Boots 50 BGN 100 BGN 120 BGN 140 BGN 160 BGN 180 BGN
Snowboard 40 BGN 80 BGN 95 BGN 110 BGN 130 BGN 140 BGN
20% Discount On VIP Ski/Board Hire with 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days
Skis, Boots, Sticks £18 £37 £44 £51 £59 £66
Skis, Sticks £15 £29 £35 £40 £48 £51
Snowboard, Boots £18 £37 £44 £51 £59 £66
Snowboard £15 £29 £35 £40 £48 £51

Terms And Conditions Apply
Offer Only Open To Blog Newsletter Subscribers
Prices Subject To Change.
Enquire for groups larger than 10, custom requirements, longer hire periods and total booking amounts more than €2,000 please contact.
help on skype: Banskoblog
 +359 (0)892 348600
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15 Responses to “Bansko Ski & Snowboard Hire & Lessons”

  1. Louisa Bayley says:


    I am interested in pre-booking snowboard and boot hire for myself and my husband for 5 days from 28th December. Our two friends will also want to hire snowbaord and boots or skis and boots. Could you confirm that the price will be £44 per person for the 5 day boot and board hire/skis, boots,sticks?

    Also, are you able to tell me how much a 5 day lift pass is please?

    We would like to have a 2 hour snowboard lesson for the 4 of us- how much would that be and can we book in advance?

    Look forward to hearing from you


    • LanceNelson says:

      Hi Louisa.

      Thank you for your comment and for subscribing to newsletter. Yes, you are correct — it is £44 for 5 day snowboard and boot hire.

      Four people in a pre book private lesson cost the price of one person at £33 one person private lesson rate + 50% is £49. Excellent value at £49.

      I just compared this price with prebook in Beaver Creek (in the US)… There 3 hours prepay is $510 so 2 hour equivalent is $340 around £216! Lift pass is $94 / day.

      Bansko Lift pass prices for 2011 are here:….

  2. Cathy says:


    We would like to have private ski lessons for our two daughters (aged 6 and 11). Could you confirm that the cost for lessons and ski hire for the two girls would be £128? We also need to hire equipment for my husband and myself – we have our own boots.
    Do you have prices for the lift pass?
    How do we go about booking? – we are arriving on the 23 December and leave on the 4th January, when would the best time to fit in a few days of skiing be?

    Also, if you are able to assist we fly into Thessaloniki on the 23rd December, are you able to offer transfers to Bansko for two adults two children?

    • LanceNelson says:

      Dear Cathy,

      Thank you Cathy. Private lessons are okay for 24th and 25th, but after that we are fully booked most days until 8th January. We have group lessons still available. If you can fill the enquiry for on the contact page, then I will reply with all prices.

      For Thessaloniki transfer we can assist too! Thanks for commenting and look forward to seeing you in Bansko.


  3. steve fulthorpe says:


    Could you please give me an idea of how much it will cost for myself and my wife, and two kids 11 and 6 for full ski packages (Boots, sticks and skis, with group lessons for 6 days, 28 December – 2 January 2012) also could we also have a quote for return transfers from Thessaloniki getting in at 18.55 on the 27 December and returning for the 14.10 flight on the 03 January. Thanks

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Lance, Can you please advise me if you offer transfers from Plovdiv airport? We are looking at 4 adults and one 8 year old, from 14th-21st Feb – also interested in ski hire and lift passes, can you please tell me if the lift pass prices on the site are in UK prices, or Bulgarian? Many thanks, Karen.
    PS – I am already sunscribed to your blog, have been for a year, finally hoping to get there!

  5. Menno says:

    What is the price for 4 days include snowboard and boots and liftpass

    • Lance says:

      Hi Menno,

      Please go to Prices menu. Or you can add in your requirements by entering the info in the booking widget. Them, only should you decide to proceed click the submit button. We check your order. Then, within 48 hours, send you a payment request.

  6. Sami says:

    Where can I hire ski pants & jacket?how much will it cost to hire both for 3 days?

  7. Mike says:

    We want to ski at the end of the season, last week in March in to April – wil the lifts be open and are lessons available?

    • Lance says:

      Hi Mike, The lifts will be open. BUT as always and for any ski resort, lifts work when there is snow to ski on. So yes book lessons, ski hire but take out insurance that covers lift closure, just in case.

  8. Nilufer says:

    Hello Lance
    Firstly I wanna say it is really perfect blog to learn about bansko. I want to ask about hiring we are four adult and two teenage and we want to hire two board and four ski sure with shoes what about the prices all of them? Do we have group discount what about?

  9. salma says:

    Me and a few friends are thinking of coming to Bansko the wkend after next. We have never been skiing and have none of the gear – clothes, skiis, shoes…basically we will need everything and then lessons. Pls could you advise the price for a complete package so we have everything we need?

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