Is It Too Warm For Men’s World Cup Skiing In Bansko?

Feb 08, 2011 No Comments by

The ski video says it all. Which is just as well for non Bulgarian speakers watching. Our weather and snow forecasting from last week was, in general, about right. Well, yes and no it was right. We said it was going to get warm in Bansko, and Bulgaria in general– but this heat? In Winter? It was even warmer than expected. This spring like weather continued over the weekend, after a period of good ski conditions. The next few days will see more rocky patches appear. The snow cover will thin due to some inevitable melting of precious snow in the clear sunny skies.

Weather Forecast — Dump Of The Season And A New Bansko Song

Remaining warm for a few more days, but by Thursday temperatures will drop back down below freezing at night time. By Saturday 12th February evening the snow will arrive — in a much colder air flow. The snow will keep on coming and Tuesday 15th will bring in some excellent powder conditions and many more smiles.

But I think the white stuff could keep falling some more after then — and the low temperatures will drop even further on Wednesday 16th. Is this the really proper dump we’ve been waiting for? If so, then great. In any event Michael Green cheered me up with his new Bansko Song here, “Let’s Go To Bansko.” Let me know if this catchy tune brings you a smile. There’s more like this ! Click on play symbol to listen:
[audio:]More on Michael and his music here.

Men’s World Cup: Lucky Bansko

Bansko Men's World Cup

The President of the Bulgarian Ski Federation Tzeko Minev (R) and the Marketing manager of ULEN. Picture Credit: Vasilena Chonova

The second ski course inspection by FIS (the International Ski Federation) will be Tuesday 15th: They arrive to check the tomba piste is in top condition for the Men’s Slalom and the Men’s Super Combined. So it looks like that, just in the nick of time, Bansko gets lucky and the World Cup arrives. The party will be big one. Bansko and Bulgaria are put on the map. Articles coming soon on the World Cup ski programme, how to buy tickets to watch the action, where to party. Lots of surprises are promised to be store. Even a famous pop and/or a famous pop folk star(s) are promised to arrive and perform.

As a loyal follower of the Bulgarian chalga scene, I have to say this sounds all good to me.

How To Avoid Lift Queues

On race days I am informed that there will be shuttle buses to get everyone up the mountain. On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February it will be busy, but for regular skiers I would suggest to be at the gondola by 08:30. Try and avoid  long lift queues. Do please comment on your thoughts on lift queues, and ways you avoid them. For example, have you bought a priority Kempinsky pass? Have you driven up? Have you had your car towed away?

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Tip Of The Day:

Check very carefully where you park. Check for tow away sign EVERYWHERE in Bansko. Parking tow trucks in Bansko will be onto you in seconds. You’ve been warned.

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