Snow forecast: New Year treats

Dec 31, 2011 No Comments by

The snow is falling in Bansko and the party has already started. I have rarely seen so many people in Bansko and, this year, we have the combination of great skiing, more white stuff falling from the sky and more food choice than ever before.

Happy Bansko days and nights are here.

All but one lifts are open. The gondola queues are inevitably growing longer — time your trip to the lift using the live queue cam. I am expecting another 30 cm of snow to fall today. Ski conditions are set to be really good. Powder skiing for today and tomorrow. Stay tuned for video snow blog updates.

New Year treats

Firstly, we have fresh snow. This will be enough to guarantee decent skiing for the next week. Secondly, we have an apres ski scene that just gets better and better. The last few days have seen me out and about in town, and sampling what’s on offer.

Pirin 75 bar stands out as being a firm favourite. Prime location on Pirin street to meet friends. Service comes with a smile, lively atmosphere and an inspired music choices from the DJ. Please try it out and enjoy a 2 for 1 beer if you book your ski package through Bansko Blog.

I also have had my sushi cravings satisfied at St Ivan Rilski and Japanese fish longings at the teppanyaki bar and grill at the Kempinski.

Sing Sing, also at the Kempinski, after the teppanyaki made for a highly memorable evening. Your comments are welcome on all the bars and restaurants in Bansko.

My third treat is the Bansko 2012 calendar. Its free for all ski packages clients of Bansko Blog. Seven nice glossy pictures to remind you of Bansko good times all year round.

New Year warnings

I recently spent several hours in the medical centre. This was a timely reminder that holidays in ski resorts are not without hazard. Be sure to have full winter holiday insurance. You pay for what you get for insurance, please be careful to have adequate cover before you travel to Bulgaria. Some of the pavements are icy so its not just for skiers who find their way needing medical attention.

Call European emergency number 112. They speak English and will forward your call to the relevant department — police, ambulance, mountain rescue, fire.

I advise that wearing a helmet is now just plain essential. I wear a Giro brand and can vouch for it. It is so comfortable that I now prefer skiing with it on than off. No helmet? Our ski packages enable you to rent a helmet (mostly new ones) for your period of ski hire. Plenty of place in town to buy one.

Happy New Year

Thank you for reading and I wish you a very Happy New Year.



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I enjoy tech, apps, entrepreneurship, podcasting and collaboration with others. I love travelling as well as skiing, hiking, MTB, paragliding, cooking and good food.
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