Snow forecast: dump of the season

Jan 06, 2012 No Comments by

6th Janaury 2012. The BIG dump. 11:00 am today

The Bansko snow arrived today; bringing much joy. The snow forecast looks also good for more snow on Sunday. Powder skiing now on. Even more snow on its way for Monday — so the rest of January is going to be great for taking a break for skiing in Bansko.

Over 40cm has fallen so far today and I expect, by Tuesday 10th January well over 80cm of snow to have fallen.

Picture taken by Mark Empsey on 6th January 2012 at the Peshterite restaurant

So if it’s a good time to come to Bansko, then it;s also a good time to save on your ski hire. lessons, lift passes and transfers. Go to ski packages.

If  the live web cam is down — it should be up live again soon. Some queues today; so timing your trip to the gondola lift is important for this peak period.

Readers’ comments on the snow conditions are always welcome. Twitter @bansko. Bansko snow and piste conditions on the mountain are always a help.

And tweet to @bansko any ski info you would like share with others via a retweet. I always follow you back.

Think you are advanced? Can you carve like the instructors? If not, then try some lessons. Learn how to carve those sweeping turns. Like me you’ll start enjoying your skiing more. Same story for snowboarding better.

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what one client who booked his ski package on Bansko Blog emailed me today:

“Lance, Just had the 2nd day of skiing which has been perfect. 1st time in deep powder.  The 1 to 1 coaching is a must.  I too want to carve like the instructors… my skiing has come on leaps and bounds in a short time. 
Hopefully meet up in bar this week or next.” — William Steele in Bansko; 6th January 2012.


Tips Of The Day

1.  Name days

Tomorrow, the 7th is a lot of name days in Bulgaria. These are bigger than birthdays for Bulgarians. There are thousands of Ivans in Bansko. So wish your Ivan happy name day on their name day; 7th January!

The full list of names who have their name day on the 7th is:

Ioan, Ioana, Yoan, Yoana, Ivan, Ivanka, Ivayla, Ivaylo, Ivet, Kaloian, Kaloyan, Vanya, Vanyo, Zhan, Zhana

More name day info on wikipedia:

2.  Homes to rent

A special welcome to a recommended new home to rent. This three bedroom luxury property is in Prespa and with, its log fire, spacious living areas and fine views, it is much more than a place to stay.


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