Lift pass prices 2013

Nov 28, 2012 12 Comments by


Bansko gondola lift

Bansko lift pass prices 2013 are here. The Bansko lift pass prices are higher than the lift prices in 2012. For last season the rate was 55 lv for a day’s pass, for this season they are 58lv for a day’s pass.

There is a 5lv deposit charged, which is refunded  simply by going to one of the machines opposite the cash desk when you are finished with your card.

Lift pass prices 2012/13 ski season
all prices in BGN lv  (divide by 1.95 for €EUR)
1 DAY 58 53 49 38
2 DAYS 112 101 96 74
3 DAYS 170 153 145 110
4 DAYS 224 202 190 145
5 DAYS 279 251 237 182
6 DAYS 327 294 277 212
9 DAYS 454 408 385 295
13 DAYS 629 566 534 408
HALF / AFTER 12.30 HOURS / 45 43 41 32
KABINA / RETURN / 28 25 24 18
SEASONAL CARDS 1,450 1,200 850 700

UPDATE: For 2012/13 season I have useful savings on prebook lift passes. The six and thirteen day discounted LIFT pass is available to pre book now.

All passes are delivered to our hire shop, SkiMania, just by the gondola — right by the web cam. Avoid the queue…

click Ski Packages

for more on 2013 lift passes, ski hire, ski school and transfers. Or just go to contact form and send your enquiry.


Ski season is starting

With all the new snow making going on right now, the expectation is for a few runs to be open from the 1st December. Watch out for my video blog later this week.

The official Bansko ski season opening is the 15th December. More on this soon. But for now stay tuned for more on what’s happening in Bansko this 2012/13 ski season

I can’t wait.


Tips for buying lift pass tickets in the resort

Go to the gondola lift KIOSK. Open Thursday to Saturday between 08:30 and 23:00 (not generally happening in 2012) and Sunday to Wednesday 08:30 to 15:30.

If your pass is for more than a day, then you’ll need everyone in your group to be there. They take a digital photo taken at booth. You can buy your pass anytime the previous day to be valid for the next day.

Purchase full travel insurance before travelling to Bansko. Checking the small print is essential.


Prepay lift passes and ski hire

The prepay deal is right here with With an ice cool early booking discount off in resort ski /board hire, its time to book onlne.

Pay in UK Pounds or EUROS  or $US with credit/debit card via secure PayPal. If you prefer we can take your number over the phone just complete the online booking form and add in comments call me xxx and a time and we’ll do the rest.

As always, I work with BanskoSkiMania in Bansko. The legendary warm welcome, small class sizes, professional instruction… this ski and snowboard school is recommended by many. Three shops, located just 50m from the main gondola lift. For 2013 we have mainly new skis and snowboards with all the boots are new. A new stock of helmets to hire too — all bookable on the ski packages widget below.

Bansko Blog discount applies for all ski hire and lessons.

Bansko Gondola Lift Base Station. Lift Pass

Bansko Gondola Lift Station: Looking towards ski domain

Leave your skis nowboards and boots at the ski hire shops at the end of your day on the slopes.

New equipment for the 2012/13 season, a few skis/boards are just one season old.

Free service of skis between rental, including sharp edges and hot waxing. Guaranteed instruction. Click ski packages for more on the “Happiness Guarantee”.

This deal is only at prepaid price.

Lift pass prices 2012/13 ski season
all prices in BGN lv  (divide by 1.95 for €EUR)
1 DAY 58 53 49 38
2 DAYS 112 101 96 74
3 DAYS 170 153 145 110
4 DAYS 224 202 190 145
5 DAYS 279 251 237 182
6 DAYS 327 294 277 212
9 DAYS 454 408 385 295
13 DAYS 629 566 534 408
HALF / AFTER 12.30 HOURS / 45 43 41 32
KABINA / RETURN / 28 25 24 18
SEASONAL CARDS 1,450 1,200 850 700
 The season pass grants access to all lifts’ fast lane and isn’t a subject to other price reductions Mountain insurance included (I recommend you buy your own ski insurance before travel). In insurance not included in prepay lift passes.

Exchange rates

1 BGN = 0.51 EUR
1 BGN = 0.37 GBP
1 BGN = 0.74 USD

Value For Money?  Survey after survey puts Bansko at the top of the charts for the cheapest/best value skiing in Europe. And for 2013 I think with better bars and restaurants and yet more great cuisine. With the price increase the season pass up 50% is not good value for money.

There’s even a choice of British beer and cider. Available in over ten venues.

Sure, I want more ski runs, another gondola and more lifts  —  I’m now think ing that new lifts and runs happen..There have been some unconfirmed reports that UNESCO has now accepted that the environmental work undertaken by the lift operator, Ulen, is acceptable. But I do not know.

Those who come in the summer, and those who join me on one of my free hikes, can see that most of the pistes are presented as glorious green meadows. This news will pave the way for the much anticipated resort expansion…

I hope.

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Bansko Lift


2013 may be he year of an expansion of Bansko’s ski facilities.

Finally, do please comment. Be aware the gondola queues happen at peak times.

Take a peek at the mountain cams including the live streaming Q cam both here and on your mobile device on the all updated Bansko App for iOS (Apple and Android). Looking at these will help you choose the best time to go for the gondola and get up the mountain.



About the author

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

12 Responses to “Lift pass prices 2013”

  1. Cristian says:

    Great site, thanks for all the useful information.
    I have a question: how do you get the student/pupil discounts when you’re not a bulgarian? Do the nice people at the cash-desks recognize the foreing Report cards (or booklets)? They (the note booklets) usually have a picture, name and some sort of stamp. Is that enough?

    • Lance says:

      Hi Cristian, Good question, you need to show student card / proof of study. Usually they seem to accept foreign reports. However it is sometimes inconsistent policy and not everyone seems to be successful. Glad you find the site useful.

  2. Natasha says:

    Hi Lance

    We are moving to Bansko this month & need some advise on how to purchase an annual pass & medical insurance for skiing till april 2013.

    Many thanks

  3. fotis says:

    the grumming of the pistes has been going from bad to worse the last two years….so an increase in the pass price is not acceptable…

  4. Piotr says:

    Hi , is it possible to go to Bunderishka Polyana with shuttle or cab?

    • Lance says:

      Hi Piotr,

      Thank you for commenting here. There are free shuttle buses in busy times. But also in busy times the lift operator has stopped vehicles going up the mountain. In theory yes, but not always in practice.

  5. Tony says:

    Hi ,i am coming to bansko between 17-20 April will it be possible to get a days skiing.

  6. wim lecot -Belgium says:

    Hi Lance

    I presume that the ski-season 13/14 at he earliest takes off the first of december.
    As I want to visit Bansko with my famiy to hike and visit the Pirin region , I wonder if mid-november is a good time for this ?
    Are the shops and restaurants open yet in bansko in that period ?
    How are weather-condtions ?

    Wim Lecot

    • Lance says:

      Hi Wim,

      Thank you for your question. In mid November it is difficult to predict weather. Often some fine clear (and cold) sunny days make for some of the best hiking days of the season. On the other hand there may be snow falls that hinder this — but of course you will be fine lower down. There is always lots to do and places to visit, so I think you should have a good time — but accepting the weather changeability.

      There are many restaurants open. Until 17th November there is the Food festival at the Premier Hotel (Amvrosia). Many mehanas are down Pirin street. The Log House is also open all year. Some sports shops an clothes shops are open too.

      I hope this helps.

  7. YOYOMAN says:

    HY! how is much more convenient buy the ski passes from the school ski witch I’m going to attend?. I’ve seen some of the make discount for rental equipment and ski passes once with the instructor. And what you recomand?..t barr telesky for a beginner.?thx

    • Lance says:

      Hello, I can recommend you book here on Bansko Blog. Great prices, high quality equipment, friendly service, small classes. Perfect for beginners. Don’t take my word for it. Take a look at You Say page. Still unsure then feel free to contact us on the contact page or chat widget.

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