Snow falling and lift pass price news

Dec 11, 2012 17 Comments by

Picture taken 12:30 11.12.12

Snow is falling nicely today in Bansko town. Looking like 60cm+ snow cover higher up. A good opening ceremony is now assured for this weekend, 15th December.

Pirin Street, near gondola lift. Picture taken 11.12.12, 12:30


Lift pass prices 2012/13 (in BGN lv)


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 prices are in BGN and VAT incl. VAT . all prices from
*  Duration of the season 2012 – 2013 – from 01.12.2012 until 14.04.2013  
*  Student card is used for presentation of a valid student cards and certified
*  Student card used upon presentation of a valid student card and certified
* Children Card benefit children up to 12 years / including /.
*  Seasonal cards not subject to reduction.
* Seasonal cards provide the use of fast lanes for the gondola.
* The price of the card is included mountain insurance.
* Deposit for card: 5 Levs.
* The operator of the resort reserves the right to change the date for the beginning and end of the season depending on weather and snow.
So that’s it. Finally we know.
A big 50% increase in season pass and increase for all other prices.
Click on widget on this page or click here for prices for pre booking.
Here’s another picture of the snow today outside the Lions Pub, across the road from the Strazhite Hotel.

Picture taken 11.12.12. 12:30 view of the Lions Pub

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17 Responses to “Snow falling and lift pass price news”

  1. Andy says:

    Snowing harder in the last 2 hours, weekend is going to be amazing. Been living here 5 years and never known so much snow for the start of the season.

  2. Caotonic says:

    Great photos !!! I love Bansko. Are they going to open all the lifts and pistes this weekend ???

    • Lance says:


      Thank you! Yes, I think many, but not all, the lifts will be open this weekend. A superb start to the season — lots of excitement here.

  3. Tal says:

    keep some of that snow for me. coming February 4th

  4. Ian says:

    Ian, Vicki, Nathan and George

    we are coming to Bansko for Xmas our first day skiing will be xmas day cant wait loads of snow. we have just booked xmas night at the Victoria

  5. Willie Broderick says:

    Great photos

    • Lance says:

      Hi Ian and Willie, Thank you, and hope to see you here.

      If anyone has a nice Bansko photo they would like lots of people (around 40,000 per month) to view; then just email it to me. I’ll also publish a Christmas / Birthday /Anniversary message if you wish in an article as a thank you.

  6. Ralf says:

    Hey Lance, a very good webpage, I hope we’ll see you there!
    Greetings from Thessaloniki
    Ralf 😉

  7. Michael Fisher says:

    The wife and I are coming to Bansko for our very Ski/Snowboard holiday on the 28th December. We cant wait and will be following your blog and keeping tabs on the conditions. Keep that snow coming.

  8. fotis says:

    great fotos and atmosphere…but…our bulgarian friends are confused thinking that this budget resort is equal to austrian alps…and their prices are rising and rising especially the hotel ones…so…looking at the live cameras the crowd at the opening weekend is less than half compared to last year when the snow was much less …so think about reducing your prices or you will see less and less visitors especially from neigbouring greece that represends the 1/3 of your visitors…
    happy ski season…!!!!

  9. Phil says:

    Can’t wait to go! Great blog, Lance!
    I’m having trouble with the webcam, anyone else unable to see it?
    Happy Skiing!

    • Lance says:

      Hi Phil, The cam is down right now, We are making every effort to fix it. Thank you glad you like the blog.Check out the app too 🙂 v 1.2.3 iphone now out and Android 1.0.8… with more updates coming.

  10. william steele says:

    Do you know why the the Plato is closed ?

  11. Krenare says:

    Do you receive Dinners Club Card for purchasing ski passes?

    • Lance says:

      Dear Krenare,

      Thank you for your question. All prepayment bookings on accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Diners Club cards with the MasterCard logo, all processed securely with PayPal. (the world’s largest)

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