It’s snowing. Bansko ski season opening ceremony

Nov 24, 2013 8 Comments by
Banderishka Poliana winter

Getting colder

It’s snowing. This evening; with the snow falling on Todorka, it’s a pleasure. It always feels like a long wait for the first proper snow to arrive here. But the Bansko ski season and the opening ceremony on Saturday 14th December is just around the corner.



The gondola lift will be open from 30th November. There is no information as to whether  other ski lifts will be working. If there is more snow, there will be some nice early season skiing.


Adults:       28 lv

Students:   25 lv

Children:  20 lv


The opening ceremony; 14th December

Alberto Tomba, who is the three time Olympic Champion and two time world champion will kick off the ski season on the official opening on the 14th December.  He will lead skiers down the piste that bears his name.

Alberto Tomba is just five days short of his 47th birthday on December 19th.

In addition to Alberto Tomba will be the only five-time winner of the Big Crystal Globe – Marc Girardelli, accompanied by Bulgaria’s number on skier, of all time Peter Popangelov.’s announcement goes on to say that “Frenchman Luc Alphand glorious, who opened the season at the foot of Pirin three years ago, has confirmed his participation and also becomes part of the family “Bansko”. He is a real phenomenon in sport, not just being the winner of world cup of 1997 in alpine skiing, but also the winner of the most prestigious var rally in the world the Dakar in 2006.”


Dig for a car

Students night Bansko

Students night 8th December. PAAARTY

As in previous years, I will be, yet again I’m sure trying to find the keys to a new car in the snow in the race “Treasure Seekers”. There will also be a ski race, I’ll see if I can get a pro to get a genuinely impressive top speed on the Bansko App’s “My Stats” function.

The party atmosphere will be provided by DJ Rae.


Snow forecast

We are now seeing temperatures fall. The rain in town will turn to snow Monday and we should see on and off snow for three days. Watch out for a video snow report later in the week. There will be a full round up of the new bars, restaurants and places coming here, and in the App, coming here very soon. You’ll be notified by email if you subscribe by email.

Not booked your transfer yet. Help keep the info coming and the app getting better. Book here or if you just need transfers book on the Bansko Blog app (for Android and iOS Apple mobile devices).


Students weekend parties

If you’re coming to Bansko to party, check out the Bansko App for offers and events and @bansko.




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8 Responses to “It’s snowing. Bansko ski season opening ceremony”

  1. Amanda Pilgrim says:

    Great news about the snow – see you at Christmas!

  2. Phil D says:

    Ive been watching the webcams all year round and its great to see the snow return – I look forward to eventually being able to spend the whole season in Bansko !

    Cant wait for the first visit of the season in January!
    Beer n Snow – Bring it on…..

    • Lance says:

      Hi Phil, Yes from green to white. I too wonder at the transformation of the landscape. Hope to welcome you as a full season resident soon. Beer n snow, I like it! Snow n wine too.

  3. Darren says:

    I’m there Jan the 4th, hows the weather usually in Jan, i’ve been to Bulgaria some 15 years ago boarding in borovets.

    • Lance says:

      Hi Darren,

      January is usually pretty good. Memory is a funny thing but it seems we often get snowfall around the 5th 6th January. Every year is different of course — just like anywhere else. There’s plenty of snow cannon to help boost cover. Bulgaria will feel different, but also the same as 15 years ago. Bansko very different of course.

  4. Akakios says:

    Hello Lance. Do we have any news about the price for lifts season 2013-2014. I heared that maybe the resort reduce the lift price. As i saw on the website. The price is 28 lv for adults. This is just because we are on a pre season time? Can’t wait to come on 26th of December 😀

    • Lance says:

      Hi Akakios, Yes, that’s ringt, the preseason start prices are always lower. However the main ski season lift passes prices are the same as last year. Can’t wait for the snow to fall… see video. Thank you for commenting here.

  5. Andrea ogleby says:

    Hi. I hope the snow comes very soon in time for Christmas x

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