Lift Pass Prices 2014

Nov 19, 2013 17 Comments by

Bansko gondola lift

Bansko lift pass prices 2014 are here. 

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 valid from 20th December 2013

1 DAY 58 52 52 40
2 DAYS 112 101 101 78
3 DAYS 170 153 153 119
4 DAYS 224 202 202 157
5 DAYS 280 252 252 196
6 DAYS 340 306 306 238
9 DAYS 500 450 450 350
13 DAYS 700 630 630 490
HALF / AFTER 12.30 / 48 43 43 34
KABINA / RETURN / 28 25 25 20
BANSKO TWENTY 800 750 750 700
BANSKO PREMIUM   CARD 1500 1400 1400 1300
  • The prices are in BGN and VAT incl. VAT
  • season: 2013 – 2014: from 30.11.2013 until 04.06.2014, the
  • Student card used upon presentation of a valid student ID and certified
  • Student card used upon presentation of a valid student card and credited
  • Children card use children under 12 years inclusive.
  • Twenty-map Bansko is valid for 20 days by choice within the season 2013-2014 years / not necessarily consecutive days / Bansko premium card is valid for 40 days by choice within the season 2013-2014.
  • Validity of the card and Premium Twenty starts after the first pass through the reader in a ski centre..
  • In case of a not all days utilised during the current season, the rest are not transferred to the next season, and are not compensated financially.
  • Premium Card Bansko & Bansko Twenty, ticket booth / return / Tow lift tickets for “Home Station” is not subject to reduction.
  • Bansko provides premium card holders may use the fast lanes of the gondola.
  • Deposit for chip card: 5 lev.
  • The price of the card is included mountain insurance.
  • The operator of the resort reserves the right to change the date for the beginning and end of the season depending on weather conditions and snow.
For 2013/14 season we 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 lift pass queue.

click Ski Packages

for more on 2014 lift passes, ski hire, ski school and transfers. Read FAQ’s. Still need help then see 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.

Download the Bansko App for more on what’s happening in Bansko this 2013/14 ski season and for all the events, news, blog, ski speed, and much more.


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 (well, we await info on this point) and Sunday to Wednesday 08:30 to 16:30.

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 SkiMania 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 2014 all new skis, snowboards and 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 snowboards and boots at the ski hire shops at the end of your day on the slopes.

New equipment for the 2013/14 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.

The season pass grants access to all lifts’ fast lane and isn’t a subject to other price reductions Mountain insurance included (It is essential and not just  recommended, that you buy your own ski insurance before travel). Off piste insurance not included in prepay lift passes. Medical care is limited to the gondola medical centre.

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. 2014 we have even more bars and restaurants — more on this soon. The season pass is not good value for money.

There’s great wine in the supermarkets, including the new Carrefour in Bansko Mall. British beer and cider is available in over ten Bansko venues.

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Bansko Lift


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

Watch the mountain cams including the live streaming Q cam both here and on your mobile device.

The Bansko App for iOS (Apple and Android) has weather forecast, videos, blogs, bars & restaurants.

This season “My Stats” ski speed and “Friends” and easy way to fine your family and friends around the resort

Download today, it’s free.

Looking at these will help you choose the best time to go for the gondola and get up the mountain.



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17 Responses to “Lift Pass Prices 2014”

  1. Maryna says:


    there are no SEASONAL CARDS at Gondolla ticket window. Only 20 and 40 days.
    Where can I buy those?


    • Lance says:

      Hi Maryna,

      This year you can only buy 40 or 20 day season cards — These days do not have to be consecutive. Buy them at the gondola cash desk. Thank you for reading Bansko Blog and commenting

  2. Caroline Cross says:

    Hi Lance
    I’m coming out with my family this Sunday (22nd) for one week. We are staying at the Kempinski and have heard they have a VIP pass. It’s all getting a little confusing **!!**. They STILL haven’t got back to me with the price of this pass but I understand that it is MORE expensive than the normal lift pass BUT it does allow us to ‘queue jump’ the gondola. Please can you tell me if it’s worth getting this VIP pass at this time of year? We will only be out there over the Christmas period and not the New Year break.

    • Lance says:

      Hi Caroline, I have just come back down from the mountain. It is millionaires skiing — very quiet. Fantastic. People are confusing no snow on trees with no snow on pistes. So it’s wonderfully sunny. There will be more pepole arriving tomorrow, but I’m not sure if it’s worth paying the premium as there was no queue at all today — a Sunday!

    • Lance says:

      Hi Caroline, I think Christmas will be not so busy, so probably not worth paying the extra. But it’s a personal choice. Maybe wait and see is the best strategy.

  3. Kent says:

    Why is it not possible to by a season card?We have been in Bansko many seasons now,and 40 days is not an option,as we use it almost everyday in the 90 day period we are here…Is it really not possible to buy a season card?If so,we have to find another destination,damn!Do you think it will change??Thanks,K

    • Lance says:

      Hi Kent, No they just have this card… I’m not happy too as I pay for my season pass just like everyone else. Will decision change? I do not know. Unlikely, but possible.

  4. elaine parkinson says:

    hi lance how much is a 40 day season card

  5. Jana says:

    Today I went to buy a ticket at the gondola cash and I must say that I have never had such an unpleasant experience. The lady who is selling the passes was so rude, even started yelling at me for asking for the prices …. It is not enough to have the equipment to run a ski center ! It needs proper personnel selection and management… I am so disappointed.

  6. GABRIEL says:


  7. Kent says:

    Hello,do you know if it will be season pass this year(2014/2015) again?Thanks!Kent

  8. Kent says:

    Please let me know season pass prices for 14/15?

    Reg Kent

  9. Marina says:

    How much is 1 day ski pass for the opening day (13th of december)?

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