From Gondola Lift to Skimania: Our Ski hire and Lesson Partners since 2008

Jan 20, 2020 No Comments by

Photo bombed selfie: Mira and me (lance)

I’m back with a blog, a vlog and pictures. The refurbished Skimania shop, the return of Mira on reception and loads of smart new vehicles in the 60+ vehicle transfer fleet. Watch my stroll from the gondola lift to the shop which includes an unexpected chat with some blog followers.

I’ve never been happier with the team. Friendly and with some of the best instructors you’ll find anywhere. We support you on the hill too — if you have a problem then we always have tools to fix a snowboard binding or whatever you need.

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Mira on reception (modelling banskoblog T shirt)

The refurbished shop has plenty of room and is just 50 metres from the gondola lift. Open early from 07:50 and closes late at 18:30. You can come and get fitted when you arrive from 2.30pm so you ar eerily for your first day on the slopes. By prebooking here on banskoblog / app, you not only save money but you save time as well. Most people are in and fitted with all their equipment and out within 6 or 7 minutes.

Skimania in the morning

We believe that, shameless plug coming up, that we offerworld class ski extra set up. Since 2008 we’ve been providing efficient, professional ski and snowboard services. But we also all the insider info you need — several times a week on our YouTube channel: banskoblog on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram and @bansko on twitter.


And then there is the planning of your ski trip for your group. We take the hassle out and ensure you receive a friendly service, safe transfers in nearly new vehicles and high quality big name ski and snowboard hire and lessons. All the standard skis and snowboards are great but if you are comfortable on black runs then you should hire our Advanced range. We offer lots of help if you’re planning a large group, maybe a corporate trip. Our service includes accommodation, entertainment, skidoo safari, cultural tours and restaurant evenings.

Mira and George in Skimania

And the shop has it’s own personal toilets — they’re cleaned every day. There’s free storage of your hire equipment and your own boots. Free boot drying too. We believe in no extras. I find them annoying — so we don’t do them.

Mira and Blagoi

Join us to get the maximum out of your Bansko holiday in 2020 and beyond.

Oh, and please don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for updates on snow and all things bansko. Unsubscribe any time, no spam.



The snowfall has been the worst for many years. The snow cannon have worked well but some areas on the pistes are thin. But things will change on 26th January Sunday night and Monday 27th and then the following week will build up for a big dump of snow on the 2nd February.

Thank you for reading, watching and following,  Lance Nelson (January 2020)


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