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The FIS Ski World Cup Alpine Woman: 25th to 26th January 2020

Sep 18, 2019 No Comments by

The FIS Ski World Cup Alpine Woman is 25th to 26th January 2020 in Bansko. These events are always good fun to watch with the Downhill on the 25th January and the Giant Slalom on the 26th January 2020. However there is one thing that always causes me to dampen my enthusiasm — closed runs. [...]

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FAQ #15 When Is The Best Time To Come To Bansko?

Sep 14, 2019 No Comments by

When IsThe Best Time To Come To Bansko in the ski season? That’s the most frequently asked Bansko related question I receive in every count down to the ski season. And every season my answer is found on on this week’s video:   The secret is to decide what’s important for you. If your main aim [...]

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Ski Lift Pass Prices 2020

Sep 09, 2019 No Comments by

Bansko lift pass prices 2019/20 are here. Bansko is still great value, especially since the prices have not increased for several years and that now 70% of the slopes are covered by snow cannon. The early opening ski lift pass deal could be 35 leva per day like last season. Click here for our discounted ski, [...]

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Thrifty Skiing: 5 Top Ways To Ski Under your Budget

Aug 28, 2019 No Comments by

There was a time when a ski holiday to the Alps was almost exclusively, the preserve of the reasonably well off. A typical ski trip was characterised by a full seven nights in a hotel, as part of a package. Whilst a small number of skiers would drive or take the train through France, to [...]

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Christian Ruge Appointed As The New Kempinski Bansko General Manager

Aug 21, 2019 No Comments by

Whilst tucking into a tasty lunch of pasta with porcini mushrooms with the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko new General Manager, Christian Ruge it occurred to me how time passes for your Bansko blogger. With us is Natalia Kashirskya, the outgoing General Manager and she makes the fifth Kempinski General Manager that I had the pleasure to get [...]

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The Health Benefits of Skiing ⛷ and Snowboarding

Aug 05, 2019 No Comments by

I have long maintained that skiing is good for you, for so many reasons. So when an infographic turned up I was happy to post it and post a link to the company who sent it to me (skiline). One thing that is especially good about Bansko and skiing is that you can afford to have [...]

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Road to Nowhere MTB Rally 2019: Registration

Jul 10, 2019 No Comments

Road to Nowhere MTB Rally 2019 is here on the 27th and 28th July. Registration and program details below. It’s always a wonderful event and this year is set to be even better. Summer in Bansko is in full swing. Check out my recent report: Program 26 July 2019 10:00 – 17:00 – Open Training. [...]

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