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Snow Conditions

Dec 19, 2009 No Comments by

Bansko snow conditions: Web cams tell the story…with over 80 cm of snow at Todorka and 60cm at Bunderitsa. But I’ll leave it to the first of our resident snow bloggers, Nikolai Chongarov, a member of the Bulgaria Ski Team, to sum up the conditions. “Hello, dear blog readers. My name is Nikola Chongarov, I [...]

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Snow And More Snow To Come: Bansko Opens In Style

Dec 15, 2009 4 Comments by

The snow forecast is… more snow. What a fabulous start to the ski season. There’ is over 70cm of snow on Todorka. All liftS are open. The snow arrived just in time for the Saturday’s opening ceremony that Mark Girardelli win the ski legends slalom. Whilst we wait for pistes to be fully groomed, the [...]

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Ski Season Opening: Celebrity Party Time

Dec 11, 2009 1 Comment by

The ski season in Bansko started on 8th December when 12,000 people were estimated to be staying in the town to celebrate “The students’ day”. The mayor, Alexander Kravarov, said the students who filled the resort came not only from all over Bulgaria, but from Greece — with at least 200 visitors from there too. [...]

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Learning Bulgarian: Mission (Im)possible?

Dec 08, 2009 6 Comments by

I’m not proud to admit it, but my Bulgarian is about as good as my Arabic — that is to say, close to hopeless. At the same time, I’ve met a few expats who have achieved a level of Bulgarian that impresses even locals. In my recent Food Guide, there were names of the dishes [...]

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Bansko Lift Pass Prices 2010

Dec 03, 2009 10 Comments by

Bansko lift pass prices 09/10 remain the same as last season. Prices range from 40 leva (EUR20.50) per day from 1st April 2010 to 55 leva (EUR 28 approx) per day high season. With mid season (to 23/12/09 and between 11/1/10 and 31/3/10) 50 leva (EUR 25.60) per day. Season lift pass is a wallet [...]

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Food Guide: Are You Ready To Order?

Dec 01, 2009 7 Comments by

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Bulgaria, hold the Indian, Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Thai, Italian and even the Japanese sushi and satisfy your appetite with Bulgarian cuisine. With a little advice in advance, there’ll be no risk of crying into your soup. Here’s my basic guide to Bulgarian food… get ready [...]

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