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Bansko Ski Season Opens on 16th December 2017

Nov 06, 2017 No Comments by

The Bansko ski season opens on 16th December 2017. As usual, I will be there to enjoy the feeling of anticipation. Alberto Tomba is the famous ski legend behind the famous Tomba black piste and World Cup course and the Tomba is probably my favourite piste in Bansko. If you’re either a regular or a [...]

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First Signs Of Winter: Snow and heavy rain expected this weekend

Oct 06, 2017 No Comments by

From tomorrow I expect to see a few centimetres of snow on the Pirin and Rila mountains that surround Bansko. Whilst there have been a few light dustings so far this Autumn, I expect we will see some snow on the Predel pass, which is the main route into Bansko that cuts through the gap [...]

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What the FAQ? #3: When Is the Bansko Jazz Festival 2018

Sep 19, 2017 No Comments by

The Bansko Jazz Festival 2018 will, once again, be the annual highlight event of summer in Bansko. The Bansko Jazz Fest witnesses whole town come alive. Few would disagree with me that there seems to be a good positive feeling here during this time. Without exaggeration I feel the event gets better and better every [...]

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Kapana Fest Plovdiv: 29th September to 1st October 2017

Sep 18, 2017 No Comments by

For the 6th year in a row “Kapana Fest“ will take place from 29th September to 1st October in Plovdiv. Regulars will know I spend a lot of time out of the ski season in Plovdiv and the 2.5 hoursdrike from Bansko makes it a fabulous place to visit. Plovdiv is the European Capital Of [...]

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Children’s Language Camp in the Heart of Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria

Sep 15, 2017 No Comments by

With every school holiday parents face a question: “How can children get involved, get off snapchat, how can they play to their heart’s content, how can they learn useful things and at the same time be safe under the care of adults? Disclosure: This is a press release from Lucky Kids and Lucky Bansko Hotel. [...]

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What the FAQ? #2: When Will The Winter Ski Season 2017/18 Start And End?

Sep 15, 2017 No Comments by

When will the 2017/18 ski season start? Like in What The FAQ #1 — my answer always includes “it depends”. In this case it depends if there is early snow and cold temperatures. Then the season start early. Last year it started on the 3rd December. Take a look at my report here. The winter [...]

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FIS World Cup Ski and Snowboard Cross World Cup comes to Bansko 26th, 27th and 28th January 2018

Sep 14, 2017 No Comments

FIS World Cup Men’s and Women’s Giant Slalom and snowboard cross come to Bansko on the 26th, 27th and 28th January 2018. As always, there is a super atmosphere on these occasions. I especially enjoyed watching the snowboard cross last time. It is a testament to the skills Bansko now has in professional piste preparation [...]

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