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SNOW!! Pre Season Snow Report from 180 Bar & Restaurant

Nov 22, 2018 No Comments by

Pre ski season snow and weather vlog from 180 Bar & Restaurant. This is my first video of the pre season. If you like it then subscribe and hit the notification bell for regular updates. Weather remaining a little too warm. But mid next week temperature drop and more snow will fall. Thank you to [...]

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Ski and Snowboard Hire and Lesson Prices

Nov 01, 2018 No Comments by

Ski and Snowboard Hire and Lesson Prices are here. Booking on Bansko App and Bansko Blog is now open with our special anniversary offer. Be sure to subscribe to receive your discount code and book in the new booking form. Click here. Two Skimania shops just 50 metres from gondola lift Beginners (never-evers), intermediates and [...]

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Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, Turkish, Israeli, Russian and UK School Holidays 2019

Oct 27, 2018 No Comments by

Planning a ski trip? Want to know when are the school holidays? Here are the Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, Turkish, Israeli, Russian and UK school holidays listed in date order. Please comment on https://facebook.com/banskoblog to correct and add to this article. It will be updated and corrected accordingly. Thank You. Use the info below to help [...]

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How to get from Sofia to Bansko: 2019 Update

Oct 26, 2018 No Comments by

Getting from Sofia to Bansko including bus, train, private transfer, car rental, taxi and shared transfers are in this comprehensive and up-to date guide. Not only do I list the timetables, and all relevant links, but I offer my views on how to choose the best way for you to travel that most suits your needs. [...]

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Lift Pass Prices 2019

Oct 01, 2018 No Comments by

Bansko lift pass prices 2018/19 are up around 12% from last year. 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 deal of 35 leva per day is also welcomed. Click here for our [...]

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Bansko Currency Exchange: Which Debit Cards To Use in Bulgaria

Sep 26, 2018 No Comments by

The currency in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Leva (wikipedia link). The Bulgarian Leva is pegged to the Euro at a rate of 1.95583 leva = 1 euro. Most places you will visit in Bansko will accept leva, but not euros. Many, but not all restaurants, will accept debit/credit cards. Indeed, the rate of acceptance is so high [...]

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Top 25 Ski Blog Award: 10 Years Of Bansko Blog

Sep 25, 2018 No Comments

Bansko Blog has just turned ten years old and, to my surprise, a totally unsolicited email came in from ski-lifts.com awarding Bansko Blog as a top 25 ski blog. Number 4 in their list. That was a nice surprise and after many blogs, vblogs and podcasts I’m delighted that BanskoBlog.com gets recognition again. Also I’ve [...]

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