Archive for Skiing & Snowboarding

What Is the Price of a Lift Pass?

Nov 14, 2019 No Comments by

What is the price of a Bansko Lift Pass? That is the question we are asked the most at Bansko Blog in this pre season period. The answer is not known for the 2019/20 ski season as this goes to press, but the answer will be on the follow link as soon as the process [...]

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New Salomon S/Race MT Advanced Skis Arrive For Rental

Nov 12, 2019 No Comments by

Getting ski hire right is part of proper due diligence when planning your ski holiday. Bansko Blog was started in 2008 because I realised it was easy  for people new to Bansko to end up with useless skis. That is what happened to us. 7 year old skis, not properly waxed, noe edges — truly [...]

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Bansko Ski Season Starts 14th December 2019: A Look Ahead

Nov 06, 2019 No Comments by

With the Bansko ski season officially starting on the 14th December 2019, you’ll see that we have a big refresh of the ski hire shop. Much more space, new easy sliding doors and direct access to toilets. Moving walls and the reception area has already meant that there’s a more comfortable ski fitting space for [...]

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Avoiding Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, Turkish, Israeli and UK School Holidays: Winter 2020

Oct 09, 2019 No Comments by

We don’t need no education. If you send your little darling(s) off to school every day, then you’ll know that the state disapproves when you can, and can’t, take your family skiing holiday. Knowing this, it’s enough to make you consider home schooling and spend the whole season in Bansko. For the rest of my dear readers, [...]

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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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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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The Health Benefits of Skiing ⛷ and Snowboarding

Aug 05, 2019 No Comments

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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