Archive for Skiing & Snowboarding

20 tips to ensure a perfect family ski holiday

Sep 27, 2013 No Comments by

A reader sends me in an email asking, “Should I bring my family for our first ever ski holiday?”. This got me thinking. This question has been asked before and written about here several years ago. This time, however I could detect that there was a real option to not bring the children — as […]

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How to ski in Bansko the same day as you land in Sofia

Sep 04, 2013 2 Comments by

The red eye Easy Jet flights from Manchester and London Gatwick have one thing going for them… you can get an afternoon ski or snowboard in. Read on for how I tested this challenge on two occasions (albeit this summer) and how to stack the odds in your favour to make it happen. It all […]

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Skimania ski and snowboard lesson start time info

Mar 09, 2013 No Comments by

It’s March and it is still busy here in Bansko! So today I’m passing on some important info for all people having morning lessons with skimania from Sunday 10th March to Friday 15th March. Lessons these will start at 09:00 rather than 10:00. Lessons are  for two hours as usual. The gondola lift opens up […]

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Snow conditions GoPro snowboarding and skiing fun

Feb 16, 2013 No Comments by

Thank you for to Phil for the snow report. A superb sparkling day both, on and off, the pistes. If you’re coming out over the next few days, you will be enjoying great conditions. Thank you to the Master Iopev and his friends for taking the GoPro on my new stick mounting. Its first foray […]

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New skis and fresh snow forecast

Jan 15, 2013 1 Comment by

Last week’s snow improved Bansko’s slopes. Sunday morning dawned fine, and I was blessed by being first down the corduroy tracks on the plato. In a word. Magical. The piste bashers have worked super hard this season. Whilst some pistes get cut up by 13:00, the smart folks head for Chalin Valog area for empty […]

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Speciality ski and snowboard hire from skimania

Jan 07, 2013 1 Comment by

Ski and snowboard hire. Most need it, but many think it’s all the same here in Bansko. It’s not. From shop opening times, quality and servicing of equipment, age of equipment, free storage, proximity to gondola lift to friendly service and small class sizes. These things are not the same. That’s why, long ago, I […]

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Bansko town map, by hand

Dec 05, 2012 2 Comments

UPDATE: We’re working on this season’s map. Pick up a free copy in Euphoria, and all good bars in Bansko. And what timing! To celebrate the glistening Bansko snow this week, the Bansko map is ready. UPDATE: 2015 map under construction On one side is the town map and the other the piste map. Please […]

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