Archive for Skiing & Snowboarding

Ski and snowboard hire equipment shop update

Dec 02, 2013 2 Comments by

Regulars to Bansko will notice a change to the upper part of Pirin street this year. My hire partner’s ski and snowboard hire shop, skimania, has consolidated from three shops to one large one. The large new premises for ski hire is in the same location as the custom hire shop last season, that is […]

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Bansko Gondola lift opening Saturday 30th November

Nov 28, 2013 2 Comments by

The Bansko gondola lift is opening Saturday 30th November. Recent snow falls and the coming student weekends mean that the gondola lift will be open to take us up to Banderishka Poliana. This does not necessarily mean that other lifts will be open. We’ll have to wait and see for that. There will be more […]

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Ski and snowboard hire, lift passes and lessons 2014

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments by

Bansko ski and snowboard hire, ski school, lift passes and transfers for 2013/14 are early booking now at 15% discount. free..Save 15% off resort prices. Click on widget above to check prices and to make your booking. *  Fit and collect equipment and lift passes the afternoon before rental start, if you wish. *  Lift passes […]

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How new technology is transforming the Bansko App; part 2

Oct 26, 2013 No Comments by

The Bansko App, v 1.3.0, is now released and I would love it if you downloaded it to take a look. Apps offer a personal experience and, out of the many apps I have worked on, this is the one that is made for me. It now has more of what I want in a […]

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Nine ways to improve ski and snowboard fitness

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments by

Wherever you’re heading to on your skiing or snowboarding break this winter, you need to make sure you’re prepared. If you’re new to either discipline then you may not be aware of how very important it is to be fit when you first hit the slopes, otherwise your dream skiing holiday could end up with […]

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How new technology is transforming the Bansko App; part 1

Oct 01, 2013 No Comments by

These are exciting times for mobile hardware and software. So for something different, I’m unleashing my inner geek and looking at what’s new in the tech world and its influence on the new version of the Bansko mobile app. First off, Apple’s iOS 7 upgrade is more than a fresh lick of paint. It’s a new […]

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20 tips to ensure a perfect family ski holiday

Sep 27, 2013 No Comments

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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