Bansko Film Fest 21st to 25th November 2018

Oct 23, 2018 No Comments by

The Bansko Mountain Film Fest 2017 comes to town for the 21st to the 25th November 2017. The Pirin mountain range dominates the sky above Bansko. The Rila and Rhodopi in the distance are the icing on the mountain cake. Mountains are the key to the unique and good feeling Bansko gives me and hundreds [...]

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One on One: Gabriella Balleva

Oct 22, 2018 No Comments by

Please join me in welcoming Gabriella Balleva to the Bansko Blog team. Gabriella is well equipped to support your questions. Gabriella is Bulgarian but also has excellent written and spoken English language skills. Read on to get to know more about Gabriella in my new series of “One on One”.   One On One With [...]

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What The FAQ #13: When Will Bansko Winter Season 2018/19 Start?

Oct 22, 2018 No Comments by

When will the 2018/19 ski season start? It depends if there is early snow and cold temperatures. Then the ski season will start early. Last year it started on the 16th December. In 2016 it started 3rd December — take a look at my 2016 report here. The winter season here in Bansko will officially open, I [...]

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Bansko Best Value Ski Resort In Europe Award: Beyond The Hype

Oct 20, 2018 No Comments by

Every year there are countless articles when Bansko is acclaimed in the media as being the best value resort in Europe. This year it was the UK’s Post Office survey that made this claim. It’s also the time when I could easily write a puff piece about skiing in Bansko and how cheap it is [...]

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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Donated One Tonne of Food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa

Oct 17, 2018 No Comments by

The Kempinski hotel continues its “One Team – one Goal – One Tonne of Food” initiative for a sixth year in a row. The traditionally noble mission of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko took place on 10 October. For a sixth consecutive year, the hotel donated more than one tonne of fresh fruits to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa. [...]

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Lift Pass Prices 2019

Oct 01, 2018 No Comments by

Bansko lift pass prices 2018/19 will be here when announced. Below are the 2017/18 ski pass prices. Discounted ski, snowboard hire, group lessons, private lessons and transfers will be launching late October for this coming 2018/19 ski season. Airport transfers Now booking in Bansko Blog app at 20% discount. Offer ends soon. Download the app (it’s free) http://bit.ly/BanskoAppiOS - [...]

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Bansko Currency Exchange: Which Debit Cards To Use in Bulgaria

Sep 26, 2018 No Comments

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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