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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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

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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