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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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Christian Ruge Appointed As The New Kempinski Bansko General Manager

Aug 21, 2019 No Comments by

Whilst tucking into a tasty lunch of pasta with porcini mushrooms with the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko new General Manager, Christian Ruge it occurred to me how time passes for your Bansko blogger. With us is Natalia Kashirskya, the outgoing General Manager and she makes the fifth Kempinski General Manager that I had the pleasure to get [...]

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The Health Benefits of Skiing ⛷ and Snowboarding

Aug 05, 2019 No Comments by

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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Road to Nowhere MTB Rally 2019: Registration

Jul 10, 2019 No Comments by

Road to Nowhere MTB Rally 2019 is here on the 27th and 28th July. Registration and program details below. It’s always a wonderful event and this year is set to be even better. Summer in Bansko is in full swing. Check out my recent report: Program 26 July 2019 10:00 – 17:00 – Open Training. [...]

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Culinary Journey to Malta with Chef Trevor Portelli in Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Jun 26, 2019 No Comments by

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko continues to surprise gourmet lovers with new themed evenings in the summer. On the 20th July, the hotel organises a Maltese evening, where chef Trevor Portelli will reveal the secret of his native cuisine. With his menu, he brings us back to his memories of childhood, filled with the taste [...]

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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been awarded as “Bulgaria’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019” by World Travel Awards

Jun 12, 2019 No Comments by

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been recognised as “Bulgaria’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019” by World Travel Awards. The red carpet gala ceremony took place on Saturday, 8th June on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The online votes were cast by professionals working within the tourism industry and by the public on the organisation’s official [...]

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Summer 2019 Gondola Lift Times and Prices

Jun 10, 2019 No Comments

The Bansko Summer 2019 gondola lift times and prices are here.  Bansko in the summer. It’s relaxed, warm (well it is now) and now ready for you. There is lots for all the family to do both in and around Bansko. Check out our excursions and activities in previous blog posts.   Gondola lift operating times [...]

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