The gateway to the Pirin mountain region, Bansko is now considered to be the best ski resort in Eastern Europe. It has the best snow record and the longest ski season of all Balkan ski resorts. A superb, modern lift system gives access to a wonderful variety of terrain.
The medieval town is on the UNESCO List of World Natural Heritage Sites and is crammed with around 120 cultural and historical monuments. Just four kilometres from Bansko the remains from ancient fortresses can be found in the Staroto Gradishte site and also in the Yulen locality, along the Demyanitsa river.
Beginners are well cared for by the English speaking ski school. 'Learn to ski' packages are very good value for money. The slopes of Todorin Vruh feature long gentle runs. This is an ideal starting place to learn and practice your newly acquired skills.
|Bansko ski season||December – April|
|Piste area||65 km|
|Resort height||936 m|
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