Skiing and snowboarding in Bulgaria offer great value for money with cheap après-ski and excellent skiing. It is a wonderful opportunity for beginners to learn to ski or board with friendly and patient English speaking instructors, and also offers challenging runs for the more experienced.
The town of Bansko is situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountain in southwest Bulgaria, 160 km from Sofia and located 925 m above the sea level with the ski area at an altitude of 2000 – 2600 m.
Bansko offers a unique combination of a modern winter sports resort, excellent ski and snowboard conditions and infrastructure with a lively working town. Situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, Bansko is built in a UNESCO World Heritage site, with quaint cobbled streets and traditional buildings combined with probably the liveliest après-ski of all the Bulgarian resorts. Along with an ice skating rink, a bowling arena and plenty of shops offering unique souvenirs, most of the hotels also have swimming pools and spas.
Bansko will be hosting the FIS Snowboard World Cup in February 2017.