Bansko

Ski & snowboard, equipment hire, lift passes, hotels, transfers
Bansko is the best and the most modern ski centre of all Bulgarian resorts and Eastern Europe in general. Located at the foots of Pirin Mountains National Park nowadays Bansko prides itself with: more than 70km of marked ski runs and cross country tracks (longest run is 3,5km) designed to suite skiers and snowboarders of every level: from beginners and intermediates to advanced and off-piste; altitude of the ski runs between 1100 and 2560m with main exposure being North; 6 chair lifts, 1 gondola (8-seat), 7 drags and 10 baby drags; the best snow record and the longest ski season of all Bulgarian resorts; great variety of accommodations – from guesthouses and cozy family pensions to 5-star hotels; more than 100 taverns (called “Mehana”) with live folklore music and exceptionally colorful nightlife.

►The excellent ski runs comply with the standards of FIS and are located in two main ski-centers – Chalin Valog (The peak’s hollow) (1100-1600 m. a.s.l.) and Shiligarnika (1700-2500 m. a.s.l.). They are situated at approximately 10 km distance away of the town and are easily accessible by the Gondola starting from Bansko. On your way back at the end of the day it is up to you to decide whether to return by the Gondola or ski down the ski road, which marks Bansko as one of the few resorts in the world to offer this option.
►The total length of the pistes is about 70 km (some of them with safety net installations). Several tens of snow cannons maintain the snow coverage in perfect conditions when necessary, making the ski season last longer. Variety of many different inclines and types of snow offer the best opportunities for ski enthusiasts of all levels, from the absolute beginner to the extreme high performer. Some good off-piste riding is available but local knowledge is essential to avoid the hidden dangers. In addition to on-piste skiing, skiers and snowboarders are welcome to the fun park in the “Platoto” area which offers fans of the extreme winter sports the option to ski over present artificial bumps and jumps as well as to build those on their own.
►The ski runs are serviced by a number of chair lifts and drag lifts, all of which are cutting edge Doppelmayer ski lifts, including the 8-man Gondola and the four-chair lift with bubble shields to protect you from harsh weather conditions. Expect no queues for this and the coming seasons for the easy hands-free access to all lifts is secured by SkiData chip-card ski passes that you never need to take out of your pocket, which is still a rare occurrence in many other resorts. There are several monitors broadcasting live the conditions of the upper parts of the lifts, preparing people of the weather expecting them a bit higher in the mountains.
►Last but not least, Bansko offers its guests a unique 16-kilometre uninterrupted skiing, starting from Todorka Peak at the highest point of the ski center, all the way to base station of the Gondola lift at the outskirts of town. The last 7 km of the slope are lighted, and the entire facility is equipped with artificial snow machines to ensure a great skiing experience even in warmer conditions.
MAP of the Bansko ski tracks

SKI KINDERGARTEN
Children of 4 and up are invited to join the Junior Ski Club that will reveal them the first steps in skiing, combined with lots of fun and entertainment. Along with memorable experience kids also get a small gift to take home and the oportunity for further discounts.

OFF SLOPE CHILD CARE
Purposely located on your way to and from the first station of the Gondola, the Non-Skiing Kindergarten takes care of children aged 3-7 (English-speaking only). Supervised activities, fun, games and special entertainment take place Sundays through Fridays from 9.00 to 17.00. Please, note that reservations are made only through your holiday representative on the spot.

BEGINNERS
The abundance of blue runs and the availability of baby drags make Bansko a great place for first-time skiers and snowboarders. The ski-schools have some of Bulgaria’s best instructors and the ski depots offer the latest in ski and snowboard equipment.

INTERMEDIATE
Variety of blue and red runs, suitable to intermediate skiers, make the resort a very good choice both for those committed to becoming experts, as well as for those who take up winter sports merely as a recreational activity.

ADVANCED & OFF-PISTE
While some red runs and the “Alberto Tomba” black run should keep most experts busy, Bansko is probably more popular for its great offerings of extreme and off-piste skiing. The resort is a regular host to extreme competitions, but even on quieter days there is the alternative to compete on pre-defined slalom traces on the marked slopes. The ski and snowboard fun-park area and the half-pipe facility are popular playgrounds for experts to boast their latest tricks. If you wish to take it off-piste, please make sure that your insurance policy covers off-piste skiing and that you take a guide with you.

BIATHLON & CROSS COUNTRY
Bansko, with its biathlon and cross-country trails, is also the choice of Irina Nikulchina and Nina Kadeva, two Bulgarian women that are among the world’s top ten biathlon racers.

Lift Passes/Ski & Snowboard Packs/Equipment Hire

(***pre-season rates valid for bookings received by November 1st, 2013***)
 

Rates for 2013/14

Adult

Children (>7, <12 years)

Ski & Snowboarding packs

3-day

6-day

9-day

13-day

3-day

6-day

9-day

13-day

ALL-IN PACKAGES (lift pass + equipment hire + group tuition)
Full ski pack (lift pass, skis, poles & boots, 4 hrs daily tuition) 134 239 339 429 95 157 208 270
Full snowboard pack (lift pass, snowboard + soft boots, 3 days/ 2hrs tuition) 181 267 344 455 - - - -
LIFT PASS + EQUIPMENT HIRE

Lift pass + skis & poles

108

175

254

325

64

109

159

205

Lift pass + skis, poles & boots

126

199

279

369

78

122

184

234

Lift pass + snowboard 125 198 284 365 - - - -

Lift pass + snowboard & soft boots

145

244

338

435

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-

-

-

TUITION ONLY

Ski school group tuition, 2hrs daily

46

65

77

108

-

-

-

-

Ski school group tuition, 4hrs daily

57

101

139

185

39

68

96

130

Snowboard school
(3 days/2hrs daily)

69

-

-

-

-

-

-

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book ski packages in bansko
Notes:                                                                                                    
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All prices are in Euro per person
- Clients aged 12 and over are considered adults!
- Clients of 7 or more but less than 12 years old are considered children!

- All packages, including lift pass, include also mountain insurance!
- Snowboard services are provided only to clients aged 12 and over
- Ski school is provided to children aged 7 and over (we have equipment for hire of clients aged 5 and over)
- Snowboard school starts to expire from the first day of ski pass validity if booked in a package
- 13 days packs are inclusive of 12 days ski and snowboard tuition
- Prior to arrival we recommend you make winter sports insurance (e.g. via World Escapade)

 


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Have a great holiday!
Traventuria ltd.
http://www.skibansko.bg
Bansko – ski and snowboard equipment hire, ski and snowboard schools, lift passes, hotels, transfers

Transfers

TRAVENTURIA provides cost effective transfers to/from the airports of Sofia, Plovdiv, Thessaloniki and Skopje to the ski resort of Bansko and nearby establishments in Razlog, Dobrinishte etc. TRAVENTURIA has a new and well maintained fleet. Depending on the number of passengers, their luggage and destination, we execute the transfers with cars, 4WD and SUVs, MPV-s, minivans and minibuses. All vehicles are with a manufacture date no earlier than the year 2006, designed for reliable driving, ensuring high level of safety and comfort. 24/7 flexible transportation services are our specialty. All our drivers are English-speaking, friendly, punctual and experienced. With partners in all major towns along the way, we are able to react swiftly and adequately at all force majeure situations. We offer ski racks and baby/child seats free of charge. For groups of above 15 pax or transfers to other destinations we can organize  upon request.


TO BANSKO OR RAZLOG

from SOFIA AIRPORT (appr. 2,30-3hrs drive)

vehicle type

nr. of persons

one way price

return trip price

car

1-3

70

140

van

4-7

95

190

van

8-15

160

320

 

from PLOVDIV AIRPORT (appr. 3,3-4hrs drive)

vehicle type

nr. of persons

one way price

return trip price

car

1-3

95

190

van

4-7

129

258

van

8-15

175

350

 

from THESSALONIKI AIRPORT (appr. 4hrs drive)

vehicle type

nr. of persons

one way price

return trip price

car

1-3

160

320

van

4-7

230

460

van

8-15

330

660

 

from SKOPJE AIRPORT (appr. 3,3-4hrs drive)

vehicle type

nr. of persons

one way price

return trip price

car

1-3

160

320

van

4-7

230

460

van

8-15

330

660

 

3-day packs

6-day packs

9-day packs

13-day packs

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