Ski holidays Bulgaria in Bansko
Bansko is a charming historic town with a stunning alpine background. It is a very popular Bulgaria destination among Bulgarian and foreign tourists. Being part of the National Park Pirin, Bansko offers a great location for both summer vacations and ski holidays Bulgaria. Since 1983 the park had fallen under the protection of UNESCO.
The town of Bansko is situated in the foothills of the most beautiful and towering part of the Pirin Mountains. It has a population of 12 000 people and sits at an altitude of 935 m. Bansko is only 160 km away from the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia and is definitely one of the best-preferred skiing resorts in Bulgaria.
Bansko is among the best places in Bulgaria and it attracts many foreign and Bulgaria tourists in the winter season. The total length of the ski tracks is 75 km, as the longest of them is 16 km long. About 90% of all 16 tracks are equipped with canons for artificial snow for high-quality and long-lasting snow cover.
There is also a track equipped with lights for night skiing in the region. An open-air ice skating ring works in the town during the winter season. The highest point of the ski centre is 2560. A cabin lift is available for the tourists. The town is connected with the ski zone and with a 7 km long ski road. It offers some of the best sporting and recreation facilities such as numerous ski runs, several chairlifts and rope-lines, heli-skiing facilities serviced by helicopters, specially constructed snowboarding park. Ski runs are safeguarded and excellently kept. Around the clock emergency aid service is in place too. Bansko is welcoming you for our Balkan holidays!
A summer something for those who like to visit Bulgaria
During the summer season the roads and the ski tracks can also be used as routes for mountain cycling. The resort is also popular among tourists during the summer season, because of the various types of activities and sports that can be practiced there – mountain climbing, horse riding, mountain passages, rafting, Bansko Safari, etc. Bansko Safari – highly recommended to those who like to experience a different (from ski holidays Bulgaria) side of Bansko, to get the excitement and a good overview of the Bansko region. All you need is to visit Bulgaria and enjoy the town.
The Bansko region is also famous for its mineral waters, which turns the resort into an attractive SPA destination. Many of the large hotels in the town have swimming pools and modern SPA centres, which offer a large number of wellness procedures. The nearby village of Banya, located only 5 km from the town, is known for its 27 thermal mineral springs. 6 km away from Bansko is another thermal centre – Dobrinishte, with its 14 thermal mineral springs.
Among the things to do in Bulgaria is golf. One of the most modern golf courses in the country functions in the region of Bansko. It offers excellent conditions for playing golf, combined with beautiful nature and clean air.
Music is another characteristic of Bansko. The town is a host of an annual jazz festival. It is conducted on the central square in the month of August. The admission for the concerts is free. During the festival the town livens up by the thousands of guests and admirers of jazz music.
Bulgaria holiday in historical Bansko
In the middle of the XVIII century Bansko used to be a very rich centre of different crafts and for trade with carpenter’s, smith’s and furrier’s goods. Local architecture is original and authentic true to the history of the town and the spiritual quests of its residence. It was a reflection of the material prosperity of the town. Tall, stone-built walls fencing impressive stone-built houses of the national Revival Period of the XVIII and XIX century.
There are multiple museums and landmarks in the town. 130 architectural and historical monuments of culture are registered, seven of which are of national significance. Of the main sightseeings of the town of Bansko are the “St.Trinity” Church, the “Neofit Rilski” Museum Complex, the Museum House of Nikola Vaptsarov and the intellectual and historical centre “St. Paisiy Hilendarski”.
In the Historical-Ethnographic Complex “Radonova House”, a rich ethnographic exposition presents in a unique way, the nature and the special features of the local material culture.
Ski holidays Bulgaria or summer vacations
When talking about Bansko, together with ski holidays Bulgaria or summer vacations, we surely cannot miss the traditional taverns in which dishes from the region of Bansko are served. Among the town specialties are: Kapama, Chomlek, Banski Starets, etc.
In short, whether in summer or winter you plan to visit the town of Bansko in Bulgaria, don’t give it a second thought – pack your luggage and head to Bansko. You won’t regret it!
To all ski and snowboard lovers – beginners, amateurs or very good skiers – the best sporting and recreation facilities such as numerous ski runs, several chairlifts and rope-lines, heli-skiing facilities serviced by helicopters, specially constructed snowboarding park are expecting you.
To all of you, who prefer summer holidays, walks in the nature, mountain cycling and climbing, horse riding, etc., the town of Bansko with its warm residents are more than happy to welcome you. Ski holidays Bulgaria lovers, Bansko is waiting for you as well.