Bansko town

bansko-churchBansko Old Town – Bansko is an authentic old town which has been modernized tastefully. New buildings coexist comfortably with the older quarters. Much activity in Bansko is based around the old town square (ploshtad Nikola Vaptsarov – named after the revolutionary poet). From there you can walk through the narrow cobbled streets and experience authentic ‘mehanas’ (Bulgarian tavernas). Here you can experience genuine Bulgarian cuisine and local wines and beers for very reasonable prices.

 

Skiing/Snowboarding – Bansko is Bulgaria’s # 1 ski resort, having the best and   most modern ski centre of all Bulgarian ski resorts. During the recent years a multi- million euros investment in a brand new skiing area has been made.IMG_9015

The ski facilities are operational from mid December to mid April. The resort caters for all levels of skiers and snow boarder.

Some resort info:
Total ski runs: 70km
Longest run: 16km
Off-piste skiing: Yes
Slopes exposure: North
Highest ski point: 2600m
Max vertical drop: 1630m
Height of resort: 930m
Drags: 16
Chairlifts: 6
Gondolas: 1IMG_9710
Artificial snow: 100% coverage
Night skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Ski-Doo: Yes
Season starts: middle Dec.
Season ends: middle April

                                           

 

pirin-park-6Pirin National Park is a World Heritage national park that encompasses the larger part of the Pirin Mountains in the southwest of Bulgaria. It has an area of about 400 km2 (150 sq mi) and lies at an altitude from 1,008–2,914 m (3,307–9,560 ft). Two nature reserves are located within the boundaries of the park, Bayuvi Dupki-Dzhindzhiritsa, one of the oldest in the country, and Yulen.