Bansko is Bulgaria’s # 1 ski resort, having the best and most modern ski centre of all Bulgarian ski resorts. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season (15 Dec – 15 May) of all Bulgarian ski resorts. A brand new resort village with super luxury hotels and holiday apartments has recently been developed just opposite the Gondola, which also makes Bansko the resort with the best hotels.
The town of Bansko is located at 925 m. above sea level, and its skiing area is from 2000-2600 m. The ski pistes are located in two main ski centres- CHALIN VALOG (1100-1600m) and SHILIGARNIKA (1700-2500m). They are approximately 10 kilometers above the town on the northern slopes of Pirin, and are easily accessible by the new Gondola lift which starts from Bansko. The total length of the marked pistes is 65 kilometers.
Bansko boats excellent snow conditions with great snow cover from December untill May, with 44 snow cannons covering most of the runs. There are trails for all types of skier and will suit both beginners and experts.
The snowboard lovers can enjoy the first fun park in the Balkans. New lifts include an 8-seat Gondola cable car by Dopplemayer, five 4-seat chair lifts of the latest Doppelmayer model, one 3-seat lift by Poma, 7 drags and 10 baby drags. The total length of lifts in the resort is 26 kilometers. All ski equipment can be used by one chip-card from SkiData.
Flights are into the capital city of Sofia, from where it is a 160km drive to Bansko. Private transfers or a rental car are available.
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Situated at the footsteps of the Pirin Mountain, the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena in Bansko welcomes you to its brand new Alpine All-Seasons & Spa Resort.
The hotel is situated directly opposite the avant-garde gondola station.
All 159 rooms are spacious and come with TV, phone, balcony, minibar, hair-dryer and safe. A superb wellness centre has an indoor & outdoor pool, saunas, Turkish steam bath, jacuzzi, Spa treatments, and solarium.
Buffet style breakfasts are included.
Excellent 4 star hotel located just 300m from the lifts. The hotel has a covered swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam bath, solarium, jacuzzi, Spa centre, tavern with live music, wine cellar with live music, lobby bar, Vienna cafe, games room, and parking lot in front of the hotel.
The Tanne has 25 double rooms, 5 apartments with fireplace and 3 two-floor apartments with TV sets, cable TV, DVD player in the apartments, telephone, mini-bar, hair-dryer, safe, and bathroom with a tub.
Buffet style breakfasts and 4-course dinners are included.
Lion Bansko Hotel offers fully-equipped, nicely decorated rooms, an elegant restaurant with a bar and a buffet as well as spa and wellness centre. The restaurant serves traditional Bulgarian and European cuisine. The night bar seats up to 90 people, offering impressive entertainment and a fun atmosphere.
Buffet breakfasts and 3-course dinners included. Complimentary shuttle service from the Lion Hotel to the ski lift is available.
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment