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Published on 2014-10-03
BANSKO SKI CENTER
Bansko is situated in the most beautiful part of Pirin Mountain and offers to all visitors excellent conditions for mountain sports and tourism. Unlike many other winter resorts, here the hotel facilities are situated exclusively in the town. Bansko mountain resort offers the most up to date infrastructure available to tourists for a perfect winter vacation.
During these winter months the cabin/gondola lift transports skiers from the town to the vicinity of 'Bunderishka polyana' with one intermediary station at 'Chalin valog'. The capacity of the lift is 2400 people per hour.
The highest point of the ski centre is 2560 m, and the lowest one 1000 m. The total length of the ski runs and ski paths comes up to 65 km. The excellent quality of the ski routes are achieved by 12 new piste bashing machines.
The operator of the lifts and the ski runs in Bansko organize the perfect servicing of the complete system ranging from: gondola for 8 people, five 4-seat lifts, one 3-seat lift Roma, 6 ski-trails and 10 children trails. For beginners the magic carpet and merry go round assist all learners and novices.
The access to the facilities is controlled by e-cards which can be purchased from the main gondola station.
Finally with over 180 snow cannons assist the creation of a guaranteed ski season in Bansko from December to the end of April. The town of Bansko has developed into a modern winter resort in just few years with its ski facilities and hotels offering accommodation at all levels.
The Pirin mountain range has a predominately Alpine character with three peaks towering above 2900 m. However the slopes offer runs and tracks for all types of skiers, from novice to the experts, while the ski runs are maintained in excellent condition.
A very interesting sight is the HOLY TRINITY church with its 30 m high bell tower and clock, splendid murals and woodcarvings. D.Doinov built the church in 1835-1837 with donations by the local people. The inner space creates the impression of a hall and the emporium is two-storey with a fine curved railing the ceiling. The mural paintings and the iconostasis are the works of masters belonging to the artistic school of Bansko.
For most visitors Bansko is just a synonym for having a good time. And it really has a lot to offer in terms of both its location and its people. Situated at the foot of the Pirin mountain range on the southern edge of a circular plain that is surrounded on all sides by mountains - Pirin, Rila and the Rhodopes - Bansko offers some spectacular views and is an ideal starting point for all kinds of excursions in summer and for skiing, snowboarding and all other related winter sports.