Skiing in Bansko

Bansko has been a very popular ski resort for well over 10 years now and has something for every kind of skier. Bansko may not be the biggest ski resort in the world for skiing but that doesn't mean it's not fun and challenging whatever level skier you are. Every year the ski resort of Bansko plays host to alpine ski disciplines and biathlon competitions, which has help establish Bansko as a destination for serious skiers as well as first timers and families.

Bansko for Free-skiing (freeride Skiing)

For the free skiers Bansko offers untouched challenging terrain. The gondola takes you from the Bansko town lift station to the mid halfway point of the ski area. From the halfway station you can choose where you would like to ski. When Bansko gets a heavy snowfall the lines in between the trees really open up to offer some very exciting and challenging skiing. If you're looking for a more alpine off piste adventure, get the chair lifts right to the top and hike to Bansko Todurka peak. From there you should find some great off piste and opportunities but if you insist on venturing out of bounds, please remember to take all of the correct safety equipment for skiing in these conditions including a first aid kit, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probes and never go off piest alone.

Bansko for Freestyle Skiers

Bansko's fun park is sure to keep any "new school" ski jibber entertained. Bansko's fun park is well maintained and has a great selection of jumps, rails, kickers and booters of every shape and size and are appealing for all kinds of skiers from beginners to pros.

Bansko Pistes

There are a perfect selection of pistes and runs for all levels of skier from beginners to alpine racers. Bansko's 20 piste machines so you can guarantee fresh groomers if you and early bird and all of Bansko's pistes are very well looked after. The two main chair lifts take you just under Bansko's Todurka peak. From there you have a choice of nicely groomed piste for all abilities of skier that take you down to the halfway station. From the half way station you can ski back down to Bansko but we do not really recommend this to beginners as the blue run down to Bansko is quite flat in places and requires you to keep quite a lot of speed. The Bansko ski area is broken down to 35% beginner pistes, 40% intermediate/advanced pistes and 25% expert pistes.

Beginner Skiers

Bansko is a perfect resort for someone who is just starting skiing. Bansko offers a great selection of ski schools that offer lessons at a fraction of the overpriced French resorts and with the lift passes costing about half the price of the resorts in France you get better value for your money as most beginners don't really need a lift pass that covers 1000s of km of pistes.

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