Bansko is Bulgaria’s premier ski resort – it has the largest ski area, has a great deal of historical significance and has a real working mountain-town feel. Plus, it’s very easygoing on the wallet. You can find cheap ski rental online on SkiPal.bg. What sets Bansko aside from its Balkan neighbours is the selection of fantastic hotels that wouldn’t look out of place in some of the world’s most prestigious resorts – here is the chance to soak up some seriously affordable luxury. This is the best resort for snowmaking in Bulgaria too, with plenty of snow cannons on hand to top up the slopes throughout the season if the weather isn’t on our side.
Whether you’re a first-timer or even a competent intermediate, the level of instruction is superb. Click on SkiPal.bg and book online in advance ski rental with up to 45% discount. If ski school isn’t needed then there are some challenging runs to keep you occupied – including the FIS World Cup black run Tomba. Being generally a little higher up the mountain the tougher runs tend to have the best snow too.
Just outside Bansko, the village of Banya is famous for its thermal mineral springs. You can go and soak away the skiing aches and pains, with hot mineral water pools. It’s a bargain too at the equivalent of ?2.50 for spa entry (which comes with a drink), and ?11 for a half-hour massage. Go in the late afternoon to watch the sunset while you soak.
There are many things to do but check it by yourself on SkiPal.bg. Ski rental is cheap, the gear is high quality, the services are nice and good mood and vibes are compulsory!