|||Bansko is situated in the heart of the Pirin Mountains and is listed as one of UNESCO's world heritage sites. A multi-million euro investment in a brand new skiing area has been made since 2000. State of the art modern lifts have been installed and the quality of the ski runs greatly enhanced.
It has been voted the best value for money resort in the 2012 Ski Resort Report
Today Bansko offers a very modern ski area and an equally up to date resort but with the unique assets of the genuine old town with its century old houses and cobbled streets and the stunning beauty of the Pirin National Park all thrown into the mix.
The Ski area The total length of the marked ski area is over 70 kilometres. The pistes are located in two main areas- CHALIN VALOG (1100- 1600m) and SHILIGARNIKA (1700- 2500m). They are approximately 10 kilometres above the town on the northern slopes of Pirin Mountain. 44 modern snow cannons ensure good snow cover, even late in the season.
The slopes offer runs for all types of skiers. The 16 km Blue run down from the top of Pirin Mountain to the Base station is perfect for beginners and a great way to end the days skiing. A large selection of red runs and the superb Tomba black run will keep most Intermediate and Advanced skiers busy.
For the real experts there is also a good selection of extreme and off-piste skiing available. Snowboard lovers can enjoy the unique Balkan Fun Park with jumps, bumps and a half pipe facility to test even the most dare-devil boarder.
Bansko's unique floodlit night skiing facilities allows skiers and snowboarders to relax after a hard day on the runs in one of the dining establishments in the Banderitsa area and then, after sunset, ski down the 7 km lighted ski run to town in the company of experienced ski and snowboard teachers.