Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season in Bulgaria (1st Dec - mid April).
It has 75k of pistes and a fun park for both skiers and boarders sporting jumps and rails (not for the faint hearted!)
The ski slopes are groomed every night and snow cannons keep a fresh guaranteed layer of snow on the pistes throughout the season.
Brand new fast Doppelmayr lifts installed throughout the resort (imported from Austria).
New runs and new chair lifts are being added all the time.
For extreme skiers Bansko ski zone offers the so called fun - park zone.
The highest peak is 2900m with 'a ton of off piste' to explore amongst many tall Pine trees reminiscent of the Rockies.
There are also a great number of ski runs to suit both beginners and experts with a final 7KM blue run into town providing a gentle ski home at the end of the day.
There are a number of beginner slopes with 'magic carpet' style lifts and basic drags to get the beginners started.
We work with a certified Salomon ski school/hire shop with all English speaking staff and instructors where we can help organise group lessons or one on one tuition. Please email us for prices.
SKI RESORT FACTS
Height of the resort: 925 m
Highest skiing area: 2600 m
Total length of ski runs: 70 km
Longest Piste: 16 km
Cross-country track: 5 km
Direction of slopes: North
Bansko Old Town
Bansko old town is a Unesco cobbled old town with stunning large stoned houses. There are 130 architectural-historic monuments of culture in the municipality of Bansko at present, 7 of which have national significance.
Chalet Soltir is located a stone throw from the Unesco old town and main street.
The gondola is only a 7 minute walk, although Chalet Soltir does offer guests a free mini bus ride in the mornings to the slopes
There are a choice of thermal spas near and around Bansko. After a hard day on the slopes its a great choice to soak your limbs in the thermal spas. Most are open air and are surrounded by the mountains. Chalet Soltir's staff can organise a transfer over to the spas after your day on the slopes.
Bansko Nightlife/Apre's Ski
Bansko has the best nightlife in the Balkans.
The Chalet offer a guided pub crawl on one evening. Bansko has a huge choice of local Mehanas (traditional restaurants)
The apres ski is great at the bottom of the slopes and all our guests can be picked up after they have enjoyed good times prior to dinner.
Ice - Skating
Off Piste guiding
All activities can be easily arranged with your lovely hosts.