Check out the ski and snowboard runs on the Bansko piste map below. Map of the Ski Slopes in Bansko with description of the ski tracks: Bansko ski road — easy, served by gondola lift Bansko ski road is getting you off the mountain. It is a 7 km long downhill track from the heart of the mountain down to the town. The track suits both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Bunderitsa — easy, served by 4-seat chair-lift Bunderitsa ski track starts at m providing combo-opportunity.
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Lyuben Grancharov Bansko is known as the biggest and most modern ski resort in Bulgaria. The ski area is located above the town of Bansko — a little establishment with rich history, situated in southwestern Bulgaria, in a valley between Rila, Pirin and Rhodope Mountains. It grow up enormously for the last ten years, following the construction bum in Bulgaria and the development of the ski zone. Nowadays the tourists are mostly attracted by the snow and the favorable climate, the cheap food and accommodation.
Although the biggest and most modern in Bulgaria, Bansko is comparable to a small size resort in the Alps and is a nice place for the beginner and intermediate skiers, but not really for the experienced ones. With mainly blue and red ski runs and a single black Tomba ski run , the ski zone of Bansko will quickly get boring for the expert skiers.
What makes Bansko an attractive place for them are the numerous options for sidecountry and backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The good thing about Bansko is that it is not internationally known as a freeride spot and most visitors here are not interested in that. That means there is still good snow to track one or two days yes, days, not hours: after a snowfall. The terrain varies a lot: from steep pine forests to open areas — shallow or steeper slopes and gulleys.
The length of the tracks is up to m with some walking or up to straight from the lifts. On top of that there is numerous other options that involve shorter or longer walks to reach the slopes. First of all, it is important to know that the ski area is located inside the territory of Pirin National Park, off-piste skiing and snowboarding are limited within its area and you may get a fine ticket. On top of that, currently there is no avalanche bulletin for the area and for Bulgaria in general.
The boards inside the ski zone will warn for a certain level of avalanche risk, but this is not based on any serious and professional observations. In a couple of cannons were mounted near the top lift station of Todorka Peak with the idea to secure the gulleys of Bunderitsa, but this covers a very small part of the terrain. There is no any marked and secured off-piste ski tracks in Bansko. Deadly accidents happen nearly every year. In general the terrain around the ski zone is not obvious, especially the so called Bunderitsa Gulleys and the slopes of Demyanitsa.
Part of it is also covered by dense forest, so it is easy to go in a wrong direction. Notorious about that are the east slopes of Damyanitsa Valley, easily accessible from the ski runs. Once you get in a wrong way, you may go back only by walking up, and going down takes you to some steep gulleys, which are dangerous in terms of avalanches. Accidents in this area are common, also in the areas of Chashata and the Bunderitsa Gulleys.
Get a mountain rescue insurance — the insurance you have included in your ski pass will not cover any accidents outside the ski area. In order to use your ski day in full, get an advice and supervision from a local Bulgarian certified ski mountain guide: My name is Lyuben Grancharov and I live and work in Bansko. I offer off-piste guiding, ski touring and snowshoeing around Bansko.
If you have any questions about off-piste skiing in Bansko or you need a guide, do not hesitate to contact me.
Bansko Trail Map
Now an eight-seater gondola ferries skiers to Bunderishka. There is a blue piste back to the town, with snowmaking and floodlighting. Extent of the slopes From Bunderishka two successive fast quad chairs take you up mainly north-facing slopes to the high point of the area. From there you can ski down reds or blues to Shiligarnika, or a red followed by the Tomba black to Bunderishka.
Sterke punten Geschikt voor beginners Beginners vinden in Bansko een groot aantal blauwe pistes. Geen vlakke stukken De pistes in Bansko sluiten mooi op elkaar aan. Je hoeft hier niet veel te prikken of te steppen, behalve misschien op de vlakke uitloop van de dalafdaling naar het dorp. Laag prijsniveau Je kunt naar Bansko zeer goedkope all-inclusive reizen vinden. Dat maakt het tot een concurrerende bestemming met de Alpen. Zwakke punten Matig bereikbaar Je vliegt naar het Bulgaarse Sofia en dan is het nog een stuk rijden met de auto.