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Holidays in Bansko:
The ancient town of Bansko is situated at the foothills of majestic Pirin, one of the most beautiful Bulgarian mountains and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Bansko is Bulgaria’s up and coming winter destination, skiing holidays combine excellent well-groomed tree-lined pistes, a good snow-sure record and an efficient infrastructure. The two main, newly renovated ski-centres are located above the town on the northern slopes of Pirin - the low altitude Chalin Valog (1100-1600m) and the high altitude Shiligarnika (1700-2500m). Bansko’s ski centres have an extensive variety of skiing for any age and level. Slalom and giant slalom runs are available on the latter.
For beginners, the ski school in Bansko is a very good one and there are plenty of blue runs to practice on. For the more experienced skier, there are well maintained, wide, picturesque runs. Advanced skiers too will enjoy the opportunity to practice on some of the more challenging runs.
The region is famous for its cuisine and colourful traditions. Après-ski is cosy and relaxed, evolving around the vast selection of “mehana,” which are taverna style restaurants offering delicious local fare and live entertainment. There is a good choice of local shops in Bansko and a trip to the historic Old Town is well worth the visit.
Quality, modern accommodation offers a good range of amenities for those on skiing holidays in Bansko.