Bansko is the most famed and busy ski resort in Bulgaria, with more than 75 km (46 mi) of marked ski runs and up to five months of skiing season. If you are heading to Bansko for the first time, here’s your guide to its most scenic slopes.
Bansko ski slopes overview
Bansko has much to offer both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders. 35% of its slopes are ideal for newbies, 40% are medium level, while 25% are challenging slopes for advanced skiers. A scenic ski road connects the biggest slope with the town of Bansko (suitable for intermediate level), and what is even better, it is illuminated after dark so you can go back to the city on foot. 90% of the slopes have snow cannons to provide good conditions even if the winter is not very snowy. The ski season is usually between the middle of December and the middle of April.
One of the most stunning views of Bansko is the magnificent Todorka Peak (2,746 m/9,000 ft) towering over the whole resort and visible from almost everywhere. That’s where Todorka slope starts and offers a mile of elaborate descent. You can opt for the nearby Balkaniada slope for a change – the two slopes start as one at the upper stop of Todorka Lift and then split in two only to meet again at the end.