Bansko is a destination synonymous with ski.
The city is a great winter destination to enjoy your favorite sport, as it has one of the best and most organised ski resorts in Europe.
Bansko, a city of 9,212 inhabitants on Mount Pirin in Bulgaria, at an altitude of 936 meters above sea level.There is, also, a train station in the town.
The city is a great tourist destination especially during the winter due to the homonymous ski center which has excellent organisation with good quality snow.
Following the city’s first jazz festival, the city gained international cultural interest.
Bansko is the most famous ski resort in Bulgaria, where has the most modern ski resort compared to other mountain resorts.
In recent years, a large investment has been made in a new ski area by Yulen, which is licensed to operate this resort area.
The ski center has the longest skiing season (December 15 – May 15) compared to other winter resorts in Bulgaria. In recent years the resort is in the process of huge investments with new hotels and facilities under construction.
A new area with modern hotels and apartments is being developed opposite the Gondola and this puts the resort in the first place.
It is located 170km south of Sofia and about an hour’s drive beyond Borovets. It is in the shadow of the 2,915m peak of Vihren mountain, in the spectacularly beautiful Pirin range.
It features 75km of mainly wide, tree-lined slopes in three nearby areas: Shiligarnika, Chalin Valog and Banderishka Poliana. Plentiful off-piste skiing.
Mountain Rescue Service: (+359) 887 100 241, (+359) 88 1474, (+359) 749 8 8132;
Medical and Dental Services: The SKI PATROL emergency service operates 24 hours a day. An ambulance and clinic (with doctor and nurse) are available, as well as first aid on ski slopes.
In Bansko you will find hospitals with organized provision of health services. At the resort you will find high quality dentists and also pharmacies.
Some of the medical services and all the dental ones will have to pay cash in the clinics. Then they will give you the necessary bills, the receipts and the invoices that describe the service and the price. So you can claim the costs from your insurance company. We recommend that you inform your insurance company in case of personal injury. Please follow their instructions.
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