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Ski Bansko

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Good ski area. Good quality services.

Good ski area. Good quality services. Ski rental offices in the area. Cheap prices. Good hotels... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
AlexRdn
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Bucharest, Romania
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Significantly Exceeded Expectations

Had read many of the awful reviews before visiting so felt a bit apprehensive, however, was very... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
29CF29
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hi there, My friend and I are looking to book a trip ski to Bulgaria over Christmas (dec 20-30). I have read a lot of mixed reviews on both Borovets and Bansko, stating that the ski at both resorts is not very catered to advanced...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Good ski area. Good quality services. Ski rental offices in the area. Cheap prices. Good hotels, bars and restaurants very near.

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank AlexRdn
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The site is well organised, not too crowded. My kids (ages 11-21) took the guided group classes and found them useful. Easy to find accommodation in a walking distance from the Gondola, but there are also shuttles. Many stores to rent all the equipment you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Where do I start? - Only one lift to go up to the main ski area which typically has a queue for about 1.5 hours and then you get to the ski area and there a queues like you have never seen before. Truly awful!...More

Date of experience: March 2018
9  Thank A5741OZandreww
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Had read many of the awful reviews before visiting so felt a bit apprehensive, however, was very pleasantly surprised. Queued for the region of 30 min for the gondola at 9am in March (9th-10th) but there were no queues on the mountain. Slopes were mostly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank 29CF29
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Visted bansko ski resort from 08/02/18 till 16/02/18. A beautiful ski resort. We as a family loved it. Highly recommended you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Syndyze M
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Bansko is a small city for ski and snowboard lovers, very cheap and nice. The site is about 70 km of snow routes located around beautiful trees. a great site to start snowboarding and even a weekend can be cool for it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank daudi555
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This place has changed for the worst, I have the feeling the gondolas are deliberately slowed down to push forward the development of a new gondola. Not the right approach as this pushed people away not towards. We queued for nearly 2 hrs in the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank NickB263
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Highly recommend Bansko Ski Center. Let start from beginning. Plenty hotels, near Gondola, lot of rental for ski equipment. Ok, you will rent average ski equipment but for couple days fair enough. Now Gondola, you have to wait up to 1h but still I was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

I went as a group of 14, aged between 20 and 30 and skiing/boarding experience from first timers to very advanced. The town itself is great! cheap food and drink, good night life, not much more you can ask for really! The negatives I read...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Josh M
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heavenli
December 13, 2018|
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Response from daudi555 | Reviewed this property |
‫Hi, I don't have any idea because I have my own equipment...enjoy your vacation‬
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Ana B
November 5, 2018|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
Quoting from the BanskoBlog which has been an accurate source of information for me in the past!... 'The only way to get such pass is to be a guest of Kempinski Grand Arena Hotel, Premier and a few more high category... More
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April 9, 2018|
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Response from iceman_icestreet | Reviewed this property |
if you mean at the signs saying PHOTO, this is commercial and the photos can be viewed / purchased at the entrance to the gondola
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OdysseyUk
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Do Not Ski BANSKO It is Dangerously Overcrowded (3 Replies)
Bansko is overcrowded and dangerous. Too many hotels. Not enough lifts. Never seen so many injuries. 2 hour queue for gondola every morning. Ridiculous. Forced to pay for taxi to get to top instead of waiting hours every day. DO NOT SKI BANSKO UNTIL THEY GET ANOTHER LIFT TO THE TOP.
February 21, 2017|
Response fromPhil B|
There are many ways to avoid the Gondola queue in Bansko. Not sure you have skied in other European/American ski resorts during mid term holidays... You will be surprised to find even longer queues.