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Ski Bansko

Opens in 27 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Too expensive

The resort is too expensive for the quality of the services. Too many time lost at the gondola and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thomas F

We hired a car via Ryanair (bought that extra insurance too so no hassle at car hire to buy it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Pirin Street 119, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
+359 88 851 6931
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All reviews fresh snow great resort blue runs great slopes other resorts value for money snow conditions half the price off piste half term blue slopes gondola lift main gondola bars and restaurants visited bansko next year great value
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dont come to Bansko in Jan it is extremely crowded long quest every where and prices are inflated crazily

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 691aylink
Reviewed 2 days ago

The resort is too expensive for the quality of the services. Too many time lost at the gondola and unpolite staff! The snow at the ski road is very bad and at the top after 13:00.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well excluding 2-3 bulgarians max all the rest made me feel so unwelcome. Their behaviour was so rude I dont think I ll ever visit bansko again.No proper service not at the restaurants and the whole village nor at the lifts and on the slopes....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MariaD12935
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hired a car via Ryanair (bought that extra insurance too so no hassle at car hire to buy it from them) and drove to Bansko 150km mostly on really good roads. The Apartment "Aparthotel Comfort" was very central to everything.we didn't use the car...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank krisk1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was our first winter vacation in mountains. We went to couple of companies to compare prices and to make a right choice with the instructor. We went for instructor Ina Kadaeva. Her experience being 12 years. First day I was able to go on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my first time at Bensko it is an excellent and friendly ski resort for beginners and of course for professionals. In addition, the old town in Bensko is pretty and authentic. There many hotels that are close to the ski resort. The main...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aberasd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The slopes are in good shape. Are well preserved and the lifts are all working according to weather status. For small kids is a kindergarten available and you can ski while the kid is playing and eating meal and takes ski lessons. For kids with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AddaBardos
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a very nice location to go if you want to enjoy a good ski day. The only problem is that when you star the day you must weight to much for the gondola.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alexandru91
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great slopes I will be back asap Excellent value for money Hardly any ques for lifts Plenty of bars and restaurants

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank O8489XDraymondd
Reviewed 5 days ago

This resort is good for learning to ski as it's cheap for accommodation, food and lessons (although not as cheap as I was lead to believe). The queues for the gondola in the morning are absolutely horrendous which itself would put me off ever going...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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January 20, 2019|
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Response from Nikola N | Reviewed this property |
Bunch of families with little kids come to bansko so kindergarten type of services should be decent, but I'd say that you should try and get at least your 6 year old to ski for a bit every day, also 3 and a half is a perfect... More
January 14, 2019|
Response from nick_aitch | Reviewed this property |
For the most part no, you have to make your way up to the gondola top station and meet your instructor there. Some tour operators do provide a priority pass, but not the ski schools.
January 13, 2019|
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Response from Fee2travel |
They’re only available at a premium rate for residents of selected 5* hotels including Lucky Bansko, Regnum, Grand Hotel, Premier Suites and Kempinski. There could be other hotels also, you should email your accommodation... More
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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.