Bansko Ski Mania

Bansko Ski Mania: Hours, Address, Bansko Ski Mania Reviews: 4.5/5

Bansko Ski Mania
4.5
Sports Camps & Clinics • Ski & Snowboard Areas
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We have over 450 pairs of ski and snowboard equipment that are serviced to the best standard. Our ski shop is located near the parking area of Bansko Gondola lift. This saves time in the morning - you can walk from our wardrobe to the Gondola lift. And after you finish your ski or snowboard day, you can leave your equipment with us every night for free.
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4.5
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Susan
2 contributions
Dec 2021
Misho was so helpful to our very large group of skiers. Always had our skis boots and poles ready for us in the morning and always service with a smile
Written January 6, 2022
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Jen S
Glasgow, UK11 contributions
Mar 2020
Booking prior to arrival was easy.
We were fitted with kit on day 1 with no issues.
I had 5 days of 2-hour boarding lessons. While the initial meeting point seemed a bit chaotic, with a bit of patience everyone was organised to an instructor.
I was super lucky and had Peter all week. He was patient and great at giving simple instructions- he progressed things at a good rate and by the end of the week had me up and down all the blues- it was great to see the mountain.
I felt safe and was then able to push on with the boarding.
My friend tried snowboarding but decided to switch back to skiing. They changed her kit and refunded the rest of her lessons with no issues.
Thanks peter for a great week of snowboarding in a Bansko :)
Written March 9, 2020
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John B
Worthing, UK10 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Without doubt best place in Bansko for your hire of equipment and lessons. From the receptionist, the boys in the shop, the drivers, instructors and of course the boss George all the staff give you best service with nothing too much trouble for them. My wife has used them for lessons 2 years running and has had Christi and Theo both so patient and have improved her so much. I’m an experienced snowboarder and due to injuries learnt to ski. I’ve never been on skis before and after 3 days of 2 hour private lessons was coming down from the top of the mountain even though conditions difficult. Thank you all Skimania you ate the best
Written March 9, 2020
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Jayne B
Bristol, UK5 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
As a first time skier I was unsure what to expect. But our hosts at #snomads suggested we book lessons with Ski Mania. We had three, two hour group lessons over our week. Our instructor Dimitri was like a “Jedi” master. He was able to plant the skills and knowledge in my brain! But on a serious note he was quietly spoken and very attentive. He was extremely observant and had a great way of explaining the correct way to ski and correcting any errors. At the end of the three lessons, I am now able to parallel ski and was given the skills and confidence to throughly enjoy my week. Would highly recommend Ski Mania. Thank you Dimitri ⛷👍
Written March 8, 2020
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Annabcb22
3 contributions
Feb 2020
We were a large group of 10 people hiring and 3 people storing their gear there every day. Everyone in and out twice a day. So friendly and helpful. And great prices. 13 five stars!!
Written March 1, 2020
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Nish M
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We hired our ski equipment and I also had beginner lessons with this company. Ski mania were quick at giving us our skis at the beginning of the day and collecting it at the end of the day. One improvement I could suggest is for first time skiers it might be an idea just to spend a little bit more time with them on day 1 showing them how to put boots on and how to carry skis and adjust helmets.

I really did not enjoy my first ski lesson. For me it was too fast paced and I just felt so nervous the whole time. The other clients in the class did have ski experience before and I was the only true beginner who had never skied. I understand that this is not the companies fault. But I felt bad for dragging the class behind and the instructor always having to pick me off the floor because I kept falling. I expressed my feelings to the supervisor at ski mania, and he was so lovely and sorted everything out. He put me into a ski class with an amazing instructor - Roman (I hope that is how you spell it). He was so patient with me and so friendly. He said to me ‘skiing is easy’ and honestly instilled so much confidence in me. He really made me enjoy skiing. Before I knew it I could keep up with everyone in the group, make turns, ski down the ski road multiple times, go on blues and even managed to do some parallel turns by day 6.

I am so genuinely happy. So thank you once again ski mania.
Written February 16, 2020
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Liam D
Chester, UK7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Ski Mania provided us with an excellent instructor at short notice, and prices were very reasonable. However, customer service from some in the hire shop could be better (especially for tourists!). Also, the ski hire here is ageing - I had to have my skis adjusted twice, and ultimately swapped them completely!
Written February 15, 2020
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Dan Parsons
Doha, Qatar4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
My sons had a small group lesson on snowboard as an introduction to the mountain. It set them up for the whole trip. Their instructor quickly assessed their level and got them up for some fun.

My daughter had a couple of classes on skis and her improvement was amazing. She had been stuck in pizza mode on green runs for a long time but after a lesson with Tony, she was really getting the hang of parallel turns. Over the next two days with Coco, she transformed into a little rocket with a new found confidence I hadn’t seen on the slopes.

It might seem chaotic when you arrive for your lesson but the guys there will get you sorted with an instructor and they will look after you.
Written February 12, 2020
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japt
6 contributions
Jan 2020
We were complete beginners and after 3 days, were able to ski down the Ski Road twice, a 7 km blue trail with some steeper spots that goes from the upper Gondola area right into town.
We booked group private ski lessons (1 instructor for 2 people) with SkiMania. They were wonderful. Mira at the desk spoke excellent English and was very helpful.
But the real jewel was our instructor, Velislav. He is amazing. Excellent English. Great personality. Calm, reassuring, very patient, clear instructions, good sense of humor, always encouraging, simply a superb instructor and nice person to be with! And very, very careful with safety! We recommend him very highly!
Written February 11, 2020
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miriams395
Ra'anana, Israel76 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Valentin was our instructor for 4 days and made us ski! Funny and patient guy. The staff is efficient and helped us with all our needs. The prices were affordable, even though skiing is never a cheap sport. Recommended.
Written February 10, 2020
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