Method Snow School
Method Snow School
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Sports Camps & Clinics • Ski & Snowboard Areas
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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
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The only British run ski and snowboard school in Bansko, Ski and snowboard hire opposite the gondola. Highest qualified international instructors. Ski and snowboard lesson for all levels. Instructor courses, freestyle coaching. Owner former GB olympic team coach and instructor trainer.
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Alan B
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
I booked my daughters ski equipment hire and lessons through Method and were very pleased with the ease and price of the booking. Our 6 year old daughter had group lessons for the week with Maria. The group had six children in it, with age ranges of 6 to 8. They all had a brilliant time. The instructor, Maria was very patient and helpful and our child made a massive improvement during the week, to the point where she was able to go up in the chair lifts and ski all the way along the ski road. Very happy customer.
Written February 19, 2022
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Kate W
Oxford, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020
We have just returned from Bansko and our second family ski holiday. We travelled as a group of 8 - 4 adults and 4 children between 4 and 8 years old. We booked private instructors for the children in separate groups according to family and age. This worked well as the kids could progress at their own pace, and we feel it represented fantastic value for money - not to mention the invaluable benefit of getting time without kids to ski ourselves, safe in the knowledge the kids were getting full attention and expert tuition while we did so.

The instructors were all absolutely brilliant. They were always punctual for lessons (starting 9am; or 13.30 on New Year's day to give us a lie in!), always cheerful and absolutely great with the children (especially my 4 year old who needed to be entertained during the waits in the often busy queues for the Poma lift on the nursery slope.). They were also all excellent English speakers so there were no communication issues whatsoever.

Fiona in the office was also always excellent and responsive on email throughout the booking process, and very accommodating when we wanted to book an extra lesson at short notice while we were out in Bansko.

We wholeheartedly recommend this ski school - and would use them again without a doubt if we return to Bansko.

Thank you Method for helping make our visit to Bansko so wonderful yet again!
Written January 15, 2020
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Nicola O
Bristol, UK18 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Having been to Bansko last year after many years away from the slopes, I thought I would just pick up where a left off... like riding a bike! To my dismay I realised I was not quite the graceful skier I used to be and spent the entire week working pretty hard to stay upright or at least not going down the mountain head first!

I decided that on this trip I would enlist the help of a pro and after reading several glowing reviews about Method Snow School and one of their instructors Maria, I decided to book in for a couple of lessons- and boy did I hit the jack pot!

Not only was Fiona on the front desk super helpful and accommodating to my needs, but she went above and beyond on one occasion when the weather was against us and I needed to swop my days around last minute!

As for Maria... well I can’t begin to say what an outstanding, professional, friendly and above all PATIENT instructor she is. Not for a second did I feel nervous or uncomfortable.... She really is a dream and from novice to brushing up on past skills I really can’t recommend her enough!

Thank you Maria and team MSS for making my holiday so much fun!!

Xxx
Written March 7, 2020
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NosandNoo
Berkhamsted, UK46 contributions
Dec 2019
We hired ski boots, skis and a snowboard for 2 adults and 2 children from here. We also booked a refresher ski lesson with Happy Boris for our 9 and 11 year olds. We were very happy with the equipment, the helpful and friendly staff and Happy Boris. The owner gave us some helpful information. We were also able to keep my husband's own boots on their dryers overnight which was helpful. Very highly recommend. The prices are very reasonable too.
Written January 6, 2020
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lucianRoman
Bucharest, Romania99 contributions
Feb 2020
My girlfriend got an instructor here, and instead of staying with her until she was more confident, he just let her fall ON THE FIRST DAY.

This lead to an injury to her sacrum bone which caused pain for almost a month after we got back. Also ruined our vacation. Also we paid for 3 days of instructing, and she couldn't use the other two days, but we weren't reimbursed.

Very distracted instructors, can't rely on them.

However the staff that takes your money and gives you your equipment is very polite and is very nice and communicative. But you're not paying just for that. You're paying for an instructor to teach you how to snowboard.
Written December 21, 2020
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David A
3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
I've just took several lessons with Maria.
It was my first ski vacation, with zero ski experience, and only four days to learn.
With two hours per day, I could eventually do parallel turns, and even one red piste.

Maria insisted to comment on any small mistake again and again, and she kept explaining and fixing anything wrong I did with so much patience.
Who ever knows the Karate kid movie, Maria was my Mr. Miyagi.
She was focused on small things that might not seem significant for me at first, but eventually were the key points of the entire ski method.

Thank you Maria for turning it to an amazing vacation.
I'll come back next year to Bansko mostly because of you.
Written March 4, 2020
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Akalanka W
Salzburg, Austria21 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Best school I had lessons so far!!
Very helpful and friendly staff
Ski instructor I had (Borris ) was fantastic.
Very fluent patient and I felt very safe training
Prices very reasonable
Highly recommended
Thanks for all the help especially when I lost the phone!! Instructor was very helpful.
Cheers
Written February 18, 2020
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Louise O
Belfast, UK79 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Absolutely amazing service from start to finish , Fiona was prompt on the email and the team at the meeting point were friendly and efficient. I was a nervous beginner skier who had tried another instructor from another company but didn’t gel... the instructor at Method was first class... fresh back from maternity leave she put me at total ease and had me skiing and doing stuff I could only dream of!!! Most definitely the best bunch of instructors in Bansko
Written February 17, 2020
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liam169
Nottingham, UK34 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Been going to bansko for 9 years and used method for the 1st time this year.
The booking went smoothly and when we got there everything was ready for us.
Excellent service every day and very helpful
My girlfriend had a private lesson and this was the best she every had. She developed massively both in skill and confidence.
Only minor downside was the opening time was 8am. Luckily the gondola queue was never too big but open 15min early would mean getting to the gondola for opening
Highly recommended snow school will be booking with method again next season
Thanks method see you next year
Written March 16, 2020
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Stuart D
2 contributions
Feb 2020
Just got back from skiing in Bansko, had three private lessons with Milena and she was great. I started the week as a fairly confident skier and I was amazed at how much I improved after the lessons. I would recommend Milena and Method Snow School to anyone visiting Bansko.
Written February 24, 2020
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