Our selection of resorts offer some of the best skiing, snowboarding and kite surfing experiences with modern facilities and proximity to the areas you’ll want to be close to. We pride ourselves on providing excellent value for money services with style, luxury and charm without breaking the bank. Each location has been chosen carefully so you can maximise the enjoyment of your time in resort.
Unlike purpose built ski resorts, Bansko is a charming town with plenty of history. The town and the mountain are World Heritage Sites, protected by UNESCO.
Bansko has the best snow record in Bulgaria and the winter season runs from Mid-December to Mid-April. With north facing slopes and 80% snow making coverage, Bansko attracts skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
Bansko Ski Facts:
- Advanced: Good
- Intermediate: Very Good
- Beginners: Good
- Highest Lift: 2560m
- Downhill Pistes: 70km
- Cross-country Tracks: 9km
- Longest Piste: 16km
- Ski Kindergarten: Yes, aged 4 years +
- Snow Park: Yes
- Off-Piste: Good and mainly easily accessible
Bansko offers the best après ski experience of all the Bulgarian ski resorts, it is after all a modern ski village combined with a rustic old town. The fantastic location of our chalets means that you are just a stones throw away from the main street and historic square. There you will find a wide variety of lively mehanas (traditional Bulgarian restaurants), traditional taverns, bars and night clubs.
Our team will be pleased to show you around the best bars and clubs on the weekly Chalet Bar Crawl. Let us know if you want us to do a fancy dress themed bar crawl!
An additional bonus is that the flexible chalet shuttle bus will allow you to enjoy the Après spirit in the bars at the gondola station and pick you up at your convenience.
Other Winter Activities
Skidoo Hire & Guides
Nothing gets the adrenaline going better than an exciting tour of the area on these powerful Jet bikes. Fun days out on the skidoo circuit can be organised once you arrive at the chalet.
Thermal Spring Baths
The beautiful thermal spring baths that are featured in some of the local villages are just a short drive away, the warm mineral water will soothe your aches and pains as you soak in the natural baths. Your chalet hosts will be able to organise the whole experience for you.
Bansko has as outdoor ice-rink on the main street near the gondola. This is great fun for all the family and we will be happy to drop you off and collect you again in our chalet minibus.
Pistes & Map
There are over 70 kilometers of piste marked area, a multitude of techno alpine snow cannons cover the slopes to top up the snow and improve the ski season. Bansko offers runs and tracks for all types of skiers and snowboards and will suit beginners, intermediates and experts.
Advanced abilities can enjoy the black & red runs with difficult sections and the extremely steep Tomba race track, which regularly hosts events for the FIS World Cup.
The resorts range of red and blue runs are perfect for the intermediate and family skiers wishing to cruise around the mountain whilst enjoying the exercise and fresh air.
Bansko welcomes beginners and has two areas dedicated to learners. At the top of the gondola the massive learner area has two gentle rope pulls and a button drag lift complete with children’s play area and crèche. The second beginner slope is in the Chalin Valog area and also has its own dedicated button drag lift.
Snow Park & Off Piste
Bansko has an entire section of the mountain dedicated to the Fun Park, accessible by chair lift. The fun park is equipped with boxes, rails and kickers with varying levels of difficulty. For the expert skiers and boarders a vast amount of off piste area is begging to be explored, though we would always recommend taking a guide and the appropriate equipment. We are more than happy to organise this for you.
Andorra is a beautiful country, nestled between France and Spain. Our chalet is located in Soldeu, which is part of the Grandvalira ski zone. Gradvalira is the largest ski zone in the Pyrenees, with more than 200km of piste. There is something for all ability levels, whether you are a skier or snowboarder, including 3 freestyle parks and plenty of off piste.
118 slopes (21 Green, 42 Blue, 30 Red and 25 Black runs)
Piste Map: Click Here
The snow conditions are usually excellent and the area is also supported by snow cannons covering 65% of the slopes, offering guaranteed snow throughout the season.
Soldeu is one of the large resorts in Andorra and there are several apres-ski bars and restaurants.
Tarifa is a small town in the Andalusia region on the southernmost coast of Spain. It is known as one of the worlds most popular destinations for wind sports and with it’s stiff Atlantic winds, it is particularly popular as a kite surfing destination.
The town is steeped in history and has narrow streets to explore, with lots of shops, cafes, bars and clubs. Morocco is just across the water and there is a strong Arabian influence on the style and cuisine in Tarifa.
On days when you aren’t kite surfing, why not take a day trips to Morocco or try a whale watching cruise?