Overview: Bansko ski resort is the best winter resort in Bulgaria with the longest ski runs and the richest cultural history. The town of Bansko is situated at the foot of the Pirin mountain in the south-western Bulgaria, 160 km from Sofia. The resort offers excellent ski and snowboard conditions and infrastructure. A lot of hotels of various standards. Regarding Apres ski - the resort offers hundreds of bars and traditional restaurants called 'mehana'. Bansko mountain resort is an excellent choice for your ski and snowboard holiday in Bulgaria.
Climate: The winter weather is cold due to the town location in the mountains and the high altitude 925 m above the sea level. The average temperatures in November are about 9°C, and the winter begins in December when temperatures drop closer to 0°C. Temperatures can fall as low as -10°C in the coldest months – December and January. Snowfall begins in December with occasional heavy snow, usually during the night when the temperatures are lower. Snow can be expected from December to April and the snow coverage of the slopes lasts for the same period.
History: The archeological traces of the inhabitants of Bansko and the Razlog Valley in general date to the early periods of the Roman Empire. There are several housing structures at the outskirts of the town, which date to 100 BC. However, there is no consensus nor credible theory on who these people were. Bansko became part of Bulgaria, during the reign of Khan Krum, most probably around 811 AD and has been part of Bulgaria ever since, except the period when the country was under Ottoman rule.