Bansko is a small town with long history
Mainly known for being a ski resort nowadays
Bansko has been cultural and market center for decades in the past
The town of Bansko is located in a unique environment in a valley between three of the tallest Bulgarian mountains.
Bansko is a town with unique history and atmosphere. The locals have always been innovative and ambitious as shown throughout the whole city. One example is, the big church which was constructed during a time of Ottoman rule. Other examples are the notable achievements of citizens, who have left a solid mark in the history of the country. One of the most well known historical figures born in the town is Paisii, who wrote the first Bulgarian history book. Another is Neofit Rilski, who was one of the first teachers in Bulgaria and a key figure in bulgarian enlightenment. The poet Nikola Vaptzarov, whose poems are among the great examples of bulgarian literature, is also from Bansko.
We believe that the most important factor for the town’s progress is the awaken spirit and curiosity of its citizens. Moreover, preserving the traditions as they were decades ago is also a huge part of us. There is a festival, where people dress in traditional costumes on the 1st of January every year. If you are in Bansko around that time, we highly recommend joining us on the main square of the town.
The locals started with the winter activities in the middle of the last century
However, the gross development of the resort began in the period 2002-2003, when the majority of the ski slopes were constructed.
The locals started with the winter activities in the middle of the last century. However, the gross development of the resort began in 2002, when the majority of the slopes were built. The ski runs length amounts to around 100 km, located on an altitude between 1000 and 2500 meters. From the Tomba slope, which hosts the Ski World Cup, to the long and flat ski road, the resort has something for everyone. The lifts, artificial snow system and snow grooming machines are using the latest technology and trends.
The Ski World Cup races, hosted annually, prove the high quality of the resort. Furthermore, the mineral springs in the nearby towns offer perfect conditions for relax after a good mountain day. Rent your equipment here.
What to do in the Bansko town during the summer?
If you enjoy cultural activities, Bansko offers a range of festivals, including Balkan Music Festival, International Jazz Festival and the Opera Fest. If you want to learn more about the history or lifestyle of the town, you can visit the museums around the city center.
Our team mainly consists of locals, so do not hesitate to ask them questions regarding the town and the opportunities it offers.