Bansko Officially Open for 2019/20 Winter Season


The winter season here in Bansko, Bulgaria is officially open for 2019/20! Amidst snowy weather, Bansko held its opening ceremony today on the slopes with great games and live music for everybody that couldn’t wait to ski Bulgaria’s top-rated ski resort. Special guests this year were Marc Girardelli, Mario Matt and local hip-hop band – Upsurt.

As is tradition, the resort management organized games for the public with plenty of great prizes. The first of these games was “Ski with the champions” where participants are divided into two teams, each headed off by skiing legends Marc Girardelli or Mario Matt. Both teams are pitted against each other on a mini slalom course, where the combined times of each team’s members are summed up and the team with the smallest total time wins. The fastest skier of either team also won a season pass for Bansko.

Marc Girardelli and Mario Matt

But by far the favorite game for anyone who has ever come to the opening ceremony in Bansko is the treasure hunt. Here, large groups of participants are let into an area filled with buried boxes, each containing a prize. The prizes range from a bottle of wine to season passes for the resort, with one big prize – a brand new car. To top things of, the resort management had invited one of the biggest hip-hop bands in Bulgaria – Upsurt, who held a short concert on the slopes.

Even though the opening ceremony was great, conditions in Bansko are not the best we’ve seen but are still decent. All through the day, it was snowing, but still, only a few slopes are open. Conditions look promising for more slopes to open very soon. Make sure to check our blog regularly so keep up to date with the conditions in Bansko, we post a Snow Report every week.

A lucky winner in the treasure hunt

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Ever since I started skiing at the age of 6, I knew that the mountains were where I wanted to be as much as possible. I enjoy most mostly big mountain skiing during the winter, but am happy just being out of the city.

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