Snow Check 16th of February 2016

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The weather here in Bansko hasn’t been perfect the last few days. Heavy winds kept most of the top ski lifts closed, and some rain didn’t help either. But despite all of this, the slopes today were in decent condition. There is still plenty of snow on the mountain and all we need now is some colder weather.

Bansko Lifts

All the lifts were open today.

The heavy wind up top the past few days has done quite a job on the ski runs. Because of it there are ice patches in a few spots on the slopes which are more wind prone, such as the N.2. The good news is that today all of the ski lifts were working, despite the wind, which has died down a little. The forecast is for no wind the next week, so everything should be working.

Bansko

One of the park shapers working on a jump.

As the lifts to the top were closed, so was the fun park. Work on rebuilding it has already started and some of the features were open today. All 3 jumps were closed, but some of the boxes had been opened. Within the next few days the park will probably be good as new.

Bansko

High season means lots of skiers and snowboarders.

As it’s the most overcrowded time of the season there is a massive amount of skiers everywhere. In the afternoon, once everybody has made it up the mountain, it can get quite crowded on some of the slopes. If you want to stay away from the crowds, you can try the Chalin Valog ski area. It’s kinda slushy in the afternoon, but still beats the big crowds. The ski road is also still open, even though Bunderishka Poliana seems more like a water park, than a ski resort.

This is where the N.4, N.5 and N.1 slopes join up.

This is where the N.4, N.5 and N.1 slopes join up.

The most crowded areas are the beginner runs, such as the N.1 and N.10. One of the most dangerous places at the moment is the junction where ski runs N.4, N.5 and N.1 combine, just before Shiligarnika. Thankfully, lift lines in the mountain are relatively short, when all the lifts are working, so the only waiting you will have to do is at the cabin line if you don’t get up early enough.

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