Snow Report: April 9th, 2017


It’s the final week here in Bansko and conditions are rarely better for a few last days of skiing. It’s been a great season here in Bansko and we hope you found our weekly snow reports useful. The winter started off really early this season, on the 3rd of December and since then we’ve had plenty of snow, sunny days, the Snowboard World Cup and thousands of visitors. We’re expecting some rain and snow showers over the next few days, but the forecast is showing sunny weather for next week’s Easter weekend.


During some of the previous days, high winds made it difficult for the resort management to keep open all of the lifts, but today was sunny and calm. All lifts are working except the 6 seat Todorka lift (which probably won’t open anymore) and the Chalin Valog ski area. The ski road is also closed, to no surprise. We advise most skiers to go up after 10 o’clock, as the slopes are ice hard before that. Some of the steepest slopes are closed until they soften up in the afternoon, but are skiable and in perfect condition after 12 o’clock. Earlier in the morning, the Plato and N.5 and N.10 ski runs are the best options.


Piste conditions on the Plato ski runs are nice and groomed, with only a few small rocks showing here and there. This year there is no fun park, but hopefully the resort management will fix this for next season. The N.5 and N.10 Shiligarnik ski runs are also in perfect condition and are of the first runs to soften up, so they are a great place to start skiing for the day, before going to the other slopes. After around noon the Balkaniada, Todorka and Tomba ski runs soften up and become perfect for skiing. Once you’ve finished for the day, it’s time to take the gondola down into a springtime Bansko.

The 180 bar is a good place for a hot drink on the slopes.

The 180 bar is a good place for a hot drink on the slopes.

Considering the smaller amount of people in the resort, lift lines are long forgotten and the slopes are wide and open. Some of the restaurants (such as Bla-Bla) have closed, but there is still plenty of room for everybody in the ones left open. Down in the town the picture is the same, with some restaurants and shops already closing. The season is set to close on the 17th and it’s been a good one. See you next season!

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