The last week here in Bansko had its ups and downs. It began with a little bit of rain in the town and lower mountain, which by Tuesday had turned into a decent snowfall. Wednesday skiers got to ride some powder, even though it wasn’t much. Friday saw thick fog roll in, which was gone by today. All in all, condition here in Bansko are very good at the moment.
Saturdays can be some of the best days to ski in Bansko. This is due to the fact that a very big number of visitors arrive and leave on Saturdays, so they don’t go have time to get to the mountain. Today, despite the perfectly sunny weather, the mountain was very empty compared to the other days of the week. The only line was at the gondola, with almost no waiting once up the mountain.
Slope conditions are good on most of the mountain. Only the Plato ski runs seem to have not been groomed recently and the N.2 Banderica run. Every other slope is in good condition and perfect for skiing. The Chalin Valog ski area is also open and generally has less queues than the top part of the mountain. Keep in mind that there isn’t an easy way down from the top lift station, so beginners should stick to the lower slopes.
Conditions on some of the bigger freeride terrain seem to have stabilized at least a little. Quite a few skiers and boards had climbed the Todorka peak and skied down its north face. We still advise heading out of bounds with caution and the right gear.
We’re expecting a fresh wave of visitors to arrive throughout the day, so queues will be much longer during the next week. It is high season then again and thankfully most of the waiting is only down at the gondola. If you would like to skip the lines at the gondola, you can hire a shuttle from Ski & Board Traventuria. Find out more HERE.
Ski & Board Traventuria is a leading provider of lift passes, equipment rental, airport transfers and ski school for the Bansko area. To book your next ski vacation in Bansko with us, please check our website – www.skibansko.bg