Snow Report: February 24th, 2019

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The busiest week of the year is finally behind us! The mid-term holidays are over, the FIS Skiing World Cup as well, all that’s left is for us to enjoy the best month of the season – March! If you’re still wondering on whether to make a trip out to Bansko, now is the time to start planning a mid-March ski vacation, you won’t regret it. Check out last year’s March Snow Reports here: 2nd, 10th, 29th of March.

As usual, the biggest lift queue of the day was the gondola, where the line was extremely long in all directions. At 10 AM the wait was well over 1 hour, however, oddly enough there were no queues on the chairlifts in the mountain at all. Part of the reason for the big gondola queue was the fact that the road to the ski area was closed for WC race staff and teams, as well as an increase in visitors just for the race. During the week the line was big, but not this big. All of the lifts up in the mountain were working normally today, with minimal queues. The forecast for next week is for temperatures to gradually rise until the weekend.

The Plato ski runs.

The Plato ski runs.

Snow conditions were great throughout the week when we had nice and sunny weather. Things changed Friday with a drastic drop in temperatures and 20-30cm of fresh powder overnight. All of the fresh snow forced the race organizers to cancel the Super-G on Saturday and temperatures were between -10°C and -17°C all weekend. Conditions yesterday were groomed slopes with powder on top, which made for amazing first runs! But once the powder was chopped up, the slopes became much more difficult for most skiers. For today, the resort staff groomed the slopes and conditions were very decent, however, it was obvious that more attention was given to the closed race slopes, than those open for the guests of the resort. Half of the slopes have been closed for some time now due to the race, but we’re expecting them to open, if not tomorrow, then really soon.

The Balkaniada ski run was almost empty today.

The Balkaniada ski run was almost empty today.

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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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