The winter season is still going strong here in Bansko and conditions were perfect today in the mountain. The high-season is pretty much over and the crowds have left, but there is still just over a month left to ski and plenty of snow. Historically, March has always been a snowy month with some great powder days, so we’ll be keeping an eye on the forecast.
The Skiing World Cup has ended and all of the slopes have been reopened, however, some of the facilities and tribunes are still being dismantled on Bunderishka Poliana. The gondola is still opening earlier than usual, today the first ones up the mountain got on the lift at around 8 AM, but there is still a significant queue, around 30 minutes long, later in the morning. Once on the mountain, there are very few queues more than a few minutes long. The main exception is the Kolarski 6-seat chairlift, which is the most popular for beginners. There you can expect to wait 5-10 minutes in line sometimes.
Today we were among the first ones up, catching the gondola at 8:05 AM. The slopes were nearly perfect, with a firm corduroy finish on top. The low temperature overnight helped keep the snow hardpacked and by 11 AM the slopes hadn’t budged. When you’re among the first on the mountain, you should always start with the Plato ski runs, before the rest of the skiers and boarders arrive. For the more advanced skiers, the Todorka ski run was probably best today, as it’s extremely firm but grippier than the Tomba run. Just under a week ago, a World Cup event was held on the same slopes, but they were much icier then. For beginners and especially first-timers, the green slope in the Chalin Valog ski area is the best choice on days like today.
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