The countdown to the end of the ski season in Bansko continues, with only 17 days left! Conditions on the mountain today reflect everything we love about spring skiing, warm weather and plenty of snow, though be it a little slushy. And the best part about spring skiing, there is almost nobody in the resort compared to the rest of the year. If you’re planning a vacation soon, it’s not too late to come to Bansko, the season closes on the 15th of April and lift ticket prices are already reduced.
All lifts in the resort are open and there are almost no lift lines. Most of the time you’ll be able to get on the lift directly and if there is a queue it’s under 3 minutes. We are expecting more people next weekend because of the Easter vacation, but we don’t believe that there will be much bigger lift lines than an average weekend this time of year. Due to the fewer people in the resort, ski school groups are also smaller than the rest of the season and you’ll be doing more runs with your instructor thanks to the lack of waiting in line. The only downside is that some restaurants and other small establishments have already started to close for the summer.
Slope conditions today were amazing for this time of year. You have to keep in mind that slush is inevitable, especially in the afternoon, but many skiers enjoy it just as much as hardpacked snow. The advantage of spring snow is that it’s softer, so beginners won’t get themselves injured as easily. Of course, there are downsides, such as the snow being much slower if you haven’t properly waxed and you’ll bet wet at the end of the day if you sit in it too much. All of the slopes were groomed and pleasantly firm this morning and they stayed flat throughout most of the day. The peak temperature today was around 8°C on Bunderishka Poliana (the lowest part of the ski area), while at the top temperatures remained close to freezing. Perfect for an afternoon beer between runs. The forecast is for sun on Friday and Saturday, then Sunday is going to be cloudy with chances of rain/snow. Monday the weather should be better, but forecasting that far in advance isn’t always accurate.
The snowpark is open again and perfect for learning new tricks in the afternoon, once the landings are softer. Off-piste conditions are also good, with the snow being very stable in most areas. The woods in the lower part of the mountain are no good, as the snow isn’t thick enough to cover rocks. Many people climbed Mt. Todorka today and said it was very pleasant skiing.
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