Snow Report: March 8th, 2020

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Happy International Woman’s Day to all the lady skiers and snowboarders out there! We wish you all the best of health and great times in the mountain.

We’re going to be honest with you, conditions weren’t great this weekend. Saturday was mostly foggy and with low visibility, while today wasn’t better. We were greeted this morning with rain down in Bansko, which thankfully was wet snow up in the mountain. Heavy winds kept most of the lifts higher up closed today, but still, there were almost no lift queues on the slopes. Our guess is that most people just decided to skip skiing today and do something more romantic for Woman’s Day, such as visiting a spa or sleeping in. Even so, there were quite a few enthusiastic people on the slopes. Sadly, you can’t predict the weather more than a few days ahead and there’s always the chance of getting bad conditions on a few days of your ski trip.

Despite the wet weather, the slopes weren’t empty.

Over the last week, we’ve had a mix of sunny and cloudy days and a decent snowfall on Wednesday night. Temperatures are softer than usual, but we are hoping for one last big snowfall in March. The forecast for the next week is showing snowfalls over the next few days above 1800m.asl. and a few sunny days around Wednesday-Friday.

The slopes were slushy but still good for skiing.

On a rainy and wet day like today, you can be sure that the slopes will be slushy. Even higher up in the mountain, where it was snowing, the slopes were still a bit slushy, but firm underneath. Conditions like this aren’t bad at all, as you have much more grip on the snow than when it’s icy and cold, but when you add the falling wet snow into the equation, 5-6 runs are more than enough for your equipment to get wet. The best tip we can give you for a day like today is to buy a big nylon poncho before heading up. The second best thing you can do is ski in the Chalin Valog area, where the lift has a windshield, which will also keep you dry while riding up.

The beginning of the Chalin Valog ski run, don’t worry, there is an easier way around this steep section of the slope.

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

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