Bansko Official Winter Opening – 14.12.2019


There are only a few days left until Bansko officially kicks off the 2019/20 winter season on the 14th of December. To mark the opening of the resort, guests can take part in the annual opening party and even win a brand new car. Special guests this year are Marc Girardelli and former Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist – Mario Matt.

The Treasure Hunt – photo 2016

Even though the official opening is this weekend, the most eager skiers have already had the chance to open the season. This year the first slopes opened on the 7th of December, but we have yet to find out which lifts will additionally open after next weekend. There is currently a decent snow cover at the top of the mountain and we will let you know once we have more information.

Currently, only a small part of the mountain is open – the Kolarski lift, which services the Kolarski and Ulen ski runs. If you would like to keep up to date with information on the conditions in Bansko, make sure to follow us on Facebook and check our weekly Snow Reports, right here on our blog.

The big news for this year is that there will be two major competitions held in Bansko. The first is the FIS Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup in the Downhill and Super Giant Slalom disciplines, which will be held on the 25th and 26th of January, 2020. The second is the World Freeride Tour Qualifier 3* event, which will be held between the 20th and 22nd of March 2020.

The first ski day for 2019/20 – 7.12.2019

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