If March was generous, April starts even better. So sad that the season is coming to its end.
Weather & Forecast
April delivered spring weather, but also snow at the end of the week.
From Monday to Wednesday the weather was warm, with temperatures around 7-10 °C. Sunny and a bit windy. Then on Thursday the mountain closed with clouds and it started raining. It was quite windy, with temperatures above 0°C even at the top, where the snow that felt was wet. On Plato, the highest part of the resort – 2250m the temperature was 2°C.
As the weekend approached the temperatures started to decrease and on Saturday and especially on Sunday they were already below freezing level. This causes the rain to turn into snow. The weather was quite unstable – it started as a storm with thunders and strong winds, but eventually graduated into moderate snowfall. Sunday morning we woke up with 10-20 cm of new fresh snow at the upper part of the resort.
The forecast for the last week of the season is predicting a slow increase of the temperatures and snow falls turning into rain in the middle of the week. Still above 2100m we expect wet snow. Light winds and sunny weather for Friday to Saturday.
Snow Cover & Slope Conditions
Snow cover is still very good. With the new 10-20 cm on Sunday we even had a proper powder day to enjoy. Unfortunately the rain that fell during the week significantly melted the snow blanket on the slopes. Now at the top we have snow depth around 180 cm.
The winds that came with the stormy weather on Thursday and Fridays brought sand with them. Even if it wasn’t so much it appeared to make the snow quality different. Now we had the new snow above the sandy one and this definitely will affect the last days of skiing.
Altogether now in Bansko the snow conditions are great and closing the resort at the end of the upcoming week seems quite unfair.
All slopes are open and in very good snow conditions. Ski roads 1 and 2 are also covered with snow and skiers and snowboarders can enjoy riding to bottom gondola station. Only on the days with strong winds the chairlifts at the upper part of the resort weren’t working.
Slopes are also quite empty and it is obvious the season is coming to its end. During the weekdays it is now normal to ski on empty slopes.
Our weekly advice
As we are just a week away from the end of the season, but still there is so much snow in the mountain we recommend you to try some ski touring. This is for sure unforgettable experience and a great way to get to see the beauty of the mountain. If you are keen of trying, just contact us for more information.
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