5 Fun things to do while in Bansko


The New Year is just behind the corner and you want to start it with something unforgettable and unique? We made a list for you. Check out this top 5 experiences you can enjoy while in Bansko. 

1. “STARCHEVA” mummers festival in Razlog on January 1st

Starchevata Festival takes place in the neighboring town of Razlog (6km away from Bansko). This festival marks the beginning of the New Year and takes place in Razlog’s town square at around 11AM on the 1st of January every year. During the traditional festival hundreds of people from Razlog and the surrounding area dress up in traditional Bulgarian clothing and costumes and parade through the city center.

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When it comes to mineral waters, few countries in the world can compare to Bulgaria. Over 200 mineral springs are discovered in Bulgaria, and the region around Bansko is very rich in this natural heritage. There is nothing better than relaxation in a hot pool after a day spent on the slopes. Give yourself the pleasure of this SPA treatment with natural mineral water!

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Have you ever thought of driving a SKI-DOO? Dive into 2022 with this unforgettable adventure. You will go through the forest with experienced ski doo guides and the newest snowmobiles the area has to offer. The track doesn’t cross any slopes and is the only one that doesn’t pass through protected areas in the Pirin National Park.

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Discover the beauty of the backcountry, the mountain outside the borders of the resort. With your very first steps you will feel the freedom of the movement and you will awake the explorer inside you. Even if you have not tried it before, our tours will introduce you to snowshoeing – an enjoyable activity that anyone who can walk will quickly master.

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What about visiting Deshka’s house in Gorno Draglishte, one unique place, where you will get to know the traditions and the roots of the region. Bansko is usually connected with skiing and winter sports but the town and the region itself have a really rich history, full of legendary hero stories, dances, music, and sayings that saved the people from losing their roots during the nearly 500 years of the Ottoman empire in our land.

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These are just some of the activities you can enjoy while being in Bansko. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more interesting places. Check out our website for more!

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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I've been born by the sea, but since I moved to Bansko, I fell in love with the mountains and the beauty of winter! I'm working for Traventuria for 5 years now and they've been the most amazing time in my life! I love skiing, meeting new people, and I am always happy to infect with emotions about the love of travel. It's a pleasure for me to share with you on this blog what's new and how to save money on ski packages and ski experiences but get the most of your time in Bansko and Borovets. I'll be happy to read your comments under my articles so we can share ideas about what's more to be said for the biggest Bulgarian winter resorts!


  1. what us weather like from around March 6 in Bansko town? Is there any snow and is it likely to be raining.
    What is available for non-skiers? Is there any ice-skating and if so are skates available for hire.

    • Severina Miteva on

      Hello, as it looks this winter we are going to have a lot of snow =) Normally in March we have snow, not rain. For non-skiers you can try horse riding, snow shoeing, you can also do a one day trip to Rila Monastery. The region of Bansko is well known with its thermal spring, so you can enjoy a lovely day in the nearby village of Bania, visiting the hot springs there.

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