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Bansko News: Three World Ski Awards 2020 go to Bansko

For the 8th consecutive year Bansko is the Best Ski Rresort in Bulgaria according to the highest authority in the tourism industry - the World Ski Awards. The small town in Pirin mountain is ranked once again among the best ski destinations on the planet. The online competition featured over 200 locations across 5 continents. In such hard times this is a very important recognition, because people want to...

The summer season 2020 in Bansko starts on July 1st

On July 1st, 2020, the gondola lift in Bansko opens for the summer season, which is expected to last until September 22nd. At Banderishka Polyana, where the races of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup finish, all attractions for children and adults will be opened - tubing, football, table football, mini golf, climbing wall, shooting range, inflatable castles, bicycles, electric buggies and so on. The guests of...

Bansko News: Medics Fighting COVID-19 Get a Free Weekend in Bansko

The concessionaire of the Bansko ski area "Ulen", Bansko Municipality, the Alliance for Promotion and Development of Tourism in Bansko and different hoteliers decided to provide a free weekend for all medics in Bulgaria who fight on the front line against COVID-19. The holiday package is for the next winter season and includes accommodation in hotels, food, ski passes and in case needed a ski instructor...

In the last hours of the 14-day isolation, Bansko is already facing the big challenges ahead – business, local government and people

In the last hours of the 14-day isolation, Bansko is already facing the big challenges ahead - business, local government and people. From now on, it is clear that it will not be easy for anyone, because the machine that has stopped for two weeks will have to move again, and no one is sure what damage it has after a two-week break. “After the quarantine deadline, we will have to work with all state...

Bansko News (COVID-19): Bansko ski area closed as of March 16th, 2020

Dear friends, guests and colleagues of Bansko ski area! In connection with the spread of the COVID-19 virus and on the recommendation of the Crisis Management Team of Bansko Municipality issued on March 16th, 2020 in accordance with the directions of the Crisis Management Team of the Republic of Bulgaria, the management of Ulen AD has decided to stop the operation of the Bansko Ski Center as of March...

HOT NEWS: Bulgaria Declares State of Emergency over COVID-19

Sofia, March 13 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Parliament voted unanimously 201 in favour to declare a nationwide state of emergencyover COVID-19  between March 13 and April 13. The proposal was made by the Council of Ministers after the country reached 23 cases of the coronavirus, with one death. This will allow the government to close schools and universities and ban public events. A ban may be imposed on travel...

More than 50 thousand guests have visited Bansko in December 2019

Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort is gaining popularity in the whole world. 50 629 people from more than 100 countries spread across 6 continents have visited Bansko between December 1st, 2019 and January 1st, 2020. Among the most exotic guests are residents of the US Virgin Islands and four people from Anguilla where snow appears only on post cards and on TV. One tourist came from Guernsey - one of the...

Bansko commemorates March 3rd with discounts and celebrations

On March 3rd we celebrate the Liberation Day of Bugaria! Therefore on that day the lift pass for children up to 12 years old (incl.) will cost only BGN 1! The guests at the ski area will be greeted with banitsa, warm wine and fine Pirin tea. At 12:30 at Banderishka Polyana the celebrations will begin. The ski instructors from Ulen will descend the "Tomba" track wearing national costumes and wave the...

Kempinski Bansko gathers top chefs with Michelin stars at a unique event for Bulgaria on March 20th and 21st

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko will surprise gourmet lovers with a culinary event like Bulgaria has never seen before at the fine dining Come Prima Restaurant on 20th and 21st of March. Five legendary chefs with a total of nine Michelin stars will show their passion and cook some of their top dishes. The masters will put on an incredible cooking show in the open kitchen of the Mediterranean restaurant...

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