Bansko, Bulgaria is quickly becoming Bulgaria's most dynamic ski resort, with a long
season, typically mid December to mid April, and excellent pistes. Massive investment
in the form of a new gondola, drags, lifts and infrastructure has permitted rapid
development of ski tracks and runs for all abilities. (Oh and of course we mustn't
forget to mention the abundance of mehanas the typical traditional tavernas for "relaxation").
All these facilities together with the local spas and monasteries make Bansko an
ideal resort out of the winter season as well, for culture, sightseeing, hiking and
mountain biking, whilst also offering tourists a summer jazz festival and development
of a golf course.
Winter and Summer
The Town and Surroundings
The town itself has over 120 cultural monuments, together with museum houses, and
the most interesting Holy Trinity Church with murals, carvings, and a 30m high bell
tower and clock. In addition, the Pirin National Park has been created, covering
27,400 ha, incorporating the highest peaks, silver firs, edelweiss, wild goats, and
more than 70 glacial lakes. It comprises all the northern Pirin from the "Predela"
pass to the "Popovi Livadi" area to the south, and is now detaild on the World Heritage
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