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Bansko

Bansko

The largest winter resort in Bulgaria is located in the northeast of Pirin Mountain. The Bansko ski center has one cabin lift, 9 chair lifts and several surface lifts. The total length of the tracks is about 70 km. The highest point of the complex is located at the foot of Todorka Peak, at about 2560 m. Bansko is a regular host of FIS World Cup events.

Gondola lift station
Gondola lift station
An eight-seater cabin lift connects Bansko with the Banderishka meadow (Polyana) locality. The lift has a length of 6233m and a capacity of about 2000 people per hour. In the foreground is a statue of a skier made by Georgi Chapkanov.

Bansko
Runways Plateau-1 (right side of the lift) and Plateau-2 (left side of the lift, which goes in parallel to Plato 1) are approximately 1730m long. The starting point of the slopes is Todorka station, located about 2560m. In good weather conditions there is a beautiful view to the surrounded peaks.

Bansko
Two lifts (Platо and Banderitza 2 (pictured)) reach the сtation at Todorka Peak. This side of the resort offers incredible views over the town of Bansko and the nearby Rila Mountain.

Banderishka meadow
Banderishka meadow
The area of ​​Banderishka meadow (Polyana) is located at an altitude of 1620m. An asphalt road connects the area with the town of Bansko, but it can also be reached by a gondola or a trekking tour through the forest. In winter, the area can be very busy with skiers and snowboarders. During the summer, many sports attractions, including a 400-meter water slide, attract many visitors to the area.

Bansko
A view over the Schillingarnik ski run

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