Ski essentials

Ski essentials

Bansko is situated at the eastern end of the Pirin Mountains; Bulgaria’s most snow sure and diverse range. Recognised and protected by UNESCO, it has become Bulgaria’s largest and most modern ski area.

  • One big ski zone; all easily accessed and interconnected with modern lifts.
  • Voted Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort annually since 2013 in the World Ski Awards.
  • 75km of pisted runs offering something for everyone – gentle blues to challenging blacks.
  • Seemingly endless off-piste. Tricky tree runs and huge open bowls.
  • Skiing up to 2600m, most above 1700m and 90% snow cannon coverage means Bansko is very snow sure.
  • One of the most up-to-date lift networks in Europe, with every lift modern and high speed.
  • Numerous ski roads and tracks to practise your ski touring.
  • A cross-country circuit with shooting range.
  • Dedicated kindergarten slope for the little ones.
  • Multiple beginner areas for those first-timers.
  • Most slopes are northern facing, helping to preserve the snow.
  • Park with jumps and rails.
  • Men’s and Women’s FIS Ski World Cup venue.

If you’re in need of ski or snowboard hire when in resort, we’ve got you covered. With our in-house rental shop we take away all the stress from getting fitted; no queuing, no hassle and you can even enjoy a drink whilst we sort everything for you. We’re always updating our equipment, and our prices as you’ll see below are highly competitive.

If you need something more specialist, we work closely with some of the best companies in Bansko to ensure all abilities and requirements are covered.

Fitting
On arrival, our team will get you fitted as soon as possible. For those arriving late at night, everything will be arranged first thing the following morning. Less time hanging around, more time on the mountain. There is no need to pre-book hire. During the week, if you have any queries, or fancy trying something more adventurous, our team will be happy to help. At the end of the week, just drop everything back to the chalet, nice and easy, but most importantly, hassle free. 

Servicing
Our team can also service any personal equipment in house if required, just ask the team when you arrive.

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ADULT6 Days5 Days4 Days3 Days2 Days1 Day
Skis, boots & poles150lv≈€77135lv≈€69110lv≈€5682lv≈€4260lv≈€3130lv≈€15
Skis & poles100lv≈€5185lv≈€4370lv≈€3655lv≈€2840lv≈€2023lv≈€12
Snowboard & boots190lv≈€97176lv≈€90141lv≈€72110lv≈€5676lv≈€3940lv≈€20
Snowboard150lv≈€77135lv≈€69110lv≈€5682lv≈€4260lv≈€3130lv≈€15
Helmet30lv≈€1525lv≈€1320lv≈€1015lv≈€810lv≈€55lv ≈€3
CHILD6 Days5 Days4 Days3 Days2 Days1 Day
Skis, boots & poles100lv≈€5185lv≈€4370lv≈€3655lv≈€2840lv≈€2020lv≈€10
Skis & poles70lv≈€3660lv≈€3150lv≈€2640lv≈€2030lv≈€1515lv≈€8
Snowboard & boots150lv≈€77137lv≈€70119lv≈€6183lv≈€4260lv≈€3133lv≈€17
Snowboard100lv≈€5185lv≈€4370lv≈€3655lv≈€2840lv≈€2030lv≈€15
HelmetFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Child rates apply to those under 13 years.

Rental will be charged and need to be paid in BGN (lv). EUR (€) equivalents are estimates for information only.

Everyone can benefit from a lesson or two to build confidence on the slopes, and in our opinion a commendable ski school should hold three vital requirements: experienced English speaking instructors, a range of ability groups and small class sizes. We work with one of the highest regarded ski school providers in resort, which we believe deliver on all the above.

A variety of lessons are available including standard group, private group, or one-to-one tuition (all prices are listed below). For standard group lessons, students will be grouped with those of a similar ability. All lessons take place in the main ski zone at the top gondola station, so a ski pass is required.

If you would like a private group or one-to-one lesson, please let us know in advance so that we can make sure instructors are available. All standard group lessons can be arranged when you arrive at the chalet and all payments are made when in resort.

PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS, 2 HOURS EACH DAY
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2019/2020 Prices1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days
One-to-One P/P140lv≈€72280lv≈€143420lv≈€215 560lv≈€286700lv≈€358840lv≈€429
Group of 2 P/P105lv≈€54190lv≈€97265lv≈€135330lv≈€169385lv≈€197435lv≈€222
Group of 3 P/P85lv≈€43157lv≈€80222lv≈€114280lv≈€143332lv≈€170380lv≈€194
Group of 4 P/P75lv≈€38140lv≈€72200lv≈€102255lv≈€130305lv≈€156353lv≈€180
Group of 5+ P/P69lv≈€35130lv≈€66187lv≈€96240lv≈€123289lv≈€148336lv≈€172

STANDARD GROUP LESSONS, 2 HOURS EACH DAY
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2019/2020 Prices1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days
Per Person60lv≈€31110lv≈€56155lv≈€79190lv≈€97210lv≈€107230lv≈€118

PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS, 4 HOURS EACH DAY
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2019/2020 Prices1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days
One-to-One P/P280lv≈€143560lv≈€286810lv≈€4141050lv≈€537 1230lv≈€6291400lv≈€716
Group of 2 P/P168lv≈€86310lv≈€159425lv≈€217545lv≈€279630lv≈€322720lv≈€368
Group of 3 P/P130lv≈€66243lv≈€124338lv≈€173437lv≈€223512lv≈€262590lv≈€302
Group of 4 P/P111lv≈€57210lv≈€107295lv≈€151383lv≈€196453lv≈€232525lv≈€268
Group of 5+ P/P100lv≈€51190lv≈€97269lv≈€138350lv≈€179417lv≈€213486lv≈€248

STANDARD GROUP LESSONS, 4 HOURS EACH DAY
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2019/2020 Prices1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days
Per Person95lv≈€49170lv≈€87235lv≈€120290lv≈€148350lv≈€179390lv≈€199
Children from 6 years can be taught in standard group lessons for ski or snowboard. Younger children can be taught in private group lessons only.

Lessons will be charged and need to be paid in BGN (lv). EUR (€) equivalents are estimates for information only.

If you wish to have private group or one-to-one lesson please advise us in advance so we can ensure extra instructors are available.

We can arrange for your lift pass to be ready and waiting for you at your chalet, saving you a job on your first day.

If you would like us to organise the ski passes to be ready, just make sure the Passes tab in your MyBooking account is completed 2 weeks before your arrival date. This is a free service with the pass price remaining identical to the purchase price at the gondola. Just another advantage to staying with Snomads to provide a hassle-free holiday. We’ve got you covered!

Please note that only 6-day passes can be pre-booked and payment of these passes needs to be made on your arrival in resort. A refundable 5BGN is added to all pass prices for the hands-free electronic card.

Please scroll right > to view the entire table.

2019/2020 PRICESAdultChild (Under 13)Child (Under 7)
Gondola Only (Pedestrians)32lv≈€1721lv≈€111lv≈€0.50
Half Day (After 12:30am)54lv≈€2837lv≈€191lv≈€0.50
1 Day70lv≈€3648lv≈€251lv≈€0.50
2 Days134lv≈€6983lv≈€422lv≈€1
3 Days203lv≈€104118lv≈€603lv≈€1.50
4 Days268lv≈€137144lv≈€744lv≈€2
5 Days337lv≈€172168lv≈€865lv≈€2.50
6 Days (Snomads Pre-Bookable)400lv≈€205198lv≈€1016lv≈€3
9 Days600lv≈€307262lv≈€1349lv≈€5
Lift passes will be charged and need to be paid in BGN (lv). EUR (€) equivalents are estimates for information only.

All passes are valid for consecutive days only.

Bansko is situated at the eastern end of the Pirin Mountains; Bulgaria’s most snow sure and diverse range. Recognised and protected by UNESCO, it has become Bulgaria’s largest and most modern ski area.

  • One big ski zone; all easily accessed and interconnected with modern lifts.
  • Voted Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort annually since 2013 in the World Ski Awards.
  • 75km of pisted runs offering something for everyone – gentle blues to challenging blacks.
  • Seemingly endless off-piste. Tricky tree runs and huge open bowls.
  • Skiing up to 2600m, most above 1700m and 90% snow cannon coverage means Bansko is very snow sure.
  • One of the most up-to-date lift networks in Europe, with every lift modern and high speed.
  • Numerous ski roads and tracks to practise your ski touring.
  • A cross-country circuit with shooting range.
  • Dedicated kindergarten slope for the little ones.
  • Multiple beginner areas for those first-timers.
  • Most slopes are northern facing, helping to preserve the snow.
  • Park with jumps and rails.
  • Men’s and Women’s FIS Ski World Cup venue.

If you’re in need of ski or snowboard hire when in resort, we’ve got you covered. With our in-house rental shop we take away all the stress from getting fitted; no queuing, no hassle and you can even enjoy a drink whilst we sort everything for you. We’re always updating our equipment, and our prices as you’ll see below are highly competitive.

If you need something more specialist, we work closely with some of the best companies in Bansko to ensure all abilities and requirements are covered.

Fitting
On arrival, our team will get you fitted as soon as possible. For those arriving late at night, everything will be arranged first thing the following morning. Less time hanging around, more time on the mountain. There is no need to pre-book hire. During the week, if you have any queries, or fancy trying something more adventurous, our team will be happy to help. At the end of the week, just drop everything back to the chalet, nice and easy, but most importantly, hassle free. 

Servicing
Our team can also service any personal equipment in house if required, just ask when you arrive.

ADULT6 Days5 Days4 Days3 Days2 Days1 Day
Skis, boots & poles150lv≈€77135lv≈€69110lv≈€5682lv≈€4260lv≈€3130lv≈€15
Skis & poles100lv≈€5185lv≈€4370lv≈€3655lv≈€2840lv≈€2023lv≈€12
Snowboard & boots190lv≈€97176lv≈€90141lv≈€72110lv≈€5676lv≈€3940lv≈€20
Snowboard150lv≈€77135lv≈€69110lv≈€5682lv≈€4260lv≈€3130lv≈€15
Helmet30lv≈€1525lv≈€1320lv≈€1015lv≈€810lv≈€55lv ≈€3
CHILD6 Days5 Days4 Days3 Days2 Days1 Day
Skis, boots & poles100lv≈€5185lv≈€4370lv≈€3655lv≈€2840lv≈€2020lv≈€10
Skis & poles70lv≈€3660lv≈€3150lv≈€2640lv≈€2030lv≈€1515lv≈€8
Snowboard & boots150lv≈€77137lv≈€70119lv≈€6183lv≈€4260lv≈€3133lv≈€17
Snowboard100lv≈€5185lv≈€4370lv≈€3655lv≈€2840lv≈€2030lv≈€15
HelmetFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Rental will be charged and need to be paid in BGN (lv). EUR (€) equivalents are estimates for information only.

Child rates apply to those under 13 years.

Everyone can benefit from a lesson or two to build confidence on the slopes, and in our opinion a commendable ski school should hold three vital requirements: experienced English speaking instructors, a range of ability groups and small class sizes. We work with one of the highest regarded ski school providers in resort, which we believe deliver on all the above.

A variety of lessons are available including standard group, private group, or one-to-one tuition (all prices are listed below). For standard group lessons, students will be grouped with those of a similar ability. All lessons take place in the main ski zone at the top gondola station, so a ski pass is required.

If you would like a private group or one-to-one lesson, please let us know in advance so that we can make sure instructors are available. All standard group lessons can be arranged when you arrive at the chalet and all payments are made when in resort.

PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS, 2 HOURS EACH DAY

2019/2020 Prices1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days
One-to-One P/P140lv≈€72280lv≈€143420lv≈€215 560lv≈€286700lv≈€358840lv≈€429
Group of 2 P/P105lv≈€54190lv≈€97265lv≈€135330lv≈€169385lv≈€197435lv≈€222
Group of 3 P/P85lv≈€43157lv≈€80222lv≈€114280lv≈€143332lv≈€170380lv≈€194
Group of 4 P/P75lv≈€38140lv≈€72200lv≈€102255lv≈€130305lv≈€156353lv≈€180
Group of 5+ P/P69lv≈€35130lv≈€66187lv≈€96240lv≈€123289lv≈€148336lv≈€172

STANDARD GROUP LESSONS, 2 HOURS EACH DAY

2019/2020 Prices1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days
Per Person60lv≈€31110lv≈€56155lv≈€79190lv≈€97210lv≈€107230lv≈€118

PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS, 4 HOURS EACH DAY

2019/2020 Prices1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days
One-to-One P/P280lv≈€143560lv≈€286810lv≈€4141050lv≈€537 1230lv≈€6291400lv≈€716
Group of 2 P/P168lv≈€86310lv≈€159425lv≈€217545lv≈€279630lv≈€322720lv≈€368
Group of 3 P/P130lv≈€66243lv≈€124338lv≈€173437lv≈€223512lv≈€262590lv≈€302
Group of 4 P/P111lv≈€57210lv≈€107295lv≈€151383lv≈€196453lv≈€232525lv≈€268
Group of 5+ P/P100lv≈€51190lv≈€97269lv≈€138350lv≈€179417lv≈€213486lv≈€248

STANDARD GROUP LESSONS, 4 HOURS EACH DAY

2019/2020 Prices1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days
Per Person95lv≈€49170lv≈€87235lv≈€120290lv≈€148350lv≈€179390lv≈€199

Lessons will be charged and need to be paid in BGN (lv). EUR (€) equivalents are estimates for information only.

Children from 6 years can be taught in standard group lessons for ski or snowboard. Younger children can be taught in private group lessons only.

If you wish to have private group or one-to-one lesson please advise us in advance so we can ensure extra instructors are available.

We can arrange for your lift pass to be ready and waiting for you at your chalet, saving you a job on your first day.

If you would like us to organise the ski passes to be ready, just make sure the Passes tab in your MyBooking account is completed 2 weeks before your arrival date. This is a free service with the pass price remaining identical to the purchase price at the gondola. Just another advantage to staying with Snomads to provide a hassle-free holiday. We’ve got you covered!

Please note that only 6-day passes can be pre-booked and payment of these passes needs to be made on your arrival in resort. A refundable 5BGN is added to all pass prices for the hands-free electronic card.

2019/2020 PRICESAdultChild (Under 13)Child (Under 7)
Gondola Only (Pedestrians)32lv≈€1721lv≈€111lv≈€0.50
Half Day (After 12:30am)54lv≈€2837lv≈€191lv≈€0.50
1 Day70lv≈€3648lv≈€251lv≈€0.50
2 Days134lv≈€6983lv≈€422lv≈€1
3 Days203lv≈€104118lv≈€603lv≈€1.50
4 Days268lv≈€137144lv≈€744lv≈€2
5 Days337lv≈€172168lv≈€865lv≈€2.50
6 Days (Snomads Pre-Bookable)400lv≈€205198lv≈€1016lv≈€3
9 Days600lv≈€307262lv≈€1349lv≈€5
Lift passes will be charged and need to be paid in BGN (lv). EUR (€) equivalents are estimates for information only.

All passes are valid for consecutive days only.