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Summer 2018 Gondola Lift Times and Prices

The Bansko Summer 2018 gondola lift times and prices are here. In so many respects I prefer Bansko in the summer. It’s relaxed, warm and beautiful. Lots for all the family to do both in and around Bansko.   Gondola lift operating times Time period Open Last gondola from Bansko Last gondola from Banderishka Polyana 01.07 [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|bus to Vihren Hut, Events, Featured, gondola lift, summer 2018, summer activities, summer times|Comments Off

Kempinski Easter Menu In Bansko

Easter is tomorrow 1st April — and you need dinner. Orthodox Easter Sunday is next April 8th. The ~Kempinski comes to the rescue with a fabulous €45 Easter dinner available from 1st April to 8th April. Featuring two starters, a main of lamb shank and a dessert. Trevor Porcelli has developed a fine reputation at [...]

By |March 31st, 2018|Bars and Restaurants, Easter in Bansko, Kempinski menu|Comments Off

Bansko Snow Report: Piste #10 to Todorka Lift

So many good Bansko March days has meant many happy people here in Bansko. Here is my latest snow report. Looking ahead the snow road will suffer Sunday 1st April as there will be a little rain. This should mean snow higher up. By Tuesday the sunshine will be out and expect best conditions in [...]

By |March 31st, 2018|plato, Skiing & Snowboarding, snow report|Comments Off

Lift Passes Reduced by 20%: Buy IN RESORT.

From today 15th March 2018 the price o a gondola lift ticket has been reduced by 20%. You can buy your reduced price lift pass at the gondola lift cash desk to MPM Guinness or MPM Sport hotels. The snow is fantastic right now. Snow road get slushy but it’s still open. Fabulous spring skiing. [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Featured, lift pass discount, ski lift pass prices 2018, Skiing & Snowboarding|Comments Off

Fresh Snow Falling: snow forecast

As I type this I am delighted to say that the snow is falling heavily up high on Bansko’s slopes and moderately in Bansko. Check the HD livestream queue cam above to see the snow action. NOTICE: Support the blog / the app / the video / the cams by booking here. For last nine [...]

By |February 25th, 2018|snow forecast, Weather|Comments Off

Gondola Lift Queue Cam: HD Livestream in YouTube

Bansko gondola lift and the queues there receive a lot of attention. So now you can study the gondola lift and the snow and weather from the new live streaming cam here and in YouTube: It took an incredible amount of effort not only to place the cam there, but ensure fast internet, a new [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|avoiding queue, Featured, gondola lift queue, live cams, Skiing & Snowboarding|Comments Off

Fresh Snow Falling: More Expected 10th February

After a week of mainly sunny skies, it was time the snow arrived. Around 10cm of the white stuff has fallen over the last 24 hours. But temperatures were high and the precipitation fell as rain as high as Banderishka Poloiana. But the fresh snow is welcome and will see a good week ahead. Temperatures [...]

By |February 4th, 2018|snow forecast, Weather|Comments Off

Come Prima New Menu from Executive Chef Trevor Portelli is a Delight

Come Prima, the a la carte restaurant at the Kempinski, offers a new degustation menu, prepared in modern and unique technique, taking you through a beautiful selection of tastes and flavours recommended by their Executive Chef Trevor Portelli. Full Disclosure: Kempinski is a sponsor of Bansko Blog and whilst I never recommend anything I have not [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|Bars and Restaurants|Comments Off

Kempinski Lobby Bar Special Offer: Three Course Menu

The Kempinski has a new Lobby bar three course special menu.  And the new menu, see below, looks not only delicious but rather good value at only 55 leva per person. The lobby bar area of the Kempinski is probably my favourite place to meet friends. The area has the added benefit of, on selected [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|Bars and Restaurants, Kempinski Lobby Bar Menu|Comments Off

What The FAQ #12: How Do I Get A VIP Fast Lane Lift Pass?

A Bansko VIP fast lane lift pass, and how to buy one, is a question I am asked several times a day. And for good reason, the lift queues have been long for many of the days so far this ski season. 1.   Stay at the Kempinski, Premier, Regnum, The Grand hotel. These hotels [...]

By |January 30th, 2018|Bansko VIP lift pass, Featured, gondola lift queue, Skiing & Snowboarding|Comments Off