Backcountry Skiing trips – Bansko helps you book your next Backcountry Skiing trip in Bansko.

Bansko is a mountain town and ski resort located 160 km away from the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. At the foot of Mount Pirin and within the boundaries of Pirin National Park, the ski resort is famous for its amazing backcountry terrain and snow conditions. A lot less popular than any ski resort in the Alps, you’ll probably get Bansko’s freeride terrain all to yourself. Select one of our options below and have a mountain guide show you around the steep forests and open bowls of Bansko’s backcountry. only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides. 


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  • 20 reviews


This is our second time with Nikolay and it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend!!
Nikolay Pavlov is an experienced guide with intimate knowledge of the terrain and conditions in Bansko. A great half day
trip with two summits on a very short notice. Additionally good company to ride with.
Nikolay is an awesome guide who is clearly very experienced. We planned to climb+ride Todorka in late January but due
to snow storms and high winds we had to postpone the trip. However as soon as the conditions had improved and the avalanche risk was manageable Nikolay called me to say its game on for tomorrow if that works for me. We had an awesome day riding and I learnt so much from Nikolay about Avalanches, exposure and climbing. Would definitely recommend! Cheers!
One of the best powder days skiing of my life! An amazing combination of couloirs, tree runs and open powder
fields all accessible by lifts. Nikolay is a great guide who judged the abilities of the group and chose routes to suit everyone! Highly recommended trip, excellent value for money!
We picked the perfect day. The off-piste was was incredible and Nikolay was informative, extremely knowledgable and professional. We felt
safe at all times as Nikolay was in constant comms with others on the mountain and the tour was managed to minimise risk of avalanches. Will happily book via Explore Share again. Thanks.
I’m glad to write a short review for you. Nikolay is very friendly and communicative person. He gave me a lot
of information about Bansko and coming tour. Nikolay’s Russian is very good, so it was very convenient to talk my native language instead of English. We met a day before splitboarding, he helped me to tune rented splitboard, avalanche equipment and gave general instructions about splitboard. The next 2 days of splitboarding were great, Nikolay and his friends were very responsible and tried to do anything to make our tour nice and safe. 5/5!
Both Nikolay and the other guide with us (apologies for forgetting his name) were highly qualified and experienced. They found
us the best conditions available and made sure we had a good time while staying safe.
Good guide! Friendly, safe and made the best day out of the current conditions. This day was for sure the
high light of our week in Bansko. Thanks!
Niki is a great guide we would definitely recommend him to anyone that wants to go off piste.
I am delighted with the ski trip to the Pirin Mountains. These are the most beautiful and unusual places with
beautiful nature. I booked a trip to Georgiy Georgiev, but for some reason my guide was not he, but Milena Padalska. However, I do not regret it at all. Milena is a very experienced smart and attentive guide. She organized the trip perfectly and helped me to choose the equipment. She very sensibly corrected the routes, in accordance with the weather and my technical and physical abilities. Despite the not quite favorable weather, we did not miss a single day of trekking. And Milena is very contact and interesting person and an charming woman.
Niki was a great guide for ski-touring. He was very clear and supportive in the preparation of the trip (itineraries,
ski renting, hotel, taxis). When we finally met in Bansko, after 5 minutes I understood we were in good hands. He was indeed very much secure and adapting to our needs. He knows everybody in the place, always aware of the good spots and very keen to let you discover his region. He also turned to be an excellent guide for after-ski activities. He puts all his energy to ensure your experience will be unforgettable, which he greatly succeeded.
Very nice experience with Niki and Yavo. We did not have the best snow conditions but Niki was able to
find very good skying and mountaineering spots in this area that he knows better than anyone. He also took care of most aspects (airport transit, ski rental, etc), which made this 3 days trip very efficient ! For the after-ski, Bansko and the surrounding area offer lots of opportunities. I’ll definitely come back shortly.
Great free-ride ski experience with Niki and Javo, our two very friendly and knowledgeable guides. Probably the best guides you can get
in Bansko!  In addition, Niki helped to arrange for everything: transport to/from the airport, indication of best places to eat & chill-out. Definitely strongly recommended!
Very satisfied of those 3 days ski touring with Niki. He is really a one stop shop guide: he arranged
for everything from A to Z: transfer from Sofia to Bansko, cheap and nice hotel, ski rental, shovel/arva/probe, and, last but not least 3 days of exciting ski touring in Bansko backcountry. Despite the fact that the conditions were far from ideal (avalanche risk) he managed to find an interesting programme for each day, taking into account the level of the participants and the safety of everybody. Bansko is definitely a place with a lot of potential for ski touring: we will be back!
I have spent 3 tremendous days of ski touring and freeride ski with Nikolay and his colleague Javo in Bansko.
We were a group of 8 skiers with both beginners and more experienced people. Beyond their professionalism and wide mountain expertise, Nikolay and Javo where caring and very friendly guys. We had an incredible skiing experience in the wonderful landscapes of the Pirin mountain ranges. In addition, Nikolay recommended probably the best places to sleep, eat and relax in Bansko while avoiding the expensive touristic addresses. I strongly recommend him.
The trip out with Nikolay was the best days experience I have ever had snowboarding. Nikolay came across as very
experienced and the safety of the group was very important to him. We rode lines and terrain exactly like we wanted and were also able to hike to the very top of the mountain which was great in itself. If I go back I would look to go out with him again and would recommend to others no problem.
The Trip was an experience, I especially enjoyed the first day which was just “the perfect day”, sunny, good snow
and several good rides!
I decided to take guidance from Nikolay despite knowing that snow conditions were not very good for off-piste riding. We
planed to have short mix of riding near the piste and tutoring. Generally speaking – it was useful for me, and i got some very good tips and insights from Nikolay. He seems to be ok guy and knows a lot about mountain and snowboarding. I would contact him next time i want to try off piste riding or trekking in Bansko. Hopefully i will have some friends with me then.

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