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Bansko, Bulgaria, Guided Freeride Skiing

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Enjoy a day of off-piste skiing in the Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko with a local UIMLA certified guide.



1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec




Bansko is the most modern and largest ski resort in all of Bulgaria. The lifts are new, and the hotels in the area are lovely. However, when compared to the much larger ski resorts that can found throughout the Alps, Bansko is actually not that enormous. We believe this is an advantage, as it makes the resort seem more accessible and less hectic than it's larger counterparts.

Another great thing about Bansko is it provides visitors with some truly amazing views of the surrounding landscape. Within the resort area you will be able to see several of Bulgaria's beautiful mountain ranges. They include the Rhodopes, the Rila mountains and the Pirin mountains.

When it comes to the off-piste runs, the popularity in Bansko is still on the way up. Thus giving new visitors looking for some great freeride skiing a great opportunity. The reason for that is because after a snowfall, from which there is many in the winter season, huge portions of the off-piste snow often remains untouched for several days!

The areas from which you can ski off-piste are all within the Pirin national park. The area is beautiful and has wonderfully varied terrain. There are pine forests, shallow or steep slopes, and wide open areas. However, there are risks of avalanches and even getting lost. Hence why having the assistance of an expert guide is so important.

So come to Bansko, and let us properly and safely guide you on a day of excellent free ride skiing. We know you will have a great time. All you have to do is send us a request.

Are you looking for a different kind of winter experience in the mountains of Bulgaria? If so, we can also lead you on this 2 day hike to the top of Mount Musala, which is the highest mountain in the country!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Participants should have appropriate safety equipment such as probes, shovel and beacon, as well as proper skiing equipment. All of this equipment is available for rent when you arrive to Bansko. The price also includes transport to and from Bansko if required.

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I work as a mountain leader since 2006, both with individuals and larger organized groups, mainly English speaking.

Together with a group of colleagues we offer a wide-range of activities: hiking, trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ski touring and off-piste skiing.

All our guides are certified, experienced and passionate about their job and will guide you with a smile and care through the wild beauty of the Bulgarian and the Balkan mountains.


Russian | English | Bulgarian



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What people are saying about Lyuben



Lyuben is a very good guide. More than a ski touring guide , he is a perfect travel organiser. We were a group of 4 Belgium guys around 50 to make the 4 days touring ski tour. He chose for us a very good family guesthouse, with very good food. He let us discover local thermal bath, traditional restaurant. About ski touring, Lyuben chose each day the best spot possible for the landscape and the snow adapted to the changing weather conditions. Time keeping was perfect. Zero stress for any situation. He has a comfortable car and does not hesitate to drive hours to bring us to the best area or to bring back us to the airport. Very friendly, super adaptive with us, I warmly recommend Lyuben.



Lyuben and Ivo were excellent. Communication was great. Lyuben helped us hire kit before arriving. Each day was great with a good variety or touring and excellent snow. thank you!



Wonderful 9-day hiking in the mountains of Bulgaria and Greece. It was easy to book a trip through the Explore-Share page. They responded quickly, everything was fine and well organized. My whole 9 days were very well organized. Guide picked me up on Sofia's airport and on the 9th day guide taken me back to the airport. Everything in between was organized by Top Guides Bulgaria. The physical effort was great, but it was worth it, wonderful views and very good emotions. I met three guides - Lyuben, Ruslan and Moni. They were very nice and friendly and very good guides. They kept my pace when hiking the mountains and helped and taught me if it was necessary. I felt safe and supported all the time. The hardest part for me was the last part of Mt. Olympus, climbing to the top, it took self-transcendence and a big effort. I haven't been rock climbing before. I am proud to myself that I made it. I was able to do this thanks to Lyuben's support, help and teachings. I am very grateful to him. When hiking in the mountains, you must be prepared to walk up the hill for several hours, which is physically difficult. At this time, wonderful views and feelings gives strength and the will to move on. Guide Moni had taken with him binocular. So we saw the animals and the birds more closer and he had knowledge to talk about them. In the mountains guide Ruslan talked about myths, local culture and nature. On the last day we had the city tour in Sofia. Guide Ruslan introduced me the historical buildings and told many interesting stories about history. All of it was very interesting to listen. The program of the days was very well structured. On the 5th day I felt physically tired and would not have been able to go hiking in the mountains straight away again. According to the plan, came the time to rest: Greece beach, the return trip to Bulgaria, a walk in the beautiful town of Bansko. After that I felt rested and enjoyed hiking in the mountains again. On the evenings of hiking days, you can relax: a delicious dinners in local restaurants, nights in lovely hotels and mountain huts, you can go to a mineral water spa, local market, etc. I am very satisfied and happy about this 9-day trip. Everything was very good. I have great memories and wonderful pictures of it. I definitely want to go back there, at another time of the year: to ski in the winter or to see waterfalls in the spring. Also, I would be happy to use the services of Explore-Share and Top Guides Bulgaria again when hiking in other regions.



A few words about the wonderful guide Kaloyan Peichev. He is a very responsible guide, a wonderful skier and a generous teacher, he has professional knowledge of mountains, snow, etc. and a very kind person.



Amazing trip..... 100% recommend this trip... Lyuben was both professional and friendly. We loved it. A great activity to do with a non-skier in tow.

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