• Trip duration
    1+ day
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    5 people
  • Mountain range
    Pirin
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Description

Join me for one or several days of freeride skiing and snowboarding in Bansko, the best spot in Bulgaria to enjoy real powder snow.

Bansko is a city and a winter sports center located at the base of Mount Pirin in Bulgaria. It’s located at 925 meters asl. You’ll find in Bansko a lot of untouched powder ski runs because this place is not yet well-known among the freeride and snowboarding community.

Apart from the quality of the snow, you’ll find amazing landscapes and also a large diversity of terrain. There are different options for off-piste: tree skiing and some wide open slopes, as well as some large slopes accessible after a hike.

The exact terrain we choose will depend on your level: we will start with some easier lines and then we’ll decide which slopes to take according to the weather, snow and your abilities/preferences.

I have started snowboarding here in the 90′ and since 2004 I’ve guiding my friends and clients to all the secret powder spots around Bansko.

We can plan together one or several days of freeride skiing and snowboarding outside the pistes, using the lifts and going down where very few people go.

We can even mix freeride with some ski touring / splitboarding in the Pirin and Rila mountain ranges, for one or several days.

I will take max 5 people with me. I like guiding small groups because it’s safer but also because we can do more in one day. If you are a larger group, I will ask a colleague of mine to join us.

Skiing and snowboarding off piste in Bansko is suitable for all levels, for beginners as well as experienced riders.

The season goes from January till May. For several years, March has been the best month for powder snow here.

If you plan to come in Bulgaria next winter and if you want to have an amazing off the beaten tracks ski experience, get in touch with me. I’ll be happy to guide you in Bansko and let you enjoy a great time in the Pirin mountains. 

Price per person

1 Person130EUR
Group of 265EUR
Group of 355EUR
Group of 440EUR
Group of 535EUR
Group of 635EUR
Group of 735EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
Price does not include ski or avalanche equipment. You can rent beacon, probe and shovel for 10 euros per day.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

We can meet in Bansko directly. One option to get here is with a private transfer from the airport in Sofia or other pick up point. This costs 60 euros one way and I can arrange it for you. Another option is by public transport by bus. Some companies start from the Central Bus Station, others start from Ovcha Kupel Bus Station. The cost of the ticket is between 7 to 9 euros.

Accommodation

If you are looking for an accommodation during your stay in Bansko, I recommend you to stay in Strakova-Kashta hotel

More info

- Ski and snowboard equipment can be rented in Sofia and Bansko. I can help you with that. But sizes are limited so it's much better to come with your own equipment.
- You can also rent Avalanche Safety equipment (transceiver, shovel and probe).
- You must have your own insurance. We will discuss about this point when you get in touch with me.
- I can help you arranging transfers, accommodation, lift passes for the Bansko ski area.