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Ski touring & off-piste skiing in Bansko

Jean Marc, IFMGA mountain guide, takes you for 6 days of ski touring and off-piste skiing in Bansko, enjoying the untouched powder snow of the Pirin Mountains.

Mountain RangePirin
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Type of tripGroup


Only at a 2-hour drive from Sofia, at the base of the Pirin mountains, the resort of Bansko offers amazing opportunities for skiers!

Bansko is a little town with modern infrastructure, comparable with what we have in the Alps.

Due to Bulgaria’s continental weather (cold winters, humidity coming from the Black Sea) there’s a great amount of high quality powder snow, which is very rare in the Western Alps.

Summits at around 3000 m are a wonderful terrain for ski touring, with exciting vertical drops of up to 1000 m.

Besides, the forest provides excellent shelter for off-piste tree-skiing.

Since very few people go off-piste skiing in Bansko, most powder runs remain untouched for days. If you like to venture further, you will have the mountain only for yourself, with plenty of untracked powder snow!

Furthermore, the reasonable prices in this country will allow us to stay at a superb 4-star hotel.

After a 2-hour flight from London or Paris, we’ll meet in Sofia and take a 2-hour minibus transfer to Bansko. You can check the itinerary below for further details.

Please contact me if you want to join me in Bansko. You will enjoy some of the best powder snow in Europe!



4-star hotel

More info

- Flight to Sofia is not included in the price. - Level: 30 m to 1 hour to walk up - For competent skiers. - Equipment to be carried: all the routes can be completed with a day pack. - Transport: Minibus are used for all transfers during the trip.

Meeting point




Day 1: Sofia

Flight to Sofia. Transfer from Sofia airport to Bansko.

Day 2 to 7: Bansko

6 days off-piste skiing and touring around Bansko. 1 or 2 hours maximum walking or skinning on easy ridges are necessary to reach the off-piste routes.

The itinerary will be decided by the guide in Bansko according to snow and weather conditions and the ski and endurance level of the group.

Day 8: Sofia

Early morning transfer from Bansko to Sofia airport and flight to your final destination.

About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

- The passion of virgin areas -
Climbing, mountaineering, trekking, off-piste skiing, ski touring, heliskiing, I have used all the resources available in the mountain to explore the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland, and also Nepal, Peru and Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco and Turkey, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen…
Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2580 each

Group of 2

EUR 2580 each

Group of 3

EUR 2580 each

Group of 4

EUR 2580 each

Group of 5

EUR 2580 each

Group of 6

EUR 2580 each

Group of 7

EUR 2580 each

Group of 8

EUR 2580 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

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