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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Pirin

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2580 EUR

    Group of 2
    2580 EUR

    Group of 3
    2580 EUR

    Group of 4
    2580 EUR

    Group of 5
    2580 EUR

    Group of 6
    2580 EUR

    Group of 7
    2580 EUR

    Group of 8
    2580 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Sofia

      Flight to Sofia. Transfer from Sofia airport to Bansko.

    • Day 2 to 7Bansko

      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 8Sofia

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

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Sofia.

    Accommodation

    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.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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    What People are Saying about Jean-Marc Kaufmann

     

    Hello to all who like the intensity of amazing heights reached with sometimes a bit of sweat but so rewarding that the memories live in you year in or out. I travelled many times with Jean-Marc as guide. Heliskiing in Canada, Touring skiing (seals\' skin skiing) in Tromso, Spitzberg or more simply in ski resorts like France, Italy and Bulgaria. I recommend him for the complete trust in what he is sure I can do and his guiding ability on top of our sharing a good bear after the day\'s efforts (I am Belgian so ...). I even tried myself at 53 years\' old to a bit of climbing with \"Aiguille d\'Entrève\" and discovered a new ability. Great moments past and to come.
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