Bansko Reviews

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Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Bansko

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Klaudia
This is not begginer friendly, as all runs might be difficult at some point, if you try from the top using 3 or 11 as there are coded blue, as soon as you get there they are coded as red. Gondola from the bottom is horrible, you are wasting your time in queue for min 1-2hours. Tried before 8 and after 10, around 12 all same, enormous queue. Is definitely not for me, and I wouldn't recommend.... Full Review
Affordable food, drinks in the...
Expensive ski passes for what ...
2 days ago
Amie Bridge
Went whilst there was only 1 slope open but all staff were friendly and done their best considering the snow conditions.... Full Review
Friendly staff and good slopes...
Not much lighting
1 year ago
Tigran Aroutounian
I visited Bansko 5 times since 2009 for between 7 to 12 days vacations. It’s an amazing and unique place, affordable for any budget, perfect for new skiers, and advanced. The most delicious food! Great night life, the Bulgarian warm and welcoming culture with a great overall vibe, makes you fall in love with this place! Highly recommended!!!... Full Review
Amazing Value for money, High ...
Gondola line.
4 years ago
lucinda
Loved the friendliness ,, great modern installations ,,, mountain restaurants great food and prices !! Above all no crazy posers ,, who think that buying the latest ski gear means they can ski !! Very little pushing and shoving ! ... Full Review
Inexpensive, friendly , not ma...
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4 years ago
anonymous
Town very good and lots of good restaurants slopes get way too busy and runs a mess by lunch time... Full Review
5 years ago
anonymous
Town very good and lots of good restaurants slopes get way too busy and runs a mess by lunch time... Full Review
5 years ago
Phil England
If you want cheap beer and don’t want to ski much and spend your time in a queue then Bansko is the place for you! It’s not set up to cope with the amount of punters. Ski passes and rental is cheap enough if booked before you get here, however no 7 day pass for instance, you need to book a 4 and a 3 but they don’t tell you that. Ski school for my family was pretty poor, getting them to a decent stage took them 3 days to what I would expect a day. Overcrowded lessons with 15 persons is not conducive to quick learning. 95% of people here are learning to ski so pretty poor manners and etiquette.Overcrowded learning area with only one food area for beginners to access means this is also overcowded. You can do all the runs in half a day so not a big resort, most of it was artificial so not ideal for beginners either, nice snow at the top where there had been snow, rocks and mud showing at lunch. Pistes poorly marked and no side markers. I saw 3 people blood wagoned off just below a rocky area which wasn’t hazard marked on a blue(easy) slope. Restaurant staff generally pretty rude, some females are ok, slow service. Many places claim they don’t take credit cards but they actually do, I think the staff a skimming the takings here. Many places also claim they can’t split a credit card bill, again absolute BS as you just type the amount you want to pay in. Beer was cheap around £3 in expensive apres area but wander away from the lights and it’s £1-2 or less! Food is decent and cheap. Go for the ‘BBQ’ meats or massive shared kebab platters. Our accommodation was ‘Mountain View’ which was good, cheap, spacious, small bar and restaurant and across the road 100m through the woods to the piste, not quite ski in/ski out. Perhaps with more snow. So cheap yes, first time maybe come here, but if you can already ski look elsewhere!... Full Review
Cheap beer and food
Customer service, queues, poor...
5 years ago
anonymous
It was a fun trip away, spent 90% of our time off the main runs as by midday were moguled. The off piste was exceptional with decent snow and tree runs were incredible.... Full Review
cheapest resort in europe
like the Blackpool of the snow...
5 years ago
Rachael Maughan
Such a shame that tbis resort has been so heavily developed. It is now over booked and populated and can not cope with this pressure. Access to mountain takes hours of queuing, runs are dangerous busy, ski school groups ratio to instructor are scary. Transport is hard to prebook. I would not come back. Avoid school holidays as you are wasting your time and money... Full Review
Ski runs are goid but very few...
Don't plan any all day skiing ...
6 years ago
Camilla Robinson
We have been coming here for the last three years and have witnessed the resort becoming more and more over crowded. Today we waited over 4 hours in a queue to get up the mountain and had to give up through hunger, thirst, needing the loo and tiredness. It was unbelievable, utter chaos. The number of holiday makers piling into the resort is way more than the facilities can handle. There is only one gondola and it is slow and out dated. Mini buses have been laid on to relieve the pressure but there are not enough of them and the only route up the mountain fast becomes jammed with people in cars trying to bypass the queuing problem. Bansko may be inexpensive but it is a total waste of money to pay 340 legs for a 6 day pass if cannot reach the slopes to ski. Pay more and go somewhere where you can get to ski. If you do manage to get up the mounrain and want a lesson you will then spend 50 minutes of your hours lesson queuing for the button lift. All in all very, very frustrating.... Full Review
Inexpensive
Over crowded
6 years ago
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