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Chalin Valog (Bansko)


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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Hotel Avalon 


A new hotel with great views of the Pirin Mountains.   Amenities include jacuzzi, sauna, spa services and ski instruction available on site.

Extra person charges may apply 



Lucky Liebe Sonne 


Nice hotel offering packages including half board.  They have a small pool, outdoor hot tub and sauna.   

Extra person charges may apply 

Contact for rates 

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena 


Elegant rooms and suites with an outdoor pool, spa & wellness center, restaurants and  bars.

Extra person charges may apply 

Contact for rates 









  • Additional lodging options available in Bansko, Bulgaria. 





Taverna Todeva Kashta located at Neofit Rilski Street 7, Bansko, Bulgaria; 0887038319


Baryakova Tavern


  • Two new lifts will operate in the ski area at Bansko.
  • Ski World Cup comes to Bansko this season on February 26th and 27th 2011. 


2010 - 2011 Rental Equipment Rates

2010 - 2011 Lesson Rates



Chalin Valog (Bansko)

The town of Bansko is located on 925 m. above sea level, and its skiing area is on 2000-2600 m. The Pirin mountain has a predominantly Alpine character and highest peak in the area is Vihren 2914 m. The ski pistes are located in two main ski - centres- CHALIN VALOG (1100-1600 m) and SHILIGARNIKA (1700-2500 m). They are approximately 10 km above the town on the northern slopes of Pirin, and are easily accessible for approximately 25 minutes ride on the new Gondola lift which starts from Bansko. The total length of the marked pistes is 70 kilometers.

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Pros: very cheap skiing and the apres ski is lively and cheap

Cons: none

bansko_town_40ic.jpghttp://www.apt10bansko.comThere is no other town like Bankso that can provide opportunities for mountain tourism, winter sports events, professional workshops and meetings, eco and rural tourism, alpinism, spa tourism, summer and winter tours in the mountains. The mountain is strewn with numerous crystal lakes and natural sites which make tours attractive for all tastes.In the winter Bansko becomes the sports centre in the Pirin Mountain offering a range of skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and ice skating. During the summer Bansko is the premier location for tourist activities throughout the mountain range including hiking, fishing, cycling, golf, horse riding, hunting (with proper permission slips).There are also some interesting festivals in Bansko during the summer. On 19th May Bansko holds a large rock festival, on 20-21 May there is a folk festival “Between three mountains”, and between 8-13th of August an international jazz festival comes to town. This is why every year thousands of tourists come here to discover Bansko and Pirin, two names eternally associated with unique attractive power and virgin beauty. The town is a gate to the most apealing part of Pirin with its symbols, the wild goat and the edelweiss.

The Pirin National Park has an area of 40,356 hectares, nearly one third of these are situated on the territory of Bansko municipality. It is included in the list of National Parks and Reserves of the United Nations and in the list of the Conventions for Protection of World’s Cultural and National Heritage (UNESCO).

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