HERE YOU WILL FIND SOME USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT SKI ZONE BANSKO along with rates for lift passes, where & when to buy them, the ski zone map and lifts information
OPENING HOURS: 08:00 – 17:30
Gondola is the cabin lift that connects the town with the ski centre. It is an 8-seat (each cabin) facility that starts from the town (by Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko) and give you a lift to the actual ski zone within about 30 minutes the ride itself. Please note that delays due to queuing to get in the gondola might occur in peak times and periods within the winter season.
FIRST STATION: CHALIN VALOG
– some slopes available there to include a black one along with a coffee bar and a drag lift for mostly beginner skiers and snowboarders.
SECOND – LAST (TOP)- STATION: BANDERISHKA POLYANA
This is where the actual ski zone is and where the most of the lifts are located. You will also find our MEETING POINT there where to meet our Supervisor and meet your instructor there.
The Supervisor will help you further out with the group distribution and will introduce your ski/snowboard instructor to you. Our Supervisor is entirely on your disposal all day long in case would have any questions or need any further assistance related to the tuition or whatever else. The MEETING POINT is visibly signed and easy to find.
LUNCH AND COFFEE BREAK
A lot of restaurants and cafes are available on Bunderishka polyana where you can have lunch or make a coffee break.
The ski road is a 7 km track that starts from Banderitsa Polyana the second (top) stop of the Gondola lift and ends up next to the Gondola’s bottom station in the town.
It is a blue, easy and relaxing track that skiers use to reach the town and skip the gondola. The ski road is suitable also for beginner skiers and snowboarders due to its low difficulty. However, your instructor will advise you whether you can go for it as an alternative or better use the gondola lift back to the town.
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO REACH THE SKI CENTRE AND AVOID LONG GONDOLA LIFT QUEUES
- By car in about 20 min. All day parking fee: 12 BGN;
- By the shuttle buses available at the gondola bottom station – you can use them showing a valid lift pass for the particular day.
- Pirin 2000 Ski School & Hire can arrange a private one-way transportation for you to the ski zone (top gondola station) at 10 BGN per person per day. The shuttle bus leaves at our main shop (113 Pirin St) at specific hours in the morning.
MAP SKI ZONE BANSKO
Ticket and ski pass prices for winter season 2021-2022 valid after December 26th, 2021
Lift passes are sold at the pay desks around the ski zone, plus at some selected hotels.
7-12 years old
up to 7 years old
|Drag lift – bottom station
A baby drag lift in front of the
bottom Gondola station in town
(up – down)
1 use only – No lifts included
|36 BGN||31 BGN||24 BGN||1 BGN|
|LIFT PASSES RATES
Gondola lift + all lifts | Unlimited daily use
|Half day lift pass
(12:30 – 16:30)
Issued only after 12:30
|61 BGN||54 BGN||33 BGN||1 BGN|
|1 day||79 BGN||70 BGN||43 BGN||1 BGN|
|2 days||151 BGN||137 BGN||79 BGN||2 BGN|
|3 days||229 BGN||206 BGN||115 BGN||3 BGN|
|4 days||303 BGN||272 BGN||140 BGN||4 BGN|
|5 days||381 BGN||339 BGN||163 BGN||5 BGN|
|6 days||452 BGN||407 BGN||191 BGN||6 BGN|
|9 days||678 BGN||610 BGN||253 BGN||9 BGN|
|13 days||949 BGN||852 BGN||378 BGN||13 BGN|
|Lift pass “Bansko-twenty”||1015 BGN||960 BGN||565 BGN||20 BGN|
|Seasonal lift pass||1500 BGN||1400 BGN||800 BGN||100 BGN|
|Gondola ticket (two-way) for people with disabilities||1 BGN|
|Gondola ticket (two-way) for a person accompanying a disabled person, when entitled to such||1 BGN|
WHERE CAN YOU BUY A LIFT CARD
Cash desks at the Gondola bottom station (just 1 min walk from our shop).
• Sunday to Wednesday: 08:30 – 17:00. Lift pass sale for the next day between 16:30 – 17:00.
• Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 08:30 – 21:00. Lift pass sale for the next day between 16:30 – 21:00.
Cash desks at the Gondola upper station in Banderitsa Polyana, if going up with a shuttle service or driving to the ski zone.
• Daily between 08:30 – 17:30
Cash desks at selected hotels around the ski zone. Further information available at our shop.
The VIP lift pass is a more expensive pass that gives you access to the fast lane at the Gondola. It is valid only for the Gondola and not for the lifts on the mountain. It is really worth it when busy.
• Hotel Regnum (10 min walk from our shop)
• Hotel Lucky Bansko
• Kempinski hotel, for guests only.