: Pirin Street
: Walk through woods to Ski Road. No need for a Bus
: Razlog (Pirin Golf Club)
: Pirin Street
Car: not necessary
Bansko is Bulgaria's # 1 ski resort, having the best and most modern ski centre of all Bulgarian ski resorts. Bansko has the best snow record and a long ski season from early December through to the end of April.
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.
It is just 160 kilometers away from Sofia (transfers take 2.5 hours) and 6 kilometres from Razlog. Bansko has developed into a favourite ski & snowboard destination, thanks to the excellent ski facilities combined with the unique architecture and history.
The Bansko summer vacation can be as relaxing or dynamic as one wants it to make. The resort offers unique opportunities for both: leisure with spa wellness, relaxing mountain and ethnographic trips or adventurous sport activities garnished with fine food and drinks, lots of sun, crystal clear and picturesque views.
Other Activities: Summer and Winter Holiday
Golf: Pirin Golf and Country Club Bansko - Razlog , Bulgaria is the second largest alpine golf site in Europe with an overall of 36 holes quality alpine golf.
The first Bansko Razlog golf course - Pirin golf is designed by European Golf Design (EDG) as an 18 hole (par 72) layout, with the signature of 2006 Ryder Cup European team captain , Ian Woosnam . It is located in the municipality of Razlog . Its first nine holes were opened on 6 October 2007. The full 18-hole Ian Woosnam design course will be opened in 2009.
The second Bansko - Razlog golf course - The Pine course will be built as an 18-hole championship (par 72) layout. With the two 18-hole golf courses inside its boundaries, the overall Pirin Golf and Country Club complex will spread on 1,8 mln. sq.m.
Pirin Golf clubhouse provides high quality services and will become the beloved place for all golfers. Its stylish external architecture and design as well as its internal finishing will contribute to the overall high quality of the resort
Before packing your clubs, and heading off to Pirin Golf And Country Club, please check if you are eligable to play. Several reports are posted on internet that you can 'Pay & Play', but you may have to be a member OR enter a tournament BEFORE turning up.
Ski: Bansko is the all new Bulgarian ski resort, recently discovered by the foreign skiers and tourists, but well known in Bulgaria. Bansko provides a superb combination of virgin nature of The Pirin Mountain with state of the art ski lifts and a well planned ski area, whilst still retaining the atmosphere of the ancient Bulgarian small town. Bansko is not only a resort but also a beautiful historic spot and situated in South-Western Bulgaria at the foot hills of one of the beautiful Bulgarian mountain Pirin.
During the recent years a multi-million euros investment in a brand new skiing area has been made by Yulen, the company which has the licence to run the skiing area of the resort. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season (15 Dec - 15 May) of all Bulgarian ski resorts.
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