Bansko is a perfect location for group holidays. Its a far smaller area than that of most of the European resorts which allows us to keep the group together we can easily arrange meeting points and you never get lost.
The resort is suitable for all levels but is particularly tailored to beginners and improvers as at this level you don’t need a large ski area and lessons are almost a quarter of the price than in the Alpes. If you are of a good skier you can cover the area in a day but there is also a benefit to this as you can really get to know you way around quickly and remember where your favorite runs and jumps are.
I would definitely recommend this holiday. The Hotel is top class & the Pirin mountain offers great snow & a good variety of runs. It’s also great fun being with a varied age group of people especially if you are booking as an individual. You will not feel out of place. Everyone is friendly and helpful and good company. It was also excellent value for money. – Louise Valvona
The marked ski pistes are in total approximately 70 km in length and suitable for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. For the latter they include one of the most modern fun parks in the Balkans. Other transportation options within the ski center include a three-seat lift, a new 6 seater, 7 drags and 10 baby drags.
The ski center boasts slalom and giant slalom runs as well as a 5 km cross-country track.
We have been to Bansko many times now we have always had great snow, excellent service and superb value.
Dining is low cost high quality, with restaurants for every taste, from high-end international cuisine to local taverns, the “Mehanas”, for a taste of the local atmosphere. Some of them offer live folk music. Cafes and bars are also abundant.
There is no time limit in the work hours of clubs and discos. Usually they close in the early morning.
For those venturing outside the town limits, the outstanding natural beauty of the pristine landscape will reward them. Not surprisingly the area of the Pirin south of Bansko
Sites of historical importance and especially of the Bulgarian folklore tradition are to be found everywhere.
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Beach & Pools
Premier Luxury Mountain Resort a new 5 Star luxury hotel in Bansko, Bulgaria and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Located at the foothills of the majestic Pirin Mountain, Bansko is one of the most popular winter resorts for skiing, snowboarding, mountain thrills or just plain relaxation, in Europe.
Each one of our 114 spacious rooms is beautifully decorated and designed to be a place where distinctive style and luxury create a familiar, calm and relaxing environment.
The hotel offers two types of room collections; The Standard collection and The Premier Collection
The Premier Collection is a unique selection of rooms for those that demand the best, offering outstanding decoration, Italian furnishing and magnificent view to the Pirin mountain.
At The Premier Luxury Mountain Resort all the room types are tastefully decorated and fully furnished, ensuring the highest level of comfort and tranquility to each guest. The standard room accommodation options are Single and Double Rooms, as well as a variety of Suites.
The Premier Collection
Created for an ultimate stay experience, Premier Luxury Mountain Resort reserved 12 suites with an extra touch on the interior and services; the Premier Collection.
The additional services of the Premier Collection are:
- Express check-in and check-out
- Guided check-in to the room by Guest Relations
- Early check-in, late check-out upon availability
- Welcome wine and fruit basket
- Turndown service with personalized sweets
- Luxury brand amenities
- Special Pillows Menu (upon request)
- Unpacking and packing (upon request)
- No Room Service fee
- Exclusive breakfast lounge
- Private chef service (in selected rooms upon request, extra charge)
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Wine Cava (in selected rooms, extra charge)
- Bath Menus (Penthouse Suite only, extra charge)
- Chauffeur service (upon request, extra charge)
- Free transfer to the Banderitsa station (Penthouse Suite only)
- Goodbye souvenir
Dining & Bars
Matt will be on hand to organise all the usual restaurants and bars for the week. Lunches at 180 and VIP room, dinners at the hotel restautant, The Chateau Antique along the a few new ones.
Spending time in nature is a great way to relax, but leaving yourself to the soft hands of the experienced Therapists of Le Spa, the wellness and beauty center of Premier Luxury Mountain Resort in Bansko, is such a soothing experience that you only have to feel it in order to believe it!
Tip: You can have a 15 minute free Sample Massage from our new treatments to pick the one that is best for you (upon availability).
This might sound a bit mushy, but it doesn’t get more romantic than ice-skating under the stars, even if you don’t have Olympic skills on the ice.
Bansko’s rink, one of the largest in Bulgaria, has been open for every winter season since 2010 and is an affordable 10 leva for adults and 5 leva for kids.
This is old Bansko’s high street where winter sport shops vie for your attention alongside bars, restaurants, cafes and a number of souvenir shops.
This is also near where many of the hotels and ski lodges are located, so on winter evenings Pirin Street thrums with activity and a party atmosphere.
Holy Trinity Church
the 19th-century Bulgarian Revival the country regained a sense of national identity after centuries under Ottoman dominion.
Bansko’s main church is a product of that time and was designed in a neo-byzantine style with three naves.
Bansko ski resort is remarkable regarding bars, restaurants and nightlife. Several après ski bars offer snacks and refreshments on the ski zone and in the resort. Local clubs and clubs usually close early in the morning.
High class restaurants with sophisticated menus are part of various five and four star hotels.
More than 200 traditional Bansko taverns (called “Mehana”) offer cozy atmosphere, dishes from traditional Bulgarian cuisine, local specialties and selected Bulgarian wines. Most of the mehanas provide entertaining program with live folk music.
Cost of Single Room
Single Room Supplement
You can book a room on your own starting from £25 per night. The room is exactly the same room that you receive as if two people are sharing it is not smaller single room. We will ask for a double bed however this can not be guaranteed you may be given twin beds.
- Lift Pass
- 7 Nights 5* Accommodation
- B&B basis
- Luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
- Concierge service from the moment you make your booking
- Active Away hosting package
- ATOL Protection
The ski pistes of Bansko resort are located on the northern slopes of the Pirin mountain in 2 main ski centres: CHALIN VALOG (1100-1600 m) and SHILIGARNIKA (1700-2500 m). The ski centres are situated about 10 km above the town. They are easily accessible from Bansko for approximately 25 minutes ride on the Gondola lift. The total length of the marked pistes is 70 km.
The snow conditions in the resort are excellent. The snow cover remains from December till May. The ski season lasts longer thanks to the 44 Technoalpine snow cannons that cover most of the slopes. There are 12 Kassbohrer slope maintenance vehicles as well.
For the snowboarders there is an extreme fun park – the first one on the Balkans. The snowboarders can build jumps according to their abilities and taste. Snow sport lovers can take part in different competitions organized on the new piste on Shiligarnika.
The total length of the lift equipment in Bansko is 26 km. 8-seats Gondola cabin lift and 5 high speed quads by Dopplemayer, one 3-seat lift by Poma, 7 drags and 10 baby drags operate in Bansko. The ski and snowboard equipment can be used by a chip-card from SkiData.
Big monitors are based on the first station of the Gondola lift. The monitors inform for wind and temperature conditions on different pistes.
The ski centres of Bansko offer ski runs for all type of skiers, a 5 km cross-country track, a 3 km Rollbahn ski run, slalom and giant slalom ski runs, etc.
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You have a few options for transfers
- You can arrange private transfers – You can contact out transfer company directly and let them know you have come from Active Away – The company is called Balkan PMS – https://balkanpms-travel.com. Ask for Toshko
- You can hire a car and drive – this is generally the cheapest option