Bansko is located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains and right below the Pirin National Park, included in the List of World Nature Heritage. The town itself attracts visitors with its 120 cultural monuments, its museum-houses and the permanent ethnographic and Bansko school of icon painting exhibitions.
The region is famous for its cuisine and colourful folklore and offers various entertainment opportunities.
The newest Bulgarian ski centre is also a door to the alpine peaks and unspoiled nature of the Pirin Mountains.
The resort is situated in southwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of one of the beautiful Bulgarian mountain Pirin. The distance from Sofia to Bansko is 150 km.
The two major ski regions of Bansko - the lower called Chalin Valog (1,100 - 1,600 m) and the higher called Shiligarnika (1,700 - 2,500 m) - are situated above the town, on the northern slopes of the Pirin Mountains. The two other popular pistes are Tomba and Todorka - for advanced and proffesional skiers.
Bansko offers a cross-country track with a total length of 5 km at a height of 1,530 m above sea level at the Banderishka Polyana slope a 3 km ski-run Rollbahn track is situated 2 km from the town at 1,050 m above sea level.
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