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Bansko is one of the newest and the most rapidly developing ski resort in Bulgaria. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and the old pine woods make it a popular site for recreation. Bulgaria's share in European winter tourism is steadily rising, and Bansko increasingly competes with resorts in France and Switzerland due to the comparative lower costs but not in quality. Improvements to the infrastructure and organization of the ski area on Todorka have been made annually to accommodate the rising number of tourists. A gondola lift was built from town in 2003, replacing the minibus ride to the primary base area of Banderishka Poliana. As of 2010, the ski area has 75 km of ski runs, 14 lifts and drags, serving up to 24,500 persons per hour. Paragliding and heli-skiing is also available locally.
There are airports within two hours’ drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Bansko are perfectly feasible.
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are direct buses which ply to the resort from the airports listed above. The journey takes approximately 3 hours from Sofia as well as from Plovdiv Train options to this resort from the airports listed above are not available.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.