Welcome to the SKI ZONE section where you will find useful information about everything related to your complete and unforgettable holiday in Bansko winter resort, like:
- Lift Prices
- Frequently Asked Questions
- More useful information
- Bansko Web Cams
- Ski Map
08:00 – 17:30
Gondola is the cabin lift that connects the town with the ski center.
The 8-seat cabins start almost every 30 seconds and transfer you to the mountain in about 30 minutes + further delays due to queuing to get in the gondola, even up to 2 hours at peak times.
Gondola lift is used by skiers, snowboarders and even tourists that wish to visit the ski center just for coffee and fun.
First station: Chalin Valog
Gondola’s doors open after 15 minutes at first stop, Chalin Valog, where you can find only slopes for skiers and riders. Few cafes too, accessible only from skiers and riders.
Second -last- station: Banderitsa Polyana
The second and last stop, Banderitsa Polyana, is where the chalets and most of the lifts are located. There you will meet your ski/snowboard instructors and have coffee & lunch if you are not skiing.
By car in about 20 min. All day parking fee: 12 BGN
NOTE: Heavy traffic can become a nightmare during high season, especially when driving late to the mountain (after 09:00) when parking gets full and you might stick on the road even for hours. Make sure you have snow chains with you. We can happily provide you info on traffic and weather conditions according to the period of your visit.
LIFTS’ OPENING HOURS: 08:00 – 16:30
75 km of ski runs await you to discover them:
260 snow cannons cover 90% of the ski slopes.
The ski road is a 7km track that starts from Banderitsa Polyana the second (and last) stop of the Gondola lift on the mountain and ends up next to the Gondola’s bottom station in the town of Bansko. It is a blue, easy and relaxing track that skiers use to reach the town instead of using the lift. It is also beginners’ favourite slope due to its long length and low difficulty.
Lift passes are sold at the pay desks around the ski zone, plus at some selected hotels.
Price list season 2022/2023
7-12 years old
up to 7 years old
|Drag lift - bottom station (1 day)||BGN 15||BGN 15||BGN 15||BGN 1|
|Gondola lift (round trip)||BGN 40||BGN 35||BGN 25||BGN 1|
|LIFT PASSES RATES|
Gondola lift + all lifts | Unlimited daily use
|Half day lift pass|
Issued only after 12:30
|BGN 70||BGN 60||BGN 35||BGN 1|
|1 day||BGN 90||BGN 80||BGN 45||BGN 1|
|2 days||BGN 170||BGN 155||BGN 85||BGN 2|
|3 days||BGN 260||BGN 235||BGN 120||BGN 3|
|4 days||BGN 345||BGN 310||BGN 150||BGN 4|
|5 days||BGN 435||BGN 385||BGN 170||BGN 5|
|6 days||BGN 515||BGN 465||BGN 200||BGN 6|
|9 days||BGN 770||BGN 695||BGN 265||BGN 9|
|13 days||BGN 1080||BGN 970||BGN 395||BGN 13|
|Lift pass “Bansko-twenty||BGN 1150||BGN 1090||BGN 645||BGN 20|
|Seasonal lift pass||BGN 1700||BGN 1600||BGN 900||BGN 100|
|Gondola lift ticket|
for people with disabilities (two-way)
|Gondola lift ticket|
for people accompanying people with disabilities
only in case a document for such assistance provided (two-way)
-All prices are in BGN, VAT incl.
-Duration of winter season 2022 - 2023: from 17.12.2022 to 17.04.2023
Your guide to get your lift pass
- Get it from a hotel just before you hit the Gondola
- Drive or get a lift up to Banderitsa Polyana and get in from the cash desk at the top of the Gondola
- Get in the queue to enter the Gondola while a friend will get in the cash desk’s line and buy your passes
1st selling point
Cash desks at the Gondola bottom station (just 3 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.
Gondola lift opens at 08:00 while the cash desks at 08:30 and are already crowded by then. Plus, the second queue you will face to get in the Gondola. So, make sure you arrive quite early, especially if you have any lessons to catch.
2nd selling point
Cash desks at the Gondola upper station in Banderitsa Polyana, if going up with a shuttle service or driving to the ski resort.
This can save you a lifetime. We can arrange a shuttle for you so just let us know if interested.
- Daily between 08:30 – 17:30
3rd selling point
Cash desks at selected hotels around the ski zone, such as:
Sport hotel (just 5 min away from our shop), Hotel Belvedere, Hotel Zara, Hotel Lucky Bansko, Hotel Hot Springs, Hotel Pirin River, Hotel Orbelux and Hotel Guinness.
- Daily between 08:30 – 22:00.
- Lift pass sale for the next day after 17:30.
Some of the above hotels may sell just daily lift pass and not for multiple days. We shall know more about this when the season starts or you can come in touch with hotels directly.
The VIP lift pass is a more expensive pass that gives you access to the fast lane that passes the queue and leads you to the entrance of the Gondola cabin lift. 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.
- Daily between 08:30 – 22:00. Lift pass sale for the next day after 17:30.
Keep in mind that the fast lane also gets busy in the mornings during high season periods, so make sure you arrive there early enough if you don’t want to wait or if you have any lessons to catch.
- ARE STRICTLY PERSONAL
and cannot be used by another person. There is face control at all lifts with a profile of the pass holder including a high-resolution photo. In case of fraud the card will be revoked and the user will be expelled from the ski resort.
- SHOULD NOT BE CARRIED NEXT TO A MOBILE DEVICE.
- INCLUDE MOUNTAIN INSURANCE BUT
it covers your transfer to the resort’s medical centre, a short check on your injury and usually not any further treatments. We suggest you to have your own personal insurance, while, we advise you to travel with your European Health Card, if you have one.
- The price of the lift pass or ticket WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED in case of not working lifts and Gondola due to:
– bad weather conditions
– lack of electrical power
– other force majeure force circumstances.