World Cup resort
Swimming pools and spa in all hotels
Alpine quality at Bulgarian prices

Resort Information

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Arranging a school ski trip to Bansko could mean that more of your students are able to join you, as it offers alpine quality for low prices. Located at the foot of the beautiful Pirin Mountains, Bansko is a charming town which has seen heavy investment turn it into a superb ski centre. After a whopping 30 million Euros was ploughed into the project, the area really has become something special, with improved snow making, new lifts and excellent piste maintenance. And the fairy tale town centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. This is also Bulgaria’s number one resort for après-ski, so when you’re not skiing, why not sample the local cuisine, or go ice skating or bowling?

Skiing Information

The ski season at Bansko runs from December to May and the snow coverage over these months is fantastic. Where necessary, it’s supplemented by 90% snow cannon coverage. The local ski schools offer excellent tuition for beginners. For intermediates, there’s a good choice of blues and reds. The longest run is an incredible 16km from the top of Todorka Peak to the base of the station, and it’s certainly manageable for confident novices. Bansko also has a reputation for extreme skiing, with some challenging black runs.

Resort
Facts

Beginner
40%

Intermediate
53%

Advanced
7%

Total Piste

70 km

Top Piste Altitude

2600 m

Transfer time to resort

3 hours from Sofia

Vertical drop

1610 m

Glacier

No

No. lifts

15

Snow making coverage

80%

Snow Park

No

Accommodation

Aprés-Ski at Bansko

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

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I love seeing all the students and teachers out enjoying their trip making life long memories together! – Abigail Winch Ski Tours Operations Manager

Don't take our word for it …

The Olympic Centre in Sansicario has several meeting rooms that can be booked and a cafe/bar. Ski fit is all done on-site and was exceptional. We had 36 students and 6 staff sorted within 40 minutes - amazing service in this area. At half-term we skied to and from the door, as the Olympic Centre is next to the slope. We had an excellent week and are planning on going back again next year. — Trinity School

Your School Trip is Fully Protected

As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group's safety will be prioritised
  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience
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Safety prioritised

As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

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Our Accreditations

We are a Member of ABTA, which means we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

Quality educational experiences

The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is your reassurance that Halsbury Travel is committed to offering LOtC activities that are safe and beneficial to learning.

Financial protection for coach tours

For non-flight packages, the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Halsbury Travel (5493), and in the event of their insolvency. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Halsbury Travel. 

Financial protection for flight trips

All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.