Balkan Skiing

Last year I learned to ski at the Bulgarian ski resort of Pamporovo. It was great: lots of snow mixed with some gloriously sunny days, and fun nights out. Pamporovo is quite a small resort though, and by the end of the week we felt we had exhausted the runs suitable for our level, and the night life was limited to two good places. We were impressed by Bulgaria though: excellent value for money, very modern/new resorts and equipment, and very beginner-friendly, so this year we thought we’d go to Bansko which has a lot more runs than Pamperovo, and as a new resort built around a 1000-year old, World-Heritage Site small town, would offer a little more character in the evening.

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