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  • World Ski Champs are Opening the Season in Bansko

    World Ski Champs are Opening the Season in Bansko

    06.11.2015This winter, the [ski] season in Bansko officially opens on December 12, with some of the champions of the sport scheduled to be at the event. Two time Olympic champion Markus Wasmeier will be arriving for the opening. ...
  • Police to Protect Razlog Forests from Illegal Loggers

    Police to Protect Razlog Forests from Illegal Loggers

    06.11.2015Policemen will be stationed to guard the forests near Razlog from the pervasive logging which usually takes place this time of year. The illegal loggers are often Roma or men from the municipality, who log the trees for ...
  • Georgi Ikonomov to Fight for a 2nd Cabin Lift in Bansko

    Georgi Ikonomov to Fight for a 2nd Cabin Lift in Bansko

    30.10.2015After being reelected for a 2nd term as mayor of Bansko municipality, Georgi Ikonomov announced that he will continue the struggle to get a 2nd cabin lift built in the ski [resort]. This aspiration is shared by both ...
  • Nikolina Angelkova: Bansko Among the Top Ski Tourism Destinations

    Nikolina Angelkova: Bansko Among the Top Ski Tourism Destinations

    23.10.2015"One of the top 10 best [destinations] for ski tourism in Europe is the Bansko resort, " announced Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova upon her visit to the town. Angelkova announced that she fully supports the bui...
  • Banski Starcheta Received the Highest Honors at 2 Folklore Festivals

    Banski Starcheta Received the Highest Honors at 2 Folklore Festivals

    16.10.2015Bansko residents have a reason to be joyous and proud yet again. The youth folk singing group Banski Starcheta performed at the Nikola Vaptsarov Auditorium in 2 separate musical events and they outdid themselves once mor...
  • The Winter Season in Bansko and Razlog Provides Work for 5000 People

    The Winter Season in Bansko and Razlog Provides Work for 5000 People

    02.10.2015At the beginning of the new winter season in Bansko and [Razlog], nearly 5000 people from the entire country will be given work. The [hotels], [restaurants] and retail outlets in the 2 [ski resorts] will be hiring staff....
  • Bansko Man Dies Near Burgas While Saving Drowning Man

    Bansko Man Dies Near Burgas While Saving Drowning Man

    04.09.2015Vladimir Erinin from Bansko lost his life near [Burgas] while saving another man caught in a rip current. The 51-year-old Bansko resident ran to the drowning man, helped save him but lost his own life in the process, cau...
  • Bulgarian and Macedonian Amateurs to Dance Off in Bansko

    Bulgarian and Macedonian Amateurs to Dance Off in Bansko

    04.09.2015Bulgarian and Macedonian amateur dancers will be having a dance off in Bansko as part of the folklore festival Da Nadskochim Pirina. The musical performance will be yet another initiative in the multicultural project ...
  • Bansko Lies in Wait for the Opera Festival

    Bansko Lies in Wait for the Opera Festival

    11.08.2015The Bansko Opera Fest will be taking place at the end of August for yet another consecutive year in Bansko. On August 27, 28 and 29, Bansko residents and guests of the resort town can enjoy classical music under the star...
  • Na Armane s Tupane Brought Together 550 Dancers from Across the Nation

    Na Armane s Tupane Brought Together 550 Dancers from Across the Nation

    22.06.2015For another consecutive year, Razlog held the festival of the traditional circle dance Na Armane s Tupane. The event brought together 550 participants from 23 dance groups from across Bulgaria. The dance performances ...
  • Cho Elite Tae Kwon Do Organizing a Children's Event in Razlog

    Cho Elite Tae Kwon Do Organizing a Children's Event in Razlog

    29.05.2015Sports club Cho Elite Tae Kwon Do in [Razlog] is organizing a demonstration in honor of June 1st - International Children's Day. The club will be meeting out in the town square to showcase the skills of [children] lea...
  • Bulgara is the New Surprise Performer at Bohemi Festival in Bansko

    Bulgara is the New Surprise Performer at Bohemi Festival in Bansko

    15.05.2015The Bulgarian instrumental group Bulgara is the brand new surprise announced in the list of performers who will be participating in the 1st annual Bohemi festival in Bansko. Promoted as the largest, brightest and loud...
  • Growing Number of Foreign Tourists Prefer to Stay at Old Houses in Bansko

    Growing Number of Foreign Tourists Prefer to Stay at Old Houses in Bansko

    30.04.2015Foreign tourists in Bansko don't necessarily only [wish] to stay at the highest luxury [hotels] in the ski resort town anymore. More and more visitors are also taking the opportunity to spend the night in a typical Ba...
  • Students from 3 Universities Support Demand for 2nd Gondola Lift

    Students from 3 Universities Support Demand for 2nd Gondola Lift

    17.04.2015The student councils of 3 universities: [University of National and World Economy], [New Bulgarian University], [University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy] are supporting the demands of Georgi Ikonomov fo...
  • Kukeri from Eleshnitsa Practice for Easter

    Kukeri from Eleshnitsa Practice for Easter

    20.03.2015Kukeri from the village Eleshnitsa, [Razlog] municipality, are practicing extensively for the Kuker festival to take place on [Easter]. There is a group of about 100 Kukeri in the village, which attract guests from the n...
  • Bansko Extends Season Till Easter

    Bansko Extends Season Till Easter

    20.03.2015The season in Bansko will continue until [Easter], announced Ulen JSC, the concessionaire company of the [ski] resort. The snow that has fallen in the past month will allow winter sports fans to ski even in the middle of...
  • Mother and Son Rescued from the Chutes of Damianitza Lodge

    Mother and Son Rescued from the Chutes of Damianitza Lodge

    13.03.2015A mother and son from [Sofia] were rescued after a 5-hour rescue operation in [Pirin]. The 55-year-old woman and her 37-year-old son are in good physical health but psychologically traumatized. The 2 tourists did n...
  • Alberto Tomba Arrives in Bansko to Watch World Cup

    Alberto Tomba Arrives in Bansko to Watch World Cup

    26.02.2015The world famous alpine skier Alberto Tomba arrived in Bansko to watch the women's Skiing World Cup live, which is to take place this weekend in the winter resort. The Italian skier is one of the special guests at the...
  • Ski Slope Kulinoto Near Razlog is Open

    Ski Slope Kulinoto Near Razlog is Open

    06.02.2015The ski slope Kulinoto near the town of Razlog is now open and is awaiting [ski] sports enthusiasts. The small ski slope near Razlog is a prime tourist destination with its excellent skiing conditions and affordable pric...
  • The Lines at the Ski Lift Continue to Drive Away Tourists from Bansko

    The Lines at the Ski Lift Continue to Drive Away Tourists from Bansko

    20.01.2015The long lines at the ski lift in Bansko are the only thing ruining the image of the [ski] resort. In some cases, people have had to wait 3-4 hours to get up on the slopes. Bansko residents shared in front of "24 Chas...