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  • Prices of Ski Passes to Drop by 20 Percent Starting March 15

    Prices of Ski Passes to Drop by 20 Percent Starting March 15

    10.03.2017The prices of ski lift passes in Bansko are to drop by 20% starting March 15, announced marketing director Yulen Ivan Obreikov, quoted by 24chasa.bg. The new price of 1-day ski passes is going to be 46 leva. Hotels i...
  • Hoteliers: Bansko to be Jam-Packed in February

    Hoteliers: Bansko to be Jam-Packed in February

    24.01.2017Bansko is going to be jam-packed between February 3-5 during the Snowboard World Cup. Between 10-15 thousand tourists are expected every day, with the ski resort buzzing with guests from neighboring countries. The announ...
  • Hoteliers and Restaurateurs are Happy with the Winter Season in Bansko

    Hoteliers and Restaurateurs are Happy with the Winter Season in Bansko

    13.01.2017"Hoteliers and restaurateurs in Bansko are happy with the winter conditions this year, " stated Blagoy Ragin, chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs, in front of Bulgaria ON AIR. "Mr. Rag...
  • The Ski Season in Bansko Starts This Weekend

    The Ski Season in Bansko Starts This Weekend

    02.12.2016The concessionaire of the ski zone in the resort has announced that the season in Bansko starts this weekend. The ski lifts will start operating as early as December 3, the slopes are prepped and ready for the first skie...
  • The Starchevata Festival to be Held for 7th Year in a Row

    The Starchevata Festival to be Held for 7th Year in a Row

    24.11.2016This year, Razlog will once again be hosting the international Kukeri carnival Starchevata, which has grown into a tradition. The event is one of the largest organized in the region. The Kukeri festival is held as the...
  • Razlog Lights Up its Christmas Lights on December 5

    Razlog Lights Up its Christmas Lights on December 5

    24.11.2016Razlog is going to be flipping the on switch to its traditional Christmas lights at 5:30 p.m. on December 5. The event, which marks the beginning of the Christmas-New Year's preparations in the town, will be accompanied ...
  • Bansko is Once Again at the Top of List of the Cheapest Winter Resorts

    Bansko is Once Again at the Top of List of the Cheapest Winter Resorts

    11.10.2016For the 7th year in a row, Bansko has been ranked as the least expensive [winter resort] in [Europe] and [North America]. 26 of the most popular ski [destinations] were compared. A 6-day vacation with a ski pass, rent...
  • Hoteliers in Bansko Begin Frantic Renovations in the Hotel Complexes

    Hoteliers in Bansko Begin Frantic Renovations in the Hotel Complexes

    17.09.2016Hoteliers in Bansko are preparing for the upcoming winter season and have begun renovations. Some of the hotels will be offering new attractions and services for tourists. Most hotels will be opening their doors betwe...
  • Thousands of Fans Sung Along with Dino Merlin

    Thousands of Fans Sung Along with Dino Merlin

    07.09.2016Bosnian star Dino Merlin worked up an exciting show for his Bulgarian fans and proved yet again that he has no equal on stage. After coming out in front of his fans, the hit Balkan singer's voice not only resonated th...
  • Folklore Festival to Gather Fans at Eleshnitsa

    Folklore Festival to Gather Fans at Eleshnitsa

    29.07.2016The Razlog Municipality village Eleshnitsa will be hosting the folklore festival called Folklore Sreshta on August 27. The event, which is practically becoming [tradition], aims to preserve and popularize native folk cus...
  • Tourist Boom in the Bear Park Near Belitsa

    Tourist Boom in the Bear Park Near Belitsa

    08.07.2016The park near Belitsa for the rehabilitation of dancing [bears] is enjoying ever greater interest on the part of tourists. Since it reopened its doors for visitors at the beginning of April, 5000 people have already visi...
  • Summer Theater Begins in Bansko

    Summer Theater Begins in Bansko

    04.07.2016Between July 1 and 7, Bansko will be hosting the Summer Theater festivities, being held this year under the motto: For the audience with [love]. The stage in the Nikola Vaptsarov auditorium will present one of the most p...
  • Fifteen Percent Increase in Bansko Tourists This Year

    Fifteen Percent Increase in Bansko Tourists This Year

    24.06.2016During this past winter season, there was a 15% increase in the number of tourists in Bansko compared to last year. These statistics are reported by the Tourism Advisory Board of the Municipality. Hotel bookings have...
  • Bansko to Host the PIRIN RUN Race

    Bansko to Host the PIRIN RUN Race

    24.06.2016Bansko is going to be hosting the 6th annual mountain running and biking race PIRIN RUN. It's going to be held this Sunday, June 26, with the starting line being at the lower end of the cabin lift. The finish line for...
  • A New Pool for the Bears at the Park Near Belitsa

    A New Pool for the Bears at the Park Near Belitsa

    17.06.2016The bears at the bear park near the town of Belitsa are going to get a new pool to cool off in. The facility has been at the park for 14 years but has become unusable in recent years due to damage. Its bottom was com...
  • Bansko to Mount 1150 ft Water Slide for Tourists

    Bansko to Mount 1150 ft Water Slide for Tourists

    10.06.2016By July 15 at the latest, workers are going to mount Bansko's latest tourist attraction - a 1150 ft (350 m) water slide. It's expected to arrive from [France] and will be placed on Banderishka Polyana. The news was a...
  • Bansko Honors Botev's Achievements

    Bansko Honors Botev's Achievements

    03.06.2016With an honorific ceremony, the municipality of Bansko marked the 140th death anniversary of Hristo Botev and the heroes who gave their lives for Bulgarian freedom and independence. Right at noon, accompanied by the ...
  • Bansko to Take Participate in Night of the Museums

    Bansko to Take Participate in Night of the Museums

    20.05.2016The [museums] in the town of Bansko are going to be taking part in the European Night of the Museums, which will be held on May 21 in many towns and [cities] across the country. From 6 pm to 11 pm, all museums in the...
  • Razlog Municipality Applies to Purchase an Electric Car

    Razlog Municipality Applies to Purchase an Electric Car

    13.05.2016Razlog Municipality is going to apply for a subsidy program that's granting 20 000 leva for the purchase of electric transportation vehicles and 10 000 leva for the purchase of a hybrid automobile. The program is par...
  • A Heated Snowboard Competition in Bansko

    A Heated Snowboard Competition in Bansko

    01.04.2016Bansko hosted the National Snowboarding Competition in the parallel giant slalom discipline. 83 competitors from 11 sports clubs participated. The Bulgarian Championships title was won by Radoslav Yankov, the winner ...
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