19 Nov 2014

When to go? Your Bansko 2014/15 Event Guide

With the new ski season fast approaching, there’s a good chance you’ve already brought down your ski gear from the loft and dusted off your boots ready to hit the slopes, the only problem now is deciding when to go. Besides the obvious snowfall, another important factor to consider when choosing your ski dates is what events may be going on in resort which could further enhance your holiday experience while you are there. With this in mind we have listed the full Bansko ski calendar below to help you choose a time to go skiing that is right for you…

13 December 2014
Bansko Ski Season Opening
This traditional celebration of winter sports annually attracts numerous ski fans, as well as former champions and legends of the white sport. The event always features fun and games for the crowd, plus great prizes and star presence. This year special guests include ski greats Petar Popangelov, Stephan Eberharter and Marc Girardelli!
22-23 December 2014
Ulen Cup, FIS races, 2 x SL
An official FIS calendar race which is also one of the most interesting in Bulgaria.
24-26 December 2014
Christmas Season
The preserved authentic spirit of many Bansko taverns, combined with the wonderful skiing conditions, turn the resort into a favourite spot for Christmas celebrations for many Bulgarians and foreign guests. Special promotions are always in place, plus cultural events and other attractions, so don't forget to book early!
31 December 2014
New Years Eve
New Year's Eve at any of the hotels, bars and nightclubs in Bansko is guaranteed to be a loud, joyful, often unforgettable party! Special music guests, DJs, numerous celebrities turn the resort into a pulsating place of smiles, snow and plenty of music. Here the warning is also in place – book well in advance.
18 January 2015
World Snow Day
World Snow Day, the wonderful FIS initiative, launched in 2009, is already a regular annual event in Bansko and becomes a true celebration of snow and winter sports, targeted mostly toward the kids and young skiers. The ceremony usually has a special guest – a ski legend and in the past here were names as Marc Girardelli and Alberto Tomba.
26-27 January 2015
KAPPY Cup, FIS races with GS, SL races
A popular, traditional race from the local calendar.
28 January 2015
“Bobby Mavrikov” Cup I
FIS children’s races.
18 February 2015
“Bobby Mavrikov” Cup II
FIS children’s races plus two more local challenges for the young ski enthusiasts.
28 Feb –1 March 2015
Bansko Ski World Cup 2015
Already a traditional and successful host of World Cup events, Bansko will welcome the best skiers on the planet for a fourth time. This time here will embark the ladies, who will compete in Super G and Super Combined in front of a packed grand stand with noisy and colourful fans.  Will Tina Weirather, Mikaela Shiffrin, Lara Gut or the Olympic champion Ana Fenniger grab the trophy this time in Bansko?
4-5 March 2015
National Alpine Ski Races , SC, SG, GS
The biggest event for all Bulgarian alpine skiers.
19-22 March 2015
Bankers’ Ski Race
They might be good in finance matters, but don't underestimate them on the ski run! The bankers' race also has its tradition, fans and... Always motivated and ambitious competitors!
28 March 2015
Bansko Closing Party
One more traditional show and fun party, which bids an official goodbye to winter and opens the doors to numerous spring and summer attractions in a year-round resort like Bansko. Special musician guests and prizes included.