The Mountain – With 70km of pistes ranging from wide cruising blues to more challenging off camber black runs, the mountain has something to offer everyone. Natural snow conditions can last into the middle of April, although Bansko does have 59 fixed and portable snow cannons in place guaranteeing conditions until the end of April. Good news for snowboarders as Bansko is also one of the most snowboard friendly resorts ever seen. One footed or two footed on lifts, carrying your board – they just don’t care
Freeride – A new gondola takes you from the base station in the town to the halfway station up the mountain. From there you can choose where to go. But don’t think it’s just a beginners resort. Some of the terrain is awesome and untouched. With good snow the trees open up giving you some interesting runs and the lift accessed off-piste includes 700m of vertical descents through the Bunderishka couloirs. If you’re planning to venture into it get a guide and take the proper equipment.