bansko-church-for-webRecently named “Winter Capital of the Balkans,” Bansko will officially open the ski season on 11 December. The town has a full program planned for the weekend.

Friday, 10 December (Bansko Town Center)

17:00 Discussion of the question “Is Bansko Overbuilt?”
Location: Ballroom of the Nikola Vaptsarov Chetalishte.

18:00 Round table discussion concerning Unity in the Balkans, with participation by tourist associations and government officials from Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and Romania.
Location: Hotel Gardenia

20.00 Gala-dinner for official guests (by invitation)

Saturday, 11 December (Banderitsa Meadow and Bansko Town Center)

11:30 Audi Off-road show on Banderitsa Meadow

12:00 Bansko Ski Legends’ Race on the “Alberto Tomba” ski run

13:30 Concert featuring BON BON and Rumanetsa and Enchev on the Snow stage at Banderitsa

17:30 Torchlit procession from the Skilift Base station. Kukeri in the Bansko Town Square.

18:00 Official opening of the 2010-2011 Bansko ski season, with award presentation.

18:30 Fireworks and Bell ringing

18:40 Holiday Spectacle – featuring various entertainers

20:00 Cultural exhibition

Sunday, 12 December

10.00 Balkan Winter Fiesta – on stage in Bansko Town Square
Greetings from the Association of Black Sea Regional Municipalities, Alexandropolis Municipality and others, along with Folklore performances from participating locations.


Bansko Tourist Information Office
Nikola Vaptsarov Square
Bansko 2770

(t) +359 749 885 80
(f) +359 749 886 33

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