Sinanica Lake with Sinanica peak, Pirin mountain, Bulgaira

Pirin Mountains

In the Pirin Mountains storms eclipse sunshine in a matter of moments – apt for a region named after ancient Slavic thunder god Perun. This land of giants, with more than 100 peaks surpassing 2000m in height, is greatly admired by hikers. But it’s ski hub Bansko, Bulgaria’s best developed winter-sports resort, that truly draws crowds.


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Bansko’s top Gondola station. Image by Hugh McNaughtan / Lonely Planet


Skiing in Bulgaria: a beginner’s guide to Bansko

Jan 7, 2020 • 6 min read

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Pirin Mountains and beyond