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Advice on buying ski lift passes and ski hire

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Advice on buying ski lift passes and ski hire

We are travelling independently to Bansko half-term and would like advise on how best to order lift passes and ski hire please. Also has anyone used Economy Car Hire from Sofia. Thanks.

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1. Re: Advice on buying ski lift passes and ski hire

Go to www.banskoski.com and you will find prices about equipment, ski-teachers and lift passes. It is very convenient to book everything from the gondola station (and the prices refer to it), but you can find MUCH MUCH better deals elsewhere. Just walk a bit around and check prices. For example, they seek at the gondola 150 leva for 4h children cki-school (individual lessons)and i was paying 50 leva at a nearby store.

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Hi, we use method ski school, they have a web site. slightly more expensive, but english and superb. we get our passes from the gondala station. we hire our boards and skis from across the road and down a bit, they have flags outside, very helpful. we usually get a transfer from sofia. 140 euros quoted so far.

jan

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Thanks for that. Is it possible to pre-book skis and lift pass or is it best to sort it out when we are there. As its half term I dont want to find they have run out of skis!

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have not used economy car hire, we get a transfer. easy to get ski pass from bottom of gondola, will be busy though, same for hire, we are going for 8.00 time if not earlier on the monday, do not use the gondola station for hire, too expensive and can be rude. we use one of the ski hire places on the high street with lots of flags out the front.

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Thank you, do you have any restaurants you can recommend or any other tips that might be useful?

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hi, our favourite restaurant which actually looks like a shack but is very nice is called 'chateau karnobat'. when you walk up the hill out of town it is on the left. lots of bulgarians use it. you must book though. it is about an 8 min walk up the hill from the gondola station. the others in town are hit and miss really, not bad though. have fun.

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7. Re: Advice on buying ski lift passes and ski hire

Would somebody be able to tell me if it is cheaper to prebook lift pass and full equipment hire before we go to Bansko, or are the prices reasonable when you get there?

I've been quoted a price of about £185 for both, does this seem reasonable?

Appreciate your help.

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