In the shadow of the 2,915m peak of Vihren mountain, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in the spectacularly beautiful Pirin range, Bansko features 75km of mainly wide, tree-lined slopes. Ski holidays in Bansko combines excellent well-groomed tree-lined pistes, a good snow-sure record and an efficient infrastructure. The two main, newly renovated ski-centres are located above the town on the northern slopes of Pirin – the low altitude Chalin Valog (1100-1600m) and the high altitude Shiligarnika (1700-2500m). Bansko’s ski centres have an extensive variety of skiing for any age and level. Slalom and giant slalom runs are available in the latter. Quality, modern resort accommodation offer a good range of amenities for those on ski holidays in Bansko. A regular bus-shuttle service interlinks the town, the mountain hotels and the main ski centres. The region is famous for its cuisine and colourful traditions. Après-ski is cosy and relaxed, evolving around the vast selection of “mehana,” which are taverna style restaurants offering delicious local fare and live entertainment. There is a good choice of local shops in Bansko and a trip to the historic, old town is well worth the visit for purchasing souvenirs on any ski holidays in Bansko.