Bulgaria's biggest and liveliest mountain resort, Bansko offers up something for both keen skiers and those simply after an awesome (and cheap) après ski scene.
You'll find the medieval mountain town about two and a half hours from Plovdiv and in the foothills of the magnificent Pirin Mountains. Bansko skiing is definitely geared more towards beginner and intermediate skiers, with at least half of its pistes rated blue or red, however, there are still a couple of tricker slopes.
Take a look at the Bansko piste map below to see which runs you want to tackle before you go. You can also check out the Bansko FATMAP for any popular off-piste routes, plus there's our packed Google map of the resort which highlights all the top restaurants and bars for your evening shenanigans.