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Dec-2007
Jim hammond
just come back from w/e
skiing was good , but the amount of building work put me off a bit
theres certainly money being chucked at this place
be carefull if investing thou' - theres a lot of crooks out there {mainly English ones)taking ur money and doing a bunk. def not a family resort . can emagine the quease for lifts will spoil peoples holidays once the season gets under way
very cheap out there thou - North Face jacket £85 UK £30 in Bansko
another 5 yrs im sure it will be a better place
was dumping as we left Tue pm
Dec-2007
SERJOE
North Face jackets there are mainly fake over there -so don’t be surprised about the price difference. I am surprised that they spelled it right this time. NORTH FASE was the one they try to sell me.
Jan-2008
Tony_H
Dont mean to be rude, but Bulgaria ust doesnt appeal for skiing. Its limited ski areas, the country hasnt got a great reputation for service, accommodation or hospitality, and developers are raping the place.
All the stories I heard from people who have been there are bad ones, including food poisoning, piste closures, no signs on the slopes, and broken and old lifts.
I wonder why people actually choose to go there for a ski holiday, apart from the fact that everything once out there is a little cheaper perhaps?
Like I said, dont mean to be rude.
Jan-2008
Freezywater
oh dear, you've gone and done it now

Beware that next knock on your door Tony, it could be the Bulgarian Mafia
Jan-2008
SERJOE
Let me guess TONY_H you've been in BOROVETS. Go to Bansko and eat in the well known and recomended places -dont look to find for the cheepest menu on the door. Piste closures accure everywhere in bad weather so you cant count that.Why you need signs every 5 meters -cant you just follow the track or the other skiers. In Bansko on the lift station you can get a map for all the runs, and there are signs in the beginning on every run.The lifts in bansko are just 4-5 years old(borovets- 40-50 years old bought as scrap metal from austria and assembled in borovets).and there are new once every year for the past 3 years.When you add that you can stay on BB for as little as 8 pounds pppn and enaugh runs to keep you busy for a week its not bad at all.
Jan-2008
Tony_H
SERJOE wrote:Let me guess TONY_H you've been in BOROVETS. Go to Bansko and eat in the well known and recomended places -dont look to find for the cheepest menu on the door. Piste closures accure everywhere in bad weather so you cant count that.Why you need signs every 5 meters -cant you just follow the track or the other skiers. In Bansko on the lift station you can get a map for all the runs, and there are signs in the beginning on every run.The lifts in bansko are just 4-5 years old(borovets- 40-50 years old bought as scrap metal from austria and assembled in borovets).and there are new once every year for the past 3 years.When you add that you can stay on BB for as little as 8 pounds pppn and enaugh runs to keep you busy for a week its not bad at all.

No Serjoe, I havent. But I know people who have. Borovets doesnt have a good reputation, but you clearly work for the Bansko Tourist Board. I know there has been a lot of investment - I got that promo DVD last year, but all I have seen on that is new lifts and very limited runs. Also, I know a few property developers who have been buying over there, and all sorts of dodgy deals have been going on. I understand half of it is already Russian owned. It has no appeal for me because of its limitations.
Pamporovo otherwise, but each to his own I guess.

Like I said, with so many other wonderful places to go in Europe, I dont understand why anyone would go to Bulgaria, when you consider that France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Andorra have so much more to offer.

And no mafia, if you do buy property out there, either!!!!!
Jan-2008
AJ
This is one that i wrote on another subject, I think its each to their own, Personally its not a place i would go back to.
For couples and groups of lads on the lash maybe, But for young families no.
Sleazy lap dancers pounding the streets giving flyers to people ( my 7yr old at the timeis not my idea of the family resort they are trying to promote.
As for the Brits buying property they are after a quick killing.
My views are unbiased but purely based on my experiences of holidaying there Jan 2007.
Jan-2008
Tony_H
and I thank you for backing up what I had been told.

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