Glynis wrote:Bansko really is a great resort. We've had a catered chalet here for the last 16 years and still love it. Our snow record is just as good as other resorts, some seasons we have been fully open when a lot of the alpine resorts were scratching for snow. Whether you should go for self catered, B&B, full board or catered really does depend on your budget and what you would expect from each.There are lots of self catered apartments available but choosing the right one in the right location is a bit of lottery. You would need to then find your own way to the gondola each day, in the wrong location it is a 30 minute walk! There are a couple of tour operators that come in to Bansko but they pull out mid March, which is a real shame because our season usually lasts well in to April. March tends to be a really snowy month for us! Although cheap they use larger hotels which serve notoriously substandard food. We've had guests that have migrated from tour operators to us because although their hotels were really poor food wise, they love the town and the slopes. A lot of these people come back year after year. Bansko is a proper town rather than a purpose built resort and has lots of charm and character. In the evenings it's great to have a wander around and get a real feel about it.
That's all good, Glynis, but what about the queues for the gondola which are reported to be horrendous?