Bansko is the most modern resort in Bulgaria, enjoying the best ski center in Central and Eastern Europe.
The town of Bansko is situated nearby the river Glazane (tributary of Mesta River) in north-eastern foot of Pirin, right bellow the highest and most beautiful part of the mountain. City name comes from the old Bulgarian word "ban" meaning "master." It is located
160 km from Sofia and only 6 kilometers from Razlog. Thanks to the excellent ski facilities combined with the unique architecture of the town, Bansko has turned into one of the favorite destinations for skiing and snowboard.