Q. Which airport should we use?
A. Sofia is the nearest airport, the transfer takes 2 ½ to 3 hours.
Q. Can we use a different airport?
A. You could fly into Plovdiv or Thessaloniki, the transfer time is about 4 hours from both airports.
Q. Can you arrange an airport transfer?
A. We provide a free return transfer to/from Sofia airport (one per group) if booking a fully catered or flexi catered ski holiday.
Q. Will the transfers back and forward to Sofia be in a single bus?
A. The transfer will be in 1 minibus both ways; transfer time is approx 2.5 hours.
Q. Do you meet us at the airport?
A. No, we use a transfer company who will meet you in the arrivals hall with a card with your name on it.
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A. We are approximately 700 meters from the gondola however if you book a fully catered ski holiday with us, we provide a daily mini bus service to/from the gondola.
Q. Can you sort out getting us lift passes?
A. Yes, we are able to pre-
Q. Can you sort out ski/boot hire and lessons?
A. Ski hire we can sort out on arrival, we have worked very closely with the same company for the last 8 seasons and they have excellent equipment at very competitive prices, again they will need to be paid for in cash. The cost of 6 day hire in 2012 was 130 Leva for skis, boots and poles, or snowboard and boots.
We will take you to the hire shop to collect your equipment (on the day you arrive) and sort out any lessons you want. The skis and boots are then kept in the chalet for the week so after breakfast you can get yourselves ready and head straight for the slopes.
Q. If only a couple of slopes are open due to no new snowfall is a full lift pass still required or are there cheaper options depending on the amount of slopes open?
A. Yes a full lift pass is still required, if only a few runs are open, Ulen do not offer a reduced pass, the prices are those published on their website. The ski passes are often reduced for the last two weeks of the season. Link:
Q. What are the costs like on the mountain?
A. The costs on the mountain can be more expensive than in town but are still very cheap when compared to western European resorts. Costs in 2012:
Local beer 5 Leva
Cappuccino 5 Leva
Hot Chocolate 6 Leva
Hot Dog 6 Leva
Pizza Slice 10 Leva
Salad 6 Leva
Soup 6 Leva
5 Leva is approximately £2.10
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Q. How far are you from bars and restaurants?
A. Our chalet is located at the south end of Bansko within a 10 minute walk to the new bars and restaurants and 10 to 15 minute walk of Bansko town.
Q. What is the food like?
A. The traditional food in Bansko is grilled meats and salads, the starters are very large and would be shared, most mehana’s have the weight of the dish as well as the price on menu’s. Bansko also offers restaurants which serve burgers and pizza’s also Indian and Chinese
A. If you go for a traditional Bulgarian meal with a couple of beers or wine the cost should be no more than 40 Leva (£16.80) per person, we will offer advice on best value restaurants.
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Q. Do you offer sole use of the chalet?
A. Yes providing the group is 8 + we will offer sole use of the chalet
Q. What baby/toddler facilities do you offer?
A. We have a cot, highchair, pushchair, car seats, baby carrier and a supply of children’s toys all of which are offered free if booking a fully catered ski holiday.
Q. Do you provide towels and bedding or do we have to bring our own?
A. We provide towels &bedding for all rooms.
Q. Should I bring a hairdryer?
A. All our rooms have hairdryers.
Q. Do we need to bring adapters for plug sockets with us to the chalet or if they're there already.
A. We have a UK 3 plug extension in the lounge but if you require a UK plug in your bedroom you will need an adaptor. We have a few adaptors which we can lend to you if you forget to bring one.
Matt Bradwell, Chalet Orbelus, Bratya Veleganovi 54, Bansko Site Map
Tel: +44(0)161 8188886
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