Pirin Peaks Ski Touring Adventure

Pirin Peaks , Bulgaria

Explore the peaks of Pirin Mountain! We offer a three day ski touring adventure that will allow you to see the mountain in its wild and untouched beauty.

In order to participate in this adventure you need to be:

  • In good physical condition
  • Familiar with the parallel curves in different snow conditions (powder, slush, crust, firm snow)
  • Have the necessary gear
  • Have an insurance
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Pirin Peaks, Bulgaria

Pirin Peaks, Bulgaria

Pirin Peaks, Bulgaria

Itinerary

Arrival in Bansko on the previous day.

~ Day 1 ~

Bansko – Polezan Peak – Bansko

Drive from Bansko to Gotse Delchev Hut, located above the village of Dobrinishte – 30 min. We’ll take the chair lift up to 2240 m at Bezbog Hut. Skin up to Mount Polezan at 2650 m and descent to Gotse Delchev Hut at 1450m or all the way to the town of Bansko along the valley of Demyanitsa, depending on the conditions.

~ Day 2 ~

Bansko – Hvoynati Peak – Bansko

We’ll spend the day in the area of the highest peak of Pirin Mountains (Mount Vihren). Drive from Bansko to the ski zone above the town – 20 min. We skin up to Vihren Hut at 1950m starting from 1650m for about an hour. Our route goes further up along the valley near Muratovo Lake and finally to the top of Hvoynati Peak (2635 m) that offers a great close view towards the giant Vihren Peak. We’ve got a few options to descent according to the snow conditions. We ski back down all the way to Bansko.

~ Day 3 ~

Bansko – Dautov Peak – Bansko

A short drive will take us to the small ski area of Kulinoto where the drag lift will pull us up to the starting point. We skin up to the top of the remote Dautov Peak at 2597 m (3 hours, +1000 m) and ski back down to 1400.

Prices

How do we source our prices:

  1. Balkan Vagabondz receives a client request.
  2. The BV coordinator then reaches out to all the guides and guiding companies in the network to gather information on possible itineraries, availability and prices.
  3. Once we have all the options we send them to the client so he/she can select the best price, date and itinerary.

Please note negotiating prices is not always possible.

Essentially we are a price, availability and itinerary comparison site that helps people meet their adventure needs and save time along with providing extra customer service and consultation on top of the services you receive. All of this is free of charge as commission is taken from the suppliers. 

What gear to bring?
  • Touring skis
  • Ski touring bindings with ski/walk mode and breaks or straps
  • Climbing skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Poles
  • AT ski boots (with rubber sole and ski/walk mode
  • Personal rescue equipment – beacon, shovel, probe
  • Rucksack (35-45l)
  • Water bottle (1l)
  • Wind proof jacket with hood
  • Wind proof trousers
  • 2 pairs of gloves (tiny ones for touring and ski gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Ski goggles
  • Travel linen for the hut
  • Snacks
  • Personal Aid Kit
What is included?
  • Guiding
  • Lift Pass
What is not included?
  • Transport

From Sofia and during the trip – 160 EUR for up to 3 people

  • Insurance
How to book your place?

You can simply register by using the web form on the right-hand side, e-mail, call or message us on facebook or twitter and we will contact our local guide to move forward with your booking.