6 reasons to visit Bansko this fall!

Some places are worth visiting every season. One such place is Bansko. What is especially attractive in the autumn season in this picturesque mountain town, located between the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia and the second most important city in Greece - Thessaloniki. Let’s find out!
The truth is - summer is over. We put away our summer dresses, surfboards and beach umbrellas. We took many pictures of ice-cold cocktails, frappes and sunbeams glistening on the surface of the water. What is left for us but to boldly change our wardrobe, put on something comfortable and go on a new journey? This time to the evergreen forests of Pirin Mountain.

1. Embraced by the forest.

There is nothing more soothing and at the same time invigorating than a walk among centuries-old, green forests. Right in front of the entrance of the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort, 3 marked easy hiking trails start, which will lead you through beautiful forest views. You will meet mountain streams, birds and meters long trees on roads dotted with cones, mosses and golden leaves. Very often the sky will be beautifully autumn blue and soothing. From time to time above the tops of the pines, you will see Vihren peak (the second highest peak in Bulgaria) and Todorka peak, a favourite of all skiers and snowboarders.

2. Spa pleasures.

The ideal time to indulge in Spa pleasures is in autumn. After a wonderful walk in the woods, a massage accompanied by a sauna or steam room will make your senses celebrate. The original Spa treatments at Le Spa (Premier Luxury Mountain Resort) aim to revitalize, renew and recharge your body with a lot of positive and healthy energy. Combined with a heated indoor pool, Kneipp path and ice bucket, the wonderful feeling that you have taken care of yourself will stay with you for a long time.

3. The famous hot springs are just 5 km from Bansko.

If you are a fan of hot springs, the perfect place for this is only 10 minutes car drive from Premier Luxury Mountain Resort,  to the neighbouring village of Banya. You have a choice of different in style, comfort and atmosphere pools. What unites them all is the divine hot mineral water. More than ⅓ of all mineral springs in all of Southwestern Bulgaria is located in the village of Banya. The temperature of the springs is between 37 and 56 degrees. The water has no smell and is slightly mineralized, which makes it suitable for almost everyone.

4. Walk to hut Vihren.

The hot months have passed and the pleasure of outdoor sports, at a pleasant temperature, can not be replaced by anything. This time we recommend a hike up in the mountain. In good autumn weather, even above 2000 m above sea level, it will be a wonderful walk for vitalization and connection with the beautiful nature of the Pirin Mountains. We suggest you walk from hut Banderitsa to hut Vihren. The hike is easy and you can choose between an eco-trail or a small car road. It will take you about 30 minutes one way. From Premier Luxury Mountain Resort to hut Banderitsa is a picturesque 30 min car drive.

5. A delicious meal at the A-la-Carte restaurant Amvrosia.

The culinary pleasures you can experience in the A-la-carte restaurant of the Premier Luxury Mountain resort will ignite your senses for more and more. Start the day with a delicious and lavish breakfast buffet. Local products, high-quality ingredients and attention to detail will make your breakfast wonderful. For lunch, try our warm appetizers and soups. For dinner, experiment with something new, something exotic that you haven't tried before. Immerse yourself in the culinary experience.

6. Halloween Moon.

The time for delicious pumpkin dishes is here. We recommend you to try the special "Happy Halloween" of the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort menu with pumpkin cream soup, salmon with roasted pumpkin and of course the sweet temptation Pumpkin cheesecake.
The last weekend of October put on your scary costume, turn on the lights of the pumpkin lantern and welcome to Bansko!


Whether you are a big fan of the beautiful hotel interiors or you prefer to spend your time in the Spa, Bansko and Premier Luxury Mountain Resort will completely satisfy you. If you love the proximity to nature, breathtaking views and fresh air, there is no more suitable mountain and season than Pirin Mountain in the fall, when the earth smells of herbs and mushrooms. If delicious food and refined atmosphere are important to you, the place is the A-la-Carte restaurant Amvrosia.

Bansko is waiting for you!


International Mountain Film Festival
22-26 September 2021

Are you an outdoors activities enthusiast? Then, save the date!

The biggest festival of mountaineering, extreme and adventure cinema returns in Bansko for the 20th consecutive year! For 5 days, enjoy 70 films from 40 countries – the best titles on mountaineering, climbing, cycling, adventure travelling, paragliding, extreme skiing and so many more! Meet in person adventurers and extreme sports personalities from Bulgaria and the entire world! The festival, organized by the association “International Mountain Film Festival” and the Municipality of Bansko, is also accompanied by Photo exhibitions, workshops, and motivation speeches!

For more information on this spectacular event please visit the official page here 


Premier Luxury Mountain Resort Celebrates the Unification Day of Bulgaria


Join us for the perfect end-of-summer weekend at Premier Luxury Mountain Resort, Bansko dedicated to the Unification day of Bulgaria!
For the upcoming national holiday we invite you to celebrate together with a special themed long weekend starting on Fri, Sept 03 until and including Mon, Sept 06!

Enjoy the ever-welcoming ambience of Premier combined with delectable food, breath-taking view to Pirin and friendly service and invoke your patriotic spirit!

Our special festive offer is prepared with true love and respect to Bulgarian culture, traditions and cuisine and includes:
2 or 3 overnights in distinctive choice of elegant rooms and suites 

Daily lavish buffet breakfast specially enriched with traditional Bulgarian delicacies from Bansko region

Daily  themed buffet dinner to experience the exceptional taste and flavours of Bulgarian cuisine

Amvrosia (a-la-carte) Restaurant Special Weekend Offer and live music on Sunday evening

Wine tasting with reputable Bulgarian winery on Saturday and Sunday afternoons complimentary for all Premier guests who are interested to join

Complimentary use of Premier attractive outdoor pool with magnificent view to the surrounding Pirin Mountain

Complimentary access to Le SPA center with heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, steam bath, Kneipp’s walk and Premier fitness studio 

Exclusive SPA summer menu with special prices and attractive bonuses for all face, body and signature treatments

Creative and fun-filled children animation, kids’ club, playroom and playground for our valued little guests

Join us for a truly  memorable, vibrant  and exciting holiday at Premier!

Bansko Opera Fest 27-28 August.

Bansko Opera Fest is here for the twelfth consecutive year! The festival will take place on the 27th and the 28th of August at Nikola Vaptsarov square. On the first night of the fest, guests and residents of Bankso will enjoy the Opera "The Magic Flute", directed by Stefan Boyatzhiev. "The Man of La Mancha" directed by Boris Pankin, is the second night's performance. Both performances start at 08.30! 

Don't miss the chance to experience this unique cultural event at the foothills of the Pirin Mountains!
 

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Premier Luxury Mountain Resort presents: JAZZY AUGUST in Bansko

Join us for some jazzy vibes in the Pirin mountain, where the popular International Jazz Festival will take place from 7th August to 14th August.

We are happy to welcome all the Jazz music fans at our quality resort with the following special offerings valid only during the fest:

• As usual,  enjoy our quality and tailor made services just for you!
• Join us at the pool for afternoon JAZZY cocktails, with a 50% discount (only between 7th and 14th August)
• Listen to some JAZZ music, while enjoying the gorgeous mountains
• We provide a shuttle from Premier to the main Bansko square, where the festival will take place, for free!
• Meet some of the JAZZ FESTIVAL performers at the Premier resort!

Check the official program of the International Jazz Festival here!

 


7 reasons to spend your summer vacation in Bansko!

Bansko is a place with a wonderful climate, incredibly beautiful nature, accessible wild forest areas and breathtaking views.
We, at Premier Resort, love summer days and want to share them with you.

Here are 7 reasons why it is a great idea to spend part of your summer days embraced by the beautiful Pirin Mountain.

1. Clean air and health benefits are the usual combination, while spending time in the Pirin Mountains.

Imagine in the morning, opening your window at Premier Resort and breathing mountain fresh air. Pirin National Park represents over 40,000 hectares with centuries-old forests. Part of the park is a protected area, awarded by UNESCO as an area of special importance for biodiversity in Europe.
This huge national park brings summer freshness to anyone who decides to spend time nearby. There are so many health benefits. Pirin air is saturated with oxygen, fresh and cool. Away from industrial areas or busy traffic roads. Recharges, vitalizes, renews. It brings a sense of freedom and something more.

2. Music.

The incredible combination between wild nature and cultural life is typical for the summer in Bansko. The musical events are numerous and bring popularity to the mountain town. The Jazz Festival is the most popular summer event, held every year in August. Who has not experienced a quality jazz concert on a quiet summer evening in the mountains, it is good to consider whether it is the time to experience unforgettable moments. Music is also part of the concept of Premier Resort. In August we organize JAZZY afternoons by the pool of Premier Resort, thematically and especially organized to honor Jazz Fest Bansko.
More information can be found here.

3. Rivers, lakes, springs - water treasures from the nature of Bansko.

Did you know that Pirin Mountain has 170 lakes with a total area of 18,000 decares? Some of the most beautiful lakes are accessible and can be seen with just an hour’s walk. Bezbog hut, which is accessible by car, is located right next to Bezbog Lake, which is worth seeing. From the Vihren hut you can visit Lake Okoto easily, as it is only 40 minutes away. Another 20 minutes and you are in front of Popovo Lake surrounded by forests and mountains, the views are breath-taking.
What could be a more wonderful summer experience than walking in green forests and jumping over streams? There are three big rivers around Bansko - Glazne, Demyanitsa and Banderishka. Three great treasures! And the whole mountain and forest is cut by smaller rivers and streams, which flow into one of the three. Water flows through the central part of the city, in special gutters to the streets, pleasantly cooling the air and bringing a unique atmosphere.
While walking in Bansko or in the mountains on the eco trails, you always hear the rustling of the river, as if this relaxing sound haunts you. Who does not want such a cool company?
If you decide to have a picnic, check the possibilities at Premier Resort - we have a special, elegant picnic basket that our guests can use. Comfortable and very romantic!

4. Sports summer in Bansko.

It is important to everyone to live an active life. But often in the cities we do not have enough time spent on sports outdoors or it might not be such a pleasant experience with the hot and polluted air.
The mountains surrounding the Premier Resort provide great opportunities for mountain climbing (hiking), for walks in the coolness of centuries-old pine trees, for mountain running and mountain biking. It is mountain biking that is gaining momentum in recent years in Pirin. Routes of varying difficulty, even for beginners, surround the forests above the Premier Resort.
You can join one of the guided groups of mountain biking or explore the area by yourself. Premier Resort also offers a fitness and a personal trainer for those who want to stay in shape during the holidays and prefer to play sports indoors.

5. "You are my beautiful forest"

The centuries-old trees of the Pirin Mountains are sung in folk art and not by chance. The beautiful peaks of the mountain are harmoniously combined with the greenery of the pines. 20 minutes drive from Premier Resort up the road to Vihren hut is the most popular tree in Bulgaria - Baikushevata Mura. Nearly 1,300-year-old tree is the only one to survive a massive fire that destroyed the whole area. The feeling of being close to this wonderful plant specimen is exciting and very grounding. 1300 species of higher plants have been identified in the Pirin Mountains. The Edelweiss flower is another symbol of the Pirin Mountain and is found on the high peaks, which are the first to meet the sun.

6. Healing mineral hot springs

Only 5 km from Premier Resort is the small village of Banya. The 75 springs with healing mineral water are the reason to call the village of Banya the Mineral Paradise of Bulgaria. This is the reason why we visit with great joy the pools with different water temperatures from 32 degrees to 42 degrees. The feeling of immersing yourself in a pool with the right (warm) water temperature is worth experiencing. It is even more pleasant to know that all the time the healing water works wonders with your body and soul.

7. Festivals of traditions and art.

Summer is the festival time. There are so many of them in Bansko that you should carefully plan at least a few visits to the mountain town.
For example, at the beginning of September is the culinary festival UNIQUE Bansko. 11 Bansko traditional restaurants - “mehana” or taverns are part of the UNIQUE Bansko tavern chain. They are honored as carrying the authentic spirit of tradition and offering the most delicious dishes from the region.
At this festival they will present their culinary skills on the main square in Bansko and will offer free tasting for all guests. You can visit the culinary festival with a short 25-minute walk from Premier Resort to the central square of Bansko.
You can check all festivals of tradition and art in Bansko, here.

It is a joy and a privilege for us to enjoy the summer in Bansko. Be sure to experience exciting moments, make new memories of mountains, freshness, music and incredibly beautiful nature.

We look forward to seeing you at Premier Resort!
View all our SUMMER OFFERS!

Book your stay here : https://banskohotelpremier.reserve-online.net/
Tel. Number : +35974950500

 


OPEN AIR CINEMA (09-10 July 2021)

Spend the night under the stars, watching a movie with your friends and family.
We love keeping our gusts involved in local events, especially when it comes to such interesting and unforgettable experiences. Enjoy two nights of open-air cinema, on the 9th and 10th of July 2021, under the clear night sky and the millions of stars.
Organized by the municipality of Bansko, the event includes two Bulgarian movies while the screenings will take place at the Bansko Central Square:

a) “Holidaymakers” (2016), directed by I. Penchev winner of the 2017 Bulgarian Film Academy Awards.
b)  “Academy for Men” (2017), directed by Georgi Kostov.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to watch a movie under the stars among the refreshing vibes coming from the Pirin Mountains. You and your family will have a memorable time.
For more information visit the official Bansko Municipality website here https://bansko.bg/


Premier Summer 2021 Opening!

We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming guests from June 25th 2021! Having taken into consideration all health and safety measures in relation to Covid-19 pandemic, we will be ready to welcome our dearest guests in summer 2021 for stress free rejuvenating summer holidays! Check our special offers section for exciting offers and package deals!

International Women's Day!

This year celebrate the International Women's Day with the woman of your life at Premier Luxury Mountain Resort!

On Friday, the eve of the day enjoy dinner at Amvrosia Restaurant with a complimentary glass of Prosecco and later on continue with our DJ Party at Nectar Bar with one free Cosmopolitan cocktail for all the ladies!

Because the woman in your life deserves the best!

A Premier art event to remember!

You are welcome to join us for a one-of-kind Premier Paint and Wine weekend on 21-th March. Relax and unwind, have your senses seduced and enjoy а fun-filled creative event while drawing a pre-selected picture and sipping a glass of fine wine!
Let the artist inside you come out! Create your Premier masterpieces and memories!

Weekend of Love

Premier Weekend of Romance and Wine!

Celebrate Love and Wine in elegance and style at the foothills of the snowy Pirin mountain in Bansko!
Join us for an impressive Weekend of Romance and Wine with luxury accommodation, fine dining, carefully selected wines, spa pampering, snowy adventures and special in-house events!
 
With Valentine's Day around the corner, PREMIER has prepared experience made with love. The romantic atmosphere and the gourmet creations of our Chef will highlight the celebration of your love! On 14th Feb all guests of our awarded a-la-carte Amvrosia restaurant will pamper their palates with exquisite 4-course Cupid’s menu!
On the next day - 15th Feb we will mark Trifon Zarezan (the day of vine and wine) with a special themed night - delectable dinner menu, some of the best wines of Bulgaria and live music.

FIS Alpine World Cup Tour

The biggest sporting event in Bulgaria for 2020 will take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of January in Bansko Winter Resort. Downhill starts are scheduled for Friday (24th) and Saturday (25th), and we will end with the Super G on Sunday (26th).
On the 24th the grandstand will be with free access for all guests of the ski area.l!
Come and see the superstars of the Women FIS Alpine World Cup Tour and enjoy a weekend packed with surprises!!!

Tickets:
- Online - https://maxsport-bg.com/category/bileti-world-cup-2020
- Bansko - ticket offices of Bansko Winter Resort
- Sofia - MAXSPORT (bul. Bulgaria 81)

See detailed schedule here

https://www.facebook.com/BanskoWorldCup/videos/2667677009981977/


Ski season launch in Bansko on December 14th!

Austrian ski legend Mario Matt launches the ski season in Bansko on December 14th!

Mario Matt continues the tradition the best skiers to kick off the ski season in Bansko. He is the special guest for the opening ceremony on December 14th, 2019.

The Olympic and three-time world champion triumphed on February 27th, 2011 in the slalom at the Alberto Tomba run in Pirin. For this success he received as a gift an apartment at the 5-star Pirin Golf & Country Club.

Mario Matt was born in Zams, Tyrol and like all Austrians he grew up skiing. He made his World Cup debut on December 21st, 1999 when he was 20 and finished his racing career on March 12th, 2015 - at 35. During his 17 seasons on the slopes Matt achieved 15 victories (14 in slalom and 1 in super combined). He has climbed the podium 42 times. His name will remain in history as the second-oldest skier to win Olympic gold in Sochi 2014 (slalom) after Swedish Andre Myhrer. Super Mario has the third longest interval between his first and last victory (13 years, 10 months and 22 days) after Ingemar Stenmark and Didier Cuche. His younger brother 26-year-old Michael Matt is also a skier.

More details about the season kick off in Bansko coming soon!


XIX Bansko Mountain Film Festival

Our goal is showing the great variety of mountains all over the world to the cinema goers. We believe that although they take up only a minute part of our planet’s surface, there is hardly any aspect of our lives left untouched by them. They are not only nature’s playground for practicing many mountain-related sports, but even more, they are source of inspiration on esthetical delight.
The most spectacular and most attractive of them are located in some of the world’s poorest countries. Sometimes they are the battleground for different maneuvers and blood-covered conflicts or place for the scheming of rioting or separatist groups.

See the program here

Halloween November!

November comes with TREATS at PREMIER, Bansko!


Welcome to the lavish world of Premier Luxury Mountain Resort, a magnificent 5-star hotel and the only member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Bulgaria.

 

The elegant rooms and spacious stylish suites with majestic view to Pirin Mountain, the invigorating SPA center and the mouth-watering cuisine of awarded Amvrosia restaurant are waiting to offer you a totally relaxing and rejuvenating autumn escape!

 

During the upcoming November Premier guests may enhance their stay with delicious Halloween pumpkin dishes, Friday wine and cheese special menu and Saturday malt whisky degustation with carefully selected premium whiskies.

 

Make sure you don’t miss out our special offers, book now:

 

Tel.     +359 749 50500
reservations@premiermountainresort.com

 https://banskohotelpremier.reserve-online.net/


Bansko is a city full of events! Can’t wait for Summer 2019!

Summer in Bansko is wonderful! Discover the amazing events that take place during summer season:

THEATRE FESTIVAL
7 – 14 June 2019

CULTURAL EVENINGS TRADITIONS & ART
July – September 2019

FOLKLORE MAGIC FESTIVAL
12 – 14 July 2019

ONE LOVE HIP HOP TOUR
20 July 2019

CINEMA UNDER THE STARS
24 – 27 July 2019

JAZZ FEST
6-10 August 2019 – Ray Gelato /GB/, Malina Moye /USA/

OPERA FEST
22 – 24 August

BALKAN FEST
6 – 7 September CECA, Sasa Matic


Don't miss them!

 


6-10 August 2019 - Bansko International Jazz Festival

The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is the biggest summer musical event in Bulgaria. The enormous popularity which the festival enjoys among specialists
and fans across the world has turned it into one of the foremost international cultural happenings in the Balkans.

The quaint old town of Bansko becomes a meeting place for emblematic figures of today’s music world.
The concerts are free for the public and the festival is organised with the aid of sponsors.

Traditionally, the program features styles and groups representing almost all jazz trends.
The evening concerts draw huge crowds to the open-air stage on Nikola Vaptsarov Square in downtown Bansko. Throughout the festival week jazz is also played
during the day and late at night on various smaller stages in the large resort bars and restaurants.


The main concerts take place on the open-air stage at 1 Nikola Vaptsarov Square in Bansko and start nightly at 7 pm.

This year's line-up includes jazz legends such as Jazz Dynamos, Tony Momrelle, Malina Moye, Sara Jane Ghiotti, Maceo Parket and the all-Greek Gadjo Dilo, who will
be hosted at Premier Luxury Mountain Resort.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy this fantastic event's 2019 Edition! A lot of surprises await you!


Summer Events in Bansko


New and exciting activities in Bansko!

On July 26 (Friday) at 17:00, Bansko continues with the next demonstration of CULTURAL EVENING "TRADITIONS AND ART", which is "carving".
Anyone wishing to get acquainted with the intricacies of this craft can do so from 17:00 in the lobby of the Visitor Information Center,
under the coaching of Nikolay Kulin.

On Saturday you will have the opportunity to watch a "Bulgarian Embroidery Demonstration".
If you wish, you will be able to join, as your teacher will be Milka Tsiguriina.
 
Saturday's demonstration, as usual, will be accompanied by folklore performance - the dance group "Pirinski Büh" - Dobrinishte.

The exhibition, which you will be able to visit from 26th to 30th July inclusive, is under the title "The Way of the Heart" - energy paintings by Sashka Rupchina.
The paintings stacked in the exhibition load us with unconditional love and raise our consciousness through the energy that is embedded in them.
This energy helps us gently look at ourselves. When we find ourselves, we will realize that the moving and greatest power in the world is love,
that love that gives us wings and makes us better.


From Monday to Friday, one-day infotours with a minibus to archaeological sites and a museum complex continue, as well as educational interactive games
"Children in the Museum".
 
Folklore lovers can visit the tambourine and folk dances lessons at pre-enrollment at the Nikola Vaptsarov Chitalishte.

Movie lovers are also not forgotten. Every Thursday at 18:00, films about Bansko and its history are shown.


Tsiknopempti

The Carnival, apart from the colorful disguises and costumes, is a Christian tradition tied with the Lent and fasting i.e. it is the last great feast before fasting for 7 weeks before Easter! Carnival lasts 3 weeks during which Christians indulge in all those pleasures that they are expected to abstain from during the Lent - a farewell to all those guilty pleasures! 
 
During this period, all over the world, there is one day that is dedicated to eating copious amounts of meat or other high-caloric delicacies! Whether you call it Fat Thursday, Fat Tuesday, Maslenitsa, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday or Tsiknopempti and whether you are planning to fast afterwards or not it is a feast not to be missed!

     
 

Program 1

Проект и главнацел:Подкрепа чрез оборотен капитал за МСП, засегнати от временните противоепидемични мерки
 
Бенефициент (предприятие получаващо подкрепа):  ШЕЛБИ БЪЛГАРИЯ ЕООД
Общата стойност на заявлението за подкрепа: 10320.26лв.
 
Начало: 26.03.2021 г.
Край: 30.06.2021 г.

Program 2

Проект и главна цел: BG16RFOP002-2.077-0451 BG16RFOP002.077 „Подкрепа за средни предприятия за преодоляване на икономическите последствия от пандемията COVID-19“.

Бенефициент:ШЕЛБИ БЪЛГАРИЯ ЕООД

Обща стойност: 150 000 лв., от които 127 500 лв. европейско и  22 500 лв. национално съфинансиране.

Начало: 02.03.2021 г.
Край: 02.06.2021г.


November Offers!

November comes with TREATS at PREMIER, Bansko!


Welcome to the lavish world of Premier Luxury Mountain Resort, a magnificent 5-star hotel and the only member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Bulgaria.

 

The elegant rooms and spacious stylish suites with majestic view to Pirin Mountain, the invigorating SPA center and the mouth-watering cuisine of awarded Amvrosia restaurant are waiting to offer you a totally relaxing and rejuvenating autumn escape!

 

During the upcoming November Premier guests may enhance their stay with delicious Halloween pumpkin dishes, Friday wine and cheese special menu and Saturday malt whisky degustation with carefully selected premium whiskies.

 

Make sure you don’t miss out our special offers, book now:

 

Tel.     +359 749 50500
reservations@premiermountainresort.com

 https://banskohotelpremier.reserve-online.net/


Folklore Magic Festival 2019


PREMIER Luxury Mountain Resort invites you in Bansko for the second edition of the festival Folklore Magic!
The festival will be held from July 12th till July 14th in the town park and entrance of free for the public.
During the event, you will be able to enjoy 4 categories of performance: singing, playing, dancing and demonstration of
customs and traditions. Aspiring artists from all over the country will join this folklore event. Don't miss out!

Trifon Zarezan or Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day seems to rule the world and more and more people are celebrating this day. However, the small Balkan nation of Bulgaria, has for centuries celebrated another holiday on February 14 – the one of Trifon Zarezan, which is dedicated to the love of wine. Today, a peculiar mixture of the two celebrations takes place on that day and we cannot really choose between these two celebratons. Wine and love are a perfect combination, though, aren’t they..?

The legend of Saint Trifon
A funny legend about Saint Trifon may actually be the missing connection between Trifon Zarezan and Valentine’s Day. Once, Saint Trifon went to his vineyard to cut the unnecessary branches from the vines. He was focused on his work when a beautiful woman passed by. He was so enchanted by her beauty, that he accidentally cut his nose with the clippers!

Trifon Zarezan or Valentine’s Day?
Every year, from the beginning of February, there is a public dispute between the two celebrations in Bulgaria. Arguments are in favor of making Bulgarians stick to their roots and traditional holidays, on one hand, or justifying the freedom of people to celebrate whichever occasion they want, on the other hand. Recently, February 14 has been turned into a combined holiday when Bulgarians celebrate their love for their better half, or their love for wine. The best scenario however, is celebrate your love with lots of wine! Cheers!

 


World Snow Day in Bansko - 20th January 2019

On 20th January, Bansko will be again part of the famous World Snow Day. The festival gathers mountain lovers, snow aficionados and winter sports maniacs at the best mountain resort in Bulgaria in order to celebrate together the most exciting day!

Snow castles, hot drinks, music and treats await guests at Banderishka Polyana. The daily cards for the ski lifts in Bansko for all children under the age of 12 will cost only one leva this day! This exciting event is part of the International Ski Association's campaign called "Bring Children to the Snow". It is an annual snow celebration for children and families. Let’s celebrate together this year, PREMIER Luxury Mountain Resort will be there!

See you in the mountains!

Press Release - Romantic Valentine's getaway for two at PREMIER!

If the love of your life is a total ski bum, he/she will fall in love with you again at PREMIER Luxury Mountain Resort! This year, celebrate your love with the most romantic escape on the snowy Pirin Mountains.
PREMIER has created the perfect package for the perfect love!

Bansko celebrates Valentine’s Day at PREMIER with a specially designed romantic dinner and a whole package for passionate couples, which is full of love! From gourmet meals and sweet treats, to relaxing spa treatments and outstanding amenities, guests can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a truly exceptional experience.

Love with passion in the most romantic setting... Book your romantic escape now!

Not to miss: On the 14th of February Bulgarians celebrate the day of St. Trifon Zarezan. Celebrate the day with a great variety of wines!

Package includes:

• Romantic In-Room Breakfast on 14th of February
• Romantic 3-course dinner on 14th of February (excluding drinks)
• Indulgent welcome in the room with sparkling wine & chocolate truffles
• 50€ worth Spa Voucher to enjoy any treatment
• Complimentary use of Le Spa (Sauna, Jacuzzi, Hammam, Steam Room and Gym)
• Complimentary use of the indoor heated swimming pool
• Complimentary transfer to the ski lift during ski season

Discover more: www.banskohotelpremier.com/en/enjoy-a-romantic-holiday-full-of-love-in-bansko.html

Welcome to the lovers’ escape, Premier Luxury Mountain Resort! Let the most romantic holidays begin…


PREMIER creates a delicious and playful festive kids menu!

This Festive season, kids at PREMIER who will dine in Amvrosia Restaurant and Nectar Bar will come across a wonderful surprise!
PREMIER has created the most delicious and playful kids menu for your little angels! Our Kids menu is to be exciting and tasty - designed to amaze your children!
In addition, our Executive Chef has prepared a great surprise for them - an awesome edible  present, which will excite their dining experience!
Your little ones will love it!
Also, a station with rich collection of food -especially designed for children- will be placed next to the animation area on the New Year eve. PREMIER's animators will create lovely memories with your children.

PREMIER wishes to you Merry Christmas and a lovely New Year!


Wine Tasting of PORTO CARRAS at PREMIER | 14th December 2018

PORTO CARRAS joins PREMIER in Bansko for a night full of great wine on Friday 14th December at 21:00 at Nectar Bar!

Guests of PREMIER Luxury Mountain Resort will have the unique opportunity to taste some of the best wines of the renown domaine of Porto Carras, meet and learn from the winemakers as they will be showcasing their top wines.

Whether you’re a dedicated wine enthusiast or simply want to learn a bit more about wine, Porto Carras’ wine tastings offer a truly unique experience.

Wines of exceptional quality are to be presented at Premier Luxury Mountain Resort. Be there!

 


Famous SALONIC STARS LIVE at PREMIER during Festive Season!

Guests of PREMIER will have the chance to enjoy LIVE performances of SALONIC STARS on 24th and 31st December. Majestic violin & saxophone tunes together with sparkling voices! This will be an unforgettable experience!

On 24th December get ready to enjoy Marianna G, member of Salonic Stars, the famous singer, the finalist of X Factor, with her magical voice.
Enjoy also Black Duet, the talented duet (Georgios Kiourtziadis & Ioannis Tsougkouzidis) who thrill everyone with their music. Black Duet’s collaborations prove their greatness: Urgant, Dimitri Malikov, Valery Meladze, Irina Kryg, Coco Pavliashvili. Don’t miss them!

On 31st December: Get ready to meet the whole band of Salonic Stars and enjoy the absolute live violin experience by Alexander Kiourtsiadis, the first violin at the State Opera Orchestra of Greece. With him: Marianna G – the talented singer with the majestic voice, Cristina Ziridou, Ioannis Ts & Babis Prodromos.

SALONIC STARS will excite you! Join PREMIER during Festive Season and get the chance to enjoy LIVE the most talented artists.

 


Exciting 7th Gastronomy Festival in Bansko, Bulgaria

This November, PREMIER organized PREMIER GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL in Bansko for the 7th consecutive year, celebrating the love of taste and the passion for culinary creations! November in PREMIER is always delicious and full of wine and degustation dinners!

This year, PREMIER served 4 delicious degustation dinners inspired from truffles, modern and classic French cuisine thrilling the palate of everyone who had the chance to taste them. Complimentary Wine Tastings took also place before each degustation dinner, creating a gastronomic setting full of flavors and feelings!

7th Gastronomy Festival was this year transformed and called the new and talented Chefs to join! Young Chefs had the chance to meet new cuisines and elevate their cooking skills. They were introduced to the operations of a 5* hotel, participated in interactive professional workshops and gained both new skills and experience.

Gastronomy Festival is an annual culinary celebration hosted by Premier Luxury Mountain Resort which brings together some of the finest Chefs from all around the globe in order to teach and create contemporary dishes that astonish and delight the senses. Flavors, colors and aromas from all over the world attract every November both professional Chefs and culinary lovers to Bansko at the renown Premier Gastronomy Festival creating wonderful foodie memories.
Every year PREMIER wants to create something new and delicious. See you all next year with even more interesting culinary events!

PRESS RELEASE - Fascinating Festive Season at PREMIER LUXURY MOUNTAIN RESORT!

This Festive Season, try something out of the ordinary and celebrate in style in the backdrop of the snowy Pirin Mountains in Bansko, Bulgaria.

PREMIER celebrates the holiday season with some seriously exciting packages, welcoming you to a lovely festive setting. Join PREMIER and enjoy exciting benefits which will thrill up your Holidays!

Holidays at PREMIER give you the chance to taste gourmet Gala Dinners, fine wines from all over the world, get hand-delivered Christmas presents from Santa Claus and enjoy elegant Champagne Receptions as well as live music events!

Guests at PREMIER pamper themselves in the contemporary Spa, delighting in the refreshing therapies and therapeutic massages. In the meantime, winter sport lovers enjoy fascinating skiing along with endless frolics in the snow.

PREMIER’s Festive Program is designed aiming at guests’ total relaxation and enjoyment, providing memorable experiences for the whole family.

 Discover PREMIER’s Festive Packages:

Christmas Package
New Year’s Package


Let your holidays at PREMIER begin…

Welcome to the elite’s choice, Premier Luxury Mountain Resort!

 


AUDI FIS SKI World Cup BANSKO 2019 | World Cup Calendar

In 2019 there will be 3 men's starts between February 22nd-24th for GS, Super-G, and Alpine Combined.

To be more specific, on 22.02.2019 we all meet at the Ski Resort to enjoy a Super-G Combined.
From 22-24.02.2019 – Bansko is excited to be hosting World Cup Men:
22.02.2018 - Discipline: Alpine Combined
23.02.2019 - Discipline: Super-G
24.02.2019 - Discipline: Giant Slalom

"You can't buy happiness, but you can enjoy some Ski..."

We can't wait for this year's championships!

Bansko Ski Resort Opening | Winter Season 2018-2019

Breaking news! Bansko loves snow and can’t wait for winter season to launch. But… winter ski season is much closer than you imagine!

Bansko Ski Resort’s grand opening is to be on 1st December 2018. Ski period in Bansko is planned to take place from 1st December 2018 – 7th April 2019.

Are you excited enough?
The mountains are already calling…

Don’t forget: Life is better on the slopes!

xxx

💕Let's celebrate the day of Bansko (5th October) together!💕

💕Let's celebrate the day of Bansko (5th October) together!💕

09.00 Divine Liturgy Church St. "Troica" (Holy Trinity)
09.30-17.30 Open-door Museum Complex Bansko Day
10.00 Placing wreaths and flowers in all the monuments in the prefecture
10.30 Commemoration statue Bansko Pomni Geroite (Bansko remembers his heroes)
11.00 Fisheries tournament "The child of a fisherman away from drugs"
"Belizmata"
11.30-17.00 - Children's Cinema - Bansko Information Center
18.00 "Pirin Ultra" marathon "Nikola Vapcarov" square
18.30 Orlin Goranov concert and fireworks


Delicious Degustation Dinners in November at PREMIER!

November in PREMIER is delicious and full of degustation dinners! 4 degustation dinners have been created by awarded Chefs in order to excite your palate! Every Saturday, taste and get inspired by the extravaganza of flavors that are going to thrill your taste buds! Book your seat in advance by contacting as at reservations@premiermountainresort.com 

Discover our program:

• On Saturday 3/11/2018 our New Executive Chef, Velin Velikov, presents us his brand new menu. A 5-course degustation dinner along with wine at 19.00 o’clock in Amvrosia restaurant.
• On Saturday 10/11/2018 taste an extraordinary 5-course degustation menu inspired from TRUFFLES, served with wine. Our guest Chef has created this dinner to inspire you.
• On Saturday 17/11/2018 taste a delicious 5-course degustation menu inspired from Classic French Cuisine, served with wine! A guest Chef of ours will create a memorable degustation night just for you.
• On Saturday 24/11/2018 taste a delicious 5-course degustation menu inspired from Modern French Cuisine by a special guest Chef. You will definitely love it. 

Be GOURMET at PREMIER this November!

Bansko Film Fest 2018

The biggest film festival is about to take place in a few weeks in Bansko, Bulgaria. Get ready for a festival  full of extreme sports, mountains and adventures in Bulgaria. The festival will offer the audience a unique experience in a special format – climbing, alpinism, freezing, extreme biking, kayaking, diving, surfing, etc. Participants will enjoy a great variety of presentations, workshops and exhibitions.

100% EXTREME, 100% ADVENTURE, 100% ADRENALINE

Stay tuned...

Find more here.


Pirin Ultra – A mountain ultramarathon held in the heart of Pirin National Park

Pirin Ultra is a mountain ultramarathon held in the heart of Pirin National Park. This year, it takes place from 4 - 7th of October 2018, offering two routes: A – 160km, B – 66km. The park is part of UNESCO World Heritage list and it offers extremely suitable terrain for skyrunning, as well as amazing, breathtaking views.

With a length of 160 km and 66 km, and a denivelation of 10000 m, Pirin Ultra has definitely turned into the hardest ultramarathon, organized in Bulgaria. This year’s edition will be part of the Migu Run Skyrunner World Series - the World Cup in Skyrunning.  Are you joining?

Find more details here

Cultural Event "TRADITIONS & ART" - 7-8 SEPTEMBER 2018

Dear Visitors,

This is the final Cultural Weekend "TRADITIONS AND ART" in Bansko. This weekend you will be able to watch the latest demos especially prepared for you. From 6 to 9 September, on the second floor of Visitor Information Center, the exhibition "IRON BROTHERS" - wrought iron by Radoslav Sarafov is to be launched. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort loves art and is going to be there. Ask our Reception for more information.

 


Dog Show Exhibitions in Bansko - 7th to 9th September

Dear Visitors,

From 7th to 9th September in the city park of Bansko international dog show exhibitions will be held. For a few years, the Bulgarian Republican Cynology Federation, in cooperation with Bansko municipality, have invited cinematics from all over Europe to show breeding dogs and to receive exterior assessments according to the breed standards.
 
This year, dogs and owners will be judged by international specialists. The judges will be Zwi Kupferberg from Israel, Ventsislav Kitov - Bulgaria, Johan Barak Lifas - Israel, and Krassimir Todorov from Bulgaria, as well. All four judges are leading specialists, chairmen and founders of breed clubs, international judges for years.
 
The event aims to attract the attention of citizens and tourists loving dogs, as well as being a place where everyone can learn new and useful things about pet breeding. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort is going to be there. Let's learn more about animals! Ask our Reception for more information.


Coca Cola | The Voice Happy Energy Tour

Bansko town is waiting for the biggest stars of the modern music scene in Bulgaria. Coca-Cola | The Voice Happy Energy Tour comes for the first time in Bansko, promising for 840 minutes of awesome music with Crisko, Mihaela Marinova, Mihaela Fileva, Skandau, Titta, Dara, DJ Doncho, Ballet Nova, Pavel and Venci Venc.
 
The party begins on the first day of September, at 20:00 on the central city square - Nikola Vaptsarov Square. See you there!

 


Bansko Balkan Fest 2018 - PREMIER is a proud sponsor!

Bankso in September is exciting and Balkan Fest is ready to offer us fabulous performances from 6-8 September 2018. PREMIER Luxury Mountain Resort is a proud sponsor of this Fest and promises amazing moments.

6th September - Desi Slava
7th September - Harris Džinović
8th September - Melina Aslanidou

Discover here the official programme.

The concerts start at 19:00 on the Nikola Vaptsarov square and the entrance is free. We can’t wait!

Summer Finale: Time for new memories!

Another amazing summer has come to an end, leaving behind the coolest memories. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort is ready to “FALL FOR FALL”, waiting to offer you special holiday moments. We are more than excited to welcome all of you to our Resort.

In the months to come our visitors will experience unique and delicious moments, enjoying a journey full of different tastes. Guests will enjoy delicious dishes, unique cocktails and awarded wines, along with unlimited chocolate.

Our services will be at your disposal as always. Our Kids Animation team is preparing new and exciting activities for our little friends, while you will have the chance to enjoy your dinner in one of our restaurants, Amvrosia Restaurant or Dionyssos Restaurant, or just drink your cocktail in our Bar. Of course, don’t forget to try our unique Japanese tea and our 100% organic Copi Luwak Coffee. For your complete relaxation, new therapies are waiting for you in our contemporary Spa. 

Premier Luxury Mountain Resort says a big THANK YOU to all of you who chose to spent your summer vacation with us. We can’t wait to host you again at your next escape. 

“…and all at once summer collapsed into fall…”  -OSCAR WILDE


Hiking Paths just outside PREMIER!

If you ask a Bulgarian hiker “Which is your favourite mountain?” the answer will definitely be “Pirin Mountain!”. Why is that? Pirin Mountain In Bansko Bulgaria attracts every outdoor and adventure lover, featuring an image of a real alpine-like mountain, paradise for those who like exploring the mountains, surrounded by breathtaking views and stunning landscapes. The name of Pirin originates from the name of Perun, who was the main god of the Slavic pantheon – the god of the thunder and lightning.

PREMIER Luxury Mountain Resort in Bansko loves hiking and has created for its guests 3 special hiking paths, which begin just outside the hotel. Wake up to a sunny, serene summer morning, eat a good healthy breakfast, put on your trekking shoes and get ready for a hiking day with your family and friends! Make sure you take your camera with you, as you will definitely meet many instagram-worth settings.

Hikers come across with cute wooden bridges, numerous trees and sparkling rivers. Choose the yellow (1,100 m), the green (1.380 m) or the purple path (3,130 m) and dive into the endless green. If summer in Bansko had a colour, it would be definitely green and if it had a smell, it would be the fresh smell of the forest and the numerous rare plants. Discover the forests, explore the region and end up having pic-nic in the most majestic scenery. Your kids will love it!

For more information please contact our Reception.



BANSKO OPERA FEST 2018

The 9th edition of the Bansko Opera Fest comes alive from 23-28 August 2018, under the starry summer sky at the central square of Bansko town. Inspiring yet exciting, this will have it all! Guests will have the chance to enjoy the concert "ABBA TRIBUTE", the popular opera “La Bohème" and the world-famous musical "Zorro". The entrance is free. Can’t wait!

One Love Tour

"One Love Tour" - symbol of friendship between Bulgaria and North Macedonia, starts on 21 July 2018 with a lovely concert in Bansko.
Participants: Actor Niki Stanoev, Stefan Valdobrev, Vladi Ampov-Grafa. From the Macedonian side - Vlatko Stefanovski, DG Sasko Kotzev and Statkaristika.
Love aims to unite the fans from Bulgaria and Macedonia through the love for music.
Join this celebration of music! The entance is free.


AXEL & LADYVA in one magical Boogie Woogie evening!

Bansko town has the great pleasure to introduce you to some of the world's best boogie pianists, during the International Jazz Festival!
Enjoy AXEL & LADYVA in a wild boogie-woogie evening!

03 August (Friday) 2018, 20:30

This is definitely a “Must Attend”!

This summer, the most melodic secret is revealed in Bansko!

The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is the biggest summer musical event in Bulgaria. Every summer plenty of people from all over the world visit Bansko to enjoy numerous talented Jazz artists. Bansko town becomes a hub of art lovers, fans and tourists, who come to admire the Jazz Stars of today’s music world.
Traditionally, the program features styles and groups representing almost all jazz trends. The evening concerts attract numerous of people to the open-air stage on Nikola Vaptsarov Square in Bansko. Throughout the Festival week jazz is also played during the day and late at night on various smaller stages in the large resorts, like PREMIER, bars and restaurants.

The concerts are free for the public and the festival is organized with the aid of sponsors. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort is a proud sponsor of this wonderful Festival.
Get ready of a summer full of music, concerts and melodies. Summer in Bansko is special...


View the Festival’s program.


PREMIER is a Finalist Nominee at 6th Annual World Ski Awards!

Premier Luxury Mountain Resort is once again nominated at 6th Annual World Ski Awards, as the Best Ski in Bulgaria for 2018. Being so proud and having won the award 2 years ago, PREMIER returns, wanting some more love from its guests!

The critical 16-week voting window opened on 1st June. Ski consumers and ski industry professionals can vote for who they think is the very best of the best. Voting closes on 22nd September when the winners will be notified in order that arrangements can be made to attend the 6th Annual World Ski Awards that will take place in Kitzbühel, 16th –18th November 2018.

Will you show us some love? Please, vote for us!


Thank you very much!

Meet the famous yoga instructor, Ivan Vlasov, at Premier Luxury Mountain Resort

He has been practicing yoga for 18 years, since 2000.

His teacher was Ventsislav Evtimov, the father of the Bulgarian Yoga Society. He was educated in Ukraine with yoga instructor Oleg Linih. He attended in Italy workshops on yoga with the famous instructor Dev Kapil.

After an accidental participation in a yoga seminar, Ivan felt pleasure, inner peace and different view of the world on psysical and spiritual level. A whole new world was created for him and his way of living.

Yoga helps to release the anxiousness, stress and changes the mind state completely. Yoga removes the negativity from our thoughts.
Ivan starts with winning competitions in Bulgaria. This is not enough for him, so he decided to develop himself and prove his abilities abroad. He participated in Rome, in the International Yoga Competition becoming the winner winning the gold medal.  Then in 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal he wins again the 1st place. Heading to Moscow, Russia for another challenge in 2012, he won the second place. In 2013 he attended Championship in Paris, France again winning the second place. In 2016 in Italy Ivan won the World Championship finishing at the 5th place. The last competition he participated was in 2017 in the UK winning the 1st place in this Championship. All of these competitions were part of the Yoga Sport Federation.

Ivan Vlasov is a wonderful yoga instructor and he teaches yoga 3 times per week at Premier Luxury Mountain Resort in Bansko, Bulgaria. Please, contact Reception in order to book your seat at his unique yoga sessions. Enjoy his unique yoga sessions, uplift your spirit and elevate your senses.

Yoga sessions take place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 12.00 o'clock. They will be held either in the Meeting room or in the Play room.

Cinema Under the Stars - Summer in Bansko

Imagine yourself spending a date under the stars, while watching a movie.
 
PREMIER likes to keep its guests involved in local events and suggest them try new things they will never forget.
This July from 25th-28th you will have the chance to participate in the annual event “SUMMER CINEMA UNDER THE STARS” organized by the Bansko Municipality, “Nikola Vaptsarov” Library and the “International Mountain Film Festival” association. Enjoy the presentation of the best films which participated in the International Mountain Film Festival in Bansko.

The screenings begin at 21:00 in the central square of Bansko and guess what! The entry is free for everyone.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to watch a movie under the stars among the refreshing vibes coming from the Pirin Mountains. You and your family will have a memorable time.

“I need a break” time strikes again | Bansko escapes

In case you need an excursion that combines luxury, relaxation and adrenaline, then Bansko is the place-to-be.

Travelen team visited Premier Luxury Mountain Resort, located on the foothills of Mount Pirin.

“What else can one ask for? Premier Luxury Mountain Resort has everything one could need for an excellent stay in Bansko”.

Every Weekend Beauty Experts Meet at PREMIER!

Being a woman is a 24/7 job meaning we have to conquer everything comes in our way on a daily basis. Therefore, when we go on holidays we are looking forward to relaxation and to being totally pampered! If you are a woman looking for beauty retreats, there is no better place to be than Premier Luxury Mountain Resort. The place where beauty meets you and your holidays!
Every weekend you will have the chance to meet the leaders of the cosmetic industry: Clinique, Estée Lauder and MAC. Get ready to participate every weekend in a 2-hours seminar and learn all about your own beauty!
Knowing what a powerful impact make-up can bring into a woman’s life, this is surely a chance that shouldn’t be missed. You will be offered make-up lessons that will help you enhance your natural beauty, you will explore the latest makeup trends given to you by our beauty specialists, you will receive experts’ advice on skincare products and skincare routine, always according to your skin’s personal needs.
Our beauty professionals will be there for you ready to answer any beauty related question you may have.
At the end of each seminar, your beauty routine will be neither ordinary, nor boring. Instead, you will be able to express your real beauty in the most creative way.

Beauty Program:

CLINIQUE Beauty School:
- 7-8/07/2018
- 14-15/07/2018

MAC Beauty school:

- 23-24/06/2018
- 21-22/07/2018

Estée Lauder Beauty School:

- 30/06-01/07/2018
- 28/07-29/07/2018


BE FIT this June and July at PREMIER!

In June and July Be FIT and get ready for something new! Instead of another boring beach holiday, opt for something fresher like a mountain escape in the most majestic mountains of the Balkans! Travelling solo, as a couple or as a family, there is something for everyone to make sure you get the most out of your holidays.

Your experience includes:

• Accommodation of your choice
• Daily buffet breakfast - “Healthy” Breakfast corner to make sure that you don’t stray from your healthy habits, although our rich breakfast choices are always there, should you wish to sin!
• Free room upgrade upon availability
• Free early check-in after 10am and late check-out until 2pm upon availability
• Free yoga sessions three times per week in the indoor area of PREMIER Hotel.  An expert yoga instructor will take care of your body, offering you relaxation and wellness
• Free beauty seminars by Clinique, MAC and Estée Lauder at the weekends

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Celebrate Easter at PREMIER!

This Easter, celebrate with us in the majestic environment of the Pirin Mountains.Easter is the perfect time for the family to get together. What better than to combine a family reunion with the last chance to ski for this Season. At Premier, we have created some traditional feasts which will allow you to relax and enjoy the re-birth of the nature around with your beloved ones.Feel the Easter atmosphere in this elegant hideaway and overindulge in PREMIER’s Easter treats. Explore Bansko’s legacy and mingle with its multicultural environment.

Your Special Package includes:

-Accommodation in the room or suite of your choice with a minimum of 2 nights
-Candles and red eggs in your room for the Resurrection Service should you wish to attend.
-Daily Buffet Breakfast in Dionyssos Restaurant
-Fasting Dinner on Holy Saturday in Dionyssos Restaurant
-Traditional Soup (Magiritsa) will be served after midnight
-On Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the traditional way with a special BBQ that is sure to include lamb on the spit and all the traditional elements. Before the lunch, you are welcome to watch the BBQ with some ouzo, rakia and meze to help build your appetite.


It’s time you indulged in your Easter getaway. Definitely a great way to make this year’s Easter holiday a memorable one.

International Ballet Festival – Bansko 2018

For a 4th consecutive year both the citizens and visitors of Bansko will have the unique chance to combine extreme winter sports with the ultimate art of the Classical Ballet Dance.Save the Dates!From 4 until 6 January 2018 at 18.00, on the stage of “Nikola Y. Vaptsarov” Community Center the Ballet Troupe of the Varna Opera, along with guest-soloists of the Kremlin Ballet from Moscow will give a Classical Ballet Dance performance, inspiring your senses!

Discover the program:

“The Nutcracker”: 4 January | 18:00

“Swan Lake”: 5 January | 18:00

“The Poorly Guarded Girl”: 6 January | 18:00

Don’t miss this unique Festival.

Chefs Athinagoras Kostakos & Alexis Zopas from Scorpios Mykonos | Brazilian – Cycladic Fusion – 6th Gastronomy Festival

On 15th November, the renowned gastronomic maestros, Chefs Athinagoras Kostakos & Alexis Zopas from Scorpios Mykonos, playfully showed their talents and techniques elevating guests’ dining experiences through culinary artistry and excellence. Their Degustation Dinner was focused on Mexican – Cycladic Cuisine and the dishes were more than thrilling. Thank you for this superb experience!

Chef Mario Perez Sanchez from Restaurante Leka Barcelona | Tropical Peruvian Cuisine – 6th Gastronomy Festival

Chef Mario Perez Sanchez, a perfectionist at heart from Restaurante Leka in Barcelona, showcased the vibrant Tropical Peruvian Cuisine on 11th November. Tropical Peruvian Cuisine is a popular trend in the global culinary world at present and Mario Perez Sanchez made this night unforgettable to all his guests. The Degustation Dinner was more than exciting and his dishes were astonishing. Kudos Chef!

Chef Thanos Stasinos from Nikkei Restaurant Athens | Nikkei Cuisine – 6th Gastronomy Festival

Chef Thanos Stasinos from Nikkei Restaurant Athens, an accomplished Chef inspired by the variety and cultural wealth of the Nikkei Cuisine, participated in the 6th Gastronomy Festival, as well. The Chef combining wonderfully Japanese ad Peruvian Cuisine excited every guest during his degustation dinner night on 10th November 2017. His dishes were all one-of-a-kind. His unique approach made this Degustation Night amazing.

Gregor Funcke from Le Cordon Bleu Peru|Professional Seminar – 6th Gastronomy Festival

This talented Chef, Gregor Funcke from Le Cordon Bleu Peru, conducted one of the most exciting Professional Culinary Seminars – “Modern Peruvian Cuisine” from 13-15 November 2017 during 6th Gastronomy Festival. The participants met this fascinating cuisine, tasted and got inspired by the extravaganza of flavors and learnt every professional technique from the expert ones. Peruvian Gastronomy has conquered a great part of the global culinary scene and it is becoming more and more popular. We experienced the Peruvian Cuisine at its best and learnt all the modern techniques and trends, applied at the best restaurants in Peru nowadays.

Thank you Chef for this extraordinary experience!

6th Gastronomy Festival made PREMIER the place to be in Bansko Bulgaria this November.

Have a little taste of this culinary journey!

Aldo Omar Morales from Le Cordon Bleu Mexico | Professional Seminar – 6th Gastronomy Festival

The distinguished Chef, Aldo Omar Morales from Le Cordon Bleu Mexico, participated in the 6th Gastronomy Festival, conducting a fascinating a 3-day Professional Seminar – “Modern Mexican Cuisine for 5* City & Resort Hotels” from 8-10 November 2017. All the participants learnt and discovered a great variety of valuable techniques in terms of cooking greatly at 5* Resorts & City Hotels and learnt every modern technique first-hand from the expert ones! The Chef Omar Morales, presented all the cherished secrets of the Mexican Cuisine, which is an emerging global trend in Gastronomy and in Tourism Industry.

This extraordinary seminar took place in Premier Luxury Mountain Resort and was the first Professional Seminar of the 6th Gastronomy Festival. 6th Gastronomy Festival gave the opportunity to the participants not only to get inspired, but also to acquire useful knowledge that will help them elevate their career!

6th Gastronomy Festival made PREMIER the place to be in Bansko Bulgaria this November.

Be Romantic, be royal, be Premier!

Experience the most romantic holidays with your beloved one in Premier Luxury Mountain Resort. During summer or winter Premier is the ideal destination for you. Life just got better… Feel the Premier touch!

Premier Luxury Mountain Resort Wins Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2017

Premier is among World’s Best Hotels!Premier Luxury Mountain Resort in Bansko, Bulgaria proudly announces that it belongs to the elite group, in the top 1% of hotels — one of the top businesses on TripAdvisor!Now in their 15th year, the Travelers’ Choice Awards are based on reviews and opinions of millions of travelers, which are in fact the voices of our enthusiastic customers and guests. We are more than pleased to announce that we belong among the Top 25 Hotels in Bulgaria, Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Bulgaria and Top 25 Hotels for Service in Bulgaria.

In the 15th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the globe. Travelers planning 2017 trips can find inspiration for their next holidays in Bansko, Bulgaria and experience unforgettable moments. We are more that happy to exceed your expectations and give your vacations a true meaning.

Discover our amazing Rooms and Suites, which will thrill up your stay. Last but not least, don’t miss our fully renovated Spa, one of the best spas in Bansko! On behalf of  our Premier team, we thank you very much for your support! Keep on telling us your opinion & keep on travelling!


Your lovely family moments in Premier…

Discover your winter paradise and spend precious moments with your beloved ones in a total white scenery. Have you ever seen so much snow? Well, in Premier most of our days are white and bright! Enjoy a small preview of a lovely family escape in Premier in Bansko, Bulgaria.

FIS World Cup Ski and Snowboard Cross World Cup come to Bansko | 26-28 January 2018

FIS World Cup Ski and Snowboard Cross World Cup join Bansko this January, creating a wonderful setting. Bansko becomes the place-to-be for all the ski and snowboard lovers and the atmosphere becomes festive. The fans of winter sports are ready to enjoy every single one of the perfectly prepared pistes, the picturesque natural sights, the crystal clear air and the plenty of mountain sun. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind festival from 26-28 January 2018!

Premier Gastronomy Festival - Overview

It’s a love game. It’s a passion of taste and an experience of feelings! Save the dates: 7-18 November 2017 in Bansko, Bulgaria. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort welcomes you at the 6th Premier Gastronomy Festival this November in Bansko and celebrates with you the love of taste and the passion for culinary creations. Are you ready to experience another extraordinary culinary…

PREMIER LUXURY MOUNTAIN RESORT WINS 2019 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR HOTELS

PREMIER Luxury Mountain Resort today announced it has been recognized as the winner in the Top 25 Hotels in Bulgaria category of the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Hotels, ranking first out of 25. It was also announced the winner in the categories: Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Bulgaria and Top 25 Hotels for Service in Bulgaria. Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide.

This year, the awards celebrate hotel winners in nine categories, including Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Best Service, B&Bs and Inns, Romance, Family and All-Inclusive. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice hotels winners are remarkable service, value and quality.

Better, Best, PREMIER!

“We congratulate the properties around the world recognized as the best hotels, which receive our highest honor – Travelers’ Choice Hotel awards,” said Desirée Fish, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor. “Winners should be proud of their award as millions of travelers will consider this list when picking the perfect hotel for their needs this year.”

To see TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of PREMIER go to our Tripadvisor Link.

Thank you for your love!
Let’s create for lovely memories together!

Hope to see you all soon,

PREMIER team


info@premiermountainresort.com