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 

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!


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!


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

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!!!

- Online -
- Bansko - ticket offices of Bansko Winter Resort
- Sofia - MAXSPORT (bul. Bulgaria 81)

See detailed schedule here

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

Банско - город, полный событий! Не можем дождаться лета 2019 года!

Лето в Банско чудесно! Откройте для себя удивительные события, которые происходят во время летнего сезона:

7 - 14 июня 2019 г.

Июль - сентябрь 2019

12 - 14 июля 2019 года

20 июля 2019 г.

24 - 27 июля 2019 года


6-10 августа 2019 года - Рэй Джелато / Великобритания /, Малина Мойе / США /

22 - 24 августа

6-7 сентября CECA, Саша Матич

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.


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!


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!

Дегустация вин PORTO CARRAS в ПРЕМЬЕР | 14 декабря 2018 года

PORTO CARRAS присоединяется к ПРЕМЬЕРУ на ночь, полную отличного вина, в пятницу, 14 декабря!

Гости отеля PREMIER Luxury Mountain Resort получат уникальную возможность попробовать лучшие вина знаменитой марки Porto Carras, познакомиться и узнать у виноделов, поскольку они будут демонстрировать свои лучшие вина.
Независимо от того, являетесь ли вы большим любителем вин или просто хотите узнать немного больше о вине, дегустации вин Porto Carras предлагают поистине уникальный опыт.

Вина исключительного качества будут представлены в Premier Luxury Mountain Resort. Будье там!


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!

Кинофестиваль в Банско 2018

Крупнейший кинофестиваль должен состояться через несколько недель в Банско, Болгария. Приготовьтесь к фестивалю, полному экстремальных видов спорта, гор и приключений в Болгарии. Фестиваль предложит аудитории уникальный опыт в особом формате -  альпинизм, замерзание, экстремальный велосипедный спорт, каякинг, дайвинг, серфинг и т. д. Участники будут наслаждаться большим количеством презентаций, семинаров и выставок.


Оставайтесь с нами ... Программа на 2018 год будет объявлена в ближайшее время.

Подробнее здесь.


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!


23–28 АВГУСТА 2018

9-й Фестиваль Оперы в Банско пройдет с 23 по 28 августа 2018 года под звездным летним небом на центральной площади города Банско. У гостей будет возможность насладиться концертом «ABBA TRIBUTE», популярной оперой «La Bohème» и всемирно известным мюзиклом «Zorro». Вход бесплатный.


One Love Tour


«One Love Tour» - символ дружбы между Болгарией и Северной Македонией, начинается 21 июля 2018 года с прекрасного концерта в Банско.
Участники: Актер Ники Станоев, Стефан Валдобрев, Влади Ампов-Графа. С македонской стороны - Влатко Стефановский, ДГ Саско Котзев и Статкаристика.
Любовь стремится объединить поклонников из Болгарии и Македонии через любовь к музыке.
Присоединяйтесь к этому празднику музыки! Вход свободный.

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”!

Этим летом в Банско раскрывается самая мелодичная тайна!

Международный джазовый фестиваль в Банско - самое большое летнее музыкальное событие в Болгарии. Каждое лето многие люди со всего мира посещают Банско, чтобы насладиться многочисленными талантливыми джазовыми артистами. Город Банско становится центром любителей искусства, поклонников и туристов, которые приходят полюбоваться джазовыми звездами сегодняшнего музыкального мира.
Традиционно в программе представлены стили и группы, представляющие практически все джазовые тенденции. Вечерние концерты под открытым небом привлекают множество людей на площадь Николы Вапцарова в Банско. На протяжении всей недели фестиваля джазовые мероприятия проводится также днем и поздно вечером на различных небольших сценах на крупных отелях, таких как PREMIER, барах и ресторанах.

Концерты бесплатны для публики, и фестиваль организован с помощью спонсоров. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort является гордым спонсором этого замечательного фестиваля.
Приготовьтесь к летнему отдыху, наполненному музыкой, концертами и мелодиями. Лето в Банско - особенное ...

Посмотрите программу фестиваля.


Кинотеатр под звездами - Лето в Банско

PREMIER нравится, чтобы его  гости участвовали в местных мероприятиях, и предлагает им попробовать новые вещи, которые они никогда не забудут.
В этом году с 25 по 28 июля у вас будет возможность принять участие в ежегодном мероприятии «ЛЕТНЕЕ КИНО ПОД ЗВЕЗДАМИ», организованном муниципалитетом Банско, библиотекой Николы Вапцарова и ассоциацией «Международный фестиваль фильмов в горах». Наслаждайтесь презентацией лучших фильмов, которые участвуют в Международном горном фестивале фильмов в Банско.
Показы фильмов начинаются в 21:00 на центральной площади Банско, и  Вход бесплатный для всех!

Не упустите возможность посмотреть фильм под звездами среди освежающей атмосферы гор Пирин. У вас и вашей семьи будет незабываемое время.