The Lions Pub is a sports/party bar, popular mostly with the younger crowd. Its target market seems to be the English youngsters with English beer and the main Premiership football games shown on big TV's, details of the day's games are posted on a blackboard.
Its open 24 hours and is renowned for its all-day breakfasts. Not my personal cup-of-tea but it certainly looks lively.
Link below is the Facebook page.
Take the full joy out of the 70 km of perfectly prepared and efficiently secured snow tracks. The Bansko snow factory with its more that 160 cannons blasting snow day & night, gives you reliable snow coverage from December to May.
25 km of speedy and comfortable lifts at your disposal. 1 gondola lift, 6 four-seat chair lifts, 1 tree-seat chair lift, 3 anchor type tow lifts, 3 single tow lifts, 10 children dragger.
I havent been skiing for 20 years,and what a wonderful place to recapture my skiing skills,and for Billy to learn.
Equipment: In the Gondola station theres a rental area,but the staff are`nt freindly at all,they just give you the boots and skis not bothering to show you how tight they shoud be,how to get on and off your skis.
I found them abrupt and unfriendly.
However my mate Bob rented some skis from Bansko Rental Barn and found them very helpful there.
Why not explore Bansko and surroundings by mountainbike? The surroundings are beautifull and by bike you can see so much more of it!
Equipment: You can hire mountainbikes at Intersport and Hotel Bansko. (adresses, respectivily: Pirin street 71 and Glazne street 37)
Since Bansko is situated at the food of the mt Vihren, and is situated in a region with snowy winters it’s not a surprise that you can go skiing there in winters. It seems that Bansko is really investing in this kind of tourism since they are eager to break down the nature for installing ski-lifts at the national park. Since I don’t ski myself regularly I can only provide some informations on this sport I found on internet: Bansko is, in respect to other ski resorts a less popular place for skiing at the moment of writing, so this has two consequences: on the one side you don’t have things like après ski activities, on the other side its cheap and there are not many tourist on organized tours. So, Bansko is a nicer place to stay, for its not overcrowded and has a special atmosphere then, and its easier to reach from Sofia (compared to a more popular place such as Borovets) The negative thing is that the slopes are difficult to reach with private transport. (However there should be busses)
Equipment: Tennis-rackets and bowling balls