Bansko is a town in southwestern Bulgaria. It is a popular ski resort for both European and Bulgarian tourists. The archeological traces of the inhabitants of Bansko and the Razlog Valley in general date to the early periods of the Roman Empire. There are several housing structures at the outskirts of the town, which date to 100 BC.
Local food, drink and public transport are inexpensive compared with other European countries. Imported and genuine brand goods and international brands cost the same as anywhere in Europe. VAT (TVA) is 20%. Bansko, all seasons mountain resort, has a season that typically starts around the 15th December and runs until the 14th April (approximately). Actual lift times may vary according to the season’s snowfall and temperature.