Hundreds of Tourists Arrive in Bulgaria’s Bansko for the Snowboard World Cup
Hundreds of tourists arrive in the winter capital of the Balkans – Bansko to
watch the Snowboard World Cup live. Hotels in Bulgaria’s ski resort were booked
almost three months before the race. Packages vary between 120 and 140 BGN per
day, including bed and breakfast and dinner.
Last-minute reservations will not be accepted because the hotels are fully
booked, representatives of the tourism industry say. From 26th of January until
Sunday, 28th of January, the road to Banderishka Polyana (where the contest
takes place) will be closed for passenger cars. Tourists who want to watch the
live event can use the shuttle services that set off from the starting station
of the ski lift every half hour.
Experts from all over the world took part in the preparation of the
Bulgaria will be represented by several contestants. The 2016 World Cup
winner Radoslav Yankov will participate in the parallel slaloms and Alexandra
Zhekova, who came fifth at the Sochi Olympics and fourth of the latest World
Cup, will take part in the snowboard cross./Bulgarian National Television.