There are two main natural resources, the Relief and the Climate, making the resort of Bansko a unique year-round tourist area in Bulgaria. In winter, the Mediterranean cyclones exert their influence. Warm air masses arrive here in December, which makes for a mild winter. The peculiarities of the relief influence the weather in Bansko. Vihren peak reaches 2900 meters, and in the plains from 600 meters. Local features of the climate are constant. In the area are the Pirin Mountains, part of the Rhodope Mountains, the Razlog Basin, the Mesta River and its creeks. The river, which flows through Bansko and divides the municipality into two parts, does not freeze even in winter. The river Glazne is a rough mountain river. The river itself is stoned because it often breaks its banks in the spring.
Daytime temperatures in the city are stable throughout the winter – -2-3C.However, in the mountains are usually colder, the average temperature ranges from -4-7C, but can reach -15C. Ski season, which begins in mid-December and ends in mid-April, in Bansko is known for the longest season. The resort has the highest snow cover in Bulgaria, up to 2 meters, and there are heavy snowfalls with gusty winds. There are powerful snow cannons at the beginning of the piste if there is no snow at all or little snow. Although the winter here is long, it is very mild and sunny, with abundant snowfalls. Skiing on the slopes is very comfortable because the average temperature does not drop below -4 C.
The snowiest week of the year in Bansko is the middle of March. On average 30 cm of snow falls. A lot of precipitation turns mountain slopes into gorgeous slopes, as nature created on purpose for skiing and snowboarding. The amount of precipitation in the peak of winter reaches 75 mm. There are not many sunny days in winter, about 8 days, the rest of the days are covered with clouds.