Our selection of resorts offer some of the best skiing, snowboarding and kite surfing experiences with modern facilities and proximity to the areas you’ll want to be close to. We pride ourselves on providing excellent value for money services with style, luxury and charm without breaking the bank. Each location has been chosen carefully so you can maximise the enjoyment of your time in resort.

Bansko was recently voted the best value ski resort in Europe and with flights costing as little as £80 return to Sofia.
In resort prices are much lower than other European resorts, with a 2 course meal including wine costing less than £15. A beer or hot chocolate on the slopes is less than £2.50.

Unlike purpose built ski resorts Bansko is a charming town with plenty of history. The town and the mountain are World Heritage Sites, protected by UNESCO.
Bansko has the best snow record in Bulgaria and the winter season runs from Mid-December to Mid-April. With north facing slopes and 80% snow making coverage, Bansko attracts skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

Bansko Ski Facts:

  • Advanced: Good
  • Intermediate: Very Good
  • Beginners: Good
  • Highest Lift: 2560m
  • Downhill Pistes: 75km
  • Cross-country Tracks: 9km
  • Longest Piste: 16km
  • Ski Kindergarten: Yes, aged 4 years +
  • Snow Park: Yes
  • Off-Piste: Good and mainly easily accessible

Après Ski

Bansko offers the best après ski experience of all the Bulgarian ski resorts, it is after all a modern ski village combined with a rustic old town. The fantastic location of our chalets means that you are just a stones throw away from the main street and historic square.  There you will find a wide variety of lively mehanas (traditional Bulgarian restaurants), traditional taverns, bars and night clubs.

Our team will be pleased to show you around the best bars and clubs on the weekly Chalet Bar Crawl. Let us know if you want us to do a fancy dress themed bar crawl!

An additional bonus is that the flexible chalet shuttle bus will allow you to enjoy the Après spirit in the bars at the gondola station and pick you up at your convenience.

Other Winter Activities

Skidoo Hire & Guides

Nothing gets the adrenaline going better than an exciting tour of the area on these powerful snow bikes. Fun days out on the skidoo circuit can be organised once you arrive at the chalet.

Thermal Spring Baths

The beautiful outdoor geo-thermal spring baths that are featured in some of the local villages are just a short drive away, the warm mineral water will soothe your aches and pains as you soak in the natural baths. There are also restaurants next to the pool, if you wish to spend the evening there on your chalet hosts day off. Your chalet hosts will be able to organise the whole experience for you.


Bansko has as outdoor ice-rink on the main street near the gondola.  This is great fun for all the family and we will be happy to drop you off and collect you again in our chalet minibus.


There is a bowling alley in Bansko with a bar and cafe, great for entertaining the kids one afternoon!.

Pistes & Map

Bansko Piste map There are over 70 kilometers of piste marked area, a multitude of techno alpine snow cannons cover the slopes to top up the snow and improve the ski season. Bansko offers runs and tracks for all types of skiers and snowboards and will suit beginners, intermediates and experts.

Advanced abilities can enjoy the black & red runs with difficult sections and the extremely steep Tomba race track, which regularly hosts events for the FIS World Cup.
The resorts range of red and blue runs are perfect for the intermediate and family skiers wishing to cruise around the mountain whilst enjoying the exercise and fresh air.

Bansko welcomes beginners and has two areas dedicated to learners. At the top of the gondola the massive learner area has two gentle rope pulls and a button drag lift complete with children’s play area and crèche. The second beginner slope is in the Chalin Valog area and also has its own dedicated button drag lift.

Snow Park & Off Piste

Bansko has an entire section of the mountain dedicated to the Fun Park, accessible by chair lift. The fun park is equipped with boxes, rails and kickers with varying levels of difficulty. For the expert skiers and boarders a vast amount of off piste area is begging to be explored, though we would always recommend taking a guide and the appropriate equipment. We are more than happy to organise this for you.

Andorra is a beautiful country, nestled between France and Spain. Our chalet is located in Soldeu, which is part of the Grandvalira ski zone. Grandvalira is the largest ski zone in the Pyrenees, with more than 200km of piste. There is something for all ability levels, whether you are a skier or snowboarder, including 3 freestyle parks and plenty of off piste.

Andorra Ski Facts:

  • Advanced: Very Good
  • Intermediate: Excellent
  • Beginners: Very Good
  • Highest Lift: 2600m
  • 118 Slopes; 21 Green, 42 Blue, 30 Red & 25 Black
  • Downhill Pistes: Over 200km
  • Cross-country Tracks: 10km
  • Longest Piste: 20km
  • Ski Kindergarten: Yes, aged 4 years +
  • Snow Park: 3 Snowparks & 1 Floodlit Park outside Hotel Peretol
  • Off-Piste: Excellent and mainly easily accessible

Après Ski

Soldeu offers excellent après ski opportunities with fantastic après bars and activities including floodlit park sessions at our Chalet Hotel Peretol. Chalet Hotel Peretol also boasts the famous Busters Bar après-ski bar in the basement of the chalet hotel, which has pool tables and table football, as well as a big screen TV for sports, making it a venue that the whole family can enjoy.

Other Winter Activities

Skidoo Hire & Guides

Nothing gets the adrenaline going better than an exciting tour of the area on these powerful snow bikes. Fun days out on the skidoo circuit can be organised in advance or once you arrive at the chalet. After dark skidoo trips are also available.


The Mushing Dog Sled trips are fantastic to enjoy with friends, your partner or your family. Mushing is the ideal activity for those who love both animals and spectacular views. Dogs pull your sled along snowy paths through the forests of Grandvalira.

Snow Shoe Walks

Your choice of snow shoe tour with a variety of tracks though the valley, you can choose the difficulty, length and terrain to discover the beautiful country and icy lakes of Grandvalira in a completely different way.

There are excursions lasting 1, 2, 3 or 5 hours and you can hire all the necessary equipment but you will need some solid walking shoes.

Spa Day or Spa Evenings

Soldeu boasts several excellent spa centers to soak away any aches and pains from activity filled days.  We can happily provide comprehensive advice on the best choice of spa for you or your family with prices starting as low as 10 euro and luxurious day spas complete with massage just 50 euro.

Pistes & Map

The Grandvalira ski area comprises of six separate ski areas; Pas De La Casa, Grau Roig, Soldeu, El Tarter, Canillo and Encamp all linked together to form the largest ski area in the Pyreneese. This wonderful ski area spreads over such a huge area that there is plenty of varied runs for you to explore and enjoy over your holiday.  There is plenty of variety of terrain, with tree runs, open valleys, bowls and off piste with a large number of black, red, blue and green runs.


Snow Park & Off Piste

Grandvalira operate several snow parks within the area and holds many major events as an example of the excellent standard of the freestyle parks that it operates.  The Sunset Park is one of those examples and our own Chalet Hotel Peretol is situated next to this park giving you the best access especially at night when the park is floodlit and many local pro riders choose to spend their time jibbing the park and enjoying an après drink, snack or meal in Busters Bar.

Tarifa is a small town in the Andalusia region on the southernmost coast of Spain. It is known as one of the worlds most popular destinations for wind sports and with stiff Atlantic winds, it is particularly popular as a kite surfing destination.
The town is steeped in history and has narrow streets to explore, with lots of shops, cafes, bars and clubs. Morocco is just across the water and there is a strong Arabian influence on the style and cuisine in Tarifa.
On days when you aren’t kite surfing, why not take a day trip to Morocco or try a whale watching cruise?

Tarifa Kite Facts

  • Advanced: Excellent
  • Intermediate: Excellent
  • Beginner: Very Good
  • 5 local beaches for all wind directions
  • Half moon beaches to catch beginners
  • An abundance of Kite Schools
  • Practice ground for high level & professionals
  • Moderate waves for free-ride and freestyle

Après Kite

On the boundaries of every beach there are various chiringuitos (beach bars) to relax, eat, have a drink and chat with your friends after your adventures on the water that day. These laid back, cool and funky bars are the perfect environment to relax with a mojito and watch the sunset.

In the town there are a variety of places to choose from, with a selection of flavours, vibes and experiences. In many of the squares, filled with tapas bars and exotic restaurants, you can be entertained by talented young street artists. Many of the restaurants have a Moroccan influence but there is a mixture of traditional Spanish, European, Western, Mexican and Italian cuisine plus of course some fantastic seafood restaurants. Fresh fish is brought in on a daily basis from the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas with a wide variety to choose from.

Other Summer Activities

Redwoods Cable Park Marbella

One of the fantastic no wind activities just a short drive along the Southern Coast of Spain is the fantastic Redwoods Cable Park. This cable system has five pulleys and is considered to be one of the best facilities in Spain, with six features and the capacity to run 9 people at any time this really is a must on those rare days when the wind just doesn’t come.


If you want to get the most out of your windsurfing experience in Tarifa there are many specialist schools where you can rent ultra-modern equipment and take a lesson from some of the best riders in the world. Whether you’re 7 or 70 these schools have the right equipment for your ability so you can learn, practice or shred out there in harmony with the kiters.


The best time to surf in Tarifa is between September & May off El Palmar beach, as it is facing west and receives the most constant swells formed by low pressures out in the Atlantic Ocean. During the summer months however, even though the swells are less frequent, the warmer water and higher air temperatures make the environment perfect to catch your first wave and learn this fantastic sport.

SUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding

This ancient form of surfing has evolved into a fantastic no wind activity. It is a great way to explore the coast line along Tarifa whilst keeping in shape and developing core stability and strength. Variations include SUP yoga and of course SUP surfing on the medium swell.

Horse Riding

Another fantastic way to enjoy the amazing scenery along the coastline of Tarifa is by horseback. You can enjoy a short ride along sandy beaches or trek into the hills on Andalusian horses or friendly ponies. Whether you’re learning to ride or are an advanced rider, the local stables offer a variety of trips to make the most of your experience.

Whale Watching

During your visit to Tarifa, why not enjoy this educational activity? There is an abundance of natural wildlife living and travelling through the Strait of Gibraltar. Migrating through the Strait from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, and vice versa are four different types of Whales; Pilot, Sperm, Fin and Killer Whales. They share the National Park waters with three different types of dolphin; Common, Striped and Bottlenose. There is an indescribable beauty in watching these fantastic creatures in their natural habitat whilst learning about the necessity to conserve their ecological environment.

Day Trips

The historical old town of Tarifa is full of interesting and educational places and a day trip around the town is a great way to learn about the history of the area. The well preserved Guzman castle gives an excellent vantage point to view the city, from the defensive walls you get the most amazing view of the port, the Strait of Gibraltar and just over 10 miles away the view of Morocco. Day trips to Tangier Morocco are available from the port and you can also take trips to Marrakech, Rabat and Cassablanca.