Alpine Skiing World Cup at Bansko
Bansko is about to host a round of the Alpine Skiing World Cup. This weekend the men's giant slalom and slalom take place; next weekend it's the women's downhill and supergiant slalom.
In the last 4 years over ?40 million has been invested in the ski resort, making it the fastest developing winter-sports centre in eastern Europe. The ski area above Bansko now has over 70 kilometres of ski runs.
According to the press, a 40-man special alpine unit of the Bulgarian Army has arrived in Bansko to assist with preparations.