TOTEM SKI SCHOOL BANSKO

SIMPLY THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

Our expert team of instructors from TOTEM Ski School Bansko have extensive experience in the business. We are here to help you find the best way to improve your skills, achieve your goals, and ensure you make the most of your time on the mountain.

  • Lessons for all levels – from beginner to advanced riders
  • On and off-piste tuition
  • 2 and 4 hour slots
  • Individual or private group lessons (6 person max)
  • English, Russian and Bulgarian speaking instructors
  • Introduction to ski touring
  • Organized group ski touring rides on the ski road
  • Advanced carving ski lessons with our Olympic skier Nikola Chongarov – Chongi
  • Advanced freestyle ski lessons with our shredder Dani Shahanski
  • Advanced snowboard carving and freestyle lessons with our snowboard masters Matt Balkanov and Martin Bojinov
  • “Happy kids hour” for our youngest riders – a 50 minute lesson in the afternoon.

Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Price list - Ski & Snowboard lessons (prices in BGN per person)
BASIC PROGRAMS
Lesson/(Starting time)1 student2 students3 students
4 - 6 students
2 hours morning (9:30, 11:30)200 lv135 lv105 lv
95 lv
2 hours afternoon (14:00)190 lv130 lv100 lv
90 lv
2+2 hours (9:30 - 14:00; 11:30 - 16:00) *30 minutes lunch break incl. 360 lv225 lv180 lv
150 lv
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Lesson/Starting time1 student2 students3 students
Group of 4 - 6 students
Ski or Snowboard Advanced Carving lesson (9:00-12:00)320 lv190 lv150 lv
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Ski or Snowboard Advanced Freestyle lesson (12:00-15:00)320 lv190 lv150 lv
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Happy Kids Hour - 50 min lesson for kids under 5 with equipment rental incl.
(in the afternoon, only by request)
100 lv75 lv70 lv
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Ski Touring Introduction
(2 hour evening session, ski touring sets included)
120 lv90 lv80 lv
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RESERVE AND PAY FOR YOUR LESSON ONLINE

* Our ski school prices do not include equipment rental and lift passes. You can purchase a lift pass at the TOP and BOTTOM station of the gondola as well as from a kiosk by the main entrance of MPM Sport hotel, where TOTEM ski school Bansko is situated. You can check the lift pass prices here.

THE TEAM

Ski School Bansko - Nikola Chongarov

CHONGI

SKI SCHOOL MANAGER

Hi, my name is Nikola Chongarov but you can call me Chongi. I have a 15 year-long alpine ski racing career behind me, which culminated at the 2014 Sochi Olympic games. I raced 3 years in ski cross professionally and participated in 2 world championships. I am a kitesurf instructor on a Greek island during the summer and play music in my spare time. I specialize in advanced ski lessons both on and off-piste but you can count on me for work at any level of skiing. My super power and blessing is to manage the TOTEM team of instructors.

Totem Ski School Bansko - Daniel Shahanski

DANI

SKI AND SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

Hi, my name is Dani – ski and snowboard instructor since 2007. My experience allows me to teach people of any age and level. On top of alpine skiing I can show you and teach you the coolest freestyle moves. Tricks are my super power!

Totem Ski School Bansko - Alexander Nogiev

ALEX

SKI INSTRUCTOR

Hi all, my name is Alex. I have been an instructor since 2009 when I joined TOTEM. Freestyle is my super power!

Totem Ski School Bansko - Kamen Inkyov

KAMEN

SKI AND SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

Hi, my name is Kamen. I teach ski and snowboard lessons. During the summer I work as a kitesurfing instructor and I surf any chance I get. My super power is having fun with my students!

Totem Ski School Bansko - Viktoria Zlatkova

VIKI

SKI INSTRUCTOR

Hi friends, my name is Viki. I love the mountain and the precious gifts of life in the nature. I have been a ski instructor in Bansko since 2015. I like the diversity of styles in the ski culture. My super power is to share my inspiration with my students.

Totem Ski School Bansko - Matey Balkanov

MATT

SNOWBOARD & SKI INSTRUCTOR

Hi everyone, my name is Matey Balkanov. I’ve worked as an instructor for 20 years. I teach ski and snowboard lessons in Bansko since 2006. I feel an endless love for the mountain and skiing. I hope that I manage to spread this passion for nature and sport to my students. My superpower is finding the best snow conditions and the most beautiful mountain views everyday for each one of you. Because every day is unique the same way each student that I teach is. You are welcome to come and ride together with me!

Totem Ski School Bansko - Danny Kadeva

DANNY

SKI & SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

Hi, my name is Danny. I was born and raised in Bansko. Winter sports and the mountain have always been an integral part of my life. Working as an instructor has given me the opportunity to share my experience and love for skiing and snowboarding to you – friends! That’s my super power!

Totem Ski School Bansko - Martin Bojinov

MARTI

SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

Hello, my name is Marti. I have been a snowboard instructor for the past 14 years. My extensive experience has taught me the best ways to share my knowledge to all levels of riders. Whether you are beginner or advanced – you are welcome to improve your skills with me and enjoy the winter mountain in a safe and responsible way. During the summer I keep coaching people – I just change the water state under the board from solid to liquid. I am a wakeboard instructor in Varna, Bulgaria. My super power is to spin and have fun with all kinds of boards. That’s why my nickname is “Pumpala” (Teetotum).

Viki
Snowboard lesson
The team
Beginner lesson
Advanced