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  • Head to the ski town of Bankso, Bulgaria

    2012-01-31

    To fully enjoy the ski season, travelers may want to head to an exotic locale to fly down some fantastic slopes. For example, adventurous baby boomers can head to Bankso, Bulgaria, and visit some of their superior ski resorts that can make for a thrilling getaway.

    There are seemingly countless slopes to conquer in Bankso and dozens of comfortable places to stay in town, reports Lonely Planet. Visitors can ski the day away, or try out some other winter sports, such as ice skating in Ledena Parzelka.

    If travelers wish to take a break from skiing and learn about the history of the region, they can makes plans to see the Museum of Otets Paisii Hilendarski. This complex was built in honor of a local monk, and the building was created to look like a Greek monastery where Paisii spent the majority of his life.

    The town of Bankso is located close to the Pirin National Park that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its scenic beauty and achievement in environmental protection. According to the UNESCO organization's website, visitors are encouraged to hike the trails past massive mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes at any time of year.

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