FIS World Snowboard Cup 2023

FIS World Snowboard Cup 2023

23 Jan 2023

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko was the official host of the FIS World Snowboard Cup 2023

Bansko, 23 January 2023 – Bulgaria's best winter resort had the honour of hosting the start of the Snowboard World Cup for the third time. Despite the challenging weather conditions, the organizers managed to prepare the track for the competitions, and for two days - January 21 and 22, 80 snowboarders from 20 countries tested their strength on the Tomba track above Banderishka Polyana.

The event was attended by over 50 media representatives from over 13 countries. The Swiss Dario Caviezel triumphed in the parallel giant slalom competition, and the Italian Maurizio Bormolini won the parallel slalom. In the women's category, Julie Zug from Switzerland took first place on both days. The favourite of the Bulgarian audience, Radoslav Yankov, made his strongest performance this season and finished in fourth place.

As one of the main partners of FIS Snowboard World Cup Bansko 2023, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko was once again at the epicentre of events. Bulgaria's Best Ski Hotel, as awarded by World Ski Awards 2022, welcomed many official guests and VIP guests, who arrived specifically for the biggest and most prestigious sports event of the year.

During their stay at the hotel, they had the opportunity to taste Mediterranean specialties in the “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Restaurant” by World Culinary Awards 2022 – Come Prima, to experience authentic Asian dishes in the completely redesigned Sushi Bar and Teppanyaki Grill and to immerse themselves in the party atmosphere of Piano Bar Sing Sing. The guests didn’t miss visiting the award-winning Kempinski The Spa, where they were able to enjoy authentic Thai massages and indulge in complete relaxation and tranquillity.

If you want to ride on the snow slopes under Todorka peak like the best snowboarders in the world and enjoy an unforgettable ski vacation at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, you can learn more about the special accommodation offers here:



About Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko: Being the only ski-in and ski-out hotel in the area, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is located in the very heart of the most popular and vibrant winter resort in the Balkans – Bansko, right across from the Gondola lift station, which gives access to 75 km of ski runs groomed at a high international level, suitable for all skiers, from complete beginners to advanced ones. The luxury hotel is the only international branded winter resort in this part of the Balkans and is open year-round. It features 157 Alpine-style rooms, including 26 suites and an exclusive Presidential Suite, a fully renovated Kempinski The Spa with brand-new and unique thermal facilities, four conference rooms and eight restaurants and bars with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountains. Graced with European flair, the hotel grants the ultimate Kempinski ski, gourmet and spa experience.

About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Today the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five-star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

Media contact:
Emiliya Belcheva · PR and Marketing Manager
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
96, Pirin Street · 2770 Bansko · Bulgaria
T +359 749 88568 · M +359 889 920 030 · [email protected]