Echmishte (the bowl)

Bansko

A demanding but short and easy-access run.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
409 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

Located between the pistes and visible from the Shiligarnika ski lift, this run is very quick access. Ski down the Balkaniada piste then turn right off this into the large bowl. The beginning of the run is short gullies and this is the steepest part. After ýou reach a wide, flat terrain, continue following a gap through dense bushes. It can be frustrating with little snow. Exit under the Shiligarnika chairlift and then carry on to Shiligarnik 1 piste. Don't underestimate this ski run; big avalanches have occurred here, causing several death cases so far. The part in the middle and the skiers left part, closer to Balkaniada pistes are steeper. Make sure that there is enough snow to exit the bowl in the lower part.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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