TOTEM Ski Center was first opened back in 2009 and has upheld a reputation as one of the best ski and snowboard schools and rental centers in Bansko ever since.

TOTEM Ski Center is located 5 meters away from the ski road in Bansko and just 100 meters from the base gondola station. We offer our clients individual and small group ski and snowboard lessons, equipment rentals and we also have a fully stocked shop with everything you could need from top level brands (Head, Von Zipper, Nike, Hestra, Lekki). All equipment is serviced after each rental and we offer our customers the option to buy what they’ve skied. If you’re looking for quality service and professional staff, look no further.

Address: 100 Pirin Street (MPM Sport Hotel), Bansko, Bulgaria

Telephone: +359 888 516 931; +359 882 628 102

Working Hours: Monday-Sunday – 8:00-20:00


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Why Choose Totem?

  • Just 100m away from the gondola (10m from the ski road)

  • Top of the line equipment rentals from HEAD skis

  • Professional instructors with at least 5 years experience

  • We offer only private lessons from up to 6 people per group. This guarantees that each person receives the necessary attention.

  • We speak English, Russian, Bulgarian

This is us!

In 2009, Vasko, Stempy and Shishman united by their love for ski, and unique set of skills, decided to start business here at Bansko Ski Resort.


Director of our ski school, National Sports Academy graduate, ISIA (International Ski Instructors Association) card holder, PSIA Level 4 instructor with more than 40 years of experience. Vasko is passionate, fun to be around and the heart and the soul of our TOTEM Ski Team.


European Youth Champion of Water skiing, Kite and Surf enthusiast, business owner. Always crafting something you will find him at our Ski Service Center where he can help your boots feel as comfortable as slippers.


So Stamen, or Stempy as everybody calls him, during his son’s years as a part of  the Bulgarian National Alpine Ski and Ski Cross teams, gathered enviable skills in ski equipment selection and trading. That’s why he is the master and chief of our Pro Shop at TOTEM Ski Center Bansko. Kite lover as well, he and his son Nick run a kite shop and school in Lemnos GR and Gokceada TR

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We are proud to offer our clients the best skis from Head for every budget and ability level. We have over 400 pairs of skis, snowboards and boots, including a large selection VIP skis for those of you who require the best.