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Bansko, once mainly a stockbreeding and travelling merchant community, has nowadays become a centre of winter and summer tourism. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and the old pine woods make it a popular site for recreation. In recent years, the town has gained international popularity after the start of the annual Bansko Jazz Festival and consequently the annual Bansko pop-star concert featuring top pop stars. The nearby village of Banya, located only 5 km from the town, is known for its 27 thermal mineral springs.
A new gondola lift was built in 2003 to replace a minibus ride up to the ski slopes of Todorka. Several other gondolas and ski lifts are in the process of being built.The slopes are suitable for all level skiers - from the very beginners to ones who love extreme slopes. The town is developing very well by organising different competitions (alpine ski disciplines and also biathlon competitions).In Bansko will take part - the women`s world cup for the alpine ski discplines. It is expected that the world cup for summer biathlon will also take part in the resort of Bansko. These developments, along with the construction of extensive housing and recreational facilities around the gondola (which is on the southwest end of the town by the river), have made Bansko a popular and growing destination.