Where is Pamporovo?
Here is another, almost unknown and yet great ski resort. Pamporovo is at the foot of the Mount Snejanka 1,926m in the Rhodope Mountain in Bulgaria.
Sofia, the capital, is about 250km away but Pamporovo is easily reached by car, train or coaches. You can also fly into Plovdiv which is the second largest city, and from there it is only 85km to get to this wonderful ski resort.
Pamporovo has a reputation as the sunniest ski resort. Skiers from beginners to professionals will find pistes to their abilities and satisfaction. The runs are on the northern, eastern and western slopes of the Snejanka peak. The main runs start from the top of the mountains from its landmark the television tower. There are altogether 25km of ski runs and 18 ski lifts with a capacity of 8500 skiers per hour.
100 ski instructors with many languages spoken will provide ski lessons from professionals to beginners.
The four nursery slopes are at the bottom of Snejnka Mountain. For cross-country skiers there are three tracks which are together 38 km. You will also find a toboggan ride available. Facilities of bowling, archery, indoor swimming pools, saunas and fitness centre are all provided and available.
Pamporovo has plenty of bars, discos, typical Irish pub and traditional Bulgarian taverns with bagpipe playing and folk dancing. It is advisable to taste typical Rhodopean dishes which are enjoyable, delicious and an unforgettable experience.
This area of the Rhodope Mountains provides also a fantastic summer holiday. You will find unlimited walking in the mountains, cycling, horse riding and experience of the surrounding village offering an insight into rural life and ancient traditions which you will never forget.
Nature in Bulgaria is still untouched and it will remind you what we have lost already. The forests are absolutely magnificent and so rich with wildlife. A great experience for Naturalists and birdwatchers when visiting these Rhodope Mountains.