Pamporovo is a modern ski resort in the heart of the Rhodopi mountain, the mountain of the mythical singer Orpheus. It is the most southern skiing resort in Europe. It is the sunniest Bulgarian mountain resort with wonderful snow throughout the whole season. Pamporovo is situated on 1650 m above the sea level at the foot of peak Snejanka (1926 m). It is 240 km far from Sofia and 85 km from Plovdiv.
Pamporovo has an exclusive climate featuring a soft winter with about 120 sunny days during the skiing period. The significant influence of The Aegean Sea appears here and the skiing season starts from mid - December to mid - April. The average air temperature is - 3oC. The gentle profile of the mountain with its rounded slopes and summits makes Pamporovo particularly suitable for beginners. But there are also difficult ski runs like the Giant Slalom run which is an excellent exercise for every skiing expert.
All ski runs are safe guarded and maintained in a very good condition. More than 100 highly qualified ski instructors fluent in different languages are here to teach both beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Ski rentals are available near the ski runs and the lift stations, you can book ski equipment rental, ski school, lift pass with us.
The ski runs in Pamporovo come in all difficulty levels. They are located between 1926 m and 1450 m above the sea level on the northern, eastern and western slopes of The Snezhanka peak. The most difficult ski piste is "The Wall", see it on the right picture here. All major ski runs start from the peak of the mountain, where the TV tower is located. Great off-piste skiing and snowboarding is available in this resort, however we recommend using a local guide when going off-piste.
A day trip to Plovdiv or the nearby town of Smolyan, and the Bachkovo Monastery is an interesting way to spend your day.
A big number of various shops are available at the resort. A shopping centre is available in the area of Perelik and Murgavets hotels. Almost all hotels have restaurants and day bars. Different types of restaurants and places to eat are available in the resort and near the ski pistes.
The Emergency SKI PATROL service is available 24 hours a day. Ambulance and clinic (with doctor and nurse) are available, as well as first aid, on all ski slopes. Fully equipped and functioning hospitals are available in Smolyan and Chepelare. Highly qualified dentists are available at Pamporovo or Chepelare. Pharmacies are available at the resort. Some medical and all dental services must be cash to the doctors (clinics). They should provide the necessary bills, receipts and invoices describing the service and the cost, so that you can claim back the expense to your insurance company. It's recommended you call your insurance company and inform them in case of injury. Please follow their instructions.
Buying a property in Pamporovo is a sound investment because you can spend your vacation free of charge and also you can rent the property out during the winter months. Most new residential complexes offer also maintainance, so if you buy an apartment the cares for it will be taken, while you are not in Bulgaria. See here our offers for properties in Pamporovo ski resort.