Pamporovo

Pamporovo- your piece of heaven in the mountainPamporovo- a riot colours in summer and crisp white in winter
Pamporovo, the diamond in the crown, one of Bulgaria’s premier ski destinations, cannot be rivalled since it’s the sunniest mountainous resorts in Bulgaria. It is huddled in the hospitable Rhodopi Mountain, embraced by greenery in summer and covered with fluffy snow in winter. Pamporovo is a wonderful ski resort and this is why it’s one of the prime European ski destinations. The unique location of Pamporovo, which is like a sparkling diamond in the Pirin Mountain, as well as the beneficial mountain climate are preconditions for Pamporovo being ‘the sunniest mountain resort’in Bulgaria. If you have ever visited Pamporovo, then you should know that this peculiar charm of Pamporovo, covered with a snow blanket in winter and surrounded by green environment in summer, cannot be easily described with words as the curious traveller always wants to explore more and more. Welcome to Pamporovo in every season, exhilarating mountainous vacation and unsurpassable beauty!
Pamporovo is easily recognized with the sunny skies, lush meadows, covered with wild flowers and herbs, warm hospitality, crystal clear mountainous air which absorbed the sweet fragrance of the pine forests.
Pamporovo is European southernmost ski resort, an ideal destination for ski and snowboard adventures, a meeting point of the cold north winds and the warm influence of the Aegean climate. If you are a skier or a fan of winter sports, then the sunny Pamporovo will provide you with unforgettable moments and excellent snow pistes of various level of difficulty. Provided that you are a beginner skier who craves for mastering the ski techniques, don’t get panicked, because the sun-touched Pamporovo ensures memorable moments for all types of skiers. Also, the ski school in Pamporovo has received International recognition, because qualified ski teachers always take care of the proper tuition in accordance with everybody’s own pace.
Pamporovo has an excellent hotel base and this is the reason every holidaymaker can hardly a hotel since the first class facilities, flawless services, comfort and great entertainment options can be found almost in every accommodation.
The sunniest ski resort in Bulgaria has a surprise for you- just visit the Panorama bar at Snezhanka Tower /2030m altitude/ and the incredible landscape will leave you speechless. Don’t miss to indulge in the magic, called Smolyan Lakes which are better known as the emerald eyes of Rhodope Mountain. Next, let’s visit the National Astronomy Observatory Rozhen, the mystical village Gela and explore the area which will let you touch and become a part of the fairytale, called Rhodopi Mountain.
Location
Ski resort Pamporovo lies in the heart of Rhopi Mountain, better known as the Orpheus’s mountain, at the foot of Snezhanka peak. Pamporovo is located 260 km away from Sofia city, 85km south of Plovdiv, 15km away from the picturesque Smolyan and only 10km south of Chepelare.
Pamporovo is located at an altitude of 1650m. There are more than 240 sunny days in Pamporovo, so you will be able to combine your winter vacation with a sunny getaway and come back home with a lovely sun-tan. Pamporovo and all surrounding pistes, starting from Shezhanka Peak, are located amidst venerable fir trees. Pamporovo is an ideal choice for all fans of winter sports and travellers who seek coolness in the hot summer months.
Climate in Pamporovo
Pamporovo, the mountain pearl, is a famous location not only because of the sunny weather, but also the wonderful opportunities for an unforgettable family holiday in winter. Pamporovo has a beneficial climate. The ski season in Pamporovo starts in the middle of December and ends in mid April, because the Aegean influences can be felt in Pamporovo and they characterize the climate. The average annual temperature is 8.5 degrees Celsius. The thickness of the snow cover in winter is about 140-150cm and it can be retained for over 150 days per year. The drastic climate changes are not typical for the resort and there isn’t a danger of avalanches. The gentle slopes of Rhodope Mountain make the ski tracks in Pamporovo particularly suitable for beginner skiers. The sunny ski resort disposes of many ski tracks of different difficulty level and all of them are equipped with modern technical equipment, giant slalom piste. It’s not a surprise that Pamporovo is a regular host of various sports events of local and International significance. The total area of Alpine ski tracks is nearly 17 500m. The ski zone is serviced by 5 seat lifts and 13 drags.
Impressive landscapes, cozy hotels, hospitality and various après-ski options make Pamporovo a family-friendly destination, favourite venue for ski weekends and SPA escapes. Excellent conditions for mountainous tourism contribute to the Pamporovo’s popularity as being an attractive holiday destination for all seasons.