Discover pamporovo

the skiing

Pamporovo is an ideal ski resort for beginners yet has enough challenging runs to keep the advanced skier happy for more than a few days.

The lift pass is reasonably priced and snow cannons are in abundance meaning that skiing is pretty much guaranteed during the season.

There are excellent Ski Schools, reasonably priced restaurants and a good variety of easy runs, many of which are pretty tree-lined runs.

Complete beginners will spend the first couple of days on the nursery slopes learning the basics but will very quickly progress and will make their way up the mountain.

Once the basics are mastered, the long green run goes from the tower at the top all the way back down meaning that all of the Snezhanka peak is accessible. The runs to Stoikite are the next challenge but a gentle blue and a gentle red give  you a steady progression in comfort.

For the more advanced skiers, why not take the opportunity to improve your technique or fix some bad habits with one of our ski clinics? Details are available here


Intermediate skiers can jump on the 3 seat chair lift from the Malina ski centre to the top to access most pistes. Advanced skiers can use the drag lift beside ‘The Wall’ or ski either of the two blacks beside the Petar Petrov chair lift.

‘The Wall’

There are a variety of red runs of varying difficulties across the whole resort and also a variety of blacks. The steepest and the most intimidating is know as ‘The Wall’ and is not for the faint hearted!

Set amongst magnificent pine forests, Pamporovo is a modern ski resort, one of the largest in Bulgaria and one of the most popular in Eastern Europe.

At the heart of the Rhodope Mountains, Pamporovo, located within the municipality of Chepelare, is the sunniest Bulgarian  resort boasting 270 days of sunshine each year.

Pamporovo is situated at an altitude of 5,413ft (1,650m) and the resort is centered around the Snezhanka (Snow White) peak. The unique Mediterranean climate is extremely healthy and provides excellent conditions for climatic therapy and health tourism all year round.

In 2016 Pamporovo joined with the neighbouring ski area Mechi Chal and offered a single ticket and transport system.

There are 13 ski lifts in the resort (7 chair lifts and 6 tows) which serve the 18 ski slopes.

“We really enjoyed skiing all of the runs and  there was enough for us to enjoy a really good  week’s skiing on our own and with the kids  when they weren’t in the ski school.”