Pamporovo is an ideal ski resort for beginners yet has enough challenging runs to keep the advance 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
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.
The area has no history of major avalanches or violent changes in the weather making it a safe and relaxing place for ski, snowboard, cross country ski or snow hike.
There are 13 ski lifts in the resort (6 chair lifts and 7 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
weeks skiing on our own and with the kids
when they weren't in the ski school."
Pamporovo also has a fun park with rails, jumps and a half pipe. Sometimes they make the air bag available and you can see some spectacular jumps and tricks from skiers and snowboarders alike.
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!