Pamporovo lies at an altitude of sixteen hundred metres in Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains and holds the envious record of being the sunniest ski resort in the country. Despite the sun, Pamporovo has a good snow cover from the middle of December to the second week in April. The slopes provide good conditions for all level of skiers although it must be said that beginners, with sixty percent of pistes, have the lion’s share of the runs. A quarter of the slopes are suitable for intermediate skiers and the remaining fifteen percent accommodate advanced skiers. Pamporovo has twenty five kilometres of well groomed pistes and also offers thirty eight kilometres of cross country trails. The ski schools have a good reputation and take children from the age of eight when skiing and from thirteen when boarding. There is also a ski kindergarten for children from four to seven years.
Pamporovo has a range of good hotels and apartments accommodating most budgets. Its restaurants and taverns serve a variety of cuisine and cater for all tastes while bars and clubs provide a fairly lively nightlife. A Pamporovo ski holiday offers excellent skiing with fun and excitement for all the family both on and off the slopes. As prices for food and drink are much cheaper than Europe, Pamporovo offers great value for money and is the perfect choice for those holidaying on a budget. Visitors are advised to take cash as cards are not always accepted and commission is high when using traveller’s cheques.
Why Go To Pamporovo?
Pamporovo offers those on a budget an excellent ski holiday without compromising on the quality of accommodation or the range of amenities. It is a friendly resort that welcomes visitors with a warm hospitality and offers recreational activities as well as a lively après ski scene.
Who Is Pamporovo Popular With?
A Pamporovo ski holiday is popular with a wide range of skiers, including families, as the slopes accommodate all levels of ability from novices to experts. It attracts those with a limited budget as it offers very good value for money.
When To Go To Pamporovo
The Pamporovo ski season lasts from early December until the end of March although there is usually good snow cover beyond this date.
Pamporovo - The Place
Pamporovo is a charming resort set in the pine forests of the Rhodope Mountains at an altitude of sixteen hundred metres, where snow cover is good throughout the season. The average winter temperature is a pleasant minus three centigrade and the resort is the sunniest in Bulgaria with an average of one hundred and twenty days of sun throughout the season. Pamporovo has slopes to suit all levels of expertise. A choice of confidence-building nursery slopes and good tuition will soon have novices moving onto blue runs. Intermediate skiers have a good choice of wide red runs and advanced skiers can try the giant slalom run and ‘The Wall’, a steep mogul field. Cross country skiers have thirty eight kilometres of tree lined trails. Pamporovo is an ideal resort for novice boarders as there are a good number of wide gentle pistes. Fourteen lifts give quick and easy access to the slopes. Ski schools offer lessons to children from the age of eight when skiing and thirteen when boarding. Childcare facilities are available but as places are limited, booking is recommended.
Pamporovo has a range of good accommodation from four star luxury hotels, to apartments and chalets. Its restaurants and traditional taverns serve good wholesome food at very reasonable cost. Nightlife is lively with pubs and clubs where drinking and dancing continues until the early hours of the morning. The larger hotels provide evening entertainment.
Pamporovo is a relaxed family friendly resort that offers excellent value for money. It provides a range of recreational activities including swimming, bowling, tobogganing, ice skating and skidooing.
Pamporovo nightlife is fairly lively with bars, restaurants, and clubs providing a party atmosphere. The larger hotels offer good entertainment and there are other venues offering relaxed evenings in the company of family and friends.
Pamporovo shopping is rather limited supplying essential holiday provisions as well as sport’s equipment and clothing. One or two of the larger hotels have shops where you can purchase gifts and souvenirs.
Pamporovo has a good number of restaurants serving a variety of menu as well as ‘mehanas’, or taverns, where traditional food is served at very reasonable prices. The taverns serve good wholesome food with lamb featuring prominently on menus. Italian dishes are also available as are fast foods. All of the eateries provide excellent value for money.