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Pamporovo ski resort is located in the heart of the Rhodopi mountain. It is the sunniest Bulgarian mountain resort. The ski slopes of Pamporovo are safe guarded and maintained in a very good condition. The gentle profile of the mountain with its rounded slopes and summits makes Pamporovo suitable for beginners. But there are difficult ski runs like "The Wall" for the advanced skiers. Ski rentals are available near the ski runs and the lift stations, you can book ski equipment rental, ski school and lift pass with us, as well.

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Pamporovo ski resort

Location: Pamporovo ski resort is located 85 km from Plovdiv and 240 km from Sofia. The resort is situated on 1650 m above the sea level in the Rhodopi mountain at the foot of Snejanka peak (1926 m).

Resort information: Pamporovo is the sunniest Bulgarian mountain resort. The winter here is soft with 120 sunny days. The ski pistes are covered with snow throughout the whole skiing season that lasts from December till April. The average air temperature is - 3 C.

The rounded mountain slopes and summits are suitable for skiing and snowboarding for beginners.
For advanced skiers there are difficult ski runs like "the Wall".

Pamporovo mountain rescue service: (+359) 309 58336; (+359) 1475.

Medical & dental services: Ambulance, first aid on the ski slopes and clinic as well as 24 h a day emergency ski patrol service are available. Fully equipped hospitals, pharmacies and dentists are available in the town of Smolyan and in Chepelare resort.

All dental services and some medical services must be paid in cash to the doctors or clinics. They should provide the necessary receipts, bills and invoices describing the cost and the service, so that you can claim back the expense to your insurance company. In case of injury you should inform your insurance company and follow its instructions.

How to reach Pamporovo ski resort

The international road E71 Assenovgrad-Smolyanor Devin-Smolian are themain roads to Pamporovo. A heckpoint at the border with Greece is opened near Zlatograd town. Pamporovois the nearest ski resort to Istanbul City and to north-east Greece.

The ski slopes in Pamporovo

Allski slopesare 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 hardship levels. They are located between 1926 and 1450 m above the sea level on the northern, eastern and western slopes of The Snejanka 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.

Ski run Difficulty Length [m] Inclination [m]
Snejanka 15 - (Ardashla - Stoykite) Cross country 7000 0
Snejanka 6 - Turisticheska Light piste 5150 476
Stoykite 2 Medium 3740 453
Stoykite 1 Medium 3640 453
Snejanka 5 (Snejanka- Ardashla) Medium 3500 474
Snejanka 9 - Smolyan lakes Medium 3200 340
Snejanka 14 (Studenets - Mugla) Cross country 2500 0
Snejanka 4A (Snejanka - Evropeiskata) Difficult ski run 2245 426
Snejanka 4 - Malina Difficult ski run 2245 476
Snejanka 3 (Snejanka - Dvata mosta) Difficult ski run 2200 405
Snejanka 13 - The Dam Beginners 1700 120
Snejanka 10 Medium 1400 390
Snejanka 2 - The Wall Difficult ski run 1100 285
Snejanka Difficult ski run 1060 130
Snejanka 7 - Bus station Light piste 1000 100
Snejanka 1 - The Small Wall Medium 990 155
Snejanka 11 Medium 740 190
Snejanka 12 Light piste 400 68
Snejanka 8 - south slopes Light piste 110 120
Fun park - half pipe Medium 110 3

Apres ski

Being one of the most popular mountain resorts in Bulgaria, Pamporovo has a lot to offer for the skiers and snowboarders who love to party and have a good time after the enjoying days on the slopes.

In general there are many places that worth visiting, and there are no places that look similar. Every bar, pub or disco has its unique style and atmosphere. The local people have developed a good selection of places to go.
The staff in most places is professional, very helpful and friendly. English (plus some other popular languages) is widely spoken.
Most of the famous drinks are available. Local or imported alcohols, beers and wines are available at very reasonable prices. Regular "Happy hours" provide drinks on half price to start the night with.
DJs will give their best to make your party special. Music is mainly dance hits, but any requests are welcome.
There is no entrance fee in any disco or club in Pamporovo.
Talking about the night life in the resort, there are few places that deserve special attention:
- The White Hart: Reported to be the hottest spot this winter. Traditionally designed pub with own unique style. Run by Steve Clark this place is the best for party, loads of amusements, Karaoke every Thur, very good food, etc.
- BJ's: in the lobby of hotel Perelik.
- Dak's Bar: on the ground floor of hotel Snejanka.
- Night Flight: in hotel Rojen. A new disco, the largest in Pamporovo. Very good party!

Recommended hotels

Pamporovo offers luxury comfort in high-class hotels, built in an original Rhodopes style. We have prepared a special selection of the best hotels in Pamporovo, offering excellent quality at the best possible rate.

Browse the hotels and choose the hotel the suit your requirements. We kindly ask you to fill in the booking form and a representative of will be in touch with you shortly.

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Orlovetz hotel is located in the centre of Pamporovo close to Perelik Hotel. Orlovetz hotel offers SPA centre with swimming pool, fitness, etc., Sky bar, summer garden and restaurant, Conference...
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Murgavets Grand Hotel is located in the centre of Pamporovo. The hotel is open to visitors all year round and offers excellent conditions for recreation, sports, tourism, business meetings, seminars and company events and...
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Finlandia hotel is situated amidst evergreen pine forests, 800 meters away from the lifts and ski runs and within walking distance from the resort...
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Kamelia Apartment Complex is located on the ski track. The unique position allows guests to ski down the hill right after the exit of the Ski...
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Hotel Perelik Palace is located 7 km away from Pamporovo, close to the popular tourist area Stoykite and only 500 m away from the brand new 6-seat ski lift to Snejanka...
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Places to go during your ski holiday in Pamporovo

Guests of Pamporovo can take tours to some of the remarkable sightseeing around. We have shortlisted some of the resorts and places of interest in the Rhodope mountain nearby Pamporovo resort that worth to be visited.

Smolyan is a town in the Rodopi mountain, just 15 km from Pamporovo ski resort. Smolyan offers a lot of historical and cultural landmarks as well as beautiful nature – lakes, rocks, forests and national parks. Smolyan is a starting position for different mountain routes in the Rodope mountain.

Smolyan Lakes are protected area with splendid landscape - mountain lakes with coniferous forest, varied marsh plant life. They are known as the “emerald eyes of the Rodope Mountains.” They used to be twenty, but now there are just 7 preserved. The whole region is like a natural park.

Bachkovo Monastery - The “Assumption” monastery is the second large monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the western part of Rodope Mountain 10 km away from Asenovgrad. It was founded by Grigoriy Bukuriani – Georgian military commander who was at the service of the Byzantine Emperor. After the Ottomans conquered Bulgaria in the end of 14 century the heroic patriarch St. Evtimiy Tarnovski was send into exile in the monastery, were he stayed until the end of the life. He was buried here. At first the monastery survived after the ottomans attacks but later it was burned down and plundered.

Chepelare is a beautiful mountain town, lying in a small valley at the heart of the Rhodopi Mountain, just 10 km from Pamporovo. The ski runs of vary in difficulty from black to green and the longest ski run in Bulgaria is in Chepelare. High-speed quad lift connects the town with the Mechi Chal peak. A few smaller drag lifts are also in favour of the skiers on the slopes. Chepelare is a small ski resort, so the average prices of the hotels and the ski services are lower compared to Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo.

Devin is famous for its favourable climate and mineral water springs. The spa resort of Devin is picturesquely situated on the two banks of Devinska River, in the Western Rodophi Mountains. It is situated only 35 km from Pamporovo ski resort. A balneo-sanatorium and an open-air mineral water pool are built to meet the needs of the healthy holiday-makers. Devin mineral water, bolted in the town, is extensively used for drinking and is ecologically pure.

Gela village is located at the foot of the most magnificent mountain peaks in the Rhodopi mountain. The village is 18 km away from Pamporovo and 30 km away from Smolyan town. Gela village was founded more than 3300 years ago and it has preserved beautiful legends. Every summer the village hosts a National Bagpipe Festival, attracting hundreds of fans of Bulgarian folk music, tourists and professionals.

Trigrad is located at 1240 m above the sea level in the Western part of the Rhodope mountain, nearby the Bulgarian-Greek border. The houses have perched on the rocky hills surrounded by impressive rock massifs.

Among the attractions in the village is a horseback riding base. Rock climbing and delta-planer flights are also available in the region.

Three of the most interesting tourism attractions in Bulgaria are located in close vicinity to the village – these are “Yagodinska” cave, “The Devil's throat” cave and the Trigrad Gorge.
The Trigrad region is one of the biggest carst regions in Bulgaria. There are over 150 caves in the region.

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From Lasse WP
from Denmark
Sent on 15 February 2015
Rating:  5/5

We just had a wonderful trip to Pamporovo. We were a group of 10 adults, and 3 small children (1 to 3 years old), who stayed at the Castle complex, in 4 apartments, for a week (7 days stay, 6 days skiing) Everything at the Castle was great, and the staff was very forthcoming and helpful in every way. The apartments were very practical, and equipped with all necessities. Not luxurious, but really good and adequate in size and layout. You should note though, that towels are not changed every day. Towels are not needed to bring to the spa area and treatments. The food at the Excalibur restaurant was typical for the area, and well prepared. The staff at the restaurant is also great. The Castle complex is situated 2-3 km. from Ski center 2 (Malina). It is of course easiest if you are driving, but there are shuttles from the hotel to the ski center and lift. Ski in-/out is possible at the backside of the complex. We had booked ski- and snowboard packages, and that worked out perfectly as well. The snowboard instructor was a true professional. Patient and very focused on making sure that all of us learned the moves, at our own individual pace. Everyone had a great time, and learned a lot. The area was perfect for us, as we are all beginners on snowboards. Had we been on skies, I suspect the terrain would not be challenging enough for an entire week. We can definitely recommend Pamporovo, and the Castle complex, and will be back next year.

From Jnet
from UK
Sent on 06 January 2014

Just had a brilliant week's skiing (and walking) in Pamporovo - the sun shone every day, there was plenty of snow, the pistes were well groomed and, as always, the restaurants and staff were friendly and welcoming. If you've been before you'll know how great Pamporovo and Bulgaria are and if it's your first time you'll be pleasantly surprised! In our opinion - best hot chocolate - Panorama Terrace Bar at the mid station, THE best spit roast chicken - The Lodge at the top (get there early!), best wild mushroom soup - the little restaurant to the left of the six person ski lift at the top, best home cured ham - Ochko's at the top and best overall friendly welcome, hot wine and pizza - Brothers! (If you can make it down into Smolyan town for an evening, the prices are even cheaper and a huge meal at the Pamporovata Kushta, on the left half way down the main street, will only set you back around £6 a head including drinks.)

From kaz
from Ireland
Sent on 29 January 2013
Rating:  4/5

here come the Irish on Sunday!

From Lori
from Belfast
Sent on 28 January 2013
Rating:  4/5

Coming here on 3rd Feb 2013 for the 12th year in a row! cannot wait, would highly recommend Bulgaria to anyone!

From Faith Purkis
from United Kingdom
Sent on 19 February 2012
Rating:  4/5

A group of us (2 families ) went to Pamporova 2 years ago. It was everyone's (except my) first ski hol. We thoughly enjoyed every moment. Great place, friendly and helpful people. Highly recommed for families. It was a very well organised holiday. Stayed in Rhodopia House which was professionally run and very helpful in waking us up on time for our lessons! We would definitely go again; had a brilliant time :)

From Nikki Hickley
from Ireland
Sent on 03 January 2012
Rating:  3/5

Just back from pamporvo first ever sking holiday absolutely loved it cant wait to get back, BIG thanks to my ski instructor hristo he was great.. .

From mick
from ireland
Sent on 31 January 2011
Rating:  5/5


From Salome
from ireland
Sent on 13 January 2011
Rating:  5/5

Love this place went here twice in 2008 & 2009 both in feburary it was brill!!!!!!!!!

From joseph mc elhinney
from Ireland
Sent on 01 December 2010
Rating:  2/5

im goin to pamporovo on 26 th of dec 2010 was wondering are we guarenteed snow

From mick
from ireland
Sent on 29 October 2010
Rating:  3/5

our 2nd lovely skiing hol in pampy end of jan 09 and 10. lots of fresh snow were lucky, not for advanced skiiers but if you just want a relaxing leisurely skiing hol and not looking for really challenging runs its grand some good reds,blue and greens, and a couple of blacks for the adventurious.locals grand, have giving into the bell sellers too many times though , if you see a paddy selling bells on resort its me off loading and craic ok , not overly exspensive, the hotel accom pamperova was lovely no complaints, roll on jan 2011 pg.

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