Friday, December 28, 2007

Introduction to Pamporovo

Welcome to the beautiful and hospitable Rhodope Mountains. Since ancient times they have been a source of legends and stories told through the centuries. This is the cradle of the mythical singer Orpheus. Here was born the song which,

together with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, flies through space, looking for contact with alien intelligence. Magnificient pine forests, green meadows and mountain peaks bathed in sunlight – these are the incredible Rhodope Mountains you will never forget. Not will you forget the Rhodope the Rhodope people – their hospitality and the delicious dishes they will make especially for you. The mountain people will meet you with open arms, will sing you the songs they grew up with, and will say goodbye to you as though you were their best friend.

“ The one that sings bears no evil” is an old Bulgarian proverb. And all the Rhodope’s people sing – that is why goodness, peace and tranquility is in their souls.Pamporovo, the pearl of the Bulgarian mountain resorts, nests in the heart of the Rhodopes, 260 km from the capital Sofia, and 85 km south of the city of Plovdiv.

altitude of the resort 1650 m.The highest point Snejanka 1926m.

average annual temperature – 8.5 C

snow 150-200 days per year

climate – mild mountain, moderate with strong influence from

the Mediteranean

9 hotels with 1500 beds

One of the best ski-schools in Europe

17.5 km alpine tracks with various grades of difficulty

34 km. long-distance running tracks

5 chair-lifts and 13 tows with total capacity 8500

persons per hour


One day on the slopes of Pamporovo is enough to give you a nice golden tan. There are more than 120 sunny days and average snow layer of 140-150 cm. And the temperature never fall below – 7 C.

The climate in winter is moderate/mild with a Mediteranean influence. Typical of this region is that nature does not change its moods abruptly, there is no danger of avalanche, and that guarantees the tranquility and safety of your vacation. If you cannot ski, this is not a tragedy, the ski-school in Pamporovo is one of the best in Europe. Highly qualified instructors, speaking at least two foreign languages, train the beginners, in groups or individually. Specialists will help you to make the snow-board a part of your body.

The Pamporovo resort is recommended by the experts as a good place both for the beginners and for experienced skiers. The mountain with its rounded forms is friendly, even to children.

And if you are experienced skiers, you will fly down the slopes and your vacation will be unforgettable.

The ski tracks of Pamporovo have all degrees of difficulty. Most of the tracks start from the very peak. There are three cross-country runs in Pamporovo. In the 9 ski-wardrobes near the tracks, you can find over 2000 ski outfits and equipment, snow-boards and sleighs. Skiers who bring their own equipment can also use these wardrobes for safe keeping.

The mountain rescue service works 24 hours a day, taking care of the security of the skiers. The ski-kindergarden is open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.