Pamporovo is a very friendly, purpose-built resort which offers a range of beautifully scenic runs on the Snezhanka mountain. It is well known for its ski school, excellent for beginners, an efficient lift system and a free shuttle bus service linking everything together. The atmosphere is always fun with a varied nightlife and excellent value prices, so you can enjoy a great all round skiing holiday without breaking the bank! Food in Bulgaria is simple and traditional
Pamporovo's ski terrain is ideal for beginners, with no less than 11 easy slopes to learn on. The local ski school runs special English language group lessons which begin at the Malina lifts, and you should easily be skiing up at the top of the mountain by the end of the week.
Moderate intermediates and reasonable skiers will find Pamporovo a very good place for their second or third ski holiday. If you take the Malina chairlift to the middle station, followed by the Studenec lift to the summit, you'll find a variety of wide, flattering runs, leading back to the village, ideal for practising your parallels.
Advanced skiers will head for the aptly named 'Wall', a steep and challenging black mogul field. There is an international slalom course to time yourself on, as well as some interesting long red slopes including the men's and women's downhill pistes.
With plenty of wide open runs, Pamporovo is a great resort for learning this fabulous sport. The resort also offers plenty of excellent cruising terrian - perfect for riding and carving those turns!
Approx Transfer Time Plovdiv 2 hrs Sofia 4 hrs Village Height 1,600m (5,280ft) Highest Lift 1,926m (6,356ft)
A great place for après ski with superb value prices - White Hart Pub, Dave's Bar, B.J's Bar plus a fun-filled local entertainment programme. N.B. Due to the high commission rates charged for the use of Credit Cards and Travellers Cheques, it is advisable to bring spending money in Sterling cash.
Swimming Pool (Hotel Perelik) - Saunas - Bowling - Nightclubs - Cross-country skiing - Folklore nights
Sample the delights of local cuisine at very reasonable prices; the 'Chervemeto' for spit-roast lamb and 'The Lodge' for lunches on the slopes.
Souvenir shops - Excursions to Bachkovo Monastery and Plovdiv - Good value ski wear & equipment shops