Claiming to be Bulgaria's sunniest ski resort, Pamporovo averages 270 sunny days annually. The small resort is perfect those looking to learn to ski on budget. Overlooking the Snezhanka Mountain, Pamporovo has picturesque views from the slopes. With continuing investment into the pistes and lifts, Pamporovo is becoming an increasingly popular choice for British skiing holidays.
Skiing in Pamporovo
The small skiing area comprises of 22 individual pistes served by 14 ski lifts. Most of the skiing here takes place on runs around the top of the mountain. With mostly green and blue runs, beginners and intermediates will gain the most benefit on the slopes here. The skiing area is linked to the village by a regular shuttle bus to take you back to your hotel. Beginners will benefit from the excellent ski school, and intermediates will find long sweeping runs up to 3kms. Advanced skiers will like ‘The Wall’ of monster moguls to tackle. When snow conditions are right, you can hire a ski guide to take you across the local off piste tracks.
Snowboarding in Pamporovo
Alike to the skiers, the riding terrain here will benefit beginners and intermediates the most. There is one half-pipe to turn tricks on, and nice long tree runs for intermediates to ski down.
Apres in Pamporovo
The nightlife scene in Pamporovo is lively and cheap. With many bars and restaurants, there’s plenty to suit all tastes. There is even a 500ft giant TV tower and restaurant dominating the skyline sitting on the summit of the Snezhznka at 1926m. Pamporovo is a welcoming town and great for families looking for a bargain skiing holiday.
Accommodation in Pamporovo
Accommodation for skiing holidays in this sunny resort normally consists of bargain hotels. They normally have their own facilities such as gyms, if the slopes aren’t enough of a work out! Eclipse ski recommends flying into Plovdiv if you can; it’s only a 2 hour transfer as opposed to 4 hours from the capital Sofia. Check out our Eclipse Ski deals to find the best cheap skiing deals on offer.
|Resort altitude||1650m||Skiing altitude||1650m-1926m|
|Transfer time||2hrs||Longest run||3.8km|
|Total kms of piste:||25kms||Cross country||25km|
|Snow canons||Slope direction||N, S|
|Nursery area||1||Number of lifts||15|
|Night skiing||No||Snow making||90%|
|Ski bus||Yes||Linked resorts|
|Summer skiing||No||Terrain parks||No|
|Half pipe||1||Tree runs||Yes|
Summary: Skill level, features and activities
|Type of resort||Alpine|
|Suitable for families|
|Apres ski (nightlife)|