Started by Nurcan in Bulgaria - 4 Replies

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Nurcan posted Jul-2008

Hi all,

I am a beginner snowboarder. We(my brother and my boyfriend) are dreaming boarding for the whole summer and even started to make holiday plans. We are from Turkey and I was thinking to make an arrangement at Pamporovo because we will drive from Istanbul and Pamporovo is the closest place. I couldn't find many details at forums about Pamporovo. As I understand Bulgaria is a popular place mainly among Brits. Is the reason Pamporovo is far from Sofia (you probably fly to Sofia) or there is something wrong with there. If you could advise me about the resorts and boarding, I would be much appreciated.

Is it a too serious paragraph )


reply to 'Pamporovo'
posted Jul-2008

What time of year are you going?

reply to 'Pamporovo'
posted Jul-2008

Nurcan, hi, welcome to the forum.
I skied in Pamporovo many years ago, and flew into Plovdiv. It was cheap and very, very basic. The instruction I received was extremely good and the hire equipment was a good quality.The ski area was fine for me at the 2-3 week stage on skis, and has been extended since then.

The food was very good, but sometimes in short supply in the restaurants.
It's become a lot more sophisticated since then, but still attracts skiers who are on a tight budget.
I'm not sure of the rules and regulations for you driving there from Turkey, you might have to ask a Motoring Organisation what you will need for the car.
Have you visited Turkey's own 8 ski resorts yet?

* Uludag
* Kartalkaya
* Ilgaz
* Erciyes
* Davraz
* Saklikent
* Palandoken
* Sarikamis

reply to 'Pamporovo'
posted Nov-2008

I am off to Pamporovo in Feb and although I am going half board what I read is the evening meal is not so great

Anyway wondered if anyone know what are the prices like

Looking at ski passes and equipment hire they seem to be about 25% higher in Pamporovo then elsewhere in Bulgaria

I have read that prices are high and read prices are very cheap in restaurants, shops and so on

Not much on the net

Any feedback appreciated

reply to 'Pamporovo'
posted Nov-2008

try tripadvisor an excellent site written by the travellers themselves ...

heres the link


hope it helps

Topic last updated on 17-November-2008 at 07:30

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