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Pamporovo - Ski Area Guide

Pamporovo, Bulgaria

Ski Resort (1,444m4,738ft to 1,931m6,335ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Pleasant purpose-built centre in spectacular pine forests. There may be something in the air here as many of the locals live to be 100+, or it may be just because this claims to be Europe's sunniest ski resort, averaging 270 sunshine days annually. The resort was partially privatised soon after the end of the Communist era in Bulgaria in the 1990s and a majority share holding in the profitable resort was sold by the government in 2000.

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The next notable snow forecast for Pamporovo is 5cm2in, expected on 22 February, with around 15cm6in forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Who is Pamporovo good for?

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Pamporovo Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Pamporovo
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Number of runs
Cross Country
Total Length
38km24 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Pamporovo Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Pamporovo
Max Vertical487m1,598ft
Highest Lift1,931m6,335ft
Resort Altitude (Pamporovo)1,620m5,315ft
Lowest Piste1,444m4,738ft
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Pamporovo Summary

The Bulgarian Ski Resort of Pamporovo has direct access to 22 individual pistes, served by 14 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,620m5,315ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible.

There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Pamporovo are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Pamporovo

Most of Pamporovo's ski runs descend from the top of the mountain and are suitable for all ability levels, although beginners and intermediates will find the most to do here.

The ski area is linked to the hotels and village by a regular shuttle bus which is efficient but can get full before the last pick up in either direction at busy times.

Ski runs descend from beneath the imposing television tower at 1925m down to 1450m - a 475m maximum vertical which does not compare with the Alps but is adequate for most. Runs descend through the forested north, east and west slopes of mount Snejanka.

A new quad lift from the resort to Studenets replaced an old single man lift that was operating there, greatly increasing uplift efficiency.

It's a great resort for beginners on several levels. Firstly there's the sunshine and snow record, secondly two thirds of the trails are graded easy and third and most important, the ski school is one of the most highly regarded in Europe. Highly qualified instructors, each speaking at least two foreign languages, train beginners, in groups or individually.

Intermediate skiers have the longest runs including number five, down to Ardashla at 3.1km (two miles) in length.

The most difficult run is The Wall, one of two blacks at the area, a steep and challenging mogul field.

There is also good off-piste skiing when conditions are right and plenty of expert guides to show it to you.

There are three cross-country runs in Pamporovo with 25km of trails in total.

There are also no less than nine ski rental and storage locations around the base of the slopes.

Pamporovo offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Pamporovo

There's no commitment to a regular terrain park or similar by Pamporovo, but rentals and tuition are available and the wide open runs are good for cruising. The low prices also tend to create a boarder friendly atmosphere on and off the slopes.

Pamporovo Apr├ęs Ski

BJ's bar in the Perelik hotel bar is usually the most popular spot in town. Several other hotels have lively bars and integral night clubs. Another popular bar is Daks in the Snezhanka Hotel. Theme bars are order of the day including Irish in the Pamporovo hotel and Greek Taverna in the Perelik. There's normally good service and high value in all.

There are also plenty of other activities on offer, including the modernised bowling alley in the Hotel Perelik. Traditional Bulgarian entertainment is also to be found including walking on coals at the Bulgarian Barbecue and Grill.

Pamporovo in brief

Pamporovo Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Ok for Snowboarding.

Pamporovo Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Pamporovo.

Usual opening - Early Dec Opening date subject to snow cover.

Usual closing - Mid April Closing date subject to snow cover.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Pamporovo.

Where is Pamporovo?

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Pamporovo Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Pamporovo is able to augment natural snow, on 1km1 miles of ski runs, with 10 Snow Cannons.

Pamporovo Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 14 Ski Lifts of Pamporovo are able to uplift 15,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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