Pamporovo
Ski Resort Review

Pamporovo Ski Resort

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Pamporovo Ski Resort Review

Pamporovo is situated amidst the pine forest of the Rhodope Mountains. The village sits at the foot of the Snejanka Mountain, a rounded peak from which all the resort's scenic and often tree-lined pistes descend.

Most of the main runs fan out from the peak at Mt Snezhanka, which has a viewing tower at the top. The majority are suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders, including the black run Snezhanka 2 (known as The Wall).

The main beginners' run (the Tourist Track) is a 4.2km (2.6-mile) trail from the peak to the base.

In addition to over 25km (16 miles) of ski runs, Pamporovo also has 38km (24 miles) of cross-country skiing tracks and off-piste opportunities.

Pamporovo Ski Resort In Brief

Altitude: 1,620 - 1,937m (4,290 - 8,300ft).


Marked Pistes: 25km.


No. of Pistes: 4 green, 3 blue, 5 red, 4 black.


Ski Lifts: 5 chair-lifts, 3 draglifts plus several baby-drag lifts.


Apres Ski In Pamprovo Ski Resort

Most restaurants serve up local dishes plus popular international cuisine, with the largest hub around the Hotel Murgavets. The Italian Restaurant (Hotel Perelik) has a wonderful selection of pastas and pizzas. Live traditional music plays nightly at the roomy Mehana Bulgarian Village (adjacent to Hotel Murgavitz) with a large range of local dishes and roaring log fire.

Near the bus stand at the main junction, Baj Ilia is a locals' favourite with tasty cheap Bulgarian food; a few more small restaurants are clustered nearby.

The huge Chevermeto specialises in the Rhodopi dish of cheverme (barbecued lamb), and also has live traditional music. The British-style White Hart, opposite Hotel Murgavets, has an all-day full English breakfast, plus burgers, steaks and pizzas.