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Pamporovo – Chepelare

Pamporovo integrates Chepelare resort to become the largest ski zone on the Balkans with more than 80 km length of the tracks.

Pamporovo, the pearl of the Bulgarian mountain resorts, is situated in the heart of the Rhodopa Mountain, at 230 km from the capital Sofia, at 85 km South of Plovdiv and at 15 km from Smolian. It is enough to ski for one day at the ski runs of Pamporovo to get magnificent sun tan, as the resort is famous as the one of the sunniest mountain resorts in Bulgaria – the sunny days during the year here are more than 240.
The climate is soft, with strong Mediterranean influence. The average annual temperature is 8,5°С, and the snow coverage is 140 – 150 sm. The altitude of the resort is 1650 m., and the highest point is Snejanka Peak – 1926 m.
Nor unexpected changes in the weather or avalanches are characteristic for Pamporovo, so the calmness and the safety during your stay are guaranteed. Due to this Pamporovo is a top destination in the free style skiing and snowboarding. If you could not ski, do not worry – the ski schools in Pamporovo are one of the best in Europe!  The highly qualified ski-instructors are going to teach the beginners in groups or individually.
The ski runs in Pamporovo are with different levels of difficulty, so independently whether you are beginners or advancers, the riding at them will be an unforgettable pleasure! The resort has 37 km of alpine runs, 14 km of which are covering during the whole season with artificial snow by 80 snow-guns, which accomplish 90 % snowing of the ski runs.
There are 6 lifts and 9 drags in Pamporovo, with capacity per hour in the ski zone 11 600 persons per hour. The 6-seated lift from Stoikite Village is the most modern one at the Balkan Peninsula! It moves with 6 m per second and it takes the distance for 8 minutes!
The only one in Bulgaria half-pipe equipment with Olympic dimensions for snowboarding is constructed after the first deeper snow. The runs for cross-country skiing are with total length 15 km. The relief of the resort allows to develop one other very famous in Europe and USA winter sport – skidoo (sliding with motor sledge) out of the main ski zone.
The resort has possibilities for night skiing at the Stenata Ski Run, ice skating, children zone, kindergarten, information center in the old building of the bus station. Pamporovo is the first winter resort, who is offering accommodation in hotels on AI base with warm lunch atteh ski runs. The total accommodation base in Pamporovo, including the apartment buildings, is over 16 000 beds.