Pamporovo is the pearl of the Bulgarian mountain resorts and is the ideal place for beginners and experienced skiers due to the range of slopes.
Located on the Rhodopi Mountain, surrounded by natural meadows and pine forests in the Pirin Mountain range, Pamporovo is a superior ski resort boasting sunny skies, fresh air and excellent snow coverage.
Things to Do
The ski zone is well equipped with ski-lifts and tow-lifts and is also suitable for snowboarding and sledging. There are tracks for beginners through to advanced skiers and ski schools in the resort cater to adults as well as children. For a fun way to see the resort, take a husky ride or an exhilarating skidoo tour.
There is a further ski centre at the neighbouring ski resort of Chepelare (11km)
During the summer this scenic mountainous region of lakes, rivers, dams, forests, gorges and marked ecological trails attract walkers and cyclists, horse-riders, sport fishermen and rock climbers.
Out and About
The resort is surrounded by natural attractions including the Yakodinska Caves and the Trigrad Gorge; the spectacular waterfall at the Devil's Throat Cave (Dyavolsko); Snezhanka Peak where you can stand on the observation deck of the huge television tower for panoramic views and; the crystal clear waters of Bistroto Lake, casting picturesuqe reflections of the surrounding spruces.
The nearby town of Smolyan (19km) features some impressive architecture in the old quarter and visitor attractions here include the Stoyu shishkov History Museum and the Planetarium.
The picturesque river-side village of Shiroka Laka (10km) features old houses of traditional Thodope architecture, the mountain village Momchilovtsi (19km), which dates back to the Bronze Age, has an interesting historical museum and is close to the remains of the 11th century Momchilova Fortress. There are many more traditional and picturesque mountainside villages to explore.
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