Pamorovo is the site of a ski resort in the Rhodope mountain range in Bulgaria. The nearby mountain Snejanke is 1926 m above sea level. Pamporovo is the southernmost ski-resort in Europe.
Pamporovo is about 2 hours away from Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second biggest city. Access to the resort town is gained through a series of windy mountainous roads.
Pamporovo is relatively small and many places of interest are within walking distance of one another. Mini buses and coaches are organised during the winter by the surrounding hotels to get to and from the ski centre. They usually operate several times in the morning and evening. Buses to the town centre from the ski centre are also available throughout the afternoon. There are a substantial amount of taxis in the town for getting around at night.
The view from ski slopes of Mount Snejanke is spectacular. The tower on top of the mountain stands another 110 m providing an even better view. On clear days you can see as far as the Greek coast.
Skiing is Pamporovo's main attraction. During the skiing season the ski centre and slopes at Mount Snejanke are open from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.
Snowmobiles are available for supervised use at night on the mountain when the snow fall is adequate.
An authentic Bulgarian folk feast is served in a nearby restaurant. Lamb is spit roasted and served while traditional Bulgarian music is played accompanied by traditional dance.
The town has a small supermarket located in the centre. There are also various shops all centred in the same area. Jewelers, souvenir and clothing shops are to name a few.
Pamporovo has several shops specifically catering for ski gear and ski related paraphernalia.
The town has enough restaurants with decent quality food so that you won't go hungry.
There are numerous cafés and places to eat on the mountain slopes itself so it's easy to find food for lunch or a snack when skiing.
The water in Pamporovo is quite pure. It flows down from glacial ice in the surrounding mountain range. If you're not used to the water it may cause an upset stomach, due to the mineral content.
Hotels seem to be the only place available for sleeping. The town has enough hotels of different status for anyone looking for a place to stay.If you want to rent an apartment there are plenty to choose from and are available all year round.
- [dead link] Hotel Finlandia, ☏ . 4-star hotel
- Hotel Orlovetz, ☏ . 5-star hotel
- Hotel Pamporovo, ☏ . 5-star hotel
- Malina Village, ☏ . 3-star hotel
- Murgavets Grand Hotel, ☏ . 4-star hotel
- Orpheus Hotel, ☏ .
- Perelik Hotel, ☏ . 4-star hotel
- Prespa Hotel, ☏ . 2-star hotel
- Snezhanka Hotel, ☏ .
- [dead link] Stream Resort, Dunevski Livadi Area, ☏ . 3-star hotel
|Routes through Pamporovo|
|Asenovgrad ← Chepelare ←||N S||→ Smolyan|
|Devin ← Shiroka Laka ← Merges into ←||W E||→ Ends at (N-S)|