Pamporovo lies at the heart of the Rhodopi mountains, nestled at the foot of the Snejanka peak. Known as the sunniest ski resort in Bulgaria, it is covered in scenic pine forests giving it a cosy alpine atmosphere. The mild climate at Pamporovo means it has more than 240 sunny days each year and gives you the added bonus of a golden tan to take back from your ski trip.
The gentle profile of the mountain with its rounded slopes and summits makes Pamporovo particularly suitable for beginners, with long, swooshing green and blue runs. There are 4 nursery slopes at the foot of Snejanka peak and along its western slope - the Snejanka-South, the Bus Station, Malina and Panorama runs. All of the pistes descend from the scenic peak of the Snezhanka mountain.
The area offers fabulous gentle courses for intermediates, but not a huge amount of piste for expert skiers to tackle apart from the Giant Slalom run and The Wall, a steep mogul field. There is opportunity for great off-piste skiing, and the wide open slopes lend themselves particularly well to beginner and intermediate snowboarders offering plenty of excellent cruising terrain.
Known for its family-friendliness, the resort has a great ski school and nursery slopes right next to the village. With Bulgarian costs considerably lower than many other resorts, a trip to Pamporovo could be a great chance to splurge o an individual lesson or two with an instructor. Après ski in Pamporovo is reasonably lively with plenty of options to choose from, whether you prefer sipping wine in a cosy piano bar, or partying the night away in a club. You can see why this is one of the most popular resorts in Bulgaria for families and beginners - a gentle, beautifully scenic resort with plenty of snow, sparkling sunshine and affordable prices.