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“Great skiing for beginners, people are very friendly but do your research.”

Pamporovo Ski Resort
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Smolyan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 March 2012

I don't want regurgitate what has been extremely well documented by others just to reinforce some points.
Positive: Skiing is particularly good for beginners and children but caters well for all levels, the ski centre were extremely helpful and the views from the mountain are stunning. The food in the few local restaurants is basic but fine if you don't expect too much and the people generally could not have been more friendly.

Negative: Transfer time from Sofia airport is approximately 4.5 hours (only 1.5hrs from Plovdiv airport.) Flight delays are a regular occurrence to/from Sofia making this a very long day (we had a 6hr delay outbound arriving at 0600hrs and a 2hr delay inbound arriving back at 0100hrs). If you want a day off for a bit of local culture and sightseeing this is not the place as there is nothing nearby.

In summary A beautiful place with great skiing and lovely people but research your flights and hotels.

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Great, well maintained runs that cater for pretty much any level of ability. The less taxing slopes can get very crowded at times and I wouldn't recommend a long stay as the resort is on small side and one could get a little bored. Not me though. I loved it.

Thank Joe O
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

We stay three days in a beautiful villa on Forest Hook 2 Complex. There are nine villas with big dinning room on ground floor and two bedrooms at first level. Outside you have a beautiful panorama. You have access to all the complex facilities : pool, sauna...etc . The price is very good on Booking reservation ( 50 euro/night)

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

This ski-resort is located in Rodopa mountain in the southern part of Bulgaria. Currently the snow cover is around 220 cm. The conditions are perfect for skiing. There are ski-runs with different level of difficulty - 2 green (easy), 3 blue, 5 red and 2 black (very difficult). So the resort is suitable for skiers with all type of skillfulness. Rodopa mountain is very beautiful in all four seasons, so you can admire to some breathtaking views. Thus you can enjoy even if you are not a skier. Pamporovo is known as the most sunniest ski resort on the Balkan penninsula with around 260 sunny days during the year. So it is not of the type of places where you freezing from cold or being drawn by the wind. Actually the climate is calm with no ferocious winds and blizzards.
I reccommend to take a holiday of at least 4 days to 1 week. Hotels are situated close to the ski-runs, but if not they offer transport to them. Almost all of them offer also SPA-centers where you can relax after finishing skiing. Price of the lift card for all lifts in the resort is around 25 euro/day.

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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Excellent ski school, well organised with good ski runs

Thank Philip C
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