For those who love skiing, Pamporovo Bulgaria brought some good news – the winter is coming early this year. The snow has fallen in the last days of October and the flakes brought a promise for a season full of endless white slopes and sunny smiles all along. If the weather is favourable skiing and snowboarding might be possible up until mid-April – more than one-third of the year, almost the half of it could be used for snowy rides and enjoyment. But even if the natural fall happens to be scarce during the winter, the whole complex Pamporovo is prepared with a backup plan and still can make those skiers and snowboarders happy. More than 200 snow machines are held around the 14 trails of the resort in case the flakes from the sky are not enough for a nice piste and the demand.
And the cost of the ride remains the same for the 2017-18 season as it was last year. 55 BGN (about 28 Euro) is the price of the daily card for the lift, not a penny higher compared to the last winter. There are options for a half-day pass (8.30-12.30 and 12.30-16.30 intervals) that require 20 Euro payment (39 BGN). And actually these represent the most expensive tickets – for not excluded, it’s unlikely to pack your stuff for a day only at Pamporovo. The more time you spend in that Rhodopes mountain resort the cheaper becomes the access to the slopes. Connecting Mechi Chal to Pamporovo Bulgaria now has the biggest complex not only inside the country but on the Balkans. A weekly pass for both ski zones combined costs 338 BGN (roughly 170 Euro) and the card for the whole winter is listed on 1080 BGN (around 550 Euro). The mentioned prices are all for adults, the kids and teenagers below 18 can ski for a much lower – 25 BGN a day, 189 a week and 597 for the season ticket respectively. The family vacation packages offered in Pamporovo, Bulgaria bring up even better opportunities – 7 days for mummy, daddy and their two kids will cost less than 500 Euro (960 BGN).
The Rhodopes’ winter centre lists among top 10 of the most affordable ski resorts in Europe. Other than Pamporovo Bulgaria has two more centres ranked by the German newspaper “Bild” (Vitosha and Bansko). The combined average daily expense at Pamporovo including lift pass, equipment hire and accommodation sums around 106 Euro. Attracted by the price but uncertain what hotel you can find? Here are some of the best options at Pamporovo – http://www.balkanholidays.co.uk/holiday_destinations/winter_holidays/bulgaria/bulgaria_mountains/pamporovo/index.html
The exceptional beauty of the Bulgarian mountain adds one more reason to the above mentioned to visit that place. The Rhodopes’ complex welcomes guests and tourists not only with snowy hills and fresh air but with plenty of light – more than 100 sunny days on cold season, definitely one shiny opportunity. The only backdrop is the fact that near Pamporovo Bulgaria has only one airport – Plovdiv, operating on a limited number of flights to and from London-Stansted, Bruxelles, Bergamo and Frankfurt. More planes land in Sofia but the distance to the resort is around 230 km. But if you are ready to accept that inconvenience Pamporovo is definitely on the brighter side of one beautiful and exciting winter vacation.