The winter resort Pamporovo is situated at the foot of Mount Snow ( 1926 meters ) in the Rhodope Mountains , 260 km from Sofia, 85 km from Plovdiv and 16 km from Smolyan. The resort is located at 1650 m altitude. The average annual temperature is 5.5 degrees. Pamporovo resort there as from the 60s of XX century .
Nearly all the tracks in the resort start from Snezhanka peak , as their altitude ranges from 1930 to 1444 meters . Pamporovo has 37 km of pistes , the longest of which is 5.1 km and the maximum displacement is 476 m . The tracks vary difficulty – has both advanced and beginner athletes. Tourists are 9 lifts and 6 ski lifts .
Tracks in the resort can be used by snowboarders , there halfpipe , and good opportunities for skiing on rough terrain . In Pamporovo there are trails for cross-country skiing with a length of 25 km . In the ski area there are many places suitable for sledging . For fans of extreme descents night lighting is provided by 28 spotlights the track ” Snow White 2 “, which is 1176 meters long , 60 meters wide , and its displacement is 283 meters . There are tours with snowmobiles .
In Pamporovo there are several ski schools for children and adults , as well as kindergarten for children from 4 to 7 years old . Athletes who do not own equipment, can rent a place in one of the closets of the resort.
Although it is known primarily as a winter destination , and in the summer Pamporovo has a lot to offer tourists decided to visit it . In the Rhodope region has numerous trails suitable for hiking , Trigrad Gorge is a favorite place for lovers of rock climbing in the area there are Devil and Yagodinska – one of the most attractive caves in Bulgaria . Pamporovo is a marked route to the village of Broad bow , which is very suitable for cyclists . Rivers and dams in the Rhodope mountain offer good opportunities for fishing and nature lovers can get to know and thanks to horse ride . For herbalists area around the resort is very attractive as interesting plants thrive here .
Pamporovo is located in a region with a lot of history . Nearby towns of Chepelare and picturesque villages Wide Luka, Stoykite , Gela , Smilyan , Arda , which are very attractive with preserved traditions and hospitality of the local people . There are also excursions to historic sites in the region and other destinations. Pamporovo operate different types of accommodation – luxury hotels, family hotels or apartment hotels. In restaurants and taverns of the resort visitors can experience both traditional local dishes and European cuisine. Night life is also diverse – there are many discos , bars , bowling and others. In larger hotels have spas, which offer various procedures.