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In 2016-2017 winter season the ski area Mechi Chal, Chepelare became part of the Pamporovo ski area.
The new name of the resort will be Pamporovo-Mechi Chal.Both ski areas will be connected by shuttle buses that will connect the main ski centers Pamporovo /Malina Ski Center 1/ and Mechi Chal ski center. The buses will run on schedule with an interval of 15 minutes. All customers who bought ski pass and ski packages in Pamporovo for the next winter season will get a bonus riding in the ski area of Mechi Chal. One lift pass will be used in both resorts and allski packages purchased in Pamporovo will be valid for the ski area Mechi Chal.
Winter activities in Pamporovo
and surrounding areas
The ski resort of Pamporovo is dominated by the magestic Snezhanka
Tower which is accessed via the chair lift from the mid-station
ski area just minutes from the Grand Monastery complex. From
here you can also arrange skiing lessons and hire ski equipment,
ski-doos and book husky sledge rides. There are many good restaurants
& shops in Pamporovo Town which is only a short drive from
the Grand Monastery.
is an approximate 2hr drive from Plovdiv Airport, approx. 3.5+
hrs drive from Sofia and only 2 hours from the Aegean Sea. It
is widely regarded as the most 'upmarket and sunniest' of all the Bulgarian
has an exclusive climate, featuring a mild winter with about
120 sunny days during the skiing period. The skiing season starts
from mid December and lasts until mid April. The average air
temperature is -3 ° C. The gentle profile of the mountain
with its rounded slopes and summits makes Pamporovo particularly
suitable for beginners. But there are also difficult ski runs
like the Giant Slalom run which offers a challenge even for
the expert skier. The
ski runs are maintained to a high standard and there are more
than 100 highly qualified ski instructors, fluent in different
languages to teach both beginners and intermediate skiers and
Activities for the whole family to enjoy.During
out-of-ski seasons Pamporovo and the surrounding area are ideal
for walking and treking, photographic opportunities and places of interest
up in the mountains. Mountain biking in Pamporovo, a Spa Centre with outdoor and indoor swimming
a soft play area for children (indoor)
an outdoor play area -nature
activity and rambles, horse riding,
Hot springs spa therapy, Trigrad and the Devil’s Cave,
the Observatory, Assen's Fortress and The Seven Wonderful Bridges. Pamporovo is also very near to the Greek borders the Greek Aegean Sea.
Rhodope mountain range is located in the south-eastern part
of the Balkan Peninsula; its highest summit is Mount Perelik
(2192 m). Over 83% of the mountain stands on bulgarian territory
and the rest is in Greece. The Rhodopes are among the earliest
formed mountain ranges on the Balkans.
The most interesting
place for tourists in Pamporovo is the panoramic bar of the Snezhanka tower,
at 2,030 m above sea level. When the weather is clear, you can
see the whole resort and all the ski-trails from up there.
To the south is the Smolyan terrace, and in the distance is
the outline of the Greek part of the Rhodopes. To the west the
Golyam Perelik peak and the village houses of Gela and Stoykite
can be seen, and a panoramic view to the Rila and Pirin mountains
opens out. To the north is the ridge of the Stara Planina mountains,
and to the east the Rozhen Plateau, the dome of the National
astronomical observatory and the hills of the Eastern Rhodopes.
nice climate coupled with other factors is favourable for the
development of tourism. The microclimate thus established enables
a thick snow cover to be preserved for a long period of time
– a veritable paradise for skiers.
This is the
only resort where the lifts work during the summer. All year
round tourists can choose between rural tourism and sports activities:
bowling, tennis, archery, mountain-biking.