Whether you,re a passionate skier or just looking for a mountain escape, you can,t go wrong with choosing Pamporovo for your winter (or otherwise) getaway!
Aside from the massive bonus of very low accommodation and food prices, this Balkan ski center is absolutely beautiful and very well equipped with activities for its visitors.
I can,t even count how many times I,ve been here, and this is where I first learned to ski, so I may be a bit biased but that,s for good reason. Although it,s mostly known as a ski center, Bulgaria has been investing a lot into making it a great summer spot as well, and as a result, it,s now perfectly equipped to host you during any season. Listed below are some of the awesome things to do in Pamporovo at any time of year!
Ski (or snowboard) its many slopes. Of course, you,re probably coming to one of Bulgaria,s most popular ski centers to enjoy the slopes. With over 20 kilometers of ski runs, and 12 ski slopes to choose from, Pamporovo is a great place to learn or hone your skill.
I,m not a total pro at skiing, so I enjoy the milder blue and red slopes, my favorites being Yazovira (number 1), Ladies Slalom (number 10) and Stoykite (number 12), but if you,re feeling adventurous, the black Stenata (number 2), otherwise known as "The Wall" (I,ll let you guess why), has a pretty terrifying tilt to it.
Enjoy the view at Snejanka Tower. The highest peak in Pamporovo is the Snejanka peak, located at 1926 meters of altitude. Here you’ll find the 156 meter tall Snejanka tower, which you can climb up for a small admission fee in order to get the most breathtaking view of the place. There is also a restaurant at the top, but beware, since prices are a lot higher than anywhere else!
Try Mavrud wine. Okay, it’s not an article of mine if I haven’t suggested a wine! Luckily for me, there is a varietal originating from and specific to this region, and that is the Mavrud grape.
This ancient vine is low-yield and late-ripening, and the wines it produces are inky purple in color, with excellent acidity and pronounced tannins. These wines are jammy and buttery and oh so wonderful, and some critics say Mavrud is probably going to gain international recognition in the near future, so make sure to get on it before it becomes cool!