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March 21, 2013
Janette from United Kingdom
We've been skiing (and walking!) in Pamporovo for nearly ten years and still think it's a great resort. The skiing is good, the pistes are regularly groomed and when we've used the ski school or individual instructors they've always been brilliant. Ski hire and lift passes are ridiculously cheap compared to other European resorts and nothing is too much trouble. We've always found the restaurants (apart from the self service one) to be really good value, especially if you go for local dishes and drinks and in my experience, trying out bit of basic Bulgarian when you're ordering gets you a lovely smile and sometimes even a discount! The spit roast chicken in The Lodge is well worth getting there early for. :-)
It upsets me when I read of people finding the locals rude and ignorant, when I've stood in lift queues and sat in restaurants listening to English speakers being incredibly rude about Bulgarians, without even bothering to learn a basic please and thank you. I wonder what those people would think of anyone swanning into their local and demanding something in loud Bulgarian then getting annoyed because their accent isn't understood?
Bulgaria isn't like a lot of homogenised Western Europe; it's itself and all the nicer for it. Come here if you want great skiing, great value and somewhere that's foreign and friendly at the same time!
En base a voto(s) Voto
(1) Al menos una parada durante la noche, (2) requiere un día entero, (3) requiere más de la mitad de un día -puede que tenga tiempo para dar algunas vueltas (4) llegada a la hora de almuerzo y esquí toda la tarde, (5) hay un aeropuerto principal a una hora de Pamporovo .
Transporte público: 3.9
(1) No hay autobuses o taxis hacia Pamporovo, (3) Los autobuses o trenes disponibles son lentos o poco frecuentes, (5) Es fácil llegar al complejo, tránsito frecuente de autobuses y conecciones de trenes.
(1) Un resort desagradable en una localidad sin mayores atractivos, (3) vista de montaña y resort de nivel regular (5) un escenario espectacular y una hermosa localidad histórica.
(1) No hay lugares donde alojarse en o cerca de Pamporovo , (3) algunos lugares para hospedarse en el resort, (5) una amplia variedad de alojamientos adecuados para satisfacer todos los presupuestos.
Habitaciones Baratas: 4.4
(1) Presupuesto de alojamiento no disponible (3) Apenas uno o dos albergues, se sugiere reservar por adelantado, (5) varias hostales y pensiones a precios módicos disponibles.
Hoteles de lujo: 4.3
(1) Alojamiento de alto nivel no disponible, (3) Apenas uno o dos hoteles de alto nivel, se sugiere reservar por adelantado, (5) algunos hoteles de lujo en Pamporovo.
(1) La zona de esquí se encuentra lejos de cualquier alojamiento, (3) un autobús de esquí le lleva de forma gratuita a la zona de esquí en un viaje corto, (5) alojamiento de esquí "Ski-in"/"Ski-out"está disponible.
Cuidado de los niños: 3.7
(1) No hay ninguna guardería en Pamporovo, (5) el resort tiene excelentes guarderías, incluyendo al menos una a un precio muy razonable.
Nieve segura: 4.0
(1) Ocasionalmente se presenta suficiente nieve para esquiar, (2) a menudo está cerrado debido a la falta de nieve, (3) ocasionalmente sufre de una falta de nieve, (4) rara vez sufre de una falta de nieve, (5) Pamporovo se presenta nieve segura incluso en las temporadas más pobres.
Cañones de nieve: 3.9
(1) Pamporovo depende completamente de nieve natural, (3) hay sólo algunos cañones, (5) hay cañones de nieve en todas las pistas.
Aplanadoras de Nieve: 4.1
(1) No hay aplanadoras de nieve en Pamporovo, (3) ocasionalmente algunas pistas quedan sin aplanar y en mal estado, (5) todas las pistas en Pamporovo se aplanan diariamente.
(1) No hay ningún lugar para esquiar cuando está ventoso o la visibilidad es mala, y a menudo se cierran los elevadores, (3) hay algunos árboles de escasa visibilidad pero a veces los elevadores cierran, (5) Pamporovo es principalmente en el bosque donde puede esquiar en días de luz plana y ventosos, rara vez cierre de elevadores.
Opciones cercanas: 3.4
(1) Si las condiciones de nieve son pobres en Pamporovo, va a ser pobre en todas partes cercanas, (3) existen buenas alternativas a una hora en automóvil, (5) otros lugares en el mismo paquete proporcionan una rica variedad de condiciones de nieve segura para esquí.
Clasificación regional: 4.2
(1) Pamporovo usualmente tiene pobres condiciones de nieve en comparación con otros centros turísticos en la región, (3) tiene condiciones medias para la región, (5) usualmente tiene las mejores condiciones de nieve en la región.
Eleva al personal: 4.2
(1) El personal en Pamporovo es descortés e ineficiente, (5) Eleva al personal en Pamporovo son agradables, alegres y con ganas de ayudar.
Multitudes/colas de espera: 4.0
(1) el resort siempre está concurrido y suelen haber largas colas, (3) ocacionalmente tranquilo durante fines de semana y vacaciones escolares, (5) poco concurrido y colas de espera son muy raras.
Escuelas de esquí: 4.7
(1) Ninguna escuela de esquí disponible, (2) una o dos escuelas de esquí pero sólo en el idioma local, (3) algunas escuelas de esquí pero solicite por adelantado instructores multi-lingües.
Alquiler y Reparaciones: 4.3
(1) No se consigue nada, ni siquiera cera de esquí o PTex. (3) hay algunas tiendas de esquí pero la renta de equipos debe ser reservada con antelación, (5) equipos de esquí de buena calidad a la venta o en alquiler y reparaciones son posibles durante la noche.
Variedad de pistas: 3.9
(1) Las pistas son habituales y sin rasgos distintivos, (3) las pistas son variadas pero no lo suficientemente extensas para una semana, (5) Pamporovo tiene interesantes y diversas pistas incluyendo bosques y altos terrenos alpinos.
(1) Principiantes pueden sólo ver otros en esquís o snowboard, (3) algunas suaves laderas pero principiantes pueden aburrirse en menos de una semana, (3) extensas áreas de terreno suave.
(1) Ningún terreno intermedio en Pamporovo, (3) esquiadores intermedios se aburrirán al cabo de unos días, (5) vastas zonas de cruce de pistas.
(1) Nada para esquiadores y snowbordistas avanzados, (3) suficiente terreno empinado por algunos días y con algunos muy buenos para el esquí fuera de pista, (5) Suficiente áreas de terreno empinado y áreas fuera de pista para entretener a esquiadores avanzados al menos por una semana.
Parque de Nieve: 3.4
(1) Ni siquiera un trampolín en Pamporovo, (3) Parque de tamaño medio y bien cuidado, (5) enorme parque diseñado por expertos, con senderos para saltos y carreras de boardercross.
Fuera de pista: 3.3
(1) Ningún "fuera de pista"que valga destacar, (2) "fuera de pista" fuera de los límites, (3) alguna variedad de "fuera de pista" que permanece fresco durante uno o dos días, (5) una amplia gama de rutas "fuera de pista" que pueden permanecer sin marcas de tránsito por varios días.
(1) No hay ningún lugar para esquí de fondo alrededor de Pamporovo, (3) hay algunos senderos para esquí de fondo disponibles, (5) la zona cuenta con muchos senderos espectaculares y bien mantenidos para esquí de fondo.
(1) No designado "luge" o carreras de trineo, (3) hay carreras de trineo en tobogan abiertas a menudo, (5) Pamporovo cuenta con instalaciones largas y bien mantenidas para "luge" y carreras de trineo en tobogan accesible a todas las edades.
Gastronomía de montaña: 4.5
(1) Ningún lugar para comprar alimentos en las pistas, (3) algunos lugares para comer arriba en la montaña pero a menudo muy caros y concurridos, (5) existe una gran variedad de excelentes restaurantes de montaña justo al lado de las laderas para satisfacer todos los presupuestos.
Dónde Comer: 4.5
(1) Lleva tu propia comida, no hay ni siquiera una tienda. (5) Una gran variedad de lugares para comer y beber en el resort, desde comida rápida a restaurantes de lujo.
Después del esquí: 4.2
(1) Nada para hacer, ni siquiera un bar (3) hay algunos bares en el resort pero nada especial, (5) clubes y bares permanecen abiertos hasta muy tarde y tienen un ambiente agradable.
Otros deportes: 3.9
(1) Ningún otro servicio deportivo aparte de los elevadores, (3) el resort tiene sólo una pequeña piscina pública, (5) cuenta con todo tipo de instalaciones deportivas, incluyendo una piscina de tamaño completo.
(1) Además de la nieve y caminar no hay nada más que hacer aquí, (3) el no-esquiador encontrará cosas para hacer por pocos días pero puede que se aburra después de una semana, (5) la zona turística es un lugar fascinante para visitar, más allá de los deportes de invierno.
Paseos de invierno: 3.3
(1) Caminatas con accesos muy limitados y ningún sendero con raquetas (3) un par de senderos escénicos para caminatas con o sin raquetas (5) diversos y extensos senderos para caminatas de invierno en todos los niveles.
Valor del Pase de Esquí: 3.9
(1) Un pase de esquí de 1 semana está sobrevalorado en comparación con el número de elevadores disponibles, (3) el pase de esquí tiene un valor relativamente aceptable y abarca un número razonable de elevadores, (5) el valor de los pases de esquí es excelente en relación calidad-precio y cubren un gran número de elevadores que abarcan un área extensa.
Valor (Nacional): 4.2
(1) En general, Pamporovo es uno de los centros de esquí más caros en el país pero en sí no lo vale, (3) de promedio medio por el dinero que representa , (5) en general ofrece lo mejor en temas de resorts en el país.
Valor (Global): 4.4
(1) En general, Pamporovo es uno de los centros de esquí más caros del mundo, (3) en general ofrece relación media en cuanto a calidad-precio comparado con centros de otros países, (5) internacionalmente el resort ofrece una excelente relación calidad-precio.
En base a voto(s) Voto
February 12, 2013
Gavin Orr from United Kingdom
I have been to Pamporovo the past two years, and I have to say, I love it there. Myself and my kids are advanced skiers and we feel there is plenty of slope variety to please all levels of skiers. The ski school Instructors are first class and everyone is very friendly. We stay in the Castle Apartments and they are really nice, and you don't need to use the bus as there is a slope goes past the hotel. We are going again this Feb, can't wait.
February 10, 2013
Benny Boy from United Kingdom
Just got back from a week in Pamporovo with the missus; was excellent! It was her first time on skis so she joined a ski school and I went off playing in the mornings then tagged along with her class from lunch. Had great conditions: first 4 days were sunny'n bright, last 3 were snowy. Everyone I met, from staff to punters, were nice'n friendly. Hotel Perelik was comfortable and food more than edible. All in all, had a top week and would highly recommend it. Can't beat it for value for money! Only drag was the Sofia transfer but it was well worth the journey! Hoping to go again next season!
January 04, 2013
Magdalena from United Kingdom
My dad first took me to Bulgaria on a skiing holiday back in 2002 as an 8 years old. Have been doing it every year since. First it was Borovets, then Bansko, but from about 2006 it is only Pamporovo. Everything is great here, we love it so much that we even bought an apartment at the Pine Hills development next to the slopes.
December 11, 2012
Nigel Buckle from United Kingdom
I have read some pretty dismal reports here but why? I have been to the three main ski resorts in Bulgaria at least twice each and find Pamporovo the friendliest and the easiest and I don't mean easy skiing! Yes, you can spend all day going up the top and coming down the long green/blue run but it gets pretty boring after a couple of days plus it gets full of beginner classes as the week progresses. Be a bit more adventurous and try the red/black/red it's not desperately challenging but has its moments! Then there are two other black runs ( you see them as you near the top in the chairlift) they start off with steep and narrow falls but even out and then drop again and are quite exciting runs to do when you are a bit more confident and then there is 'The Wall' the steepest run of all now that's a challenge when you first look at it but most people get down without mishap just take your time and respect the slope. A comment on being bussed to the slopes is a little unjust as it is only about ten minutes whereas in St.Wolfgang it's a good half an hour! As for Pamporovo being expensive? I don't think so not when you can pay twice as much for passes in Austria without any better skiing and Pamp is less crowded unless you go during the school holidays then it's just like everywhere else. Try Bansko now as opposed to 5 years ago and you will be waiting twice as long as you used to and the slopes will be packed! I like Pamporovo and I might see you there 9th to 16th Feb 2013, look out for the Stig!
October 31, 2012
Gail from United Kingdom
We have been skiing in Bulgaria for 9 years, 7 in Pamporovo and 2 in Borovets. We keep returning to Pamporovo because of the fantastic ski school and beautiful scenery. We cannot recommend the instructors enough. I am a very nervous skier and did beginners class 3 times but the patience of the instructors knew no bounds. I now am a fairly competent skier and my husband is fairly advanced. We stayed in the Orlovetz last year and have booked again for the 12/13 season. OK, there are niggles about the food and the fact you have to be bussed to the slopes but we will keep returning despite the 4 hour transfer from Sofia. When will they re-instate flights to Plovdiv??
March 24, 2012
Deirdre from Ireland
Just back from another fantastic trip to Pamporovo. The snow conditions were superb and as always the staff were helpful and friendly. I hate recommending the place because I'd hate for it to become crowded and expensive. If you want a fun ski holiday with nice instructors good sunshine, ok food, cheap drink then this is the place for you.
March 19, 2012
Joanne from Ireland
Just back from a weeks ski hol in Pamporovo..ski slopes unreal..esp for beginners couldn't fault what so ever..stayed in the Pamporovo hotel where rooms are ok..food not great everything is cold..boke!! Staff are very unfriendly..out for every penny they can get..tried to charge us full price for a mini-bar we didn't even touch..disaster!! Won't be staying there again!! Everything else was great..had llloads of endless snow and sunshine spells!! :))
March 14, 2012
Shane from United Kingdom
Great holiday! Loads of snow, friendly locals, good relaxed atmosphere in bars and everyone up for a laugh. Ski runs are long and not too busy. Good cheap restaurants in the resort and on the pistes. Can't wait for next year.
March 01, 2012
Pete from United Kingdom
Just fabulous! The Markony where we stayed was just perfect and the food was probably the best food we have ever had in a ski resort, and we have skied for over 20 years. Snow was brilliant, people were really friendly and I would not hesitate in recommending Pamporovo and the Markony to anyone. Just do it!
February 28, 2012
Laurie Kearon from Ireland
Overall, Pamporovo was good. We stayed in the 5 * Orlovetz and I know from other people that this was one of the better hotels. The food was extremely poor and spoilt the holiday. They encourage you to eat out which defeats the object of half-board especially when you have a family and kids won't eat the slop they give you.
The snow conditions were good and our ski instructor, Angel L, was fantastic, funny and friendly and paid special attention to my 11 year old. He stayed with us all day till 3 pm, way above his contracted time. He made our holiday.
Otherwise, besides the staff, Bulgarians were unfriendly and ignorant most of the time and if you are queuing for lifts, beware. They have no idea of manners and will poke you with their ski sticks in order to barge their way forward.
I loved the scenery and would go again. The good outweighed the bad, but it isn't perfect. There is nothing else to do outside of snowsports. Bansko is better for British or Irish skiers / snowboarders.
February 22, 2012
Kevin Clarke from United Kingdom
My family and I have skied all over the world so we have lots of experience when it comes to piste bashing the slopes. Pamporovo hits an all time low. It's the worst place EVER. You get what you pay for.
February 16, 2012
Dawn Leak from United Kingdom
We are here for a week staying with friends about 45mins from Pamporovo. We have had 2 days at the resort at Stoundentz. The lift prices are great value, 11 slopes to choose from, plenty of ski schools available as I was a beginner. Lessons not expensive about £12 for an hour. Ski hire is £7 for all day. Plenty of places to get food and drink. My teenage son has skied before and he went on all of the runs and loved it. We are going back for 2 more days before we leave but a fantastic family resort, good value for money, fantastic scenery and we love it and will definitely come back.
January 23, 2012
Stephen Uggles from United Kingdom
Just returned from a weeks skiing. Conditions just fantastic, snow everywhere, with even more forecast to fall. All pistes open, and Stoykite is just out of this world. Stayed at the Snezhanka this time round, friendly staff and tasty food, and lots of beer round the fire in the evening. Really didn't want it to end. Roll on next year!!
January 09, 2012
Will P from United Kingdom
The conditions out there right now are probably the best they have been for 10 years - get out there!
The resort isn't massive, but it kept me entertained for 5 days of skiing. I would say it is a perfect resort for families and especially beginners. It is probably the most beautiful resort I have been to (Alpine) - especially after it has snowed. Apres-ski is a little lacking compared to other resorts I have been to (but the nightlife is great,..from about 11:30 onwards!)
December 30, 2011
Derek Wilkinson from United Kingdom
Just returned from our Xmas holiday skiing in Pamporovo. Lots of snow on the 23rd Dec lasted until we left on the 27th. Excellent skiing in all sorts of conditions from fresh powder to good pisted slopes. Not all the pistes were opened after the snow dump as the resort seemed to want to preserve some of them for the post Xmas influx of visitors. The resort was still getting itself into gear for the main season but there was enough open to enjoy the uncrowded runs almost to ourselves. Slopes good enough variety to occupy our intermediate group and we will probably have at least one more trip here. The resort needs another good fall of snow now to complete all the runs properly, it was a bit patchy on a few of the runs as the snow cannons leave them pretty icy which can be daunting for some. Stayed at an apartment in Snezjanka, good hotel with great staff. Overall, good value ski holiday.
February 21, 2011
Karl Singleton from United Kingdom
Well, we said we would return soon (after our Xmas trip) and we arrived home from our 7 night stay on Saturday night. We stayed at the Hotel Orlovetz again and had a superb time. Snow conditions were 1000% better than we had over the Xmas period and as we had the same ski instructor our skiing, came on leaps and bounds.
The resort was much busier than on our first visit and I feel helmets should be compulsory when skiing in this resort, we have to say that this resort will be our first choice next season and if you drop in when the snow conditions are good, Pamporovo takes some beating on value for money..
Big hello to all those we met and skied with throughout the week and those we partied with at the presentation night.. we both agree with Graham.. we too would go back tomorrow..
Karl and Janet.
February 20, 2011
Graham Smith from United Kingdom
We stayed at the Orlovets hotel at Pamporovo - superb
Skiing was great, suited better to beginners and intermediates and as we went with our two children aged 4 and 8 this was ideal. After 6 hours tuition our 4 yr old could ski from the top of the mountain down a 5k green run 100% independently!
Food and drinks were cheap, tasty and always served with a smile...
Would we go back? - yes, tomorrow!
February 03, 2011
Alex Trusan from Romania
Just returned from Pamporovo.
Pro: excellent hotel: Perelik Palace & Spa with perfect accommodation, restaurant and else. Very good ski resort for beginner-medium level skiers. Friendly people, perfect slopes, excellent cable transportation (especially the new 6 one from Stoichite). Very important : all for the fair price.
Cons: hard to find the hotel after sunset.
Will go again for sure!
January 27, 2011
Gill from United Kingdom
Great Hotel Merryan at Pamporovo. All the staff were good. The ski instructors have a great sense of humour and our instructor (The General) was the tops. Skiing was good in the early part of the week but got worse towards the end. Would I go again? Yes.
December 30, 2010
Karl Singleton from United Kingdom
My wife and I spent a week in Pamporovo from 19/12/2010-26/12/2010.
We had a great time, the snow conditions were good at the start of the week but got worse as the week progressed, we are both intermediate skiers and found the ski school to be excellent.
We stayed at the Olovetz hotel which was superb, we will be staying here again on our next visit.
There's isn't much to do if the snow conditions are poor so our recommendation would be to choose your weeks carefully, good nightlife in the resort with plenty of bars/ clubs..... So..
If your looking for a great ski resort that is value for money then you won't go wrong if you choose Pamporovo.
December 27, 2010
George from Bulgaria
I went for the first time in Pamporovo in 1988. That is the best place for easy and intermediate skiers. There is more than 260 sunny days through the year. Nowadays I go 3-4times through the month for ski in Pamporovo when the weather and snow conditions are good. Have a nice new season in Pamporovo. It is snowing at the moment there. See ya.
July 14, 2010
Andy from United Kingdom
There was a group of 5 here (Pamporovo) for Christmas. The first time on snow for 4 of them. We went to the smaller ski school for private lessons and it worked a treat, the snow at the time was not great but ample for beginners. Found the bar staff at the ski centre great giving you free shots at lunch time. Felt like Eddie the Eagle going back on the snow with a glow. The nite life here is a lot better than that offered at some other ski resorts in Europe with live music and drinks a lot cheaper too than other resorts. If you are a beginner or intermediate then this is fine for you, but there is a new gondola on hold at the moment to extent the ski area to a small resort 8km away. Bring it on. Will be back.
March 15, 2010
anne from United Kingdom
Just back from Pamporova-had a great holiday. Very picturesque resort with excellent snow (w/c 28.2.10). My son's first time skiing and he loved it. Stayed at Pamporova Hotel-very clean, extremely warm and lovely deep bath! Food was repetitive throughout the week but enough choice to ensure you wouldn't go hungry. Ate out a couple of nights-prices reasonable. Would recommend this holiday, it's fantastic value for money and ideal if you want to try skiing or boarding for the first time.
February 01, 2010
roger from United Kingdom
3rd time in Pamporovo 17.1.2010/24.2010. Conditions were fantastic, all runs open, did not stop snowing for 5 days. Even though it was snowing about 15, yes, 15 snowcannons were running continuously while my family were there. Prices in resort not much different than last year.The main difference was the condition of the slopes which were much better and maintained. This year, apart from the unseasonal warm start to Jan which lasted to the 15th, it was fab and next year will go agian.
P.S. the Bell Sellers haven't changed - still anoying but that's the way they earn a living. Best hotels to stay in are in Pamporovo itself. There are 5 main ones. If you pick the others, taxi fares are dear to get to town so be warned.
December 27, 2009
trivett from United Kingdom
We have just returned from a week in Pamporovo, 19/12/90 to 26/12/09. We stayed in hotel Merryan (Merian in brochure. This was a small and very friendly, clean hotel with excellent rooms and facilitices. Prices in the hotel were very cheap, food good and service, excellent. Would definitley recommend this hotel. Location is central to everything. We are first time skiers and found the ski school at Pamporovo excellent. At the start of the week of our holiday there was plenty of snow, towards the end it was getting very icey and no new snow fall. All in all, a fantasic holiday, we will be returning next year.
December 19, 2009
crytal from Ireland
Went to Pamporovo in Jan 08 a party of 10. We had an absolute ball. Would recommend it to everyone. Liked it so much that we are goin' back in 4 weeks time. Can't wait woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 16, 2009
andy newman from United Kingdom
Just got back from Pamporovo. It's brilliant: plenty of snow, great restaraunts (2 meals with a pint each inc starters £25). I own an apartment in the grand monastery - what a place, look it up. Indoor pool, bowlplex, restaurant, shop, saunas etc. All apartments have log fires and fully fitted kitchens. Anyone interested in rental e mail me firstname.lastname@example.org I will send you an e brochure.
June 11, 2009
Philip W from United Kingdom
I went to Pamporovo twice this season (I love it there), but the snow at the beginning of the season was the worst in a decade. It then picked up and the snow was great from end of Jan-early March. It was never (and probably has very rarely ever been) 250cm deep. At the bottom of the slope in March (4th) you had to ski around the grass/mud.
It is fine to sing the praises of Pamporovo resort (because I also do; it is one of my favourite resorts to go to) but reports need to be accurate otherwise it can do the resort more damage than good.
April 03, 2009
ММ from Italy
You must learn when snow conditions are all right. There was very good snow this Feb and March, when Italy had awfully snow. Pamporovo is a very good, really world class resort, with very nice people and slopes. The snow was 240cms and it was an amazing vacation.