Restart of the Winter Season in Bulgaria: Heavy Snow and many Tourists in Pamporovo and Chepelare
At the moment, the snow cover in Pamporovo is 80 cm, and the owners of the tourist centers cannot be happier about their numerous clientele, which fills the ski slopes, hotels and restaurants. This year, nature smiled favorably on the Rhodope winter resort. Unlike the ski centers in the rest of Bulgaria, and in the whole of Europe, in the most critical period, when almost summer temperatures brought those working in the industry and lovers of snow emotions to the brink of despair, in Pamporovo it was relatively cold, and even overcast snow. Thanks to this, part of the slopes in the resort were covered with snow, Pamporovo JSC announced. This is also the reason why this year many skiers chose the Rhodope resort over the Alps, which has become one of the most sought after in Europe. And now, after the heavy snowfalls over the whole country, all tracks in Pamporovo are already working at full steam, claims Kostadin Belenozov, an expert on tourism in Chepelare municipality:
"The occupancy of the hotels in Pamporovo is over 80%. The guests from Turkey and Ireland predominate, there are also many Bulgarian tourists. The conditions are excellent and everyone is very satisfied. The resort complex did the best with the situation and got it under control! Even though there was no snow throughout the country and in Europe, our skiing conditions were the best in Bulgaria. And at the most critical moments, the pistes became skiable because the Pamporovo team managed to cover enough pistes with artificial snow. The prices of half-day and one-day ski passes kept the values from last year and generally vary between BGN 52 and BGN 85."
After winter finally returned to Bulgaria last week, the neighboring resort town of Chepelare quickly filled up with skiers...