Opened the winter season in Pamporovo, Bulgaria
Tourism Minister of Bulgaria Nikolina Angelkova opened 2016/2017 winter season in Pamporovo in the Rhodope Mountains, informed the press office of the Ministry.
"Nearly 70 000 tourists have chosen Pamporovo last winter season with over 240,000 nights. Let us wish that this season we will have even better results, "said Minister Angelkova. According to its most moderate forecasts of about 5% growth for the country for the upcoming winter season, but its launch so early and the presence of snow for winter sports in early December, are prerequisites for even better results.
This year Pamporovo and Chepelare will be offered as a destination. They will work with a single ticket and transportation system, which marks the beginning of a major project to transform the region into a large and attractive sports center. Each purchased ski pass for Pamporovo will give access to the ski area Mechi Chal, the connection between them is ensured through a system of ski shuttle buses.
"The upcoming major international events that will be held in Pamporovo, we will consolidate and international map of skiing," said Nikolina Angelkova. In the summer of 2017 Pamporovo will meet General Assembly INTERSKI Congress. The event to be held in 2019 as it is the most important winter sports after the Olympics. World Organisation of ski teachers meet every four years to exchange good practices. Bulgarian household has been achieved in competition with the Russian resort of Sochi and the Finnish Levy is a recognition for our country. Participation so far said 32 nations and in the management of the organization includes representatives of Austria, UK, USA, Switzerland and Sweden.
"Pamporovo is not just a winter resort and destination for year-round tourism. You successfully combine cultural and historical routes balneo- and spa services and many other types of tourism, "said Angelkova.
The resort Pamporovo is situated inside the Rhodope Mountains at 1650 m altitude at the foot of Mount Snow. Located in the municipality of Smolyan and Chepelare Municipality, a distance of about 220 km from Sofia, 85 km south of Plovdiv, 15 km north of Smolyan and 10 km south of Chepelare.
The climate of Pamporovo is characterized by mild winters, which has over 100 sunny days. The resort ranks first on sunny days among all mountain resorts in Bulgaria. The average annual temperature is 5,5 ° C.
Almost all ski slopes in the resort start at Mount Snow, their altitude is 1926 m to 1400 m. The tourist season starts in December and lasts until the end of April.
Pamporovo welcomes the first tourists with five open runs, excellent skiing, free use of the lifts on the first day and snow show.
Reservations showing an increase of nearly 30 per cent in respect of Romanian and Greek tourists. Height can be seen with the Irish holiday groups as well as increased interest of Moldovan tourists. The British market retains its levels of last 3-4 years, and charter programs are mainly in Sofia and partly to Plovdiv Airport.
Turkish groups are expected in Pamporovo throughout the season, not just during the holidays in our southern neighbor and reservations remain at good levels.
The Balkan market is emerging and this winter as a strategic portfolio of Pamporovo.
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