Pamporovo is a modern ski resort in the heart of the Rhodope mountain, the mountain of the mythical singer Orpheus. It is the most southern skiing resort in Europe. It is the sunniest Bulgarian mountain resort with wonderful snow throughout the whole season. Pamporovo is situated on 1650m above the sea level at the foot of peak Snejanka (1926m). It is 240km far from Sofia and 85km from Plovdiv.
Pamporovo has an exclusive climate featuring a soft winter with about 120 sunny days during the skiing period. The significant influence of the Aegean Sea appears here and the skiing season starts from December to April. The gentle profile of the mountain with its rounded slopes and summits makes Pamporovo particularly suitable for beginners. There are also difficult ski runs like the Giant Slalom Run, which is an excellent exercise for every skiing expert. The beautiful Rhodope mountain area has many claims to fame in history and possibly the future. The mythical singer Orpheus is believed to have lived here, one of his songs is currently flying out beyond the solar system on the Voyager space craft seeking out new life and new civilisations.
There may be something in the air here as many of the locals live to be 100+ (they manage to maintain a reputation for friendliness, cooking and singing for all that time too), or it may be just because this claims to be Europe`s sunniest ski resort, averaging 270 sunshine days annually.