27 Oct 2017

A Mega Ski Resort for Winter Sport Enthusiasts

Exciting news is coming from one of the top Bulgarian resorts Pamporovo. After the announcements for huge development a couple of years ago of the area, the resort is getting quite the attention.
 
A high speed quad “Two bridges” (Dvata mosta) was built during the ski season 2015/2016 that services Malina ski area in Pamporovo and provides a link to Snezhanka peak. The 4 seats lift costs approximately 3.8 million euro and is 1 km long. The capacity of the new quad is 2000 people per hour, allowing faster transportation and minimal lines at the slope base.


There are initial plans to construct two new lifts and launch at least two tracks to connect Pamporovo and “Mechi Chal” ski centre, creating one new mega resort. The merger of the existing resort with the nearby town of Chepelare is expected to increase the competiveness of the resort and to attract prestigious winter sport events.

As of last season, the two ski areas working together, allowing ski lift passes for Pamporovo to be also used in “Mechi Chal”. When completely unified, the two ski area will create the largest winter resort on the Balkans with over 80 km length of tracks. There will be also a greater diversity of ski slopes with various complexity and length.  The resort areas are united by a single transport with specialized ski buses serving Pamporovo and “Mechi Chal”.


Bulgarian resorts and holiday destinations are famous for being easy on the wallet and fun to visit. But price is not the only chief advantage of the small and friendly ski resort. Pamporovo is one of the sunniest places with whole lot of blue skies above its snowy slopes.  Set in the picturesque Rhodope Mountain, the resort is surrounded by thick pine forest and ample meadows. It’s no surprise that this part of Bulgaria is considered to be the birthplace of the legendary musician and poet Orpheus.

The place itself is lively in the peak season and attracts tourists from Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Russia and UK. Similar to other Bulgarian winter resorts, Pamporovo has a reputation of a party spot. There are a handful of good restaurants and a lot of bars and clubs popular for their cheap booze prices. Pamporovo has good choice of hotels at the base of the slopes with a high standard of accommodation and quality of cuisine. The village below has a delightful charm with its stone cottages and pine-lined roads.


“Mechi Chal” is ski resort situated in the base of the eponymous peak and is 11km from Pamporovo. It features pistes of varying difficulty with a total length of 20 km. The area is suitable for all kinds of winter sports including ski, snowboard and biathlon.“Mechi Chal – 1” is the longest run for alpine skiing in Bulgaria and is certified by FIS, which can be used to host races of world rank. Due to economic difficulties in the past years, Mechi Chal was bought by Pamporovo AD in attempt to merge it with the prospering Pamporovo ski resort.

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