Pamporovo is an all year round mountain resort in Bulgaria. It is situated in the beautiful, internal parts of the Rhodope Mountains, at 1650 meters altitude level, at the foot of Mount Snejanka. It is located in the municipality of Smolyan, about 260 km from Sofia, 85 km from Plovdiv, 15 km north of Smolyan and 10 km south of Chepelare.
The climate in the Pamporovo region is distinguished with a mild winter that has more than 100 sunny days. The resort ranks in first place when it comes to sunny days among all the mountain resorts in Bulgaria. The average annual temperature is 5.5°С.
Pamporovo’s main tourist flow is during the winter months. The resort features a wide range of lifts and ski tows, artificial snow cannons and a number of different ski sports tracks. Nearly all the ski slopes in the resort start from Mount Snejanka with an altitude level ranging from 1400 meters to 1926 meters.
The tourist season starts in December and continuous all the way until the end of April. The region is known for its beautiful natural environment which makes it an attractive site for tourists during the summer as well. The lovely views, fresh air and that mountain feeling of peace and quiet are a great attraction to tourists from both Bulgaria and abroad.
There are a number of tourist attractions available during the summer, such as: mountain biking, hiking trails of various difficulty, picnic sites and many others.
Snejanka Peak is one of the 100 National Tourist Sites chosen by the Bulgarian Tourist Union.