Pamporovo (Bulgarian: Пампорово) is a popular mountain resort in southern Bulgaria, one of the most well-known in Southeastern Europe. It is primarily visited during the winter for skiing and snowboarding, but is also visited in the summer.
The resort is set in the southern Rhodope Mountains at an altitude of 1620 meters above sea level. Pamporovo is around 260 km away from Sofia, 85 km south of Plovdiv, 15 km north of Smolyan, and 10 km south of Chepelare.
The winters in Pamporovo tend to be mild, but have 150 days or more of snowfall each year. This combination allows for a long skiing season at the resort. Pamporovo is known for its high number of sunny days during the winter, often topping 120 days from December to May. The average January temperature is 3 degrees Celsius (or 37.4 F).
The highest peak in the area, Mount Snezhanka (1928 m), is several hundred meters higher than the resort.
The centre of Pamporovo contains a number of excellent hotels and bars. Hotel Pamporovo is one of the most prestigious (five stars) with excellent buffet dining at both breakfast and dinner.