“Meanwhile, on the way to Pamporovo today, they filmed this. Honestly, I don’t know why they’re not sleeping.”

A momma brown bear and her cub filmed on road to Pamporovo Ski Resort in the Smolyan Province of southern Bulgaria and the little one looks mad cute. The cub played with its paws in the freshly fallen snow while it mother kept a watchful eye as cars passed by. Pamporovo isn’t open for skiing yet but judging by the accumulation on the access road, things are looking good to start spinning lifts soon.

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About Ski Zone Pamporovo:

In 2016, for the first time in Bulgaria, two neighbouring ski areas Pamporovo and Mechi Chal united and started operating jointly with a common ticketing and transport system.

The union aims to create the largest winter sports center in the Balkans, actively using the available natural resources and enabling the country to host prestigious international sporting events.

Both resorts offer a common lift pass, which gives access to all ski and snowboard slopes and facilities.in Pamporovo and Mechi Chal.

Regular specialized ski buses serve both ski areas and provide transfer for all tourists. Separate stops and signposts provide information about the current schedule and movement of ski buses in real time.

The ski areas in both resorts provide extremely good conditions for practising winter sports. The slopes are of varying difficulty (green, blue, red and black) suitable for all ages and skill levels, for both beginners and experts.

Pamporovo is one of the best ski centers for beginners with the longest green ski slope in Bulgaria.

Mechi Chal ski area is a challenge for intermediate and professional skiers, as the main slope in the resort is red.

Pamporovo resort is located in the central part of the Rhodopes at an altitude of 1650m, at the foot of Snezhanka peak (1928 m above sea level). For more than 85 years the resort has been developing as a sports and climatotherapy center.

Pamporovo ski area comprises about 60km of ski slopes, snowboard slopes, sledding and freeride areas, as well as cross-country ski trails. The slopes in Pamporovo are suitable for people of all ages and with different skiing abilities. The degree of difficulty of the slopes allows the ski areas to be both accessible for beginners and advanced, alternating workload and rest on steep and sloping sections.

Modern lift equipment, new snow treatment machines and powerful snow cannons ensure the fast movement of tourists without crowds, optimal snow cover and excellent conditions for practising winter sports.