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Chepelare ski resort, Bulgaria

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Voted as the sunniest town in Bulgaria, Chepelare has an amazing 270 sunny days a year. This is the land of Ekaterina Dafovska, the Olympic Biathlon Champion at Nagano 1998 Games. Visitors come to this ski resort via the Plovdiv International Airport or the Sofia International Airport in the capital of this country. 

Chepelare ski resort, Bulgaria

The summit of this Mountain is 1870 metres and the vertical here is 720 metres. The highest lift is at 1970 metres above sea level. The lowest run is at 1150 metres above sea level. Accommodations are available in and around the Chepelare Ski area itself in the form of motels, hotels and apartments.

There are 12 trails on this resort rated Beginners - 17%, Intermediate - 33% and Advanced - 50%. There are two trails in Chepelare Ski area rated Beginners - 50% and Advanced - 50%. This ski area is also known for its beautiful Cross Country skiing facilities. About 30 km of trails are devoted to Cross Country skiing.

There are many skiing runs here for varying levels of skiers. One of the main runs is over 3250 metres in distance. This run is equipped with 47 snow cannons for snowmaking. One of the lifts is a Quad chair capable of lifting 2000 people per hour uphill. It travels the 2700 metres expanse from the town of Chepelare to the Mechi Chal Peak in 9 minutes.

Chepelare ski resort, Bulgaria

Chepelare Ski area is the first resort in the area to offer free wireless internet service.

Chepelare is considered the sunniest ski town in Bulgaria, where you will get 270 days of sunshine a year! It's very close to Pamporovo, about 12 miles south, so you can easily ski in both resorts if you wish to. With its 4000 ft elevation and mild winter weather, the resort offers excellent ski and snowboarding conditions!

This modern ski resort today, with charming new hotels, restaurants and cafes, has a long history dating back to the Roman Empire. If you like to see something quite unique, check out "The Wonder Bridges" near by, interesting natural rock formations that look like bridges. Experiencing Bulgarian culture, food, and folklore music in a traditional restaurants at the resort, is a lot of fun too!!

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