Luxury Ski Chalets Rhodope Mountains
Enjoy a luxury ski holiday in the Rhodope Mountains with our exclusive collection of luxury chalets.
Luxury Ski Holidays in the Rhodope Mountains
Picturesque UNESCO world heritage countryside and historic Thracian sites; the Rhodope Mountains are famed for being the home to the mythological singer Orpheus and offer a unique skiing experience.
The Rhodope mountains are the greenest of greens through the summer and covered in snow through the winter months making them a great location for year-round holidays. In the Rhodope Mountains, skiers have over 43 km of slopes to explore which is served by a total of 17 ski lifts.
The most popular ski resort in the Rhodope Mountains is Pamporovo ski resort which offers up to 30 km of slopes to explore and has an altitude of 1926m.
The slopes can’t compare to those in the Alps, however, if you’re looking for a broader holiday experience and want to relax in a very private area then the region is certainly worth a visit. Explore the Smolyan Province and experience Bulgarian hospitality & culture at its finest.
1 Chalets & Apartments in Rhodope Mountains
- Rhodope Mountains
Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
What the Press are Saying
"Besides the inevitable pool big enough for a neighborhood gym, there are six bedrooms with en suites and piste-view horizontal windows that look like the widest widescreen TVs you can imagine. The wooden dining table stretching along the al fresco terrace -- which overlooks distant Plovdiv, one of the world's oldest cities -- provides a rustic touch"
Luxury Chalets in the Rhodope Mountains
There are a few select exclusive luxury chalets in the Rhodope mountains, particularly in the luxury resort of Pamporovo. Leo Trippi has one extraordinary luxury chalet, Villa Gella perched above the small town of Gella in the northern Rhodope mountains just a short drive from Pamporovo ski resort.
This luxury Bulgarian chalet is a beautifully restored six-bedroom mountain home with commanding views and luxurious amenities including a 10-metre swimming pool, steam room and fitness suite.
Pamporovo Resort Information
- Resort Altitude: 1473m
- Slopes Altitude: 1473 - 1926m
- Pistes: 30 km
- Lifts: 13
- Nearest Airport: Plovdiv (PDV) - 50 km (50 min)
- Blue Slopes: 59%
- Red Slopes: 26%
- Black Slopes: 15%
Skiing in Pamporovo
For those looking for consistent bluebird days and a decent snowfall then skiing in Pamporovo could be a good option. Due to its smaller size, it is not hailed as the most challenging resort for more advanced skiers, however, it is extremely well-suited for beginner skiers and families. With the beginner-friendly blue slopes making up almost 60% of the slopes in Pamporovo, there is considerable opportunity for beginners to quickly progress. Combined with the highly-rated ski school and childcare facilities, Pamporovo is an excellent choice for families or those looking to dip their toes into the world of skiing.
For those intermediate skiers who are looking for a more relaxed ski holiday in Bulgaria, Pamporovo is also well known for its tree runs which are especially fun just after new snowfall. Once warmed up with a few runs up and down the mountain, head over to ski “Road Pamporovo” a 4 km run from the top of Mount Snezhanka winding its way in through the trees all the way to the town centre below.
The Best Bars & Restaurants in Pamporovo
Whilst the ski area is small in comparison to the large European resorts, the town of Pamporovo comes alive after the skiing ends with many restaurants and apres bars to get the party started. For those on the slopes looking for a unique experience, head to Cafe Panorama, a restaurant located 2000m above the trees inside the old television tower. Towards the end of the day, many of the lively apres bars open up slopeside with the White Dog being a firm apres favourite. For those looking for a more relaxing post-ski drink with a roaring fire, the lobby bar of Snezhanka Hotel is the go-to place in town.
How to have the perfect luxury ski holiday in the Rhodope Mountains
1. Enjoy freshly prepared pastries at Villa Gella before heading to Pamporovo for a day of skiing
2. Skiers of the group can take advantage of the varied terrain at Pamporovo ski resort, whilst non-skiers can try their hand at the alternative winter activities of snowshoeing or tobogganing or head to the spa for the day.
3. Following a jam-packed day on the mountain, unwind with a glass of champagne back at Villa Gella or rejuvenate those sore muscles in your private wellness suite.
4. When the sun has set, your luxury Bulgarian chalet awaits, with a beautifully prepared menu for you to enjoy.
Location & Map
Located in south-eastern Europe, the Rhodope Mountains is home to six ski resorts, the largest being Pamporovo in the central part of the mountain range.