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Pamporovo weather forecast for the next 6-7 days
A freezing cold front swept over much of Bulgaria on Sunday with snowstorms snarling the intensified traffic as the Christmas and New Year holidays are coming to an end. The onset of northern and northwestern winds sent the mercury plummeting to between 3 and 4 centigrades below zero.
One of Bulgaria’s most popular monasteries, the Rila Monastery, is going to construct a small hydro power plant in order to get a new reliable electricity supply.
99% of Pamporovo hotels are booked for New Year’s Eve, reported from the local tourist association. Although Bulgaria’s sunniest ski resort does not see much snow, it is not expected that tourists will cancel their bookings for January 2010. In general, the snow cover in Pamporovo is not sufficient for skiing, but the ski track ‘’The Wall’’ is suitable for skiing for advanced and novices alike.
Bulgarian newspaper Monitor announced that many Russian tourists have filled hotels in Hissar in the last couple of days. Surprisingly some of the tourists have made their reservations only weeks ahead of the festive season. Not only did Russian guests spend their holy Christmas in Bulgaria, but also some of them are pleased to spend the New Year at the curative mineral springs. Prices at 4-star hotels are in range from 80 to 140 BGN, as the package price includes three nights and a New Year’s Eve dinner. The most luxury package costs about 540 BGN.
Many Greek tourists will prefer Bansko for their unforgettable holiday during the festive season, said the Mr. Ivanov.
Greek tourists showed their constant interest in Bansko and visited it during Christmas holidays, reported hotel owners from Bansko. Many Macedonian and Serbian residents have made their booking for New Year well in advance.
Due to the lack of snow at Bulgaria’s winter resorts, foreign tourists will receive compensation up to 20.00 GBP per each day when ski tracks are closed, announced the Telegraph newspaper. It depends on the respective tour operator and contract what is the amount that will be refunded because of the lack of snow, so essential for a fabulous skiing holiday.
Hard rock heavies Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will perform together in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2010.
2009-12-28 , Darik Radio
The unusual warm weather in Bulgaria and hurricanes hindered ski fans and tourists from taking advantage of the free Christmas days. Weather forecasts are not promising and future snowfalls are not predicted. According to experts, the weather will be favourable for winter sports in the beginning of the new year.
The day of Open Doors has been organized on the occasion of the abolition of Bulgarian visas for residents from Macedonia and Serbia in order to make popular opportunities for winter tourism, wellness and SPA holidays in Bulgaria among Serbian and Macedonian holidaymakers.
A new project ‘’A catalogue of Bulgaria tourism’’ was issued and it is aimed at attracting Romanian tourists. The goal of the initiative is the professional representation of Bulgaria as an attractive holiday destination for Romanian tourists and making popular Bulgaria’s tourist sites in all their kinds in front of the mass and specialised audience in Romania.
This year Pamporovo’s ski tracks are in conformity with all world standards. Moreover, it is expected that the sunniest Bulgaria’s ski resorts will be given an International quality certificate for their maintenance. 116 brand new artificial snow producing facilities were purchased this year and hence currently their total number is 142 and they embrace almost all ski runs in Pamporovo. A new 6-seat lift has been recently constructed. The ski track ‘’The Wall’’ is being lighted for the first time this year.
2009-12-26 , Sofia Echo
Bulgaria’s winter resorts will see more tourists from the area this winter season. It is expected that many tourists from Romania, Turkey, Serbia and Macedonia will show great interest in Bulgaria’s winter resorts. Experts believe that Turkish tourists will have their skiing holidays in Bulgaria due to the favourable location and mild climate of the country.
The agreement for future partnership between Bourgas and Kirkrali includes the project for the popularization of the cultural and historic heritage in the region through the creation of an interactive tourist guide and marking routes for bicycle alleys.
2009-12-25 , Anita Valentinova
2009-12-25 , Anita Valentinova
Borovets weather forecast for the next 6 days. Light rain is falling right now /25th of December 2009/. Generous snowfalls are expected on the 27th of December 2009. Temperatures will be below freezing /minus -6 degrees on Monday night/. Calm winds are anticipated on Sunday night.
2009-12-25 , The team of www.bulgaria-hotels.com
Almost 100% of accommodation capacity of Pamporovo is fully booked for Christmas and New Year holidays. The majority of people have made their Christmas and New Year holiday bookings well in advance. The average occupancy rate for Christmas is 80%. However, Pamporovo skiing resort will see 100% occupancy for New Year holiday.
Ski resorts in Bulgaria and Austria are best value for UK families this winter, according to new research by the Post Office Travel Services.Bansko ski resort in Bulgaria emerged as best value for UK families followed by Ellmau in Austria. Bansko offers discounted ski packs, hot deals and special bargains at a great price. Bansko skiing resort is suitable for family skiing and beginners and advanced skiers alike.
Live snow report from the ski runs in Borovets from 22.12.2009 - lots of snow in Borovets.
Tourists from Israel will be delighted to spend their winter vacation in Bulgaria’s top skiing resorts. Famous French, Italian and Swiss ski resorts used to be the most favourite ones. However, the situation has changed and cheaper resorts in Bulgaria and Andorra have gained popularity. There is a significant difference between the prices in French and Bulgarian resorts.
Our representative in Borovets ski resort submitted for you five short videos from the Borovets ski runs, shot on 21 December 2009.
The ski season in the oldest Bulgarian winter resort-Borovets was opened on the 20th of December. The resort has proven that it may be considered as the best skiing venue in Bulgaria. Lots of party surprises, snow shows, attractions and excellently maintained slopes will amaze all guests of the reason throughout the season. The main accent of the ski season this year will be the encouragement of ski sport and the healthy way of life among young people.
One of Bulgaria’s top ski resorts – Pamporovo, nestled in the Rhodope Mountain, opened officially the winter season on Saturday. The official opening of the winter season has been marked with excellent ski show which has amazed the audience.The main attraction was the memorable downhill of bagpipe players who have been performing traditional Rhodope music. A total of 40 million BGN have been invested in the infrastructure of the Pamporovo resort over the last two years.
Our representative in Pamporovo submitted for you two short videos from the Pamporovo ski season 2009/2010 official opening. There's a lot of snow on the ski runs as you can see.
Our representative in Bansko submitted for you four short videos from the Bansko ski season 2009/2010 official opening. There's a lot of snow on the ski runs as you can see.
2009-12-12 , Anita Valentinova, source: journey.bg
2009-12-11 , Anita Valentinova, source : expert.bg
2009-12-10 , Anita Valentinova, source : expert.bg
2009-12-09 , macedoniaonline.eu
2009-12-09 , Stranabg.com
2009-12-07 , Anita Valentinova, source :24 Chasa
2009-12-06 , Anita Valentinova, source:Sega Newspaper
2009-12-06 , Anita Valentinova, source : money.bg
2009-12-06 , News.dir.bg
2009-12-05 , Anita Valentinova, source: focus-news.net
2009-12-05 , Anita Valentinova, source: News.dir.bg
2009-12-05 , Anita Valentinova, source: dariknews.bg
2009-12-05 , Anita Valentinova
2009-12-04 , Anita Valentinova, source : focus-news.net
2009-12-04 , Anita Valentinova, source : bansko.samo.bg
2009-12-04 , Anita Valentinova, source : focus-news.net
2009-12-03 , Anita Valentinova, source : okolosveta.com
2009-12-03 , Anita Valentinova, source: bgfactor.org
2009-12-03 , Anita Valentinova, source : bansko.samo.bg