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Chepelare Reviews

Tom Tough

Chepelare Rises


Pros: Cheap, not crowded, very friendly, long green run,

Cons: No black runs, Fairly small, has not been run very well in recient years

It’s a shame that in the last few years the Balkans have not had great snowfall. And coupled with this the resort of Chepelare has been dreadfully mismanaged. Chepelare is a fantastic ski area which many people have never heard of. Its only 10 Km by road from the resort of Pamporovo and its peak is actually higher. It is not covered by the larger tour operators as traditionally Pamporovo is better geared up for typical ski tourists.   However about 6 years ago Chepelare resort received a bank development loan and a new lift and snow cannons were installed on the main slope (3km) of mainly red runs. So far so good, however there was never adequate water supply and the pumps were...
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