Chepelare has long traditions in skiing. Almost 38 years after the first race for the “Chepelare Cup” in 1970, in 2008 Chepelare Resort welcomed tourists with nearly 20 km of ski runs. The existing runs have been thoroughly prepared and marked according to European standards. One of the main runs spans over a length 3250 m. and is equipped with 47, top of the range snow cannons produced by the French-American company Johnson Controls. They would allow covering the track with artificial snow within 100 hours at -3 C air temperature.
Chepelare occupies a small valley at the heart of the Rodoppi Mountain. The beautiful Chepelare River passes through the pretty town. Chepelare is 222 kilometers away from Sofia and just 72 kilometers sought of Plovdiv. The Pamporovo resort is just 10 kilometers away. Chepelare is a beautiful mountain town and the nature that surrounds it – venerable fir trees, mountain springs green meadows (in the spring) and deep snow slopes in the winter makes it a place for complete and thorough relax.
Chepelare Ski Resort information
Chepelare provides good infrastructure for skiing. The longest ski run in Bulgaria is located in Chepelare. The ski centre offers ski runs for children and beginners.
The ski season in Chepelare lasts from December until April.
Modern high speed quad lift with a capacity of 2000 per hour, connects Chepelare with Mechi Chal peak in just 9 minutes, at a 2700 meters distance. There are several smaller drag lifts.
Chepelare mountain rescue service
(+359) 309 58336; (+359) 1475.