LIFTS (ROPEWAYS)
RODOPI Mountains
  • LIFT # 1 AVTOGARATA

    • Other names: "Studenets-1" Lift, "Avtogarata - Studenets" Lift, "Ski Center 1 - Studenets" Lift, Passenger Ropeway (PRW) "Avtogarata"
    • Interactive map of Pamporovo Ski zone
    • Lift System: Quad Chairlift with fixed-grip seats (4-CLF)
    • Technical Characteristics: It is situated in Pamporovo Resort, Ski center #1 - Avtogarata (Bus Station) and connects Pamporovo Bus Station with Studenets Chalet and Studenets Ski center. The quad chairlift was put into operation on December 12, 2004 and replaces single chairlift with fixed-grip seats (1-CLF) with capacity of 250 people per hour, built in 1967. The new ropeway is constructed by the Austrian company "Doppelmayr", which in 2002 became part of the Austrian-Swiss group "Doppelmayr-Garaventa" (Web-site). The lower lift station is located on 1548 m. altitude in Ski center #1 - Avtogarata (Bus Station), near Pamporovo Bus Station and the upper one is on 1668 m. in Studenets Ski center, near Studenets Chalet. The quad chairlift has a length of 720 m., overcomes the difference in height 120 meters, and its capacity is 2000 people per hour. There are installed modern access system of the Austrian company "Axess" (Web-site). The main purpose of the lift during the ski season is to serve Studenets ski center and be incoming transport to LIFT # 2 STUDENETS
    • General Terms and Conditions on Provision of Services and Rules on Use of Ski Runs and Ski Lifts within the Ski Area of Pamporovo Resort
    • Contact Details: -
    • Work Time:
      • outside the ski season 2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Ski runs
    • Prices:
    • Lower lift station (Pamporovo Bus Station):
      • Starting Point to the lower lift station:
        • Pamporovo Bus Station - about 100 m.
        • Ski center #1 - Avtogarata (Bus Station)
        • Town of Chepelare (Bus Station) - 11 km. along asphalt road
        • Ski run # 7 ("Orlovets"/"Avtogarata") - usually used to return in the resort
    • Upper lift station  (Studenets Chalet):
      • Starting Point from the upper lift station:
        • Down with lift towards Pamporovo Bus Station and the center of Pamporovo Resort
        • The lower lift station of LIFT # 2 STUDENETS about 250 m.
        • The upper lift station LIFT # 3 MALINA about 300 m.
    • Host Association: Pamporovo PLC, 2870 Chepelare, Pamporovo Resort, Orlovets Hotel, tel./fax: 0309 / 5-85-18, tel.: 0700 17 702, GSM: 0882 / 88-64-02, -mail, Web-site, Facebook
  • LIFT # 2 STUDENETS

    • Other names: "Studenets-2" Lift, "Studenets - Snezhanka Summit" Lift, Passenger Ropeway (PRW) "Studenets"
    • Interactive map of Pamporovo Ski zone
    • Lift System: Quad High-Speed Detachable Chairlift (4-CLD)
    • Technical Characteristics: It is situated in Pamporovo Resort and is extension of LIFT # 1 AVTOGARATA, connecting Studenets Chalet with Snezhanka Summit (1926-m. altitude). The high-speed quad chairlift was put into operation on December 28, 2000 and replaces single chairlift with fixed-grip seats (1-CLF) with capacity of 600 people per hour, built in 1967. The new ropeway is constructed by Austrian-Swiss company "Girak-Garaventa", which in 2002 became part of the Austrian-Swiss group "Doppelmayr-Garaventa" (Web-site). The lower lift station is located on 1678 m. altitude in Studenets Ski center, near Studenets Chalet and the upper one is on 1924 m. on Snezhanka Summit. The quad chairlift has a length of 1100 m. and overcomes the difference in height 246 meters. Along the route were placed 13 pillars and is tightrope for transportation with thickness of 38 mm. The trip lasts about 4 min. at a design speed of 5 m/s. The ropeway capacity is 2400 people per hour, provided by 80 number external seats. There are installed modern access system of the Austrian company "Axess" (Web-site). The main purpose of the lift during the ski season is to serve Studenets Ski center and the runs descending from Snezhanka Summit
    • General Terms and Conditions on Provision of Services and Rules on Use of Ski Runs and Ski Lifts within the Ski Area of Pamporovo Resort
    • Contact Details: -
    • Work Time:
      • outside the ski season 2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Ski runs
    • Prices:
    • Lower lift station (Studenets Chalet):
      • Starting Point to the lower lift station:
    • Upper lift station  (Snezhanka Summit):
      • Starting Point from the upper lift station:
        • Down with lift towards Studenets Chalet
        • Next to upper lift station is the 156-meter TV tower on Snezhanka Summit (1926 m.). On the 93rd meter of the tower there is a café-bar and on the 99th a terrace with magnificent view of the Rodopite Mountains
        • The upper lift station of LIFT # 4 SMOLYANSKI EZERA
        • The upper lift station of LIFT # 5 MALINA 2
        • The upper lift station of LIFT # 6 STOYKITE
        • The upper lift station of LIFT # 7 ARCH. PETAR PETROV
        • Ski run # 1 ("Yazovira"/"Malkata stena")
        • Ski run # 1 ("Bypass to Malkata stena")
        • Ski run # 2 ("Stenata") ("black")
        • Ski run # 2 ("ear" to  Stenata Ski run)
        • Ski run # 10 ("Delyovo dere")
        • Race track "Border Cross" ("Cross Country")
        • Ski run # 13 ("Kartola")
        • Fun park (Line # 1, Line # 2 and Line # 3)
    • Host Association: Pamporovo PLC, 2870 Chepelare, Pamporovo Resort, Orlovets Hotel, tel./fax: 0309 / 5-85-18, tel.: 0700 17 702, GSM: 0882 / 88-64-02, -mail, Web-site, Facebook
  • LIFT # 3 MALINA

    • Other names: "Studenets-3" Lift, "Malina - Studenets" Lift, Passenger Ropeway (PRW) "Malina"
    • Interactive map of Pamporovo Ski zone
    • Lift System: Single Chairlift with fixed-grip seats (1-CLF)
    • Technical Characteristics: It is situated in Pamporovo Resort and connects Ski center #2 - Malina with Studenets Chalet and Studenets Ski center. The single chairlift was put into operation in 1977. The lower lift station is located on 1456 m. altitude in Ski center #2 - Malina and the upper one is on 1680 m. in Studenets Ski center, near Studenets Chalet. The single chairlift has a length of 1528 m., overcomes the difference in height 224 meters, and its capacity is 475 people per hour. There are installed modern access system of the Austrian company "Axess" (Web-site). During the ski season lift serviced ski runs in Studenets Ski center and it is incoming transport to LIFT # 2 STUDENETS
    • General Terms and Conditions on Provision of Services and Rules on Use of Ski Runs and Ski Lifts within the Ski Area of Pamporovo Resort
    • Contact Details: -
    • Work Time:
      • outside the ski season 2016: During the ski season only
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Ski runs
    • Prices:
    • Lower lift station (Ski center #2 - Malina):
      • Starting Point to the lower lift station:
        • Former Malinovo (Ardashla) Forestry
        • Ski center #2 - Malina
    • Upper lift station  (Studenets Chalet):
      • Starting Point from the upper lift station:
        • The lower lift station of LIFT # 2 STUDENETS about 250 m.
        • The upper lift station of LIFT # 1 AVTOGARATA about 300 m.
        • Studenets Chalet about 300 m.
        • Ski run # 6.1 ("Studenets - Malina")
    • Host Association: Pamporovo PLC, 2870 Chepelare, Pamporovo Resort, Orlovets Hotel, tel./fax: 0309 / 5-85-18, tel.: 0700 17 702, GSM: 0882 / 88-64-02, -mail, Web-site, Facebook
  • LIFT # 4 SMOLYANSKI EZERA

    • Other names: "Smolyanski ezera Chalet - Snezhanka Summit" Lift, Passenger Ropeway (PRW) "Smolyanski Ezera"
    • Interactive map of Pamporovo Ski zone
    • Lift System: Double Chairlift with fixed-grip seats (2-CLF)
    • Technical Characteristics: It is situated above Smolyanski Ezera Chalet and connects Smolyanski Ezera Ski center with Snezhanka Summit. The double chairlift was put into operation in 1978. The lower lift station is located on 1541 m. altitude in Smolyanski Ezera Ski center, near Smolyanski Ezera Chalet and the upper one is on 1925 m. on Snezhanka Summit. The double chairlift has a length of 1400 m., overcomes the difference in height 384 meters, and its capacity is 365 people per hour. There are installed modern access system of the Austrian company "Axess" (Web-site). The main purpose of the lift during the ski season is to serve Smolyanski Ezera Ski center and the runs descending from Snezhanka Summit
    • General Terms and Conditions on Provision of Services and Rules on Use of Ski Runs and Ski Lifts within the Ski Area of Pamporovo Resort
    • Contact Details: -
    • Work Time:
      • outside the ski season 2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Ski runs
    • Prices:
    • Lower lift station (Smolyanski Ezera Chalet):
      • Starting Point to the lower lift station:
        • Smolyanski Ezera Chalet - 0,10 h. on foot (0,6 km. along asphalt road)
        • Road fork on the road Smolyan - Prevala Pass - Stoykite - 2,5 km. along asphalt road
        • Junction at the roads  Smolyan - Prevala Pass - Stoykite and Smolyan - Pamporovo Resort - Chepelare - 5,4 km. along asphalt road
        • Town of Smolyan (Bus Station) - 10 km. along asphalt road
    • Upper lift station  (Snezhanka Summit):
      • Starting Point from the upper lift station:
        • Down with lift towards Smolyanskite Ezera Lakes and Smolyanski Ezera Chalet
        • Snezhanka Summit (1926 m.) with 165 meters high TV tower
        • The upper lift station of LIFT # 2 STUDENETS
        • The upper lift station of LIFT # 5 MALINA 2
        • The upper lift station of LIFT # 6 STOYKITE
        • The upper lift station of LIFT # 7 ARCH. PETAR PETROV
        • Ski run # 9 ("Smolyanski Ezera"/"Ezerata")
        • Ski run # 9-2 (from Upper station of lift # 4 to ski run # 8 "Perelik")
        • from Upper station of lift # 4 to ski slope # 8 "Perelik"
    • Host Association: Pamporovo PLC, 2870 Chepelare, Pamporovo Resort, Orlovets Hotel, tel./fax: 0309 / 5-85-18, tel.: 0700 17 702, GSM: 0882 / 88-64-02, -mail, Web-site, Facebook
  • LIFT # 5 MALINA 2

    • Other names: "Ardashla - Snezhanka" Lift, "Ardashla" Lift, Passenger Ropeway (PRW) "Malina 2"
    • Interactive map of Pamporovo Ski zone
    • Lift System: Triple High-Speed Detachable Chairlift (3-CLD)
    • Technical Characteristics: It is situated in Pamporovo Resort and connects Ski center #2 - Malina with Snezhanka Summit. The high-speed triple chairlift is constructed by the French company "POMA" (Web-site) and was put into operation in 1986. The lower lift station is located on 1460 m. altitude in Ski center #2 - Malina and the upper one is on 1925 m. on Snezhanka Summit. The triple chairlift has a length of 2144 m. and overcomes the difference in height 465 meters, as along the route were placed 25 pillars. The trip lasts about 7 min. at a design speed of 5 m/s. The ropeway capacity is 1800 people per hour, provided by 151 number external seats. In 2015 is completely replaced the mechanical part of the lift, with which has increased its speed and reliability. There are installed modern access system of the Austrian company "Axess" (Web-site). During the ski season lift serviced ski runs descending from Snezhanka Summit
    • General Terms and Conditions on Provision of Services and Rules on Use of Ski Runs and Ski Lifts within the Ski Area of Pamporovo Resort
    • Contact Details: -
    • Work Time:
      • outside the ski season 2016: During the ski season only
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Ski runs
    • Prices:
    • Lower lift station (Ski center #2 - Malina):
      • Starting Point to the lower lift station:
        • Former Malinovo (Ardashla) Forestry
        • Ski center #2 - Malina
    • Upper lift station  (Snezhanka Summit):
      • Starting Point from the upper lift station:
    • Host Association: Pamporovo PLC, 2870 Chepelare, Pamporovo Resort, Orlovets Hotel, tel./fax: 0309 / 5-85-18, tel.: 0700 17 702, GSM: 0882 / 88-64-02, -mail, Web-site, Facebook
  • LIFT # 6 STOYKITE

    • Other names: "Stoykite - Snezhanka" Lift, "Stoykite Village - Snezhanka Summit" Lift, Passenger Ropeway (PRW) "Stoykite"
    • Interactive map of Pamporovo Ski zone
    • Lift System: Six pack High-Speed Detachable Chairlift with Bubbles (6-CLD-B)
    • Technical Characteristics: It is situated above Stoykite Village and connects Stoykite Ski center with Snezhanka Summit. The high-speed six pack chairlift is constructed by the French company "POMA" (Web-site) and was put into operation on December 7, 2008. The lower lift station is located on 1453 m. altitude in Stoykite Ski center and above Stoykite Village and the upper one is on 1923 m. on Snezhanka Summit. The six pack chairlift has a length of 2992 m. and overcomes the difference in height 470 meters. Along the route were placed 25 pillars and is tightrope for transportation with thickness of 50 mm. The travel time on the project is 8,3 min. at a design speed of 6 m/s. The ropeway capacity is 2400 people per hour, provided by 116 number external leather seats with bubbles (plastic shields against wind and snow). Called a "Family Lift" because an entire family can ride together.  There are installed modern access system of the Austrian company "Axess" (Web-site). During the ski season lift serviced ski runs descending from Snezhanka Summit
    • General Terms and Conditions on Provision of Services and Rules on Use of Ski Runs and Ski Lifts within the Ski Area of Pamporovo Resort
    • Contact Details: -
    • Work Time:
      • outside the ski season 2016: During the ski season only
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Ski runs
    • Prices:
    • Lower lift station (above Stoykite Village):
      • Starting Point to the lower lift station:
        • Stoykite Village (The road fork against the Tourist Information Centre) - 1,1 km. along asphalt road
    • Upper lift station  (Snezhanka Summit):
    • Host Association: Pamporovo PLC, 2870 Chepelare, Pamporovo Resort, Orlovets Hotel, tel./fax: 0309 / 5-85-18, tel.: 0700 17 702, GSM: 0882 / 88-64-02, -mail, Web-site, Facebook

    LIFT # 7 ARCH. PETAR PETROV

    • Other names: "Dvata mosta - Snezhanka" Lift, Passenger Ropeway (PRW) "Arch. Petar Petrov"
    • Interactive map of Pamporovo Ski zone
    • Lift System: Quad Chairlift with fixed-grip seats and with a loading carpet (4-CLF)
    • Technical Characteristics: It is situated in Pamporovo Resort and connects Dvata mosta Area with Snezhanka Summit. The quad chairlift was inaugurated and put into operation on December 19, 2015 and replaces Dvata mosta Surface Lift (Platter Lift), constructed in 1983. The ropeway is constructed by the French company "POMA" (Web-site). It is named architect Petar Petrov (1925-2007), one of the designers of Pamporovo Resort, died on 25.02.2007 at tragic accident on the Surface Lift "Dvata mosta" ("Two Bridges"). The lower lift station is located on 1541 m. altitude in Dvata mosta Area and the upper one is on 1918 m. at the foot of Snezhanka Summit. The ropeway has a length of 1376 meters and overcomes the difference in height 377 meters. Along the route were placed 16 pillars. The capacity of the ropeway is 2000 people per hour, provided by 148 number external seats at a speed of 2,6 m/s.  There are installed modern access system of the Austrian company "Axess" (Web-site). During the ski season lift serviced ski runs descending from Snezhanka Summit
    • General Terms and Conditions on Provision of Services and Rules on Use of Ski Runs and Ski Lifts within the Ski Area of Pamporovo Resort
    • Contact Details: -
    • Work Time:
      • outside the ski season 2016: During the ski season only
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Lifts
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Ski runs
    • Prices:
    • Lower lift station (Dvata mosta Area):
      • Starting Point to the lower lift station:
        • The road Stoykite Village - Pamporovo Resort
    • Upper lift station  (at the foot of Snezhanka Summit):
    • Host Association: Pamporovo PLC, 2870 Chepelare, Pamporovo Resort, Orlovets Hotel, tel./fax: 0309 / 5-85-18, tel.: 0700 17 702, GSM: 0882 / 88-64-02, -mail, Web-site, Facebook
  • MECHI CHAL LIFT

    • Other names: "Mechi Vrah" Lift, Passenger Ropeway (PRW) "Mechi Chal"
    • Plan
    • Lift System: Quad High-Speed Detachable Chairlift (4-CLD)
    • Technical Characteristics: The high-speed quad chairlift was put into operation on January 7, 2009 and replaces double chairlift with fixed-grip seats (2-CLF) with capacity of 500 people per hour, built in 1980. The new ropeway is constructed by the French company "POMA" (Web-site) and with it has been increased the capacity of the lift of 2000 people per hour and travel time - reduced from 17 to 10 minutes. The lower lift station is located on 1155 m. altitude above town of Chepelare, the medial station is on 1525 m. altitude and the upper one is on 1873 m. on Mechi vrah (Mechi chal). The ropeway has a length of 2795 meters and overcomes the difference in height 718 meters at a design speed of 5 m/s. Along the route were placed 25 pillars and is tightrope for transportation with thickness of 50 mm. The transport of passengers is carried by 161 number external leather seats. There are installed modern access system of the Austrian company "Axess" (Web-site). The ropeway services ski runs in Chepelare Sport Center near the town of Chepelare, descending along the slopes of Mechi Vrah Summit (Bear's Summit, 1873-m. altitude). The number of ski runs is 12, and ski ways - 5 with a total length of nearly 18 km. Among them is the longest alpine ski run in Bulgaria - "the red" ski run "Mechi Chal 1" long 3350 meters, which is certified for international competitions. The presence of an medial lift station allows in the absence of enough snow in the lower slopes, the skiers to use slopes immediately below Mechi Chal Summit
    • Rules to ensure compliance with public order on the territory of the ski runs in the ski area of Chepelare Municipality (In Bulgarian)
    • Work Time:
      • outside the ski season 2016: During the ski season only
      • during the ski season 2015/2016: Lift
      • during the ski season 2015/2016:: Ski runs and ways
    • Prices:
    • Lower lift station (above Town of Chepelare):
      • Starting Point to the lower lift station:
        • Road fork on the road Chepelare - Pamporovo - Smolyan - 0,3 km. along asphalt road
        • Town of Chepelare (Bus Station) - 2,7 km. along asphalt road
    • Medial lift station:
      • Starting Point from the medial lift station:
        • Ski runs
    • Upper lift station  (Mechi Chal Summit):
      • Starting Point from the upper lift station:
        • On the South-West slopes of Mechi Vrah Summit the ridge route Pamporovo Resort Izgrev Chalet passes through
        • Ski runs
    • Host Association: Chepelare Curort PLC (in bankruptcy), 4850 Chepelare, 13-15 Perelik Str., Rodopski Dom Hotel, -mail, Web-site, Facebook

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