Chepelare, Bulgaria

According to CachedHealth, Chepelare is one of the youngest Bulgarian ski resorts. It is located in the central part of the Rhodope Mountains, 8 km from Pamporovo. These places are distinguished by sunny weather (more than 300 days a year), low prices for accommodation and equipment rental, and the absence of any social life. The resort is suitable for families, as well as for beginners, there is a ski school for children and adults (keep in mind that only those over 12 years old are put on a snowboard).

In addition to the ski slopes, there is little noteworthy here, the most curious is the speleology museum, located right in the cave.

How to get to Chepelare

Flight to Plovdiv, then transfer for about an hour; or flight to Sofia, then transfer 3.5 hours.

Chepelare slopes

In total, there are 7 tracks in Chepelare with a total length of 13 km, all of them are processed by snow groomers. There are slopes for both beginners and advanced skiers. The resort has a ski school for children and adults, as well as a ski kindergarten. For lovers of cross-country skiing – 30 km of flat trails.


After an active pastime on the ski slopes, you can relax in one of the resort’s hotels. Basically, these are 3 and 4 star hotels, but there are also private houses for rent.

Entertainment and attractions of Chepelare

There are few historical and cultural attractions in Chepelare. The aforementioned speleology museum is the only one in Bulgaria and is located right inside the cave. The exposition is dedicated to the history of the Rhodope Mountains; various fossils, minerals, as well as household items of ancient people who lived in these places are collected here.

Also of interest are the Church of St. Anastas, the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Bachkovo Monastery and the Rozhen Observatory.

Chudnye Mosty are located 35 km from the resort. This is a unique natural attraction: earlier there was a cave here, which was formed due to the river flow, over the years part of the grotto collapsed under weight, and thus formed a kind of rock “bridges”, the largest of them is 100 m long and 15 m wide. Today, only 2 of the safest bridges are available for visiting, and around them there is the entire tourist infrastructure – from cafes to hotels.

As for nightlife, there are none in Chepelare, so you will have to go to a bar and a disco in Pamporovo.

Chepelare, Bulgaria

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