Minister Dimitrov participated in the official opening of the ski season in Pamporovo

23 December 2022

The Minister of Tourism Ilin Dimitrov, PhD, took part in the official opening of the ski season 2022/23 in the resort of Pamporovo. The event was held on the eve of the Christmas holidays on the ski area in the Studenets area, which was covered by fresh snow, sun and freezing temperatures. The opening of the season was also attended by the regional governor of Chepelare Stefan Sabrutev and the mayor of Smolyan Nikolay Melemov.

Minister Dimitrov stressed that he expects a good ski season, despite inflation and high prices, and forecasts are for a strong winter in the resort, during which hotel occupancy will return to pre-pandemic levels. He wished for plenty of snow and suitable weather conditions. The rest needed for a successful ski season has been done, Minister Dimitrov stressed and recalled the maintained low VAT rate of 9% in tourism and the introduced fuel cap.

The first charters for the season with Irish tourists have already arrived in Pamporovo, the resort said, there is an increase of 30% in bookings compared to the pre-pandemic 2019. Artificial snowmaking guns have been working around the clock in recent days and temperatures have dropped below minus 3 degrees.

The resort has announced that for the Christmas holidays, from 23 to 28 December, the price of the daily lift pass will remain at last year’s value.

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