Off the Slopes

Local tips
Restaurants in Smolyan are much better value than those in Pamporovo. There is a new Billa supermarket for those who self cater.
Smolyan is also good for leather goods - especially leather boots.
Late deals in March - not just for accommodation but for even more reduced ski lift passes. 

For posts and videos of snowboarding and skiing and husky dog sledging in Pamporovo see our page on g+

Pamporovo mountain rescue service: (+359) 309 58336; (+359) 1475;

NB Medical & dental service: The Emergency SKI PATROL service is available 24 hours a day. Ambulance and clinic (with doctor and nurse) are available, as well as first aid, on all ski slopes. Fully equipped and functioning hospitals are available in Smolyan and Chepelare. Highly qualified dentists are available at Pamporovo or Chepelare. Pharmacies are available at the resort. Some medical and all dental services must be paid in cash to the doctors (clinics). They should provide the necessary bills, receipts and invoices describing the service and the cost so that you can claim back the expense from your insurance company. It's recommended you call your insurance company and inform them in case of injury. Please follow their instructions.