The ski destination Pamporovo is situated in the Central Rhodopes mountain on altitude of 1650m, in the foot of the Snezhanka peak. It is just 15km away from the town of Smolyan, 10km from Chepelare and 90km from the city of Plovdiv. The region climate is popular with its mild winter with more than 240 sunny days yearly, making Pamporovo the sunniest mountain resort in Bulgaria. The average annual temperature is 5.5°С (49 F). Almost all ski trails start from Snezhanka peak and their above-sea level height is from 1926m (6320ft) to 1400m (1593ft). Ski season starts in the beginning of December and lasts by the end of April next year.
Pamporovo is the best place for winter sports practice, especially ski and snowboard; it is acknowledged by many international authorities as a preferable ski destination.
Pamporovo resort is proud with its well-preserved nature and hotels, built-in the pine forests with reduced to absolute minimum construction works. Pamporovo’s environmentally conscious approach to the destination development has led to investments in improving the green areas with a new hydro seeding technology preventing the trails erosion and recuperation of the green areas. More than 60ha ski slopes have been cultivated this way.
The emblematic hotel complex “Perelik” is located in the very heart of Pamporovo resort. The design of the hotel follows a new modern line combining the contemporary trends in the interior, which, in unison with the beauty of the Rhodope Mountains, create a sense of tranquility and home-like coziness. Perelik Hotel complex was completely renovated in 2017 in a five-star category of the hotel rooms, reception, lobby bar, main restaurant and the à la carte restaurant.
Built on 8 floors, the hotel offers 130 units with 285 beds, allocated into 92 double superior rooms with a sofa bed (2+2), 18 double superior rooms for two (2+0), 9 one-bedroom superior flats (2+2) and 11 two-bedroom superior apartments (4+2). All rooms are completely new and spacious and provide their guests all the necessary comforts for comfortable stay. The rooms are equipped with plasma TV and satellite television, telephone, mini bar, central heating with convectors for independent room temperature regulation via LED display, hot drink set, free wireless internet and safe deposit box, bathrobes and slippers for guests. All bathrooms are equipped with showers, cosmetic bathroom accessories set, hairdryer, towels and a telephone. Most of the units have balconies with beautiful mountain views.
The relax center has the biggest indoor heated swimming pool in the resort (25 m x 12 m, 5 corridors), an excellently equipped fitness gym, sauna and massage cabinets.
SLS is one of the most popular chain of sports brand stores in Bulgaria, specialized in import and sales of sporting goods since 1993 with a leading place in the country in winter sports, tennis, fitness, tourism and outdoor equipment. Our clients are all people with active lifestyles.
For almost 25 years SLS is the official representative of Rossignol in Bulgaria – the worldwide leader in ski and snowboard equipment and wear. SLS is also th exclusive distributor for Bulgaria of leading brands, including: Rossignol, Quiksilver, Roxy, DC Shoes, Brunotti, Oakley, Freegun, CMP, Regatta, Dare 2b, Gaastra, Freddy , Mizuno, Lacroix, MDC, Dainese, ZeroRH+, Bogner, Toni Sailer, UVEX, Haglofs, AKU, Viking, Merrell, Morpho, Dunlop, Thule.
French manufacturer of alpine, snowboard, and Nordic equipment, as well as related outerwear and accessories, located in Isère, France. Rossignol was one of the first companies to produce plastic skis. The company also owns the brand Dynastar as well as LOOK. In 2005, Rossignol was bought by the boardsport equipment manufacturer Quiksilver for $560 million. In 2008, Quiksilver made a deal to sell Rossignol for $147 million to a former chief executive, Bruno Cercley.
The company was founded in 1907 by Abel Rossignol, who manufactured wood products (such as spindles) for the textile industry. Rossignol, a committed skier, used his carpentry skills to make a pair of skis, out of solid wood. In 1937, Émile Allais of France became triple world champion on Rossignol Olympic 41 skis.
When Laurent Boix-Vives bought the company in 1956, the company only focused on skiing equipment and began to sell them worldwide. Rossignol had a breakthrough during the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, United States, when Jean Vuarnet of France won the downhill on Allais 60s, the company’s first all-metal skis.
In 1964, Rossignol released the Strato, its first fiberglass ski.
In the 1970s, Rossignol set up a distribution company in the U.S., launching its first Nordic skis and soon became the world’s largest ski manufacturer. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Rossignol triumphed winning six out of ten gold medals in alpine events.
In 1990, Rossignol acquired the Caber boot factory in Italy and rebranded the product under the Rossignol label (Rossignol already controlled the Lange ski boot brand). The company also acquired the Geze and Look ski bindings ranges, rebranding Geze. It soon moved into snowboards and mountain clothing.
Athletes using Rossignol products won at both the Winter Olympic games in Albertville and in Lillehammer.
Alberto Tomba of Italy, the dominant technical skier of the late 1980s and 1990s, raced on Rossignol skis.
Euroins Insurance JSC is one of the first insurance companies in Bulgaria that received a licence for General insurance according to the new Insurance Code effective from 1998 – Licence for performing insurance activity N.8 dd. 15.06.1998, issued by the National Council on Insurance with the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The marketing strategy of the company is focused on the provision of complete range of insurance products that cover a wide spectrum of risks and ensure sophisticated insurance service to the clients. Euroins portfolio includes over 63 insurance products which correspond to all 18 insurance types in general insurance.
As a result of the efforts of a dedicated team of managers and staff that are engaged by Euroins since its establishment the company managed to consolidate its position as one of the leading companies on the general insurance market in Bulgaria.
The company has developed its own sales network that is spread on the territory of the whole country with significant representation in the main regional and administrative centres. Euroins has offices in 87 towns and works with more than 4000 insurance agents.
Xiaomi is established in 2010 by the Chinese entrepreneur Lei Jun, motivated by the idea of “innovation for all”. Xiǎomǐ Kējì, literally “millet technology”; /ˌʃiːaʊˈmiː/ or /ʃiˌaʊˈmiː/) is a Chinese electronics and software company headquartered in Beijing. Xiaomi designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, laptop sand related consumer electronics. Xiaomi released its first smartphone in August 2011 and has rapidly gained market share in China to become China’s largest smartphone company in 2014. As of 2017 Xiaomi is the world’s 5th largest smartphone company. Xiaomi has expanded into developing a wider range of consumer electronics, including a smart home (IoT) device ecosystem.
Present in over 40 countries, Xiaomi is on its way of becoming a global brand, renowned around the world. Solytron announced its exclusive partnership with Xiaomi in Bulgaria on October 3rd 2017. Since then the official distributor is launching Xiaomi’s latest products on the local market.
Solytron is the leading added value IT distributor in Bulgaria with over 25 years of experience and more than 50 brands in its portfolio. Among those are: Acer, Brother, Cisco, D-Link, Eaton, Dell EMC, Epson, HP, HTC, Huawei, IBM, Lenovo, Lexmark, McAfee, Microsoft, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Unify, Xerox, Xiaomi. The company doubled its revenues in the last 6 years. As a result of this expansion Solytron gained over 30% market share. The distributor offers the complete scope of hardware, software and services in its portfolio, necessary for any technological solution for information and communication systems.
At 10 or 15 kilometres west of Karnobat, near the Burgas-Sofia road, you can see the Minkov Brothers Wine Cellar rising neatly on a hill surrounded by vineyards. Its architecture pleases the eye at first sight – an elegant retro style balanced out by some modern elements implying the comfort and discreet luxury inside.
The wine cellar is located exactly where the oldest, best vineyards used to be grown in the Karnobat area. It revives the glory of the famous winemakers, the Minkov Brothers, who, in late 19th century, won Bulgaria the then most prestigious international award from a wine fair. A long time ago, in 1875, devoted to their greatest passion, winemaking, Ivan, Vasil and Nikifor Minkov found a wine cellar in the trade-and-craft centre of the town of Karnobat – the Church Quarter. The brothers’ exceptional wines and the Karnobat area winemaking traditions led to great success. The gold medal from the Brussels Wine Fair of 1894 was followed by awards from the elite London Wine Competition and the Plovdiv International Fair. A century later, the restored Minkov Brothers Wine Cellar is again the winner of prestigious international and national awards.
Bioderma Laboratories is a privately owned French pharmaceutical company that specialises in medication for dermatological and hair/scalp conditions, as well as for Pediatry and cell regeneration.
“European Capital of Sport” Project is realized on the initiative of the Sports Association of European Capitals and Cities (ACES Europe), the European Commission and the programs presented in the “White Paper on Sport” (Art. 50). So far some of the winning cities are: Madrid in 2001, Stockholm 2002, Copenhagen 2006, Stuttgart 2007, Milan 2009, Istanbul 2012 and others. European Capital of Sport in 2015 is Turin, in 2016 is Prague and in 2017 is Marseilles.
Sofia was designated as European Capital of Sport in 2018. The decision was announced in November 2014 by the Evaluation Committee of ACES Europe, on the grounds that “the city is a good example of sport for all, as means to improve healthy lifestyle, integration and education, which are the basis of the initiative.”
The title of European Capital of Sport is not given for hosting sports events, but rather aims to promote an active lifestyle, the development of sport policies and good facilities infrastructure, programs and activities. The focus is on grassroots sport and the importance of sport as a priority in people’s lives.