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ROADS IN WINTER PAMPOROVO

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ROADS IN WINTER PAMPOROVO

Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:00 am

hi,
Just wondering how bad the roads are in the winter ? are the roads kept mainly clear after the main dump of snow,we intend visiting Pamporovo/smoylan in february hiring a car from Sofia will snow chains be a must,bit concerned as never visited Bulgaria in the winter. Do the local authorities keep on top of clearing roads using gritters etc ?

Any winter driving tips would be appreciated !

Thanks Tony

 

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:32 pm

Hi Tony, We live near Pamporovo and just a couple of weeks ago we had heavy snowfalls.The main roads are always cleared, and to the ski resorts also. You have to expect some delays if the snow is actually falling as you are driving. Snow chains are a must! We were unable to get up our lane because we did not have them. Also check that the car you are hiring have what is called here winter tyres, again a must, in fact the police do check this.
Where are you staying when you come? It is so beautiful here you will love it.Have you bought a place here?
Hope this helps, ask anything I will do my best to help
Diane


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Re: ROADS IN WINTER PAMPOROVO

Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:55 pm

Hi Diane,Thanks for your advice,we are in the process of buying a property near Banite it should be completing very soon so hopefully we will be staying in our own property,if not we will stay in a hotel.
Is there much snow in Pamporovo at the moment ?
cant wait to see the area in the snow it was beautiful in the summer.
Thanks again for your help im sure we will be asking you for more advice soon.
Thanks Tony

 

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Re: ROADS IN WINTER PAMPOROVO

Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:33 pm

Hi,
We are snowed in at the moment ! We were having a meal in Smoylan with friends last night and very nearly did not make it home it was falling so heavily. It is amazing, I have been taking photo's all day. Here is our e mail, if you send yours I will send you some photo's of the snow. We are so lucky here (apart from being snowed in ), Spring and Autum are fantastic, every time you look at the same thing the colours change.
Who have you bought your house through? is it old or new?
Are you skiers?, I am terrible but keep trying, my Hubby has only done two hours and he is a lot better than me.
Hope to hear from you soon.

email timblin @ btinternet.com


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