Mill Strand IPS Ski Trip - Pamporovo
The ski trips to Pamporovo in January/February provide exciting opportunities for Year 6 and Year 7 pupils to experience a new sport, language and country under the supervision of arguably the best ski instructors in Europe.
The safe slopes, careful instruction and high quality accommodation together with low prices make Pamporovo the destination of choice of many primary and post primary schools from Northern Ireland.
Prior to the introduction of this trip, members of the school community visited Pamporovo in March 2005 courtesy of Balkantours, Belfast to see the facilities on offer at first hand. A further inspection visit was undertaken in March 2011.
High Demand for the 2022 Ski Trip
Following the cancellation of this year's trip due to the COVID-19 pandemic it came as little surprise that places on the 2022 trip filled quickly. Planning is already underway and arrangements confirmed. We are looking forward to another hugely successful week in Pamporovo, with our pupils enjoying a new sport, living and working together away from home, developing their own independence and self management, including budgeting their money in a foreign currency.
The school's FaceBook page will keep parents up to date with all the latest news, photographs and even daily videos. In recent years, it has proved to be a huge hit reaching almost 5000 people worldwide and allowing relatives and friends to share the adventure.
From the web cams below, you will see skiing conditions in Pamporovo and we are looking forward to perfect skiing conditions during our time in the resort especially on the days when the sun comes out, as it often does in Pamps.
In 2019 we had almost 3m of snowfall in just over two days transforming the resort almost overnight. Ski conditions were perfect throughout the week... if anything we had too much snow!!!
The following links are to weather forecasts and various web cams in the resort:
Three web cameras placed strategically at the top of the mountain on the four man chairlift, the 'Lake Area' at the bottom of the 'Tourist Slope' and at the Middle Station.
The most accurate and up to date long range snow forecast available for Pamporovo.