ROMANIAN SKI AREA – SKIING IN THE LAND OF DRACULA
Skiing in Romania, the land of Dracula
Do you know about the Romanian ski area? There are around 15 ski resorts and the highest peak in Romania is at 2103 m in Sinaia. Let’s explore the Top 3 Ski Resorts:
Sinaia is located in the Prahova Valley, in the Bucegi Mountains. It offers 22km of skiing and has one of the longest runs in Romania, which is over 6km. Here you can experience the best high altitude skiing in Romania. Once you are at the top of the mountain there are 2 options depending on your skiing level. The west side of the mountain, Sun Valley (Valea Soarelui), is ideal for intermediate and beginner skiers and boarders. If you want to enjoy more challenging runs we recommend staying on the east side which is really for the more advanced and expert level skier.
Sinaia ski resort has 2 separate lift operators. This means that if you want to take advantage of the whole skiing resort you have to buy 2 ski passes. Hopefully, this may change in the near future, but for now you need to decide if you want to ski only side of the mountain or both sides and buy two lift tickets.
Sinaia is just a two-hour drive from the Bucharest OTP airport (or 2:30 h via train).
Poiana Brasov is located in the Carpathian Mountains just 12km from Brasov. There are 12 ski slopes with various degrees of difficulty for you can choose from. As a beginner, you can enjoy the long easy slopes that will take you into the beautiful pine forest.
If you are an intermediate or advanced skier you have a few more challenging options. You could ski directly under the ski lift and enjoy the powder with a fairly straight fall-line or you can take the Lupului slope. Please be advised that Lupului is a difficult and challenging trail. The end of this run has been closed for a long period of time as it was considered too dangerous for most skiers and boarders. But if you are an advanced skier or snowboarder then you should definitely try this out. It is also very quiet as many people are afraid of it.
Poiana Brasov also offers excellent English and German speaking ski & snowboard instructors for all levels.
In February 2013 the Alpine Ski discipline of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival was held here.
Voineasa has one of the newest ski resorts in Romania. It officially opened in 2012 and currently only offers 6.1 km. This will be expanded in the near future. From up above you can enjoy a stunning view over Lake Vidra.
Voineasa is only accessible by car and currently there are no accommodation options nearby. This means you will need a car to be able to get here. But the trip is definitely worth it because the scenery is stunning. If you’d like to explore some nearby accommodation options check out the STAY page at Snowcomparison.com
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