Romania offers a peaceful, relaxing setting for your ski holiday, whether you are a beginner looking to take advantage of the excellent tuition available or either intermediate or an advanced skier who is looking for somewhere different to explore this winter. Romania is the perfect choice if you are looking to escape the crowds that have become common place in other resorts across Europe and the Alps.
Nestled in a marvelous landscape on a plateau at the foot of Postavarul Mountain, only 12kms from the Medieval town of Brasov, the resort of Poiana Brasov or 'The Sunny Glade' offers guests a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, alongside great skiing and snowboarding opportunities. In the most recent Post Office Travel Services report into the best value ski resorts across Europe, the USA and Canada, the resort of Poiana Brasov was ranked 1st, as the best value ski resort, which will only help to not only enhance the resorts image but guarantee its continued growth and popularity. More
Poiana Brasov is perfect for beginners. The nursery slopes are wide and gentle and there is a plateau at the top of the mountain. The excellent English speaking ski instructors make learning great fun, and normally there are about 10-12 people appointed to each class. At the end of the learning week most beginners are able to ski at the blue run from the top of the Christianu Mare all the way down to the village.
This is a good resort for intermediate skiers to improve their skills as the blue runs are not too testing and not too crowded, great for perfecting your parallel turn. Try the red runs that take you over varied terrain. Please make the most of the excellent ski school.
Advanced skiers will find skiing limited as there are only a few black runs at this resort.
There is a well maintained system of ski lifts, open daily from 09:00 am - 09:00 pm. Each cable car is closed for one day per week for maintenance.
Floodlights have been installed on the lower slopes so that you can enjoy your skiing until 9 o'clock in the evenings. This gives you the chance to enjoy the apres-ski until late at night, have a lie in and still get a full day's skiing!
Poiana Brasov is fun, lively and great value for money. There is a wide range of bars, restaurants and discos to choose from, open until late in the evening. For an authentic Romanian evening we recommend an evening at either 'Dacian's Lounge' or 'The Outlaws Hut'. Both restaurants have a lively atmosphere with Romanian folk music and serve delicious and plentiful cuisine.
Excursions & Other Activities
Dracula's Castle - a day out to really get your teeth into! Legend has it that Count Dracula, the mediaeval Prince of Transylvania, lived in Bran Castle. A fantastic trip with lunch at Moeciu. City tour of Brasov with its fascinating historic centre is just 13 km away from the resort. Peles Castle: This was the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family. Set in beautiful surroundings, with the breathtaking interior. We recommend this for a half day visit. Wine tasting at the "Carpathian Stag" restaurant and wine cellar alongside folk music, dancing and Romanian cuisine.