If you understand Romanian, it is well worth taking ten minutes to watch this report from Pro TV which compares skiing in Austria with Romania (specifically, how communal ownership and consistent reinvestment of profits have allowed Austria’s resorts to bloom while Romania’s have suffered from haphazard and often disastrous ‘development’). Other reports on the subject will follow: we will keep you posted.
Right on cue, this was posted last night by the people running Sinaia’s Facebook account.
Skiing in Romania in a nutshell.
Yep, you read that correctly. Despite excellent snow conditions up top, Sinaia’s lifts will not open today until lunchtime as they are closed for maintenance. Imagine turning up in Bormio (where we skied last Tuesday) to discover that the lifts are closed until lunchtime. It just doesn’t happen (even in Italy, where opening hours are often a total work of fiction and lunch breaks five hours long).