Poiana Brasov

The winter of 1999-2000 was a good one for skiing in Romania. There was snow in abundance, the DN1 wasn’t anything like as busy as it is these days and from early December to the end of March we skied in Poiana Brasov just about every weekend. Only one or two were missed. The modus… Continue reading Poiana Brasov

Hiking with kids in Romania: Two accessible trails

Winter – not that it’s been a particularly long and cold one this year, thankfully – at last appears to have given way to spring, which for those of us who live for the mountains means it’s time to put the skis away and get the walking boots out again. Romania is blessed with some… Continue reading Hiking with kids in Romania: Two accessible trails

Azuga & Romanian skiing

Start the year as you mean to go on: with a rant. The Bucharest Life New Year’s Eve destination of choice this year was Azuga, best known to most people as one of those places through which traffic crawls on the way to or from Brasov. There has been skiing at Azuga since 2002, when… Continue reading Azuga & Romanian skiing

Bucharest In Your Pocket 87 & Sinaia

So the new issue of Bucharest In Your Pocket is done and dusted, and any readers with sharp eyes will notice immediately that it has a bit of a new look. Here’s the cover: The biggest changes however have been inside the guide, which is now far easier to read (and use) than ever before.… Continue reading Bucharest In Your Pocket 87 & Sinaia

More on the cost of skiing in Romania

We first highlighted the quite shocking cost of lift passes at Romanian ski resorts over a year ago, in a rant about the general state of skiing in the country. Since then there has been improvement – infrastructure wise, at least. Besides the opening of the Arena Platos near Sibiu (more hereafter) new lifts and… Continue reading More on the cost of skiing in Romania