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

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

Skiing, and the new Minister of Tourism

We were meant to be skiing in Poiana Brasov this week, but unseasonably high temperatures made the slopes rather mushy and although it is snowing in Poiana as we write we will wait until next week before hitting the white stuff again. Instead, we have decided to once again write a little bit about skiing… Continue reading Skiing, and the new Minister of Tourism

A comment worth an entire post

Earlier today, a reader left this comment on an old post about Poiana Brasov: 2013 will be the first year, since January 1997, that I will not be skiing for one or two weeks in Poiana Brasov. I have stayed in the resort well over 20 times, I love the mountains, BUT I can no… Continue reading A comment worth an entire post

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