The most beautiful ski destinations in Romania this season

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The thick layer of snow is luring thousands of Romanian and foreign tourists to spend New Year’s Eve on the ski slopes all over the country.

The snow layer exceeds 20 cm on Prahova Valley and in Sibiu County the layer measures almost 1m at Balea Lac and exceeds 30 cm in Paltinis.  It was the first weekend this season when skiing was able in very good conditions, due to the natural snow. It continues to snow in Romania and temperatures will continue to drop in the following days.

2 hours from Bucharest, the slopes in Prahova Valley are much appreciated.

In Poiana Brasov the snow measures 30 to 40 cm and you can ski in very good conditions on all slopes of the resort including the inferior part of Postavaru Massif. The most crowded slopes in Poiana Brasovului are: Bradul (430 meters long – beginners), Lupului (2,605 meters – experienced), Drumul Rosu and Sulinar (4,725 and 2,820 meters –intermediate skiers). A climb or a descent with the cable cars costs RON 20 for adults and RON 10 for children aged between 6 to 12 years. A pass for both climbing and descending is RON 35 for adults and RON 17 for children.

The skiing conditions are very good in Predeal or Clabucet, the most crowded slope where the snow layer exceeds 40 cm. The Clabucet ski slope has cable transportation and floodlights that can function after 21:00, at tourists’ request.

In Azuga it began snowing on Friday evening and hundreds of tourists were coming to ski as of Saturday. Sorica (Azuga) and Kalinderu (Busteni) ski slopes are opened starting December 27.

Dozens of tourists decided to get the best out of the ski slopes in Sibiu County at 32 kilometers from Sibiu, in Paltinis (1,442 meters in Cindrel Mountains). According to meteorologists, at Balea Lac in Fagaras Mountains, the snow was 98 cm, and tourists can ski, go sledding or snowboarding.

Straja is a touristic resort located in Hunedoara County, at 1,445 m altitude in the heart of the Vulcan Mountains, above Lupeni. There are 7 lifts at Straja and 9 km of slopes that are suitable for all levels. They all are floodlighted, which allows people to ski late into the night. Although the snow layer is consistent these days, cannons of artificial snow are prepared, just in case. Among the 12 ski slopes, Straja Resort has 26 km of skiable areas, a gondola and Straja Slope, the longest in the resort, exceeds 8 kilometers.

The Ski Slope of Slanic Moldova (Bacau County), located in Nemira Mountains, Eastern Carpathians, has a length of more than 1,400 meters and is equipped with cable transportation, artificial snow installation and nocturnal lightning.

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