Poiana Brasov is the most attractive ski resort in Romania and an important tourist center in the Prahova Valley. At about 150 Km from capital city Bucharest, just 12 km away from Brasov city, in a glade surrounded by coniferous forests, at the foot of the Postavaru Massif, you will find Romania’s most famous skiing resort, Poiana Brasov, and it is easily accessible by road.
The snow layer lasts for about 150 days a year. The resort is surrounded by four mountains: the already mentioned Postavaru, Piatra Craiului, Bucegi and Piatra Mare. The climate is temperate-continental in Poiana Brasov. The average temperature in summer is 20°C and in winter -5°C, and the annual average humidity in the air is 75%, making it a perfect for a perfect holiday.
Poiana Brasov ski area
Poiana Brasov is perfect for beginner skiers, because the slopes are wide and gentle. The ski instructors are speaking excellent English and German and that makes learning great fun, and normally there are about 10-12 people appointed to each class. After a week of learning to ski, most beginners can afford to ski at the blue run from the top of the Cristianu Mare all the way down to the village. This is also a good resort for intermediate skiers to improve their skills, but the advanced skiers will find skiing limited as there are only a few black runs.
Poiana Brasov village
Poiana Brasov is the highest village all over Romania, sitting at 1000 m above sea level. It is a family friendly and quiet place with direct access to the ski slopes. If you are looking for more a more lively social and night life, it’s a good idea to stay in Brasov town, around 15 min away from Poiana. Brasov is a bigger city, with a beautiful Austrian-style city center, several shopping and food options, bars and cafes, and an incredible forrest surrounding it all.