Set amidst the beautiful pine forests of the Carpathian mountains, Romania's number one resort Poiana Brasov is an excellent resort for beginners and intermediates. Wide pistes alternate with pine woods up on the mountain and the well-appointed hotels offer warmth and hospitality. The ski area is compact and scenic and a new eight-seater gondola has recently expanded the lift system. Nightlife is varied and informal and there is an excellent range of excursions. You can sample speciality restaurants, see a local folklore show or enjoy dancing and cabaret in one of the nightclubs. Or visit the atmospheric city of Brasov with its pubs and cellar bars just 20 minutes away - and a visit to Bran Castle, home to the legendary Count Dracula, is a must!
Invented as a way of getting between snow-blocked villages, skiing has become a way of life for many Norwegians, who then exported it to the rest of the world.
Things to do: Swimming , sauna , scenic sleigh rides , walks through the pine forests , discos , cabaret , après-ski includes tobogganing , paintball , ski school party , traditional Romanian folk evenings with great food, wine and gypsy music , excursions to Dracula's Bran Castle and Sinaia with its fairytale Peles Palace , Brasov by night. NB Sterling is preferable to travellers cheques; ATM machine in resort.