Poiana Brasov is the best known and internationally visited ski resort in Romania, situated in the Transylvania region reachable by car from the capital Bucharest in less than three hours. 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
Poiana Brasov ski resort features 12 ski runs, spread across 23 km of ski slopes, and 800 mt of vertical drop. The ski slopes are pretty varied and, although the big part of the terrain is medium level, there are some ski slopes suitable to beginner and advance skier as well. There are 9 kilometers of free cross country ski trails as well.
Local ski schools serve mostly a national audience, but they are also well prepared to adjust to an international client. They speak english, and sometimes french and italian as well. Ski lessons are pretty cheap compared to the rest of Europe, as you get get a private ski lesson for around 20 EUR. Most popular ski school products are private ski lesson and private snowboard lesson.