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Poiana Brasov - Ski Area Guide

Poiana Brasov, Romania

Ski Resort in Romanian Carpathians - 22km14 miles of Piste (1,020m3,346ft to 1,770m5,807ft). Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

The best known and internationally visited ski resort in Romania, close to Count Dracula's castle. Purpose built in the communist era to bring in hard currency with more pleasant apartment blocks than in many French resorts. 13km from the medieval town of Brasov.

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The next notable snow forecast for Poiana Brasov is 6cm2in, expected on 22 February, with around 9cm4in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Who is Poiana Brasov good for?

Ratings for Poiana Brasov
Intermediate Skiers

Poiana Brasov Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Poiana Brasov
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 5km3 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 3 5km3 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 12km7 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Number of runs
Total Length
22km14 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Poiana Brasov Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Poiana Brasov
Max Vertical750m2,461ft
Highest Lift1,770m5,807ft
Lowest Piste1,020m3,346ft
Resort Altitude (Poiana Brasov)1,020m3,346ft
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Poiana Brasov Summary

The Romanian Ski Resort of Poiana Brasov is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Romania and has direct access to 22km14 miles of downhill skiing, with 9 individual pistes, served by 11 ski lifts.

Skiing in Poiana Brasov

With north west facing slopes and an average January temperature of - 5°C Poiana Brasov has a good snow record with cover usually lasting from December through to March. Its lift system consists of two main cable cars and an open gondola along with eight draglifts providing uplift of 7,000 per hour so queues are kept to a minimum. The highest point is Postavarul at a height of 1828m/6000ft with stunning panoramic views of the Transylvanian Mountains.

Most of the pistes are wide, wooded glades mostly suited to the novice and intermediates with plenty gentle slopes to boost confidence and improve on technique. Nursery areas on the lower slopes are floodlit well into the evening so keen beginners have even more time to practice. There is also a nursery area further up the mountain so beginners won't miss out on the spectacular scenery while they learn.

The ski school has over 120 instructors, most of whom speak English and have a good reputation for their friendly helpfulness. At the end of every week theres an organised ski school dinner and awards presentations followed by entertainment from the instructors in a real party atmosphere. After a week's instruction complete beginners should be able to manage the blue run down from Cristianu Mare.

The majority of the pistes are aimed at intermediates who have several long blue and red runs including a red which runs all the way from the summit of Cristianul Mare to the base of the mountain. Experts have two black runs including the tricky 3km Valea Lupului which can be very challenging depending on snow conditions. Cross-country skiers have a 3km prepared trail at the foot of the slopes.

Poiana Brasov offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Poiana Brasov

The gentle slopes are ideal for beginners to master the basics of snowboarding or those wishing to improve on their technique but Poiana Brasov does not have a dedicated fun park and the more adventurous will have to rely on finding their own naturally formed jumps and bowls.

Poiana Brasov Aprés Ski

The apres ski centres mainly around the local hotels and bars with traditional Romanian folk music evenings, gypsy music and cabaret shows. Many of the restaurants have lively floor shows and gypsy musicians.

The Dacia restaurant is worth a visit to sample the wild boar. The Carpathian Stag in Brasov host a lively wine tasting evening in its ancient wine cellars followed by dinner and a folklore show.

There are excursions to Bran Castle, home of the legendary Dracula and it is even possible to stay there for a night.

Poiana Brasov in brief

Poiana Brasov Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Ok for Snowboarding.

Poiana Brasov Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Poiana Brasov.

Usual opening - Mid Dec.

Usual closing - Late March.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Poiana Brasov.

Where is Poiana Brasov?

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Poiana Brasov Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 11 Ski Lifts of Poiana Brasov are able to uplift 5,954 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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