6-day Backcountry skiing in Romania: Retezat, Fagaras Mountains
We had a great time , unfortunately Cosmin broke his arm two weeks before the trip but the replacement guide Nicu Durnac was superb.
Ski touring in Romania, 5 days in the Fagaras Mountains
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Balea Lake ski touring trip, Fagaras Mountains
I spent 3 very exciting days at Balea Lake having very good snow and weather conditions. Accomodation at Paltinu Hotel was good and evenings passed quickly meeting all different type of mountain people :-). Skitours started from Paltinu Hotel (2034m) up to different mountain saddles (ca. 2300m) on skis. Going further to summits was possible but quite challenging as we had to climb in 1m of fresh snow carrying skis on the backpack. Nevertheless we had a lot of fun and Mihnea guided in all situations safely.
There are nearly not enough words to describe the breath-taking, awe-inspiring and truly beautiful scenery of Romania. The picture-perfect snow capped mountains lead down to acres of alpine forests, which in turn looks out over the valleys and plains littered with cute villages and majestic castles. It's no exaggeration to say it is some of the cutest scenery in Europe, and makes for the ultimate winter wonderland.
How to get there
Flights to Bucharest from all major European hubs
Best time to visit
December to March is the best skiing season, as the snowfall is heavy and temperatures cold
Summer is quite pleasant, with temperatures in the 20's (celsius), however in Winter it can plummet to below freezing often