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Backcountry Skiing in Romania

Perfect skiing conditions, interesting scenery and terrain for as far as the eye can see, a beautiful and captivating culture. Romania is home to all of these things, and backcountry skiing is one of the best ways to experience it all!

Romania contains some of the best conditions for backcountry skiing in Europe, as the fresh and deep snow and awe-inspiring terrain provide the ideal experience. The raw natural beauty of the skiing areas is truly special and irresistible, and when not indulging in outdoor winter pursuits you can discover the gorgeous towns and villages that dot the country, as well as the rich and magnificent culture of this oft-underrated and overlooked country. Take a pick from our selection of backcountry skiing trips and discover the secrets of romantic Romania.

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What people are saying about these trips

Jenny Bryden


February, 2022

1-day ski touring in Vladeasa Peak, near Cluj-Napoca

Cosmin was a fantastic guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable and was a great help to me with a last min issue (on my side) Highly recommend 😊

Sean Dolan


April, 2019

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.

Mike Cawthorne


April, 2019

Ski touring in Romania, 5 days in the Fagaras Mountains

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Gerald Roempp


February, 2019

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 many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Romania

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.


Good to know:

Country Code





Romanian leu

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

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Romania:

Romania is where you will find some of the best backcountry skiing in Europe, as not only does its mountainous landscape provide ample opportunities to indulge in this pursuit, the backdrop of charming and alluring scenery and colours provides a truly memorable experience. Some of the backcountry skiing can be quite tough, so being fit and in good shape before arriving is paramount, as it will ensure you enjoy everything more. The villages, towns and cities are full of intriguing histories and culture which they are very proud of, providing endless hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do. In winter the temperatures can get very cold, so pack appropriately so as not to get caught out, and to maximise your comfort and enjoyment

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