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.
Ski touring week in the Făgăraș Mountains in Romania
1-day ski touring in Vladeasa Peak, near Cluj-Napoca
2-day Ski touring in the Rodnei Mountains National Park, Romania
Balea Lake ski touring trip, Fagaras Mountains
6-day Backcountry skiing in Romania: Retezat, Fagaras Mountains
Ski touring in Romania, 5 days in the Fagaras Mountains
What should I know about Backcountry Skiing 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.
Why should I choose Romania for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?
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.
The skiing conditions
Romania is in an excellent location for ideal skiing conditions, as its cold climate and fresh snow falling often makes for highly enjoyable skiing, especially backcountry skiing where the snow is already relatively pristine and untouched. There are untold areas and regions to ski around, and a large majority of the towns and villages in the country are geared towards skiing and outdoor winter activities.
The history and culture
Romania has a rich and interesting history, and and a culture which the people are fiercely proud of. Despite falling under Soviet rule, Romania managed to maintain its unique culture distinct from the rest of Eastern Europe. Castles litter the landscape of the entire country, and its vampire mythology is world famous. The bustling metropolis of Bucharest is a thoroughly modern city and provides much excitement.
What can I expect from the weather in Romania?
Summer is quite pleasant, with temperatures in the 20's (celsius), however in Winter it can plummet to below freezing often.
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How can I get to Romania?
Flights to Bucharest from all major European hubs.
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What’s the high season for Backcountry Skiing in Romania?
December to March is the best skiing season, as the snowfall is heavy and temperatures cold.
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 😊
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.
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