Top Ski Touring Trips in Romania
The rugged landscape in the center of the country boasts incredible forests (covering more than 25% of the country) and tall peaks (think over 2,000 meters) that are a pleasure to tour by ski. The Fagaras Mountains and the surrounding national parks are replete with unique wildlife and remote beauty that can only be found in the beautiful bastion of Southeastern Europe within the borders of Romania. From steep drop-ins and alpine bowls to scenic glades and modest lines, discovering this gorgeous country is as exciting as it is fascinating.
Romania is located in the southeastern part of Europe, bordering the Black Sea to the east and the Danube, which serves as a border with Bulgaria, to the south. The Transylvanian Alps (or Southern Carpathians) have become a wild refuge for ski touring and backcountry skiing. The remote location combined with the rugged nature make it a perfect place to hone your skills and ski through a remarkably beautiful area. The wildlife is eclectic and abundant, a habitat for the chamois, lynx, wolf, and even brown bear. Some of the best quality snow is found in regions without serviceable road conditions, providing cable car access to reach the powder. Crossing Bucegi and entering the Faragas is one of the most challenging and rewarding ski touring adventures in Romania.
The climate is temperate and continental, owing to its mountainous terrain and position in Southeastern Europe. Romania experiences all seasons, with warm summers (particularly in the southern parts of the country) and cold winters, which tend to be more severe as the elevation increases.
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Flying directly into Bucharest is possible from London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. Trains connect nearby European countries like Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, and Ukraine. Popular stops within Romania include Arad, Sibiu, Brasov, and Suceava.
The best time to visit Romania for a ski touring trip is in winter, during January, February, and March.
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