Ski touring in Romania, 5 days in the Fagaras Mountains

Ski tour the fabulous Fagaras Mountains, the highest of the Transylvanian Alps, with IFMGA-certified guide Cosmin on a 5-day trip in Romania.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Carpathian Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Experience the sublime skiing slopes of Romania's Fagaras Mountains.

  • It's abundance of quality slopes makes it highly accessible for most skiers.

  • Benefit from having a fully certified and experienced guide.

 

The Fagaras Mountains aontain some spectacular peaks in Romania, home to some of the loftiest, iciest and highest alpine mountains.

Generous coatings of snow layer the slopes and valleys of the Romanian mountains.

We begin by catching the cable car from Balea Cascada, one of the most spectacular and biggest waterfalls in Romania. We’ll get off at Balea Lake, where we base ourselves for the coming action-packed days.

The Fagaras Mountains offers wide variety of slopes capable for beginners as much as advanced skiers. And so depending on the group’s level of ability, as well as weather and slope conditions, we’ll choose the safest and most fun slopes available.

If conditions allow it, we can send the luggage down by cable car before we ski all the way to the bottom. Or if conditions do not allow us, then we will take the cable car down to the bottom.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on an action-packed 5-day ski tour of Romania’s Fagaras Mountains and enjoy the stunning alpine scenery.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1400 EUR

Group of 2
700 EUR

Group of 3
467 EUR

Group of 4
350 EUR

Group of 5
280 EUR

Group of 6
233 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Meeting and gear check

    We meet at the Balea Cascada cable car station where we do an “essential gear” check. Even if complicated this is the last place from where we could have a chance to source forgotten or misplaced items. After the gear check we will take the cable car to Balea Lake where we will check in at the hotel. This day is dedicated to reviewing basic winter risk awareness and avalanche search and rescue. We will close the day with some easy runs.

  • Day 2Ski touring

    After breakfast we will go out for a first tour. Depending on snow, weather and slope conditions we will choose one of the popular day trip options. We can tailor the tour to the group level and strengths. We can cater for both longer or shorter days as well. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 3Ski touring

    Similar to the day before but different run. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 4Ski touring

    Similar to the days before but different run. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 5Final day

    After breakfast we will go out for our final tour. If snow conditions will allow it we can arrange so the luggage is sent down by cable car and we can ski all the way down to the parking lot. If the snow conditions will not allow then we need to be ready to catch the cable car at 16:00. We can have dinner in Sibiu or we can part ways at Balea cascada.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

More info

0.35 cents per km roundtrip travel via car from the city of Baia Mare.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I'm an IFMGA guide from Romania and a member of the Eastern European Mountain Guide Association.

With two decades and a half spent doing mountain sports and nearly a decade guiding or teaching climbing my work and passion has taken me from the mountains and crags near home to the greater ranges.

Please feel free to get in touch for trips involving trekking, climbing, skiing or expeditions. I also run climbing courses (rock, ice, mixed and alpine), ski touring and winter safety workshops as well as self rescue in vertical terrain clinics.

Regular climbs from sport to multi-pitch and alpine terrain are charged on per-day rates plus expenses while expeditions are charged on a flat rate based on the size of the group and the destination.

I have a very strict policy on guide-to-guest ratios for all types of terrain and these are clearly explained prior to engagement. For multi pitch climbs it is usually 1:1 and it never exceeds 1:2. For single pitch venues (especially on instructional outings) it never exceeds 1:4. Higher ratios are possible with the hiring of additional guides and only following prior arrangements. For treks and ski tours the ratios are more generous but depending on the terrain and/or the group’s experience.

I am comfortable in using for guiding purposes the following languages: English, Romanian, French and Italian and for teaching purposes English and Romanian.

 
 

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