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Poiana Brasov Ski Resort in Romania

Poiana Brasov Ski Resort in Romania

Poiana Brasov, founded in 1895 as a touristic resort for ski and nature lovers. Located just 12 Km from Brasov (180 kms from Bucharest), this international ski resort is a perfect winter destination for those seeking an inexpensive winter holiday. The Winter International Olympic Games for Universities was hosted here in 1951. There are numerous ski slopes ranging in all difficulty levels from beginners to advanced including slalom runs, downhill and an Olympic run. In the centre of the resort you will find the Ski School that provides excellent training lessons with English and German speaking instructors. The mountains are also ideal for advanced skiers and snow boarders with some challenging runs, such as the Wolf run that is almost 3 kms long.

The town boasts elegant hotels, classy restaurants, indoor swimming pools, and treatment facilities. It is reminiscent of ski resorts in France and Switzerland alike.  While in Poiana Brasov a dinning experience at Coliba Haiducilor Restaurant (The Outlaws Hut) is a must, considered one of the best restaurants in Romania.  It has been serving traditional Romanian food for over 40 years.

Poiana Brasov is also a great location for summer adventure holidays. It offers numerous well marked trails and paths for hiking trips to see the rugged nature of the Carpathian Mountains. Excursions can also be arranged to the near-by tourist attractions such as to the historic city of Brasov, the Citadel of Rasnov, and Bran Castle.

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November 17, 2006 new by romaniatours (4 points)

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