Near Poiana Brasov - Vila Alunis in the Atlas Mountains, the Poiana Brasov ski area is the largest and best known resort in Romania. There are almost 10km of cross-country ski trails around the resort (see blue trails on map). Keep in mind that annual snowfall is pretty thin (28 inches), so call ahead to make sure the trails are open.
Poiana Brasov is surrounded by the following mountains: Postavarul 1799 m, Piatra Craiului 2238 m; Bucegi 2505 m; Piatra Mare 1848 m. You can do a lot of things within this surrounding, from easy one day trips in the nature to difficult mountaineering. You can find everytime local guides, who speak foreign languages.
In the majestic Carpathian natural stronghold, lying on a shyly extending plateau at the foot of the Postavarul Mountain, Poiana Brasov - The Sunny Glade - is a model of beauty. Located 12 km far from the Medieval town Brasov and over 1,020 m altitude, Poiana Brasov is nestled in a marvellous landscape offering the pleasure of its skiing tracks or of the wandering along the mountains sinous paths.
There are busses every half an hour from Brasov to Poiana Brasov; for a taxi you pay about ~10 DM.
It is a distance of 13 km from Brasov and of 12 km from Râsnov to Poiana Brasov.
There are many trainconnections from Bucarest to Brasov all day long (about 3 hours).
Don t miss apres-ski at Coliba Haiducilor.
Overall, Poiana Brasov is the 1st most popular cross country ski area of all 2 Nordic ski destinations in Romania.