Poiana Brasov is Romania’s best equipped ski resort and is set at an altitude of
1000m, on the side of the spectacular Mount Postavaru and offers skiing generally
from between December and March.
The first mountain chalet was built on Mount Postavaru in 1883 and is still popular
today as a restaurant with the skiers and hikers. The first skiing competition was
held in 1906 and from there it has grown to be one of the most popular ski resorts
Poiana Brasov is easily accessible from Brasov, about 15 minutes car drive for the
12km route and the No 20 bus runs every half an hour from the central Livada Posteri
Poiana Brasov as an excellent ski school which is specialises in teaching children
and many of the excellent ski instructors speak perfect English.
In the 80’s Poiana Brasov was very popular with the Germans as a ski resort but now
it is very popular with the British and the Russians. When going up there during
the English/Scottish half term breaks you would find the majority of the skiers being
The resort is also a beautiful place to visit in the summer where hiking and hand
gliding are popular sports.
The resort offers numerous number of hotels and restaurants catering for all tastes
and budgets. However Poiana Brasov although excellent for first time and inexperienced
skiers the more experienced skiers could get bored with the runs after a few days.
Generally speaking most tourists would fly into Bucharest and hire a car or coach
up to Bucharest. It has been know for some tourists to fly into Cluj however the
Bucharest airport is far more easier to access.