Five friends from London came to Romania this winter for a snowshoeing trip across the hills and glens of the Bran Country. Conditions varied from cold winter to warm spring, with fresh snow or pleasant sunshine, with a little bit of mud added to mix. Fortunately no rain, but – we will say it over and over again, as it is simply very trye – there is no such thing as bad weather in the mountains. Just bad clothing.
Everyone’s photo camera was put to good use and abuse, as you can see from the gallery below. Be it a smartphone, a … (>>>)
Was a group of friends and colleagues from university, who usually enjoy skiing in The Alps, but they decide to see how are the Carpathian mountains in winter time.
So, last February we enjoy a ski trip in Bucegi and Fagaras mountains, on perfect sunny days and powder snow!
As always, we were almost the only skiers in both areas, and this was one of the nicest part!
Bucegi mountains were great, our hosts Doina and Mircea, as always, very charming and welcoming people!
At Balea lake sky was blue, snow was as good as we wish, so the trip was jus… (>>>)
Rumänien Februar 2016
Im Januar hatte wir die Idee die Karpaten mit den Skiern zu erkunden. Im Internet fanden wir die Adresse von Iulian und wurden uns schnell einig. Bereits am 26. Februar landete der Flieger in Bukarest. Wir wurden abgeholt und nach Sinaia gebracht. Am Abend wurden mit Ihm weitere Details besprochen. Nach der Besichtigung von Peles Castle und dem wunderschönen orthodoxen Kloster in Sinai starteten wir in die Berge. Mit der Gondel schaukelten wir ins Skigebiet COTA 2000 im Bucegi Gebirge und genossen die erste Ab… (>>>)
They were splitboarding in Romania last January. And they return because they enjoyed! This year weather was much better than last year, but the poor winter conditions across all Europe, was presented here too.
Anyway, we take the best out of this snow conditions, and we enjoy nice weather tours in Bucegi mountains.
Then we moved in the forest around Brasov city, for a walk in spring weather conditions around the forest of Brasov.
As Sander and Ela said, we are so fortunate to live in Brasov, because you can start hiking or biking directl… (>>>)
If is possible to add a title to a ski tour this has to be: Never stop exploring!
Because things like this have to happen: Bill, a 71 years old Australian gentelman, based in England, never stopped enjoying ski touring around the world. We were very impressed by his ski touring trips record around the world and by his determination when came about weather conditions! On first and last day of our trip, traversing Bucegi mountains from Sinaia to Ialomita valley, weather was bad, quite bad as a English may say! But a mountain lover never st… (>>>)
They are from Zaragoza, near the Pirineos and they were first time in Romania on winter of 2012, when the weather was not on our side.
Anyway, after 3 years they returned to see if we can discover now the Romanian mountains on better weather. And we did! The first plan was Bucegi and Fagaras mountains, but at the end was Bucegi mountains and a speed climbing tour on Poiana Brasov ski resort, on a heavy snowing day!
This time Bucegi mountains were great and we enjoyed everything, snow, sun, weather conditions and not the last the delicious foo… (>>>)
During a winter tour, weather can bring you to heaven or not! Something like this was happening during our splitboard trip in Bucegi mountains, at the end of February, when weather was not as good as we expected!
We did our best, we climbed Tataru peak in one of the days when was worth to go out, but the most beautiful day was the last one, when we get 30 cm of fresh snow, and we enjoyed our way back to Sinaia!
Enjoy the photos,
Iulian, March 2015
Middle of February was not so very friendly with us. Weather was good, plenty of sun and good weather but pretty windy and the snow was pretty much packed in wind layers, so not very easy to enjoy a ski tour.
But even like this we find our ways to beautiful places to enjoy viewing the surrounding of the South East of Transylvania, Bran county, Piatra Craiului mountains.
After Bucegi mountains we visited Peles castle and Brasov city, our home town, and we were for two day skiing on Poiana Brasov ski resort. Slopes and snow quality were outsta… (>>>)
Es ist die Jahreszeit wo sich viele auf den kommenden Frühling freuen und viele träumen weiter vom Schnee und den ersten Schispuren im strahlenden Pulver hinter sich zu lassen. Eine Jahreszeit wenn die Tage länger sind, die Sonne stärker aber immer wieder noch genug Kälte dabei ist um dem lang nachgejagden Schnee genießen zu können.
Nach einer Woche mit relativ wenig geignetem Wetter für Schitouren, bin ich letztes Wochenende mit Michael in Bucegi-Gebirge Schitouren gegangen und wir haben genau den Wechsel zwischen Februar und M… (>>>)
On September 2014 I was kindly asked by Sander to organize a splitboard trip for him and his girlfriend, Elzbieta. Both were beginners in touring and splitboading, and were very clear on the tours they request: more touring then climbing peaks. And this we did. We enjoyed four days in Bucegi mountains and two days in Piatra Craiului national park.
As is in January here, we didn’t have too many sunny moments, but we were happy with the snow quality, the views and the most important ever, we have all the mountains just for us and those b… (>>>)