Sheila was having something for what some of us just dream, one month ski holiday in Europe. Well, I can start this story back in 2009, when we start to talk about Romanian mountains, traverse of Fagaras main ridge. in Summer of course. After two years, in September 2011 we did the Fagaras main traverse, in just 5 days, excellent tour. You may see the photos here. Well, after the hike we did in Fagaras, and why not, after the photos from my ski touring tours I send to Sheila, she decided that one week from the four weeks skiing holiday in Europe, … (>>>)
Sono arrivate 11 persone. Dal Ticino, la parte italiana della Svizzera, là, dove, secondo me ,si “mangia” lo sci con la cioccolata Milka o sul pane. Eppure sono venuti nei Carpati romeni per provare la neve, per vedere come si sta da noi.. E hanno visto…Cosi come ha detto Hildi, una signora del gruppo.”Adesso capisco perché la gente viene da voi a sciare “. Queste parole dopo una discesa attraverso la neve fresca su Cocora nei monti Bucegi, dove aveva nevicato la notte prima (40 cm). Neve fresca, fine, fredda, giusta per i nostri sci.
Some people do not even look for ski tour in Ciucas mountains,the are not so big, not big skiing there, and in a way is true. But even taking in consideration this facts, a ski touring day there offer very nice skiing, on lovely landscapes. Slopes are not so big, maximum 200 m difference, but the quality of the snow is one of the best in the region.
Second day of powder skiing in Poiana Brasov ski resort. Winter came here fast and rich in snow, so it will be a great ski season. Last night we get -18 Celsius in Brasov, and Sunday the weather forecast is good, more snow 🙂
Enjoy skiing, Iulian… (>>>)
Hallo lieber Iulian,
Ja nun bin ich bereits wieder eine Woche in Deutschland und ich denke fast unentwegt an die wunderbaren Tage die wir zusammen mit Dir in Rumänien verbringen durften. Wunderbar deshalb weil bereits im Vorfeld zu erkennen war das es sich bei Dir nicht um den „Normalguide“ handelt. Denn bereits dort habe ich erkannt, das Du wahnsinnig hilfsbereit und flexibel bist. Hatte ich doch fast den Eindruck Du machst Kopfstände für mich. Ja ich sollte wohl alles bekommen was ich mir wünsche – auch eben eine Tour nur für mich all… (>>>)
Ski mountaineering in Romania, Bucegi and Fagaras Mountains 05-11.03.2012
If I would say that this week was perfect, I’d lie. Not all the days were sunny, and not everywhere we had the best snow. I had even lost a few good photo shots, but behind all this the tour was nearly perfect.
I met them at the Airport and from the first look I knew that all of them will all be good, very good. Their Latin blood and the very relaxed way of being helped very much to what was about to come: A dream week.
First day on the mountain was used mainly to reach our hut an… (>>>)
I can describe the tour on very few words: great people, nice weather, but it will be a pity! So the long version is like this: it was a group of five friends, all from Switzerland, coming for one week ski tour in Romanian mountains, Bucegi and Fagaras. Very nice people, with a lot of humor and a big desire to see new places and to meet local people! Maybe we didn’t had the best snow conditions, was quite warm for this period of the year, but even like this we enjoyed our ski tours and the visits in Ucea de Sus village, Brasov and Bucharest cit… (>>>)
Hmmm, I’m not sure if we were skiing in Romania or in Siberia 😉 , because of the windy days what we had in Bucegi mountains. Weather is not all the time as we wish or as we expect, but always we find ways to enjoy a ski tour. We did a traverse of Bucegi mountains, starting from Cota 1400 in Sinaia to Moeciu de Sus village, over Tataru peak and Strunga pass. Weather was so and so, I mean from sunny but windy periods to totally white out periods! Despite the white out from last day, we enjoyed a forest descent on powder snow, and like this we end our … (>>>)
My wife bought this trip for me for Christmas and for my wife it was an importance that I could travel with a guide where trust and personality were the key words. And I must say that it was as she hoped.My trip was a mountaineering trip over 5 days. Before I even arrived, I have had a long and positive dialogue with Iulian, who even offered to lend me some equipment that i needed. I received lots of good advice and I felt very well prepared to be alone in Romania. The tour, which included only me, took place under great conditions because we were… (>>>)
Well, still snowing here, and last weekend we did it again through the forests of Poiana Brasov ski resort. This time we used the ski lifts to enjoy all the powder from the forests. And we really enjoy it!
For some people skiing mean just a different way to get exposed to other, or things like this, but when you ski through the forest is just you and the big snow, sometime a tree, and maybe a someone who’s telling you what to do to shot some photos. It doesn’t matter what skis you use, how fat they are, is matter that you enjoy s… (>>>)