Sinaia is a sensational place to visit, offering beautiful palaces, good apres aki, and the biggest skiable domain in Romania
Located in a beautiful mountainous region, at the foothills of the Bucegi Mountains, about 120 kilometres from Bucharest and 44 kilometres from Brasov, in the Prahova Valley, Sinaia is one of the oldest and most famous mountain resorts, and is often referred to as 'The Pearl of the Carpathians'. Located at an altitude between 767 metres and 860 metres, Sinaia boasts ski slopes at an altitude of 2,000 metres, on the plateau of the Bucegi mountains.
Winter sports fans can have a go on the bobsledding run, which is 1,500 metres long with 13 turns, and a 132 metre elevation, as well as the ski runs of various degrees of difficulty. It is here where you can experience the best high altitude skiing in Romania, with access to the slopes being possible from the city centre. Just take the first cable car to Cota 1400 and then a second cable car to Cota 2000. To Cota 1400 one can also go by car. The ski slopes are divided on the two sides of the mountain. To the eastern side, towards the city, you can experience the most spectacular pistes, the black ones. The slopes will follow the cable car line and there is also a great variety of off-piste possibilities for the more adventurous. All the slopes end at the same point, which is at the cable car station at Cota 1400.
On the western side of the mountain you will find the great Sun Valley. The Dorului Hut is situated here at the end of the chairlift line. The Sun Valley is more for the milder skier and intermediates and beginners can experience some great pistes. It is also a great place for snowborders as well. When you are eager for a break, Dorului Hut is a great place to spend some time. The high altitude and the white surroundings makes for the perfect place for some sun-bathing during winter. Dorului Hut is also a good starting point for cross country and ski touring. The experienced skiers can explore the Dorului Peak and its surroundings. Touring routes can be made towards Vanturis area (in the South), Bolboci area (in the West) and Blana-Laptici areas (in the North).
|Altitude of resort:||900 metres|
|Top elevation:||2000 metres|
|Largest vertical drop:||1000 metres|
|Total length of slopes:||50 kilometres|
|Longest run:||6 kilometres|
|Cross country trails:||20 kilometres|
|Number of lifts:||10|