Brasov: the Magic of Mountain resorts
The most important mountain resorts in the country lie in the County of Brasov. These are: Poiana Brasov, Predeal, Rasnov, Bran, Moieciu ? Cheile Gradistei and Fundata; they are all ready to accommodate the tourists who want to spend a winter holiday to remember. The tour operators provide accommodation facilities in spectacular vacation homes, with a unique view to the ski runs, or in hotels, boarding houses, mansions and comfortable condos for guests, as well as customized services for Christmas, New Year?s Eve and other occasions.
The Ski Area
The ski area from Poiana Brasov Predeal, Rasnov, Bran, Moieciu ? Cheile Gradistei and Fundata has been modernized several times. The slopes have made the object of the biggest investments ever made in the ski runs, the improvements being truly spectacular as a result of the organisation of the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2013.
The professional ski runners can have access to slopes with a high degree of difficulty, and the beginners to ski runs set up on smooth hill tops. Children can attend ski schools with professional winter sports instructors. Snowboarders can use dedicated slopes for beginners, but the advanced boarders can also enjoy spectacular areas. For those who want to feel the taste of adventure, there are off-road tracks perfect for thrill-seekers.
Skating and Horse Riding
Those who want to skate can rent a pair of skates and slip down the ice on the skating rink from Poiana Brasov, near the holiday villages, on the skating rink of the sports centre Olimpia in Brasov, at the foot of the Postavaru Mountain or on the Olimpic Skating Rink from Tractorul Park, at the Sports Centre from Predeal resort or in other areas of the resorts.
The tour operators from Poiana Brasov Predeal, Rasnov, Bran, Moieciu ? Cheile Gradistei and Fundata resorts provide riding services and the possibility to practice horse riding or sight-seeing in a carriage, cart or sleigh - everything with the marvellous mountains in the background.
The Mountain Rescue Service from Brasov County carried out activities for accident prevention, improved the mountain tracks, removed the obstacles and performed earthworks in the difficult areas. For the tourists, the administrators of the sky runs, in collaboration with The Mountain Rescue, placed protection cushions on the sky runs, prepared the cable transportation equipment and provided the slopes with protection nets.
The Mountain Rescue Team was equipped with advanced specific equipment, walkie-talkies, and mobile phones, and was trained for the winter season 2014/2015.