Poiana Brasov Ski Resort
The north facing slopes above Poiana Brasov are home to Romania's top ski destination and a good value option if you're a beginner or intermediate.
Although the ski area is small, with five main lifts and around 24km of slopes, the main attractive here is the value for money when on your ski holiday. If you're looking to develop your technique and learn from instructors, there are few cheaper places to do so in Europe – plus a lift pass will set you back less than half the price of that in the Alps.
Accommodation is scattered through the forests at the foot of the slopes, so choose carefully to place yourself by the lifts to ensure maximum ski-in-ski-out convenience. The medieval town of Brasov is well worth exploring and as you're in Transylvania, the numerous Dracula-related attractions make for a great day trip. Travel here from Bucharest – the airport lies around two hours to the south.
Resort website: www.poianabrasov.com