Poiana Brașov

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Poiana Brașov
LocationPostăvarul Massif, Romania
Nearest major cityBrașov
Coordinates45°35′50″N 25°33′07″E / 45.59722°N 25.55194°E / 45.59722; 25.55194
Top elevation1,799 m (5,902 ft)
Base elevation1,020 m (3,350 ft)[1]
Longest run4,752 m (15,591 ft) (Drumul Roșu)
Lift system2 aerial tramways
2 chairlift
5 ski lifts
1 gondola
1 magic carpet

Poiana Brașov (Romanian pronunciation: [poˈjana braˈʃov], German: Schulerau; Hungarian: Brassópojána) is a neighborhood of Brașov and a Romanian ski resort.

After the 2010s modernization, the ski area has expanded from 50 hectares (120 acres) to 80 hectares (200 acres) and the slope’s length was increased from 13.8 km (8.6 mi) to 23.9 km (14.9 mi). Most slopes now have snow cannons installed. In 2013, Poiana Brașov hosted figure skating, alpine skiing, and short track in the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival.

The resort is located at about 1,020 metres (3,350 feet)[1] above sea level near the city of Brașov in Romania and it is easily accessible by road. There are regular buses operated by Brașov Transit (RATBV) which serve the 12 km (7.5 mi) route between Brașov and Poiana Brașov (lines 20 and 100). The resort also runs minibuses that take visitors from hotels to the base of the ski, these cover areas where people can hike or take a cable car to Cristianu Mare or Postăvaru summits.

Poiana Brașov has a temperate-continental climate. The average temperature in summer is 20 °C and in winter -4 °C. There is a snow cover of about 50–60 cm which lasts from mid-November until mid-March, for about 120 days a year. However, one can expect snowfalls from the end of September.

Poiana Brașov is host to several hotels and restaurants, the majority of which cater to foreign tourists. Two of the better known restaurants are Șura Dacilor (The Dacians' Barn) and Coliba Haiducilor (The Outlaws' Shack).[citation needed] There is also one nightclub, Capra Neagră (The Chamois).

Main Slopes[edit]

There are 7 main ski/snowboard slopes in the resort:[2]

slope length width type lift system
Bradul 430 m 70 m beginner ski lift

magic cover

Stadion 325 me 30 m ski lift
Drumul Roșu 4752 m 22 m intermediate aerial tramway

ski lift

Sulinar 2820 m 35 m ski lift
Kanzel 297 m 50 m advanced ski lift

aerial tramway

Subteleferic 2200 m 35 m ski lift
Lupului 2605 m 28 m ski lift



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Localizare Poiana Brasov".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2013-10-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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