Two New Romanian Ski Areas Opening

30th December 2018

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Two new ski areas are opening in Romania this month – one after 10 years ‘under construction’, the other taking the opposite approach of beginning by opening limited terrain as construction gets underway.

The main opening is a new centre at Rarău Massif in North-eastern Romania which boasts a new gondola complete with cabins that can each carry 8 passengers, and two ski runs, one 1.4km long, the other 2.8km long, over a 765m vertical.

Works on the new ski area started in 2009 and should have been completed in 2012 but funding ran out. After public protests however funding was found again and construction recommenced in 2016. Overall EUR 15 million has been spent on the new centre.

The other new ski area is at Vârful lui Roman, in Vâlcea county, 14 km away from the town of Horezu, in the Căpăţânii Mountains.

This centre is being built by a local businessman who plans to add six slopes over the next five years and build a resort with two five-star hotels and a restaurant.

Currently there’s reported to be one 800 metre long ski run.