Bucegi Haute Route. Ski touring

Bucegi. Ski touring

The classic traverse of Bucegi Mts. is one of the most popular program from our offer and are a lot of reasons… from the cultural stuff and castles at the beginning and the end of the tour, to great runs, high peaks (above 2.500m alt.), good food and accommodations!

Last week we have been again in Bucegi for the Haute Route with an excellent group of  Brits willing to discover the beauties of Romanian mountains in winter season. And they did!

The weather was far from perfect, clear skies and mist, snow, hail and rain, sometimes all together. But we successfully followed our original schedule, including the climbing of the highest peak from Bucegi, followed by a superb run back in the valley on a perfect spring snow.

As a final conclusion… everybody would like to return in Romanian Mountains as soon as possible!

Ski touring in Bucegi Mts.

ski touring. Bucegi. winter

Bucegi Mts. are situated very close to Bucharest (1.5 – 2 hours) on the way to Brasov.

Sinaia ski resort with Peles Castle are on the south east side of these mountains, Prahova valley being the most important road access in the area.

The highest peak – Omu (2.504m alt.) is one of the 13th peaks above 2.500m altitude from Romanian Carpathians, a target in summer and winter for those who want to collect them all!

Last days we skinned up on the west side of Bucegi Mts. very close to Omu peak (+ 1.280m) for a long and lovely ski descent back in the valley toward Bran village (Dracula Castle).

We did not actually reach the highest peak because we did not wanted to. The last section was pure ice, not very funny for ski. We found better snow lower in the valley, sheltered by the wind and not higher up!

A great ski tour with some great persons!