Ski touring in Bucegi Mts. – Southern Carpathians

Bucegi. ski touring

Our mountains are full covered with snow and the winter season started already.

Last days with had a 2 days ski tour in Bucegi Mountains, in the backyard of our office from Zarnesti – Brasov.

The weather was far from perfect, but the snow was great!

First day we did the first section of Bucegi Haute Route (3 days tour), which means +1.200m up to almost 2.000m alt.

According to the weather conditions (wind and snowfall) following day we stayed low, skiing at the forest level (around 1.500m alt.) on the north side of Bucegi Mts. But the fun was great!


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!

Bucegi ski touring circuit

Bucegi. skiBucegi Mts. are one of the most accesible mountain range from Romanian Carpathians, only 2.5 hours by car from Bucharest International Airport and 1 hour away from Brasov – one of the most important touristic city from Romania.

The highest peak is Omu (”The Man”, 2.504m alt.) where can be found also the highest and the oldest original mountain hut (since 1926) from Romanian Carpathians.

In winter season these mountains are very popular for ski touring and not only.

Bucegi ski touring circuit is one of the most requested program from our winter offer, being both not so long and strenuous but still remote and with gorgeous views.

In one full weekend you can cross over the whole massif – including the highest peak, starting from the lovely Moeciu de Sus village, close to Draculas`s castle and our headquarter to the popular Sinaia ski resort with the famous Peles castle. Or reversely.

Exactly what we did last days…