Situated 120 kms from Bucharest Sinaia was a built round a former late 19th Century royal hunting lodge, where skiing started around 1920. It is a small compact ski area best suited to beginners and early intermediates with 9 main lifts – 5 drag lifts, 2 chairs and 2 linked cable cars. The ski area is accessed via a two stage cable-car has the Hotel Alpin at its mid-station.
|Opens||Dec – March|
The ski area is accessed via a two stage cable-car has the Hotel Alpin at its mid-station. There are great views from this hotel. From this mid station the cable-car continues and is paralleled by a long chair which both access the main upper ski area. There are some longer intermediate runs down the front of the mountain back to the Hotel Alpin, and there are two easy runs back from here to village level. The top, main area is well above the tree line and is served by four drag lifts and two chairs. The runs up here are generally short and of easy to moderate intermediate standard. From the summit station to the village the main run is about 5kms long.
|Accommodation & Apres Ski|
Apres ski is mainly confined to the hotel bars. There is usually dancing to live bands or a disco. The Hotel Montana’s cellar bar offers grills and traditional gypsy music. The Hotel Alpin is cut off from the main village – up at the cable car’s main station – at about 10km by road and is a traditional, charming old style hotel which is best for keen skiers who want to be right on the slopes. The Hotel Montana is a big, modern hotel at the centre of the village adjacent to the cable-car. It is the main part of a bigger complex, but has two restaurants, one self serve. There is usually dancing in the main restaurant and in the basement bar traditional folk music and dancing. There are a number of small shops in this complex including a couple of sports shops.