A short drive above the city of Brasov in the Carpathian mountains, about 120km (on alarmingly rough, slow roads) north-west of the capital and arrival airport, Bucharest. A new airport planned near Brasov should cut transfer times though. Poiana Brasov is purpose-built, but not designed for convenience: the hotels are scattered about a pretty, wooded plateau, served by regular buses and cheap taxis. The place has the air of a spacious holiday camp, but with serious-sized hotels - some right by the lifts. The slopes are extremely limited and consist of decent intermediate treelined runs of about 750m vertical. A key part of the resort's appeal is the friendly and effective teaching.
- Bucharest airport: 2 hours