Due to the cold continental climate the snow remains powdery for a longer time. Before that this region was reserved for a small ammount of keen and wild mountaineers, in romania they are called “alpinisti”, mostly from eastern european countries who venture through these rough mountains by foot.
The Tarcu Mountains near TIMISOARA offer easy terrain and great conditions for rookies. Its only 800 km from vienna by car or train.
The Fagaras Mountains near SIBIU offer steep and long runs, but aswell some easier terrain in case conditions require to ski less steeper areas.