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Romania

Dracula's Playground

Sure when people talk about boarding in Europe immediately France, Italy, and Switzerland all come to mind. Truthfully, Romania won't appear anywhere on the list of desired destinations. This Eastern-European country is pretty much unknown to most Western-Europeans and almost all Americans. If it weren't for reading an article titled, "Global Assault" in Transworld's Snowboarder Magazine we would have never thought about Romania being on our list of places to ride. Much to our surprise, Romania is crazy-rich with culture and their boarding seems pretty legit. The Romanian Mountains provide a very good and versatile playground for the average riders, and even some advanced riding can be done if you venture off-piste. Seriously, who wouldn't want to be shredding one day and then get to see the OG Vampire Dracula's Castle? Romania is surely to be an adventure any way we look at it. Maybe if we get lucky, we'll be able to squeeze some eternal life out of this deal.

Sinaia

Named the Pearl of Carpathians, Sinaia ski resort is located in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains about 2 hours away from Bucharest. Sinaia is a bit old-fashioned and not comparable to bigger European ski resorts, but the terrain seems to offer some advanced carving and unlimited tree runs. One of the best things about Sinaia is that it is very cheap when compared to other big time Western Resorts. You can buy a bottle of wine for 3 Euros and a beer for 1.5; this is ridiculously cheap no matter where you live. This resort in Romania is absolutely worth visiting and thanks to Transworld we will be there.

Town Altitude: 1000 m
Highest Lift: 2500 m
Vertical Drop: n/a
KM of Pistes: n/a
Gondolas/Chairs: 12
Parks: 0
Halfpipe: 0
Cost: $

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