If you are looking for a ski destination which combines great affordable beginner and intermediate skiing set against a sparkling tree lined backdrop together with good facilities and bags of culture, then a ski getaway in Romania should really be at the top of your list.

The main ski resort in Romania is Prahova Valley. It is the place most Romanians – and foreigners – choose for their winter holidays. If you plan to go there, choose one of the resorts on the valley and book in advance. Make sure you check the holidays offers as prices usually go up during this period, depending on what you want to include in your stay.

Other ski slopes can be found in Azuga, Sinaia and Straja Resorts, but for a weekend getaway Poiana Brasov in the best choice.