KPUP IN POIANA/BRASOV

4 02 2014

Poiana Braşov (Romanian pronunciation: [poˈjana braˈʃov]) is the most popular Romanian ski resort and an important tourist centre preferred by many tourists not only from Romania, but also from Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and other European states. After the 2010s modernization, the ski area has expanded from 50 hectares to 80 hectares and the slopes length was increased from 13.8 km to 23.9 km. most slopes now have snow cannons  installed. In 2013, it hosted figure skating, alpine skiing and speed skating in the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival.

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It is located at about 1,020 meter (3,379 feet) above sea level near the city of Braşov in Romania and it is easily accessible by road. There are regular buses operated by Braşov Transit (RAT Braşov) which serve the 12 km route between Braşov and Poiana Braşov. The resort also runs minibuses to take visitors from hotels to the base of the ski runs from where they can hike or take a cable car to Cristianu Mare or Postăvaru summits. Poiana Braşov is surrounded by four mountains: the already mentioned Postăvaru (1,799 m), Piatra Craiuli (2,238 m), Bucegi (2,505 m) and Piatra Mare (1,848 m).

Poiana Braşov has a temperate-continental climate. The average temperature in summer is 20 °C and in winter -4 °C. There is a snow cover of about 50–60 cm which lasts from mid-November until mid-March, for about 120 days a year. However one can expect snowfalls from the end of September.

Poiana Braşov is host to a number of hotels and restaurants, the majority of which cater for foreign tourists. Two of the better known restaurants are Şura Dacilor (The Dacians’ Barn) and Coliba Haiducilor (The Outlaws’ Shack). There is also one nightclub, Capra Neagră (The Chamois), adjacent to a pizza place which plays a mixture of Europop and dance music.

Amongst other attractions in Poiana Braşov visitors can find traditional mulled wine and a pepper spiced alcoholic drink known as ţuică as well as other traditional Romanian fare.

Poiana- Brașov es una estación  de esquí y un importante centro turístico situado a doce kilómetros de Brașov, Rumania. Se encuentra en el macizo Postăvaru (en los Cárpatos meridionales), a una elevación de 1.030 metros sobre el nivel del mar, y está rodeado por cuatro montañas: Postăvaru (1,799 m), Piatra Craiului (2,238 m), Bucegi(2,505 m) y Piatra Mare (1,848 m).

Poiana Brașov tiene un clima continentall, con una temperatura media anual de 5° C (la temperatura media en julio es de 14,5º C y en enero es de -5° C) y la precipitación excede de 900 milímetros anualmente. El manto de nieve se mantiene cerca de 120 días al año.

Fue fundado en 1895 y, originariamente, fue un distrito de Brașov. Sin embargo, en 1906 fue declarado resort invernal. Desde entonces se han celebrado distintas pruebas deportivas relacionadas con deportes de invierno. Actualmente, la estación es un importante centro turístico internacional, pues cuenta con doce pistas de esquí con diferentes grados de dificultad, hoteles de lujo, un funicular, piscinas cubiertas, saunas y varios restaurantes.

Spanish KPUP Comenius team liked this resort very much.

Al KPUP Comenius project les gustó mucho este resort.

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