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Great skiing locations in Eastern Europe

Poiana Brasov, Romania

Eastern Europe offers many potential traveling destinations, and the region on the whole is interesting to visit because of the plethora of various countries that populate it, each with its own culture, traditions and folklore. This variety also extends to the winter activities possible in Eastern European countries where high quality winter sports can be experienced at some very attractive prices.

Kranjska Gora – Slovenia

This wonderful resort town is located in the Julian Alps, not far away from the borders of Austria and Italy and it’s a great destination for budget skiers as well as for beginners and those with families – the resort features many nursery slopes as well as excellently trained and friendly English-speaking instructors. But those who are more experienced will be glad to find out that two World Cup slalom events are held on the Podkoren Trail annually so they’ll be engaged as well, it isn’t a resort exclusively for beginners.

In the same vein, the nearby alpine valley of Planica is a host for World Cup ski jumping and the entire area around the resort is known for cross-country skiing, featuring more than twenty-five miles of marked trails.

Poiana Brasov – Romania

Poiana Brasov, set at an altitude of four thousand feet or 1,200 meters it is possibly the most popular ski resort in Romania and a major tourist center for the region, being particularly popular with tourists from Italy, France and Germany as well as other European states.

The resort is surrounded by four mountains, so the views and the atmosphere are truly something to behold. There are twelve slalom runs, eight miles of marked ski runs, a skating rink, sports fields, a gondola ski lift and six miles of cross-country trails, basically pretty much anything that you may want you can find here, as far as winter sports go. The resort is great for beginners and intermediates and the ski instructors are well trained and very versed in the English language.

Pamporovo – Bulgaria

One of Bulgaria’s sunniest ski resorts, Pamporovo is located right in the middle of the Rhodope mountains. It’s a great place for beginners and intermediates but there are also some more challenging slopes aimed at the more experienced skiers, as well as very good off-piste skiing opportunities and snowboarding.

Jasna – Slovakia

The resort of Jasna has recently seen a lot of investment, as has the Low Tatras National Park where the resort is located, so much-so that its facilities now rival most of the better-known European ski resorts but with considerably lower prices.

The place actually has four separate resorts which feature about twenty miles of skiing between them, serviced by twenty-three lifts. There are slopes which cater for all levels of skiing ability as well as for those who prefer snowboarding or other high-adrenaline snow-based sports.

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