Skitouring trip to Romania

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Summary- Geàrr-iomradh

Hi Everyone,

I have an exciting proposal for the coming season, a ski touring trip to Romania and the Southern Carpathians. It’s probably not an area many of you are familiar with, me included, but a brief internet search will reveal a huge amount of backcountry terrain in stunning surroundings. The trip will appeal to adventurous skiers of intermediate level and above.

After plenty of research I have settled on two amazing venues: Retezat and the Fagaras Mountains. Both offer huge variety of ski terrain and reliable snow. I have discussed my preferences with IFMGA mountain and ski guide, Cosmin Andron, and he has come up with the itinerary below, which are in his own words. As you can see we begin and finish at the city of Timisoara, which is the west. I only need to finalize the cost of transport between Timisoara and Hateg, where we meet our guide. Flights are not included in the costings below.

The proposed trip with take place during the third week in March, 2019. If this is the type of skiing and place appeals please contact me (email or phone) in the first instance and we will meet and discuss in the near future.

Mike 07500668449


Cosmin writes:
Proposed itinerary:

Day 1 - You arrive in Timisoara in the morning, drive over to Hateg (2h 30’), meet guide and have lunch; drive further to Carnic (40’) , leave vehicle(s) then skin up to hut (either Gentiana or Pietrele - see above). Avalanche awarness and rescue refresher; overnight at hut
Day 2 - ski tour (most likely Bucura area and/or Retezat area), overnight at hut
Day 3 - ski tour (most likely Peleaga area), ski down to cars and drive to Cartisoara (3h), overnight at guest-house
Day 4 - skin up to Balea, ski tour (valea Doamnei most likely), send excess luggage with cable car, overnight at Balea
Day 5 - ski tour (most likely valea Vaiuga and around, possibly Capra)
Day 6 - ski tour ( most likely vf Laitel and S side of Paltinu)
Day 7 - short tour and / or only ski down to Balea waterfall, send excess luggage with cable car, drive to Timisoara (4h 30’), overnight at Timisoara or flight in the evening

Group size 6
Guide: IFMGA
Guide fees and all guide expenses (transport room and board) for the 7 day trip is 396 EUR / person / group of 6


Other expenses (to be paid directly by you in each location) would bring each participant to roughly 35 eur / day for room and board. If there is need for payment on booking (most likely at Balea) I can do that for you and recover the cash later.

For transport for yourselves from Timisoara and back I can inquire if you want me to or you can source your own.

Cost I worked with, in EUR just indicative:
- Retezat hut overnight + breakfast and dinner = 20 EUR/pers/night
- Retezat hut overnight (self catered) = 8 EUR/pers/night
- Cartisoara guest house = 15 EUR / person/night
- Cartisoara food budget = 15 EUR / person
- Balea hotel, twin room with private bathroom overnight and bfast = 27 eur/pers/night
- Balea Hotel dinner budget per person = 12 eur / pers

If you are 12 people that would be exactly the same thing for the other group of 6 with different guide. if you are 8, 10 etc then some of it needs recalculation for 2 guides


Note - to come on this trip you must be a paid up club member, have attended the winter skills course (or be able to demonstrate competence) and have attended the transceiver training evening. 

Cost - Cosgais


Contact - Leig fios

Mike - see Club Matters

Event Properties

Event Date 23-03-2019
Event End Date 30-03-2019
Capacity 6
Registered 3 [View List]
Available place 3
Individual Price Free
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