Placed at 20 minutes drive from medieval castles, Silver Mountain is also located in the most popular mountain destination in Romania, Poiana Brasov, 15 km away from Brasov and at less than 180 km from the capital city, Bucharest.
The richness of Brasov County resides not only in its ski resorts, but also in the large number of old castles and fortresses that speak of a proud past and make this region exotic and intriguing.
Poiana Brasov is particularly popular with high-end tourists who seek good skiing conditions and quality services. Leisure travelers visit to partake in different sports as well as local attractions such as the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle (built in 1212), Brasov and Rasnov Fortresses (14th century), the Honterus Library and the Black Church (16th century).
Moreover, there are beautiful natural reservations located in the mountains of Bucegi, Piatra Craiului and Tampa. Viscri, the little village frequented by Prince Charles in his holidays, is at just 30 minutes’ drive from Poiana Brasov. Lonely Planet named the region of Transylvania the top travel destination for 2016. Moreover, Poiana Brasov is one of the most pristine and well preserved mountain areas in Eastern Europe, is the biggest and most luxurious winter resort in Romania and was voted the most affordable European ski resort by telegraph.co.uk in 2008.
In 2015, the local tourism market recorded a significant increase in both the number of tourists (+17.2% increase in 2015 vs. 2014) and the number of nights spent in accommodation facilities (+15.9% increase in 2015 vs. 2014). This increase also led to a higher overall occupancy rate of 28.8% with hotels leading as accommodation of choice (36.3%), followed by smaller facilities (21.8%) and hostels (20.4%). The Council has recently announced plans to invest circa EUR 45 million in further developing the winter sports facilities by expanding the ski area and building additional infrastructure.
Poiana Brasov is most preferred by high end customers for winter sports and leisure, for those interested mainly in good skiing conditions and top quality services. Starting with the first snowfall, 12 slopes with various degrees of difficulty are prepared for skiing, snowboarding and sleigh rides, being accessible by cable car and ski lifts.
In Poiana Brasov you can enjoy also ice skating, mountain biking, horse riding, hiking through marked mountain tracks, or just enjoy the wonderful mountain views from above.