Splitboard Romania 16th – 22nd January 2020 2595€
Lake Bâlea is situated in the Făgăraș mountain range of Romania. Dubbed the ‘Transylvanian Alps’ Lake Bâlea, outside of snowboarding and splitboarding, is a site of outstanding natural beauty and a relatively unknown freeride snowboard destination.
Situated at the top of the famous Transfăgărășan highway is a single cable car that will take us and our luggage up to the lake and our accommodation, surrounded by wild and beautiful peaks.
The altitude of Balea isn’t super high but this is an incredible opportunity to come and explore an ‘off the radar’ destination in the Făgăraș mountains with us during what is usually their best month for riding blower powder.
We’ll meet at Sibiu airport on 16th January and take a transfer up the Transfăgărășan road to the cable car which will take us up to the Paltinu hut sitting at 2000m.
This ‘hut’ was originally built as the private hunting lodge of the former communist leader Ceaușescu and recently renovated.
We will be based for 6 nights at this very comfortable lodge where we can explore the terrain on offer from the front door Guided by Paul Verdier UIAGM this trip includes 5 full days of splitboard guiding, half-board accommodation at the Paltinu refuge and return airport transfers to Sibiu airport on the afternoon of the 22nd January
This freeride paradise offers countless line options. A short 600m vertical ascent from the refuge opens up many different routes with a total descent to the bottom of the cable car of 1400m.
Expect to skin 600m twice a day and enjoy nearly 3000m of vertical drop daily surrounded by spectacular views of the Transfăgărășan mountain road and Făgăraș mountains.
You will be familiar and comfortable with using boot crampons and a harness. Riding steep powder lines and couloirs are not a problem, you’ll also be happy riding potentially variable snow conditions at lower altitudes.
What People Say
Amazing week! Thanks everyone for making it another very cool trip. The Rider Social rocks!
Epic day, absolutely amazing week. Thank you so much guys!
I cannot speak highly enough of this tour. If you are thinking about booking this, stop thinking and pull the trigger- hope you have as much fun as I did!