Modest mountain resort Păltiniş, 35km southwest of Sibiu, is a scenic place for a short skiing or hiking trip. The resort was established in 1895, making it Romania's oldest. The ski area might be small and the mountains long enjoyed by skiers, but Păltiniş' sport facilities are modern and it's served by an array of well-equipped spa hotels. In summer, hikers can enjoy spectacular trails into the Cindrel Mountains.