Introduction

Folks have been carving up mountainsides for well over a century in Predeal's ski resort. This small mountain town has a higher base elevation than neighbouring winter sports areas Poiana Braşov and Sinaia, though its runs aren’t as long. Dappled with purpose-built ski lodges and three-star hotels, along with modern churches and a sci-fi-style train station, the town doesn't match the majesty of its surrounding mountains. But it's well equipped as an outdoor hub, with plenty of sports gear rental and ski schools. Hikers pace through Predeal in summer, and there are a few trails from town that are easy to do within a day.