Carpathian Splitboard Tour
On day 1 we get to know each other. Our team will wait for
you at the airport and bring you to Sinaia, at our Boarder’s Cottage accomodation. Here, depending on what you want to do, you can choose to visit the city or chill out in your room and preparing your equipment. Nevertheless we need to decide together the itineraries for the next days, so after lunch, time for a brief briefing!
After we check the weather forecast , we start our trip towards Prahova Valley, to get to Piatra Mare plateau, situated at an altitude of 1800m. We will reach the plateau by our human powers. We put our splitboards on and start the walk to Piatra Mare chalet, which will be our firs stop. We’ll have lunch and then after more 45 minutes of ascent, we’ll reach the staring point for our first ride. Depending of the general condition of the group we can do 2 or more descents.
Ciucaș is the mountain where you will always find good snow and safe places with no risk of avalanche. The climbs are smooth and in a good day you can make up to 4-5 descents. The highest peak is at an elevation of 1.954m and from the main ridge you can choose between the south side, or the north sided faces.
Bucegi Mountains – We change the mountain but keep the snow. The options are endless, we suggest multiple ascents up to 2.200m altitude and descents to diferent valleys of Bugegi Natural Park, sometimes using the cable car options for more riding. We’ll have lunch at Padina Challet followed by the last ascent and downhill ride back to Sinaia.
Azuga Resort backcountry lines and Baiului mountains ridges are a wonderfull option for the following day. As we said, the riding options are countless. We suggest a ride in which endurance and adrenalin go hand in hand. Going up with the gondola followed by the splitboard, the ascent to the ridge will make you gladly look forward to the downhill and folowed by tre runs that will end up to Sinaia.
We will move our accommodation 200 km away on the Fagaras mountains, at Balea Lake Chalet, located at 2000 m altitude, place with one of the best high alpine and snow climate in Romania and hope that the sun will also accompany us. The view is awesome, Făgăraș mountains full of snow are spectacular. You’ll enjoy a stunning wild alpine panorama and the ridge will make you feel like you’re on top of the world and we assure you that the descent is long and exciting. Similar with the last days, depending on how you feel, we can go for one or more rides combining also the cablecar facilities. Taking into account that the area is wilder, we should pack more supplies with us: tea, biscuits and chocolate are recommended.
Depending on your flight departure and on the snow conditions we will ride down Bâlea Valley, then airport transfer and … and thanks for coming and hope to see you soon again!
* Shredmind reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on the weather conditions or the terrain to improve the safety and enjoyment of the participants