Places to enjoy skiing in Europe without spending too much money (Part 1)

While professional athletes can rely on sponsors, for most casual people skiing can be a pretty expensive experience. But you may not need to spend too much money on your favorite winter sport if you go to the ski resort in this article.

With strong investment in recent years, these budget ski resorts are starting to compete with the famous French, Swiss, and Austrian Alps. These places may be smaller in size, but the quality is still not inferior and you can still save money.

Poiana Brasov, Romania

Deep in the Carpathian Mountains in central Transylvania, Poiana Brasov is one of the most luxurious skiing resorts in Romania.

However, there are also some services that are chosen by many visitors, such as ice-skating or horse-sledding. One of the best advantages is that nearly all slopes are equipped with snow cannons, making this the perfect place for ski enthusiasts to practice from fall. come spring.

After a long day of snowy experience, make a glass of hot wine, paired with some Romanian specialties like traditional smoked sausage, “ciorba de burta” (beef stomach soup), or porridge. polenta served with cheese, eggs, and butter.


From Bucharest, a direct train at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station takes 2 hours and 37 minutes by train to Brasov station.

From Sibiu take the train directly at Sibiu station, it takes 2 hours and 36 minutes by train to Brasov station.

Kopaonik, Serbia

With nearly 200 sunny days a year, Kopaonik is affectionately called “Sun Mountain” by many tourists. Contrary to the crowded, high-cost resorts of France and Austria, Kopaonik is a peaceful winter paradise – home to the largest mountain range in the country with picturesque ski slopes over 70km, caters to all types of skiing, from beginners to experts.

For kids who are new to skiing, there’s a separate ski area for kids like a miniature kindergarten. For those who like the fun challenge, Kopaonik also has the Malo Jazero night slide, which is fully illuminated at night.