So far, until 2017, I’ve skied in several ski resorts which are close to home: Vârtop – Arieșeni, Șureanu, Vidra – Transalpina and Straja. I’ve already wrote articles about some of these places but the best so far is Transalpina. Although it lacks proper road infrastructure, there are few accommodations available close to the ski slopes, there are few restaurants or apres-skies and few slopes this place is magical because it offers a stunning view over the Vidra Lake.
We didn’t stop at Arena Platos for two reasons: short slopes (the longest one is about 600 m long) and very crowded. So the best option for us was the older Oncești ski slope. Less crowded and a more relaxing place.
The Oncești ski slope is 1400 m long, with a slope of 240 m and it’s very wide. You’ll reach the top using a chairlift for two persons which is pretty slow. It’s slow enough to leave you the time to admire the beautiful surroundings here in the Cindrel Mountains. This ski slope also has snow canons and you can ski until 7 PM since it’s illuminated.
Be careful when getting off the chairlift! The ground is flat and you have to push the chairlift in order to safely get away from it. Not very safe…
You can rent ski equipment at the base of the ski slope. We liked it here because it was very relaxing, not so crowded. The ski slope itself has a medium difficulty and because it didn’t snow so much here in that period the slope was rough in the steeper areas. There should be no problems if fresh snow falls 😊
You can find information about prices, live webcams and other useful info on the Oncești Ski Slope website.