Located 32 km west of Sibiu in the heart of the Carpathians in the Cindrel Mountains and at 1443 metres is the ski resort of Paltinis. This is the oldest ski resort in Romania
and was founded in 1894. Paltinis has seven ski runs over 140 acres which are mainly beginner and intermediate levels.
There are three lifts and snowboarding is a popular sport in the resort. Paltinis has several trails for cross country skiers and is a picturesque and historical town. There are several good hotels and restaurants, and equipment hire is available.