Ski & snowboard

Maramures is the second most important ski destination in Romania when considering the number, the length and the variety of the slopes. There are four areas where slopes are developed: Suior-Mogosa, Cavnic, Borsa and Izvoare.

Suior-Mogosa


Situated on the north side of Mogosa Massif, Suior Resort is only 19 km (11.8 miles) away from Baia Mare and 1 km (0.6 miles) apart from Mogosa chalet. It has 3 runs totalizing 3600 m (11.811 Ft), night illumination for the main slope, artificial snow-making for two runs and ski rental facilities. Suior offers accommodation both at the base of the slope as well as at the top of slope, 1000 m (3300 Ft) high. www.suior.ro

Mogosa Chalet lays at the bottom of Mogosa Massif on the shores of Lake Bodi, 18 km (11 miles) from Baia Mare. Starting at the top of the massif, Moski is one of the most difficult runs in Maramures (33% average grade), offering spectacular landscapes due to its position, 1300 m (4250 Ft) high. At the end of this run one has the option to continue on Suior slopes or on Mogosa slope, thus arriving at Lake Bodi and Mogosa chalet. Mogosa Chalet has 67 beds but tourists can also choose to find accommodation in the nearby town of Baia Sprie 7km (4.3 miles) away. www.mogosa.ro

Slope

Length

(m/Ft)

Dificulty

Vertical drop

(m/Ft)

Lift type Average grade

Top elevation

(m/Ft)

Night skiing
Suior 1 1400/4600 Intermediate 306/1000 Chairlift 21% 971/3185 Yes
Suior 2
1300/4265 Intermediate 255/836 
Chairlift 19% 
950/3100 No
Suior 3 
900/3000 
Intermediate
180/590 Chairlift
20% 
860/2800 
No
Mogosa
2100/6900 
Expert 600/1970 
Chairlift
28% 
1300/4265 
No
Moski 
750/2460 
Expert 
230/750 Drag-lift 
31% 
1235/4000 
No

 

Cavnic

Located 30 km (18.5 miles) from Baia Mare, Cavnic has 7 runs grouped into two ski areas: Icoana and Roata, totalizing 7 km (4.3 miles) of slopes. Both ski areas have tubing runs and ski rental facilities. A large number of tourists are drawn here every year by the heavy snowfall, night skiing and numerous accommodation, both in the vicinity of the slopes as well as in the nearby Cavnic, Budesti and Ocna Sugatag. www.icoanacavnic.ro and www.superskicavnic.ro

Slope  Length (m/Ft) Dificulty

Vertical drop

(m/Ft)

Lift type Average grade Top elevation (m/Ft) Night skiing
Icoana 1 700/2300 Intermediate 150/490 Drag-lift 21% 1100/3600 Yes
Icoana 2 800/2625 Intermediate 150/490 Drag-lift 19% 1100/3600 No
Roata 1
920/3000 

Easy

140/460 
Drag-lift 15% 
1090/3576 
Yes 
Roata 2 1030/3380 

Intermediate

/Easy

190/623 
Drag-lift 18.5% 
1260/4133 
No 
Blue slope 2250/7382

Easy

330/1080 Drag-lift 15% 1260/4133 No
Rainer 1 
800/2625 
Expert 
190/623 
Drag-lift 23% 
1090/3576 
No
Rainer 2 
900/3280 
Expert 210/689 
Drag-lift 23% 
1090/3576 
No

 

Borsa

Borsa Resort is situated in the eastern part of Maramures County, 12 km (7.5 miles) from the town of Borsa and nestled between Rodna Mountains National Park (Biosphere Reserve) and Maramures Mountains Natural Park (the largest in Romania). 850 m (2800 Ft) high, the resort offers varied types of accommodation (hotels, guesthouses, chalets), restaurants and bars, and is highly preferrd by tourists for winter sports.

Slope Length (m/Ft) Dificulty

Vertical drop

(m/Ft)

Lift type Average grade Top elevation (m/Ft) Night skiing
Borsa 
2200/7200 
Expert 550/1804 
Chairlift 25% 
1400/4600 
No
Stiol 
790/2592 
Avansat 
240/787 Drag-lift 
30% 
1611/5285 
No
Pricop
600 
Medie 
110/361 Drag-lift 
18% 
800/2625 
Yes

 

Izvoare

Izvoare slope is located 27 km (17 miles) from Baia Mare, on a volcanic plateau, 1000 m (3300 Ft) high, in a picturesque setting at the bottom of Ignis Peak. Snowboarders can practice stunts and jumps in the snowpark next to the slope. Besides the three villas at Izvoare www.statiuneaizvoare.ro, tourists can find accommodation in Firiza and Blidari.

Slope

Length

(m/Ft)

Dificulty

Vertical drop

(m/Ft)

Lift type Average grade Top elevation (m/Ft) Night skiing
Cora 730/2400 Easy 125/410 Drag-lift 17% 1022/3350 No