Rânca Ski Resort is located in Gorj County, 62 km from the Tg. Jiu and 97 km of Râmnicu Vâlcea and 17.9 km of the city Novaci DN 67C, Romania on the Transalpina Road. Transalpina road is known also as the King’s Road. Transalpina is the highest road from Romania, situated above 2000 m, which can be crossed by car. Rânca ski resort is located on the southern slope of the Parâng Mountains, with a tourist potential that is growing. For those who prefer a lesser crowded ski resort, we recommend Rânca as a destination. With 8 months of snow, Rânca manages to satisfy all the needs of winter adventurers, and is doing this by offering 2 medium level ski slopes, 2 light and 2 for beginners. With views that compete to the ones from the Austrian Alps, with exceptional food that will keep you going all the long on the slope, Rânca is a must on your winter destination map.

Closest Airports to Rânca

Getting ready for your trip to Rânca? Wondering where you’ll be flying into? Sibiu Airport (SBZ) is the closest terminal. Once you’ve touched down and departed the gate, you’ll be 40 miles (64 km) from the happening main streets. If by any chance you don’t manage to get a flight to Sibiu, you can fly to Bucharest International Airport Henri Coanda (OTP) or to Craiova International Airport (CRA).

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Driving direction to Rânca

Keep in mind that the road is not open all year round. Depending on weather conditions, the highway is usually closed in November or December due to the heavy amount of snowfall and the treacherous driving situations that could develop. A person wanting to experience the Transalpina in all its splendor should plan for an mid-to-late fall trip.

  • Drive from Bucharest International Airport (Henri Coanda - OTP). Distance 284 km. 4 hour 3 mins drive.
  • Drive from Sibiu Internationl Airport (SBZ). Distance 211 km. 3 hours and 33 mins drive.
  • Drive from Craiova International Airport (CRA). Distance 140 km. 2 hours and 17 minutes drive.

Where to stay

Few things are as nice as staring out at a fresh layer of powder and knowing you’ve got an entire day ahead to conquer the slopes. Slip on your gloves and strap into your skis — Ski Vidra Transalpina is calling your name! There’s an excellent range of things to do nearby. Let your inner subterranean explorer go nuts at Polovragi Cave. Just be sure to pack a flashlight! Still got time on your hands? Clamber through the caverns, shafts and tunnels at Muierilor Cave. If you’re up for it, turn off your torch and spend a few moments in complete darkness.

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10 Beginner Skiing Tips First Timers Need Before Hitting the Slopes

Coming skiing for the first time is a great idea whatever your age. Learning to ski as an adult can be daunting, but is also extremely accessible with just a small amount of fitness. We want to make sure you get the most out of your first time, so we’ve got a few tips for first-time skiers, to make that it’s a good one.

  • Do Some Research Before You Depart.
  • Arrive Early.
  • Don’t Overextend Yourself.
  • Ski Clothing Works Best When You Dress in Layers.
  • Rent Your Equipment.
  • Pack Fluids and Snacks.
  • Get in Shape Before the Ski Season.
  • Protect Yourself from the Sun.
  • Take professional lessons

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If your room check-in is late or check-out is too early, if you are waiting for your flight or for your room to be cleaned you can leave your luggage with heytourist.ro and enjoy Sibiu.

They offer traveling tips for Sibiu, must see tourist attractions, information about ongoing events and concerts along with free leaflets, brochures and business cards. You can use their free Wi-fi, have a cup of hot tea or water, print your boarding pass or weight your luggage.

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  • Sunday, Monday: Closed

If you have any special request outside the opening hours, you can send them an email to info@heytourist.ro and the team will try their best to help you with your enquiry.

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