Introduction to skitouring - 3 Days

Get away from the crowded ski slopes, come with us to ski in powder snow, far away from the crowd! The skitouring equipment allows you to move free on the mountain, and get to hidden places which you couldn’t see in wintertime without touring skis. We recommend this tour to anyone who would like to try a more independent, environmental friendly way of skiing.

Keep with us and draw your first lines in the fresh snow!

Traveling: on your own (we provide airport transfer if needed for additional cost)

Accommodation: We’ll stay at a cozy wooden cabin at Ivo, the last settlement on the road to Madarasi Hargita. The cabin has double, triple and quadruple rooms with shared bathroom and large living area.

Catering: on your own (half board on request for 15 euro/person/day additional cost, which will be delivered to the house). The cabin has a well equipped kitchen, we recommend to use it for breakfast and dinner. For lunch we can choose one from restaurants from Hargita Madaras.

Equipment: We provide all the necessary equipment for the trip (touring skis, poles, boots)

Clothing: During the hiking you will need warm, layered clothing (ski jackets, ski pants, gloves, hats, scarves).

Day 1

After occupying the rooms, we distribute the equipment and set up the skis for the next day's hike. During the dinner we taste the local plum brandy.

Day 2
Introducing tour to the Szökő waterfall (4,5 km, 170 m)

After breakfast, we leave by car to Harghita Madaras ski resort, where today's tour starts from.

We are going to a shorter warm-up tour in order to introduce you to the use of the skitouring equipment and practice the right movements. An easy hike leads us to the Szökő Falls.

The spring waters coming from the southern side of Harghita Madaras are slowly running down and soaking up the soil, creating a special mire-peat habitat. A significant number of species remained from ice age are living in them. Their survival was supported by the cool climate of the Harghita Mountains. Most of them are introduced on the "red list" of protected plants. Where the hillside descends significantly, the water reappears and creates a waterfall known as the Szökő Waterfall.

In the evening, as an optional program, we can relax our tired muscles at the Septimia Wellness Center in Odorheiu Secuiesc.

Day 3
Harghita Madaras peak tour (6 km, 300 m)

This day’s starting point is also the Harghita Madaras ski resort. From here we aim for the highest point of the Harghita mountain range, the Harghita Madaras peak.

The peak also called ‘the Székelys’s holy mountain’ offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. In clear weather almost the entire line of the Southern Carpathians can be seen.

The day ends with a well-deserved dinner, which can be enjoyed at one of the restaurants in Madarasi Hargita.

The trip cost includes

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Skitouring equipment (skis, botts, poles)
  • Programs, guiding
  • Daily transfer to the location of the programs

The trip cost excludes

  • Travel costs
  • Airport transfer (on request for additional cost)
  • Catering
  • Travel insurance

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From EUR  179/person
Total 179 EUR

Trip Facts

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August 2022