If you get to Brasov, you must necessarily go to the famous Poiana Brasov Resort, called Pearl of the Carpathians. Located 12 km from the city center, Poiana Brasov is a winter sports resort in Romania, being an internationally renowned tourist attraction and a district of Brasov. Poiana was in ancient times an hiking destination and winter sports place. The first documentary dates back to 1427 in the context of the activities of the shepherds that took place here.
Skiers climbed Postavaru' peak since 1895, and in 1906 Poiana held her first competitive skiing tournament. Until around 1950, the resort was maintained within natural endowments. Only a few cabins and villas could be glimpsed here and there. In 1951, Poiana Brasov held the World University Games in winter. On this occasion, was openend the first modern accomodation facility and the first skilift - Poiana-Postavarul - a length of 2,150 m. Then comes the other and other facilities and equipment, which brought the appearance that we know today.
Poiana Brasov has 12 ski slopes with different degrees of difficulty (Bradul - 458 m, Kanzel - 350 m, Sulinar - 2,441 m, Ruia - 540 m, Subteleferic 1 - 495m, Subteleferic 2 2,220 m, Lupului - 2,860 m, Drumul Rosu - 3,821 m, Stadion - 300 m), ice rink, a lake, discos, bars and restaurants. Accommodation is provided in luxury hotels, guesthouses, cottages and villas.
In 2013, Poiana hosted, along with Brasov and Rasnov, The European Youth Olympic Festval and is now in race with Lausanne for The Olympic Youth Winter Games in 2020.
Also, the road linking Brasov to Poiana Brasov is perhaps the most famous route for rally and racing enthusiasts from Romania. Every year, he is part of Brasov Rally, the most famous race in the country.