The Tourism Ministry in Romania has invested in the ski resorts of Vulcan and Sinaia.

Vulcan has just opened a new cable car as part of a larger development project. Last season, a telegondola was installed between 770 and 1310 metres and this season a new cable car has opened between 1310 and 1620 metres. Other improvements to the ski area include night lighting and more snow machines on all three of the resort's slopes.

Another development project is taking place in the ski resort of Sinaia, north of Bucharest, with an investment of €30 million this season. The resort has opened a chairlift ropeway system on the Valea Soarelui and Laptici slopes, which is 1600 metres long and transports 1800 people per hour.

The Minister of Regional Development and Tourism, Elena Udrea, told Romania Business Insider: "The opened ski lifts allow access to a couple of new ski runs - Valea Soarelui and Laptici. Valea Soarelui will host for the first time an international skiing contest - Alpine Skiing European Cup."

Poiana Brasov is the most popular resort in Romania and has the biggest ski area with 14 kilometres of pistes. Advanced skiers may find the pistes limiting, but there are also nine kilometres of cross-country trails to explore. Beginners will find wide open pistes as well as English and German-speaking ski instructors.

More information: Sinaia; Vulan