Thursday, February 16, 2012

Snowboarding in Arieseni

Last weekend I was able to go with my kids on a school excursion to the Apuseni Mountains (Transylvania, Romania) for a ski trip. We packed eleven kids and teachers into a maxi-taxi bus and drove five hours to the mountains. We stayed in a large cabana and had a blast just hanging out, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and we were even able to see some fireworks. The kids kept us up playing pranks (toothpaste on the door handle!? PLEASE. I could teach them a thing or two...) all night and we spent hours and hours during the day outside in frigid temperatures, having a grand old time.

I have never seen so much snow in my life, and it was beautiful.

The view from our cabana in the morning.

So gorgeous.

The view from the back door...snow EVERYWHERE.

View of the slopes from the cabana.

Excited, apparently. Ha.

Our driver, Nelu, and the IT teacher, Ileana.

Our beautiful cabana!

I am standing next to the roof an a house. So much snooooow.

Loved this house.

Sign me up.

The kids heading to the slopes! Check out those snow pants!!!

These men were making spiced wine on the slopes. Yes, we all drank it.

I can't get over the snow suits!! Here are some of my 9th and 10th grade boys.

Ready to ski!

The snowboarders. Teaching Marko how to do it!

Just a day on the slope.

Snow pup!

Ok so I might not have been's been awhile.

Amazingly beautiful.

Romania is gorgeous.

You can see our cabana from here...

Last day photo shoot.

This was our ride home...just a LITTLE big scary as this was a MAIN ROAD.


  1. I went to Arieseni too, in my 8th grade I think, on a one week trip. Enjoyed every minute of it. Been wanted to say this in a while: tomorrow is a... er.... traditional (religious) holiday that most of the romanians celebrate (not so much in the big cities, though). It's called Saturday of the dead (Sambata mortilor) and you should really try out "coliva" if you haven't yet.

  2. I have had Coliva! It is good, different than anything I've had. Thanks so much for reading my blog and leaving comments-I love getting feedback!