Păltiniș

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Păltiniş
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LocationRomania
Nearest citySibiu
Coordinates45°40′58″N 23°59′01″E / 45.68278°N 23.98361°E / 45.68278; 23.98361
Top elevation1681 m
Base elevation1302 m
Skiable area0.56 km²
Runs2 (alpine)
5 (cross-country)
Longest run1.5 km (combined)
Lift system1 chair lift, 1 surface lift
WebsitePaltinis Resort

Păltiniş (German: Hohe Rinne; Hungarian: Szebenjuharos) is a mountain resort in Transylvania, Romania, 35 km south-west from Sibiu in the Cindrel Mountains.

It is situated at 1440 m altitude, being the highest resort in Romania, it lies in a conifer forest. It is a popular winter destination and in summer it is sought for its peacefulness. There is always snow and skiing lessons for its fresh air and for the easily accessible trekking routes.

It was founded by an association – Siebenbuergischer Karpatenverein (S.K.V.) – in 1894 and three villas from that period still exist. Currently there are 4 hotels, 6 chalets and 17 villas and an increasing number of private holiday houses.

At the entrance in the resort, there is a Romanian Orthodox monastery; the place where the Romanian philosopher Constantin Noica spent the last period of his lifetime.

Formally, it is a village administered by the city of Sibiu, although it lies on territory that is not contiguous with the city itself.

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