They boast over 22 major glacier lakes and over 20 smaller lakes, and a well-developed network of marked trails. With its highest peak Parângu Mare reaching 2,519 m, they are one of the highest mountain ridges in Romania and Southern Carpathians.
These mountains have some favorable slopes for skiing, including one of same difficulty. There are three slopes in the Parang Mountains, which are quite similar to those from the Prahova Valley. The two main tourist lodges in Parang are "La Rascruce" and "Rusu". The lodges are state-owned and provide common accomodation and boarding for visitors to Parang Mountains. The quality level of the tourist facilities has been sensibly improved compared to previous years, both from the point of view of cable transportation (chair lift, ski lift) and housing conditions, being highly appreciated by all those willing to spend at least one weekend in the middle of the fabulous Jiu Valley mountain landscapes.
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