• Ioan-Bogdan BACOȘ “George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș, Street Gh. Marinescu nr 38, Târgu Mureș, 540290, România
  • Manuela Rozalia GABOR “George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș, Street Gh. Marinescu nr 38, Târgu Mureș, 540290, România



mountain tourism, winter tourism, winter sports, winter destinations, quantitative analysis, Romania


The continuous development of mountain tourism derives from the multiple positive points that the mountain has in satisfying the particularly diverse tourist needs. The strong point is represented by the extremely valuable and complex tourist potential, as well as the variety of natural and anthropic resources. The complementarity of these resources makes the arrangement and development of winter resorts with a useful and attractive profile called ski areas to be more and more common in mountainous areas. The purpose of this paper is to analyze winter destinations in order to conclude whether Romania can create a competitive advantage based on this type of tourism, both at European and global level. We used statistical data for all Romanian resort for sky destination, respectively the total number of practicable kilometers, total number of cableway installations and the accommodation capacity. For the quantitative analysis we used the SPSS 23.0 statistical software and applied the following statistical methods: Person correlations, chi square test and Student’s t test for paired samples. The research results, obtained with statistical methodology, support and highlight the significant differences between the Romanian mountain resorts for winter activities.


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