Welcome to Transylvania Downhill Pasul Vulcan which takes place in Vâlcan Mountains of Southern Carpathians, the mountain perfectly made for downhill and freeride longboarding events, in the heart of Transylvania region, Romania.
You can have a great experience at our two events, each one providing unique features, but both being held on the steepest and craziest track in the world. You can enjoy the ”monster track” it either by racing (up to 120 km/h) during the Transylvania Downhill Pasul Vulcan IDF World Qualification Series in Europe (link daca se poate catre eveniment) or by chill freeriding the whole 4 kilometers of it at Transylvania Freeride Pasul Vulcan (link daca se poate catre eveniment). Or maybe… Why not??... Both!
It all started at the beginning of 2016, when, while doing early preparations for TD Straja 2k16, Mihai Ormenișan, the organizer of the event discovered, out of pure curiosity, on the other side of the mountain, a hidden ski resort, Pasul Vâlcan. The road leading to the top of the mountain was one of the steepest and craziest tracks he has ever skated, or even seen.
Provided with a perfect gondola connection, it turned into the track of our second event, Transylvania Freeride 2k17, with the most convenient uplifts system, in a different location and with a totally new track. A little bit over 30 riders presented at the event, but it formed a diverse and close knit of skaters from over 9 countries, having the mountain, road and gondola just for them. It was a bit more than just fun, we became a family in no time and enjoyed the little skate heaven to the maximum.
The 4 kilometers of very smooth asphalt and speed sections over 120km/h draw the attention of International Downhill Federation, whereas, in 2018 Pasul Vulcan road hosted the opening of the IDF World Qualification Series in Europe with more than 120 riders from all over the world, between 6th and 8th of July.
As skaters, we organise events for profesional skaters, focusing on details of safety, comfort, affordability and obviously skating as much as possible. Transylvania Downhill experience is nothing more than enjoying skateboarding at it’s best, simply as that.
Our events have everything you can ever want: endless runs, a very nice camping and 50 m away from it there’s the gondola, which takes you above the clouds (from where you can see the amazing views and the cities of Vulcan, Lupeni and Petrosani) and leaves you 50 away from the start line of one the gnarliest and scarriest track (according to riders who raced on it at Transylvania Downhill IDF WQS 2k18). This track will challenge your skills for sure!
Riders from over 35 countries meet every year at Transylvania Downhill, get to know each other, skate, have fun and share different experiences, living as a big family during the event because ‘’We are all in this together’’.
This is what skateboarding is about and we are grateful to have such amazing and unique roads and conditions for downhill and freeride.
We believe everybody should skate at Transylvania Downhill Pasul Vulcan and take advantage of the perks of these events!