The people of Maramures greet visitors at any time of the year with open arms, warmth and hospitality. Certain times of the year, however, are better than others depending on the types of activities you wish to engage in. Generally speaking, the best time of year to visit is from late spring to early autumn (May to September), as it affords visitors the warmer and sunnier weather. During spring and early summer, hillsides and fields come alive with blossoming of wildflowers in a rainbow of colors. For those interested in trekking, July to September are generally considered to be the optimal months. Ski season, typically lasts from mid to late December, until the end of March, though it is certainly possible to begin earlier and/or end later.