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Skiing is a great option for a winter vacation with family or friends. Where to go skiing in the Carpathians? The Ukrainian Carpathians offer many fantastic places for this type of active recreation. Emotions that take your breath away, picturesque landscapes, frosty coniferous air… Active recreation gives you a boost of strength and energy, and you will inevitably want to come back here again!

Where to go skiing in the Carpathians?

The Carpathian Mountains are a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Here you can find ski resorts for every taste and budget, which offer tracks of different levels of difficulty.

Where to go skiing in the Carpathians

For many, winter vacation in the Carpathians is associated with skiing and snowboarding. And it is not surprising. The mountain slopes are ideal for this, and the climate, frequent snowfalls and stable snow cover only contribute to quality recreation.

It is also a unique opportunity to enjoy unparalleled landscapes: snow-capped peaks, emerald-black spruce trees, snow sparkling under the sun. It seems that this is exactly what a winter fairy tale looks like. The beauty of the winter Carpathians is difficult to convey in words, you have to see it with your own eyes!

When it comes to skiing in the Carpathians, many people immediately think of Bukovel. This ski resort is really famous not only in Ukraine, but also abroad. However, recreation here can be quite expensive. Fortunately, there are other resorts in the Carpathians and Transcarpathia that offer an equally high-quality vacation for much less money. The infrastructure here is well developed: you can taste delicious dishes, drink hot wine or aromatic herbal tea. The services of experienced instructors are also available, and the necessary equipment can be rented. Rescue services are always on guard for your safety. For a successful vacation, it is important to plan everything carefully.

Here is a selection of places where you can have a great time skiing this winter:

Ski resort Bukovel

Ski resort Bukovel

Bukovel is the most famous ski resort of Ukraine. There are more than 100 km of tracks of various levels of difficulty, as well as developed infrastructure. Undoubtedly, one of the best places for winter recreation and entertainment is Bukovel. The most famous and largest ski resort of Ukraine boasts excellent technical equipment and a large number of tracks suitable for athletes of various levels. If you plan to visit Bukovel, we advise you to take care of accommodation in advance. At the height of the tourist season, there are many tourists, and accordingly, accommodation prices rise.

The total length of tracks in Bukovel is more than 65 km, divided into more than 60 tracks. Here, everyone will find something to their taste – from beginners to experienced athletes. The developed infrastructure of the resort includes restaurants, hotels and cafes, which makes vacation here not only active, but also comfortable. And if skiing is not to your liking, you can go for a ride on sleds pulled by Siberian huskies, or take a lift and admire the magical views of the Carpathian forests. choose ski tours in Bukovel and experience winter in its full glory.

The technical equipment of the Bukovel resort provides its guests with the opportunity to enjoy skiing without hindrance thanks to the system of artificial snow. In addition, the ski slopes at the resort are illuminated, which makes it possible to go skiing or snowboarding even after sunset. Today, Bukovel is not only the most popular resort in Ukraine, but also gaining great popularity among tourists from all over the world, thanks to its high level of service and quality infrastructure.

Ski resort Dragobrat

Where to go skiing in the Carpathians? Ski resort Dragobrat

Dragobrat is the highest ski resort in Ukraine. There are 12 km of pistes, which are usually covered with snow until May. Its height is 1700 meters above sea level. It is located near the village of Yasinya, on the border of coniferous forests and alpine meadows, near Mount Stig (1707 m) in the area of ​​the Blyznytsia mountain massif (1883 m), 120 km from Ivano-Frankivsk. From here you can enjoy stunning views of the Chornohir massif, the highest in the Ukrainian Carpathians, the peaks of Hoverla (2061 m) and Petros (2020 m).

Dragobrat is an ideal choice for extreme recreation lovers, although beginners will also find a lot of fun here. This resort is special in that the snow appears here one of the first and lasts for an extremely long time. No other resort can boast of such a high-quality and stable snow cover.

But getting here is more difficult than to Bukovel. It is best to get to the territory of the resort by SUV, but the rest will definitely be memorable and will give vivid impressions. Tourists can enjoy 9 tracks of different lengths, the total length of which is 10 km. Fans of extreme skiing will appreciate the tracks laid through the forest. There is no doubt that skiing will leave an unforgettable impression.

The special feature of this resort is natural snowfall and a long period of skiing – from November to May. There are 8 tracks of varying difficulty laid on the slopes of the town of Stig. Dragobrat is a real paradise for freeriding and snowboarding lovers! There is also a ski school where you can learn to ski. The unique topography of the Svidovets slopes and the inexhaustible amount of snow in the Dragobrata area attract fans of extreme skiing. Dragobrat is truly the pearl of the Ukrainian Carpathians. Make sure of this by ordering tours to Dragobrat from the travel operator “EtnoSvit”.

Pylypets

Ski resort Pylypets / Where to go skiing in the Carpathians?

Pylypets is one of the oldest ski resorts in Ukraine. There are 20 km of slopes suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers. Pylypets is the second highest ski resort in Ukraine, located on the banks of the Ploshanka River, at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level. The length of the longest track here is 4,000 meters. The resort offers the slopes of the Khimba and Zhid-Magura mountains for active recreation. Descents from Khimba are more suitable for experienced athletes, while the slopes of Zhyd-Magura are ideal for beginners, because it is safe and pleasant to learn to ski here.

In Pylypets, you can rent ski equipment, visit a classic ski school or a snowboarding school. There is also a workshop where skis can be repaired. Not far away, 3 km from the village of Pylypets, there is one of the most picturesque waterfalls of Western Ukraine – Shipit. After climbing the lift, you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of the Carpathians.

It is important to take into account that the resort does not have an artificial snow system, so recreation here depends on weather conditions. The resort has many web cameras that allow you to check the condition of the tracks online and plan your trip better. Pylypets can boast of a well-developed infrastructure. Even if you’re not into skiing, don’t be sad: here you can enjoy the views from a cozy restaurant, ride snowmobiles or quad bikes.

Unlike Bukovel, there are fewer hotels and private houses for rent in Pylypets, so it is better to book accommodation in advance. There are ski rental shops, cafes and saunas on the territory. Instructors work for beginners.

In the future, it is planned to build about 20 lifts at the resort, and the total length of the tracks will reach more than 20 km. A well-known Canadian company specializing in the design of ski resorts is working on the project. Ski tours to the Carpathians will allow you to fully relax from gray everyday life in the fresh, frosty highlands of Pylypets!

Slavske

Ski resort Slavske / Where to go skiing in the Carpathians

Slavske is one of the most popular ski resorts in Ukraine. There are more than 50 km of trails of various difficulty levels. Slavske is an urban-type village in the Stryi district of the Lviv region, which local residents call the “pearl of the Carpathians”. This is a great place for winter skiing, located 130 km from Lviv. Ski resort Slavske operates from December to March and is the official center of alpine skiing, where the Olympic team of Ukraine trains.

The resort boasts 11 trails of varying difficulty. For freestyle lovers, there are tracks on Mount Pogar, as well as the opportunity to engage in hang gliding. There are also tracks for night skiing. Trostyan Mountain is located not far from Slavsko, where there are 8 lifts (bottlenecks and chairlifts).

The tourist business in Slavske has a long history, which began back in the 1920s and 1930s with the construction of ski lifts and ski jumps on the Pogar and Ilza mountains. The resort received its greatest development in the 80s, when more than 10 lifts appeared here and sports ski schools were founded.

Slavske evokes only positive emotions in the residents of Lviv region. This resort is a real paradise for fans of skiing. Slavske is suitable for recreation with children, beginners and experienced skiers. There are cafes, restaurants, grill bars, fast food restaurants, hotels, estates and shops. A variety of routes, fantastic landscapes and convenient transport connections make winter vacations in the Carpathians more and more popular.

In the past, Slavske was a popular place of rest and recovery for the Polish and Hungarian nobility. Today, recreation here is available to everyone. Slavske is perfect for both experienced skiers and beginners. There is a specially equipped sports track for professionals. Also nearby are the Pysana krynytsia cave and Kamianka waterfall.

Ski resort Krasiya

Ski resort Krasiya

Krasiya is a ski resort in Zakarpattia region. Ski resort Krasiya, located on Mount Krasiya in the village of Vyshka, boasts the longest ski track in Ukraine – more than 3.5 km. Krasia is an ideal place for recreation for both athletes and families with children. The tourist season here lasts from December to mid-April, but even in the height of the season there is no large influx of tourists, the atmosphere is calm and cozy, and the picturesque scenery will help you to distract yourself from everyday worries.

On Mount Krasiya in Transcarpathia, there are chair and cable lifts, ski schools, hotels, several restaurants and cafes. High-level competitions are held here, in particular, the championship of Ukraine in alpine skiing, and the tracks are certified according to international FIS standards. In Soviet times, Krasia was famous for downhill competitions.

The resort is equipped with an artificial snowmaking system that ensures a stable snow cover. Snow cannons and rifles do their thing, and snow plows carefully prepare the tracks. Around the resort there are numerous hotels that offer comfortable accommodation and hospitality at a high level.

Krasiya also offers a wide selection of active recreation: hiking tours in the mountains, trips on quad bikes and snowmobiles, paragliding or hot air balloon flights, which open a completely different perspective of the Carpathian beauty.

Krasiya Resort welcomes everyone who is looking for winter adventures, even the smallest guests. Professional instructors help children who are just starting to learn to ski. A special children’s lift works for them. And those who are not ready to get on skis can have a lot of fun riding snow tubes (rubber rings), which are much safer than sleds and are therefore allowed for children from 3 years old.

When choosing a ski resort in the Carpathians, the following factors should be taken into account:

  • Your skill level: If you are a beginner, you should choose a resort with beginner trails. If you’re an advanced skier, you might want a resort with more challenging runs.
  • Your budget: the cost of vacationing at ski resorts in the Carpathians can vary greatly. Some resorts offer more affordable rates than others.
  • Infrastructure: Some resorts offer developed infrastructure, including hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment. Other resorts may be more modest.

Here are some tips for those planning to visit a ski resort in the Carpathians:

  • Book a hotel or apartment in advance, especially if you are planning a trip in high season.
  • Buy your ski pass online to save time.
  • Do not forget to bring warm clothes and shoes, as well as sunscreen.

Regardless of which resort you choose, you will definitely spend an unforgettable winter vacation in the Carpathians.

Here are some additional tips for those who want to get the most out of skiing in the Carpathians:

  • If you’re a beginner, sign up for skiing or snowboarding lessons. This will help you quickly learn to ride and avoid injuries.
  • Don’t forget about safety. Wear a helmet and other protective equipment.
  • Listen to the weather forecast. If snow is expected, remove snow from skis and snowboards to avoid slipping.
  • Do not forget about rest. Don’t try to ride all day non-stop.

Thanks to these tips, you will be able to get the most pleasure from skiing in the Carpathians and spend an unforgettable winter vacation.

Ski tours in the Carpathians:

Тури на Драгобрат з Києва / ДРАГОБРАТ НА ВИХІДНІ
DRAGOBRAT FOR THE WEEKEND FROM Kyiv, 3 days of skiing
5 дн

Departure dates 2024 22.02 / 29.02 / 07.03 / 14.03 / 21.03 / 28.03...

Regular bus ski tour to the Carpathians for 3 days of skiing
Price: from 6470 UAH

Буковель на вихідні / Буковель на выходные
BUKOVEL FOR THE WEEKEND from Kyiv (3 days of skiing)
5 дн

Departure dates 22.02 / 29.02 / 07.03* / 14.03 / 21.03 / 28.03

Regular ski tour to Bukovel for the weekend, departure from Kyiv on Thursdays
Price: from 4850 UAH

тур в Буковель на будние дни / Тур в Буковель на будні дні
Tour to Bukovel for 4 days from Kyiv
6 дн

Departure dates: 25.02 / 03.03 / 10.03 / 17.03 / 24.03 / 31.03

Tour to Bukovel
Tour price5550 UAH

Горнолыжный тур на Драгобрат из Харькова поездом
Ski tour to Dragobrat from Lviv + Hutsul fun
4 дн

Tour dates: 22.02 / 14.03

Ski tour to Dragobrat from Lviv
Price:  UAH 2595

Екскурсійно-лижний тур на Буковель зі Львова / Экскурсионно-лыжный тур на Буковель из Львова
Bukovel: skiing, sledding and Hutsul fun | from Lviv
4 дн

Departures: 22.02 / 14.03

Trip to Bukovel and Hutsul region for 4 days
Price:  UAH 2595