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Snowskiing and Snowboarding in Ukraine

Ukraine's ski industry is fairly young, but it is growing rapidly. Each year new lifts open and improvements are made to ski areas. The vast majority of these resorts are in the Carpathians at the far west end of the country.

Bukovel Ski Lift
Ukraine Connections only recommend the best equipped ski resorts with a variety of ski runs within a decent infrastructure in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine. Slopes are usually well groomed. These resorts have lovely hotels, inns, cottages and good ski rental equipment, as well as cosy restaurants and night life to make your skiing holiday a memorable experience.

Getting There.

Transportation to and within the Carpathians :
Bukovel and Dragobrat Resorts. Flights, trains or coaches can be taken from Kiev to Ivano-Frankovsk.
Slavsko Resort : is accessible by air, train or bus to Liev and Kharkov

FunTravel will organise your internal travel arrangements including transfers from Ivano-Frankovsk or Lviv to your chosen ski resort.

Ukraine Ski Resorts

* Bukovel Ski Resort *

Bukovel ski resort is a new large ski resort in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast 30 km to the west of Yaremcha. It is Ukraine's first European-class resort, with a couple high-speed chair lifts, meticulously groomed slopes and snow-making machines, turnstyles for letting skiers through lines, and ubiquitous security personnel. It's unusual to see this degree of organization in Ukraine. Bukovel resort has been carefully planned to make skiing enjoyable and convenient and to avoid lift lines and congestion. Lift queues longer than five minutes are rare.

bukovel ski resort has all the modern conveniences of any other ski resort found in Europe

Bukovel has major plans for expansion; supposedly by the 2009-2010 season it plans to have 278 km of runs and 35 lifts, which would make it one of the 20 largest ski resorts in the world. Currently, before the start of the 2006/2007 season, there are 14 lifts and 50 km of runs.

Cottages to rent at Bukovel
The Slopes.
Bukovel's base elevation is nearly 900 m above sea level, and the highest ski lift rises to 1370 m, making Bukovel the second highest ski resort in Ukraine after Drahobrat. All categories of difficulty are available. There is a very long gradual slope that is perfect for beginners, a couple short tows for children and "super-beginners," all levels of intermediate runs, and several black diamonds. Night skiing is available from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., but currently only on one slope that is upper intermediate. See map of Bukovel.

Bukovel lift passes
About half of the lifts are chair lifts, and half are bugels.

Ski rental
There are two central locations where skis can be rented. All skis are 2-3 years old or less and are in excellent condition.
In addition, there are snowmobiles available for rent, as well as paintball.
Expert tuition is also available.

Bukovel Hotel

Bukovel Hotel is a three-star modern cottage complex built in 2003 along with the new Bukovel ski resort — the first European-class ski resort in Ukraine. Since Bukovel ski resort was built by a single investor, all accommodations at the resort belong to the same owner and are called "Bukovel Hotel."

There is excellent security at the resort. Excellent lighting at night makes Bukovel a perfect place for evening walks, and a number of fine restaurants and cafes are available for guests.
The complex has a fitness centre, sauna, swimming pool, tanning saloon, billiards, and playgrounds for children. All rooms have cozy furniture, bathroom w/shower, cable TV, phone, and minibar.

Lavanda Hotel
Lavanda Hotel

Comfortable hotel complex "Lavanda" is situated near to the well known mountain resort "Bukovel", in a beautiful setting on the bank of the Prutets river.

 "Lavanda" owners wish for their guests to make themselves feel at home. At your service: a lovely restaurant, where expert chefss prepare you dishes of national cuisine. Also available are parking, instructors, and security.
The hotel complex includes cottages with three sleeping-rooms, hall with fireplace, kitchen and dining-room.

Services at Lavanda include:
- Two comfortable villas at the waterfalls, with total area about 300 m2 each and 8 luxurious rooms.
- Exquisite cookery of «Myslyvets» restaurant
- Buvet with mineral water
- Parking, hunting, equipment hiring, advanced instructors in winter sports, fishing.
- Interesting mountain routes

Please visit our sister company Ski Bukovel for further details

* Dragobrat Ski Resort *

Dragobrat ski resort in the Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine
Dragobrat is the highest ski resort of Ukraine, located at an altitude of 1400 m above sea level, where coniferous forests meet with the alpine zone, near the foot of Stog mountain (altitude of 1707 m above sea level). Zhandarm and Bliznitsa mountains are 1883 m above sea level. It is situated 18 km from Yasenya village. Getting there is an adventure in itself due to its totally rural and unspoiled location.

Due to its unique location Dragobrat resort has permanent snow coverage from November to May. For the last 30 years it has never happened that there has not been any snow Dragobrat even if the winter is warm and snowless in general. Altogether with wild and beautiful habitat, endless spaces, wonderful views and more than 10 km of Internationally recognized ski routes, makes it a great place for an active vacation.

Dragobrat makes it interesting for the skier of any level of experience, there are routes of all grades of complexity, starting with beginners and ending with extreme slopes for professionals.
And, of course, Dragobrat is a heaven for a snowboarder – virgin lands, lots of snow and the amount of routes is restricted only by your wishes.
Dragobrat resort provides all ski and snowboard equipment for rent.

The Slopes.
The main lifts of Dragobrat resort are located on the hills of Stog mountain. There are 2 bugel roads with routes of 1000m and also 2 routes of 150 m and 450 m. They can serve up to 500 persons per hour. At Dragobrat you can enjoy up to 350 m of elevation drop. Five or six tow lifts from 350 to 1000 m in length reach up the mountainside as far as the summit of Stog mountain at 1703 m. The skiing is as wild as it gets in Ukraine. See map of the routes.

Kushavel Hotel.

Kushavel is known to be the best on the Dragobrat resort. It harmonically lays on the natural landscape. 5-floor building of the hotel attracts attention of everyone who comes to visit, by it's Carpathian architecture and beauty. Local craftsmen managed to implement all ideas of the architect, without damaging the balance with the surrounding nature.
kushaval hotel. Dragobrat ski resort ukraine

The hotel has everything in place for a perfect ski vacation. The very comfortable rooms have all the essentials: shower, tv, ample hot water. There is also a sauna with swimming pool, a cosy modern restaurant, ski and snowboard equipment for rent, and very experienced staff.
Kushaval Hotel Bar and Restaurant

Zvizdaryuk's Cottage.

The cottage is located near Kraevid motel and Zhuravl's hata. Staying in this cottage you can wear your skis on the threshold and get to the lift right around the corner and get back home without taking your skis off.
The idea of the host was to create a very nice and comfortable family atmosphere. Lots of visitors will feel like at home here, because it looks more like and feels more homely than a hotel.

Kraevid Motel.

The foot of Stog mountain is enriched by a new building with white walls and red roof; comfortable interior and tasty cuisine. Kraevid Motel can accomodate up to 22 guests at the same time.
This is 3-floor hotel with a stone background and wooden walls. The walls are left untreated on the inside and it pleasantly reminds you that you are far away from the civilization. There are double and triple suits. The interior is nice and comfortable, decorated in Gutsul style.

Slavsko Ski Resort.
Slavsko Ski Resort Ukraine
Slavsko ski resort (sometimes called Slavske) is located 120 km from Lviv on the Kyiv-Uzhhorod railroad. Perhaps this fact alone has made it the most popular ski resort in Ukraine. You can get on the train in Kiev, get off the train the next morning at Slavsko station and be on the slopes by 10:00 a.m. No other ski resort is so easily accessible from so many places. In addition, Slavsko has a large variety of mountains and ski slopes and has a large tourist community. There's always lots to do, but due it it's popularity queues can be quite long.

Mt. Trostian. The other reason for Slavsko's popularity is the wide variety of slopes available to skiers. There are four different mountains with ski runs. The most famous, Mt. Trostian, at 1232 m above sea level with nearly 500 m of vertical drop, has the greatest variety of slopes in one place of any mountain in Ukraine, including a variety of challenging runs for experienced skiers.
On the other side of town, "Politekh" mountain which rises to 759 m. (formally called Mt. Kremin) is perfect for beginners. The mountain is a 20 minute walk from the Slavsko train station. There is a very gradual hill for starting skiers and three tow lifts.
Mt. Pohar
rises to nearly 1000 m and has two tow lifts of 700 m and 800 m in length. Runs are for intermediate skiers and advanced beginners.
Map of the slopes.

Perlyna Karpat Hotel.
The hotel offers you 27 double rooms including 6 suites. All rooms have satellite TV, WC, shower, mini bar and hair-drier. There is also parking, sauna, jacussi, billiards, ski rent.
If your preference is for evening fun or fine dining our new restaurant and disco-bar are second to none where quality and standards of service are concerned. Here our hospitable stuff will be glad to serve you a large selec-tion of delicious Ukrainian and European meals, exclusive wines, some traditional drinks. We hope that after your first visit you will always come back to us to have more and more of some delicious food.
Perlyna Hotel

Slavskiy Hotel.
All rooms with WC/shower, cable TV. Family suites and Apartments are equipped with sauna and minibar.
Restaurant, cafe, playground for children, library, video saloon, billiard, gym, disco bar, ski rent, parking, health center (mineral baths, inhalatorium, massage, hydro massage, solarium).
Room rates includes full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as soft drinks and strong drinks produced in Ukraine). Breakfast is served as buffet. For lunch and dinner you can order dishes by menu, salads are offered as buffet.
Slavskiy Hotel

Tsarynka Hotel.
The hotel offers you 17 rooms in 2 cottages including 7 junior suites, 6 suites, 2 VIP suites and 2 family suites. All rooms consist of 2 rooms and have TV, WC, shower, hair-drier and electric kettle. Rooms have wooden decoration and wooden furniture.
Parking, restaurant, sauna.
The very cosy restaurant at the hotel offers a wide range of mouth watering, traditional Ukrainian cuisine.
Tsarnynka Hotel.

Our very friendly and experienced staff can organise all your transfers and accomodation arrangements for you to the Carpathian Mountain Ski Resorts.

Please kindly "contact us" for further details and prices

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