Winter resorts of the Carpathians 🏂
A ski resort is a territory in a mountainous region, equipped for outdoor activities and sports, as a rule, mountain, winter sports: skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, mountain tourism, etc .; as well as treatment and preventive procedures.
The infrastructure of the ski resort includes: hotels, other accommodations for visitors, specially equipped tracks for skiing and snowboarding, ski lifts, sports equipment rental centers, catering establishments, parking, medical and preventive institutions (mud and hydropathic institutions, spa-salons) , entertainment and leisure facilities (cinemas, discos, bowling, game centers, etc.). As a rule, winter holidays are divided into two types: ski resorts, Christmas in Europe or beach holidays.
When they say " Carpathians " - they mean resorts near Franik, Leo, in the Carpathian region. We offer to check how the "old" modest resorts of Ivano-Frankivsk region live.
The regional center of Kosov is better known for its souvenir market. Indeed, in the city there is an institute of applied and decorative art with its own museum and shop where they sell masterpieces of folk art.
On the opposite bank of the Rybnitsa River from the city center stands the old wooden church of St. Basil the Great, built in 1895. A little further, near the ring road, begins the Hutsul National Park. On its territory, on the slopes of the Mikhaylovka mountain, there is an equipped ski slope with a length of 1200 m. To the top of the skiers pulls the rope tow - a patriarchal, but a reliable and cheap solution.
Accordingly, the snow is only natural. But do not think down that this slide is for beginners. On the contrary, it will suit freeride lovers. Hillocks and low hills at a speed turn into minitraplins. You can relax only at the bottom. At the same time and warm up. At the base of the mountain are ski rental, medical center and a cafe.
On the other side of the National Park "Hutsulschyna", 13 km from Kosovo, is the equally famous resort Sheshory.
People come here to admire the Silver Falls on the Pistin River.
If you go from Kosovo to the Chernivtsi region, then for some 15 km on the bank of the Cheremosh the village of Tyudov will meet. Its main attraction is a hundred-meter Sokilsky rock, stands on the shore. And on the slopes of the mountain of the same name laid several trails. The center of the resort was the base "Sokolskoe", whose owners took under the supervision and the ski slope.
The slopes are arranged in the form of a giant letter V. A smaller wing (800 m) is given to beginners and amateurs. They are serviced by a yoke. For professionals laid polutorakilometrovaya highway, where the chairlift leads.
The cost of one lift - 15 UAH. Ski-pass for the day - 200 UAH. Evening skiing from 18 to 21 hours - 150 UAH.
Prices for accommodation in the hotel start from 525 UAH. for a standard single room. There are cottages. And do not forget about the private sector, the level of which is quite acceptable.
Hutsul bath - 425 UAH. per hour for a group. Swimming pool - 50 UAH. at one o'clock.
Swimming pool - 50 UAH. at one o'clock. There is even a spa salon.
To get to the heart of the Carpathians, you need to go on a narrow mountain road in Verkhovyna. The village is located at an altitude of 620 m above sea level in the valley of the Black Cheremosh. The Mazurka Mountains rise above it - 1025 m, Tit - 1186 m, Belaya Mare -1473 m and, finally, Pop-Ivan - 2020 m. At the top of the last still stands the "White Elephant" - the ruins of the old Polish observatory.
For the last decades, the district has been actively developing health tourism, because in the vicinity of Verkhovyna there are more than a hundred mineral water sources. And here is the purest mountain air and thick spruce forests. But the ride is still where.
Pushkar Mountain sheltered a 380 m long track. The width of the descent is from 20 to 60 m with a height difference of 72 m. The ski lift serves the route.
In the neighboring village Iltsy the size and character of the route is more serious. Its length is up to 700 m. Width is from 30 to 40 m.
Known tourist village is on the way to the only one in this part of the Carpathians pass. Among the sights - the wooden church of the Nativity of the Virgin of the XVII century. Interesting two old Austrian stone arched bridges built in 1895 during the construction of the Stanislav (Ivano-Frankivsk) -Yaremcha-Vorokhta-Rakhov railway.
The length of the smaller one is 100 m, and it still works. The second one stretches 130 m and is considered one of the longest stone railway bridges in Europe.
In previous years, Vorokhta was one of the leading ski resorts. At present, there is one route of medium difficulty on the Pushkar mountain with a length of 500 m, but with a high-speed rope tow with a length of 450 m. There are snow cannons and snowcat.
Yablunitsa is almost Bukovel. And to the emergence of the latter was actually the main ski center of the Ivano-Frankivsk region. Many people call this village "Bukovel's private sector". Indeed, to the fashionable resort from here at hand.
The Dolgiy Grun (971 m), Dil (1045 m), Shcherban Top (1067 m) and Perekrestok (1091 m) - with slopes rise around the village. Basically they are laid on the slopes of the mountains Mikulinka, Goat and Dol.
- "Czech", length 900 m, elevation difference 280 m;
- "Dynamo-1" (former "Lviv"), the length of 900 m, elevation difference 280 m;
- "Cooperative" (formerly "Dynamo-2"), length 860 m, elevation difference 250 m;
- "Pancakes", length 400 m, elevation difference 150 m
- "Cow", length 200 m;
- "Goat", the length of 650 m.
They are serviced by rope tows of different lengths.
Calling Yablunitsa ski resort language does not turn. First of all, this is the gate of the Carpathians and one of the largest tourist centers, which has something to see. For example, Waterfall Breakdown on the Prut River in the center of the village. There is another waterfall "Girl's Tears" located nearby on the Zhonka River. And, of course, Dovbush rocks.
The village is located on the other side of the ridge in the Dolinsky district at an altitude of 930 m above sea level. Through the village passes the motorway Valley - Mizhhiria.
There are two routes here: one on the mountain hall (length 1 thousand m), the second - on the mountain Cheremshina (350 m). On the climber lifts a ski lift with a length of 1 thousand m. A 400-meter-long yoke is mounted on Cheremshina mountain.
The cost of rental of skis and snowboards is 60 UAH. in a day. However, the choice of equipment is limited. The cost of one lift - 8 UAH. Cost of living - from 100 UAH. in a day
Bukovel is the largest ski resort in Ukraine, part of which belongs to the state. Located near the village of Polianytsia Yaremchanskogo city council, near the foot of the mountain Bukovel, at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level. The highest point of the resort is Dovga mountain - 1372 m. The season lasts from the end of November to the middle / end of April. In 2012, Bukovel was recognized as the fastest growing ski resort in the world.
The resort is located near the village. Polianica, Ivano-Frankivsk region, 35 km from the city of Yaremche and 100 km south-west of the city of Ivano-Frankivsk.
List of nearby cities, villages and winter resorts:
- Polyanytsya ~ 1 km
- Tatarov ~ 10 km
- Yablonitsa ~ 15 km
- Lazeshchyna ~ 15 km
- Yasinya ~ 20 km
- Vorokhta ~ 20 km
- Mykulychyn ~ 25 km
- Yaremche ~ 35 km
The history of the resort begins in 2000, when Scorzonera LLC and Horizont AL had concluded an agreement on the creation of a year-round recreational complex.
At the end of 2001, start-up work was carried out to launch the first cable car of the complex - a 691 m long lift on the northern slope of Bukovel. At the same time, variants of the placement of the parokreselnaya ropeway on the northwestern slope of Bukovel were developed. In September-October 2002, this project was implemented in the form of a cableway 1000 m long.
The opening of the second slope - the track 2A and the two-chair lift took place in 2003. In 2004, the 7A track was opened, on which a rope tow was placed, and preparations began to create a ski arena.
In 2003, 48 thousand people rested on the territory of Bukovel GC, in 2005/2006 - 206 thousand. In 2006/2007, approximately 400 thousand people became guests. During the 2007–2008 season, about 850,000 unique tourists visited the resort. In 2010/2011, 1.2 million day visits were recorded at the resort. 8% - 10% of the total number of tourists are foreign tourists.
In December 2016, as a result of the nationalization of PrivatBank, part of the Bukovel resort became the property of the state. In October 2018, the state share was put up for sale.
Bukovel was originally designed as a ski resort (having a core from one or two-storied hotels, parking for cars, catering points) . From this core on the slopes are constantly built new lifts and tracks. Since 2008, Bukovel began to develop as a medical and balneological center due to the presence of its own sources of mineral waters). Now the resort operates a center that is equipped with modern diagnostic and medical equipment. He specializes in helping people with problems of the musculoskeletal system, gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract.
On the territory of the resort there is a free pump room in which natural mineral water is supplied, the useful properties of which are confirmed by the Odessa Institute of Balneology and Resortology. Water has been tested and certified. In addition, the resort is known for its Bukovetsky vats, which operate on the basis of mineral water and herbal teas.
In the summer of 2014, Bukovel discovered the largest artificial lake in Ukraine with an area of 6.8 hectares.
Trails and lifts
Bukovel is located on five mountains: Dovga (1372 m), Bukovel (1127 m), Bulcineha (1455 m), Babi Pohar (1180 m), Black Kleva (1241 m) offering a total of 60 km of trails (blue, red and black). ). There are snow cannons on all tracks, several tracks are equipped with stationary lighting.
The declared period of functioning of the ski slopes is November-May, although, due to weather conditions, this is not always fully implemented.
The tracks pass on specially prepared slopes, equipped with snow cannons, prepared for skiing with special snow-filling and snow-dumping equipment. During the season, the resort has 16 modern lifts with a total capacity of 34,700 people / hour:
- Number of tracks: 62
- The length of the slopes: from 300 to 2350 m.
- The classification of tracks: blue, red, black.
- Height difference: from 40 to 285 m.
- Sports tracks for giant slalom and mogul (No. 1A)
- 13 - four-chair seats (lifts № 1R, 2R, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22)
- 1 - double chair (lift number 2)
- 1 - three-chair (lift number 3)
- 1 - yoke (lift number 6)
In addition, there are several lifts for beginners (multi lifts and belt lifts).
The length of the trails for the bike ride is 46.7 km.
The length of the slopes for downhill - 4.7 km.
Dragobrat (Ukrainian Dragobrat) - the highest mountain ski resort in Ukraine, located at an altitude of 1300-1700 m above sea level. Dragobrat is located 18 km from the village of Yasinya (Rakhiv district, Transcarpathian region), 9 km from the Uzhgorod-Ivano-Frankivsk highway. The distance to the regional center is 240 km, to the airport - 125 km (Ivano-Frankivsk), to the railway station - 12 km.
The Dragobrat ski resort is the highest mountain ski resort in Ukraine, located at an altitude of 1400m above sea level, at the junction of coniferous forests and alpine meadows at the foot of the Rick mountain (1707m) near the Blyznytsya mountain range (1883m). Due to the considerable height and unique climate, natural snow cover is guaranteed.
Our tracks are prepared by snow compacting equipment. Unlimited skiing and snowboarding in virgin snow.
The unique topography of the slopes and the unlimited amount of snow in the Dragobrat area attract lovers of extreme skiing. Dragobrat is the pearl of the Ukrainian Carpathians.
Together with us you can spend an unforgettable New Year in the Carpathians, or just take a break from the bustle of the city in the fresh frosty highlands!
Two mountain roads lead to Dragobrat (the length of one of them is 9 km, the other is 18 km), both are in poor condition. Due to the poor condition of the roads, off-road vehicles are actively used.
As a rule, tourists travel by rail or road to the village of Yasinya, and from there they take a taxi (SUV) to Dragobrat itself.
Coniferous forests are located around Dragobrat, above - the alpine zone, the beginning of the mountain massif, the top of which is the mountain Rick (1707 m). Nearby are the mountains Gendarm and Bliznitsa (1883 m), from which you can see the highest point of the Ukrainian Carpathians - Mount Goverla (2061 m).
The horseshoe-shaped arrangement of the mountains of the Svidovetsky Range creates the prerequisites for a stable snow cover from November to May. Svidovetsky mountain range and its impressive landscapes attract lovers of alpine skiing from a number of Eastern European countries.
Not far from Dragobrat there is another major ski resort - Bukovel.
Trails and lifts
The elevation difference at Dragobrat is about 500 m. Trails: blue - 1, black - 3, red - 5. There are 2 chairlifts and 8 drag lifts. The main lifts Dragobrat located on the slopes of Mount Stog. There are jump points for freestyle international class.
Via amazing-ukraine.com & drago-brat.com & wiki