Resorts in the Carpathian Mountains

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

Ski resorts in Ukraine located in the Carpathian region, in the Transcarpathian, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv regions. The equipment at Ukrainian resorts is getting better and better, the prices are affordable, and getting here is simple and cheap.

In total, Ukraine has more than 50 ski resorts. Here is the list best of them:

Bukovel is a favorite holiday spot for many people. The resort located on three mountains – Bukovel, Chorn Kleva, and Dovga. More than 2 million tourists visited Bukovel last year.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • beginners, advanced skiers, and snowboarders, experienced athletes can enjoy more than 50 km of slopes;
  • slopes are covered by snow even at abnormally warm winter and the absence of natural snow from December to the end of April;
  • most of the tracks lit, which allows you to ride in the dark;

Let us know in the comments below if you would like to know more about Bukovel.

Slavske is one of the most popular resorts in Ukraine. More than 100,000 people visit it annually.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • in total, Slavske has 12 tracks of all difficulty levels, except black, with a total length of about 22 km;
  • the national team of Ukraine is training at Slavske resort;
  • also, here is the “Valley of Dummies” – a small gentle slope for beginners.

Dragobrat is a highlight of the untouched nature of the Carpathians Mountains at the foot of Mount Stog. The route of the majority of tourists planning a holiday in Dragobrat runs through Ivano-Frankivsk. The city is 120 km away from the resort.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • here skiing is possible seven months a year from November to May, because this is the highest ski resort in the Carpathians;
  • a total of 16 tracks of different levels (blue, red, black) ranging in length from 300 to 2000 meters, with a height difference of 500 m.

At Dragobat resort you can find convenient lifts, slopes for skiers and snowboarders with any skill level: from training for beginners to extreme for professionals. There are restaurants, a Finnish sauna, an outdoor cafe, and other establishments on the slope that will help guests of the resort relax after skiing.

INSIGHT: Verkhovyna resort is more suitable for those who want to learn how to ski and not overpay for the name of the resort.

Vorokhta attracts tourists with its magnificent nature and clean mountain air.

 Reasons why you should go there:

  • Goverla, the highest mountain of Ukraine, is 4 km from Vorokhta.  It takes 3-4 hours to go there;
  • the mystical Nesamovyte lake. It rumored that strong thunderstorms and hail born around the lake;
  • you can improve your health at Vorokhta because it is also a climatic resort.

Ski complex Dynamo Trostyan opened in the early ’60s of the last century. This is one of the most respected places for skiers.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • in the village of Slavske has 11 pistes of different difficulty levels, including 6 international ski slopes for slalom, super-slalom and super-giant slalom;
  • here is the longest chairlift in Ukraine with a length of 2700 m;
  • beginners can take lessons from an instructor who conducts classes in a specialized “Valley of Dummies” without disturbing the others.

Ski resort Zakhar Berkut located in the village of Volosyanka at the foot of Zvorets Mountain. The resort named after the protagonist of the story of Ivan Franko. The easiest way to get to the resort is from Lviv.

Reasons why you should go there:

  • on the mountains Vysokyi Verh and Zvorets are 11 tracks for visitors;
  • the infrastructure is constantly developing; the quality of service is improving;
  • Zakhar Berkut opened in 2005. Currently, this resort has the most up-to-date equipment among other ski resorts.

P.S. The best time for visiting the Ukrainian ski resort is from December to April. Feel free to ask us the details or questions in the comments below.

I’m a fellow traveller and explorer of Ukraine. Based in Kyiv. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. I’m very friendly and always open to discussing new projects, interesting ideas or opportunities to be part of Ukraine.
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  1. Hi Vlad – We are thinking of going to Lviv next year and want to ski for a day or two. Would you be able to advise me please? I read a lot about Slavske and it sounds nice and easy to get to from Lviv. Are there plenty of hotels in Slavske and are there any snow cannons there yet, as we are thinking of going there in December when the snow may be less? Are there other resorts near to Lviv that you would recommend – like maybe Zakhar Berkut. We are all intermediate skiers and snow boarders.

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