SKIING IN UKRAINE
Skiing is the popular kind of rest for those who are not afraid of winter. But not many people know that there is no need to go to the expensive skiing resorts in Austria or Switzerland, Ukraine also has something to offer. Skiing in Ukraine is fast developing and at the moment there are resorts that deserve attention.
The majority of skiing tracks are situated in Western Ukraine, in Ivano-Frankivsk, Uzhgorod and Lviv Oblasts. The pride of Western Ukraine – the Carpathians has a well-developed infrastructure with numerous hotels, tracks, ski lifts, equipment rental centers, night clubs, restaurants, etc. The best and most popular western Ukrainian skiing resorts are Bukovel, Slavskoe and Dragobrat. Slavskoe is a picturesque village in theCarpathians where two rivers the Opir and the Slavskaya flow together. It is very easy to reach Slavskoe by a train from Lviv. It has a lot of tracks: Zahar Berkut, Grabovets, Porgar and other. We should also mention that Slavskoe is the most affordable resort which means that it is also the most crowded one. Bukovel is the most expensive place for skiing in Ukraine and the most developed. It has 3 mountains with different tracks for beginners, more experienced skiers and sportsmen. The service in Bukovel is of a high level, the tracks are evened every day and in case there is no enough snow, snow canons make the situation better. Dragobrat is considered the most beautiful and picturesque resort with the longest skiing season – from December and till April. If you like skiing and observe the wild nature, Dragobat is the best choice for you. Dragobat is also famous for its mineral springs where you can improve your health.
One more variant for skiing in Ukraine is the Crimea. The mountain Ay-Petri is situated 30 km far from Yalta. Ay-Petri has a lot of wild tracks which are perfect for mountain skiing but you should know that infrastructure in the Crimea is not as developed as in the Carpathians but in a couple of years it will surely become as famous as for example Bukovel.
Don't hesitate to go to Ukraine for skiing. Fresh mountain air, beautiful nature, perfect tracks and friendly people will make your rest unforgettable. Conquer new peaks and enjoy the nature!