Ski resorts of Ukraine
The mountains attract travelers and tourists with clean air, magnificent natural beauty, and various opportunities for recreation. Even a couple of days spent at the ski resort will help you disconnect from the city bustle and everyday work, relax your body and soul. Moreover, it is here that you can find entertainment for every taste, both for lovers of active leisure, and for those who want to be alone with nature.
The Ukrainian Carpathians is a trend.
Ukrainians are lucky: they do not have to go far to relax in the mountains, go skiing or snowboarding and enjoy walks on the snowy slopes.
In the Carpathians, it has everything you need: comfortable hotels, manors and private houses for green tourism enthusiasts, many trails of various levels of difficulty, equipment and skis for hire, developed infrastructure (shops, restaurants, cafes and bars). Therefore, rest in the Ukrainian mountains is not inferior in quality to foreign resorts, but will give them a head start on saving travel costs.
Among the most popular Carpathian ski resorts the most famous and perhaps the most expensive is Bukovel. However, you should not dwell on it, especially if you want to save money or discover new interesting places. And there is something to choose from: Dragobrat, Slavskoe, Yablunitsa, Gvozdov, Volovets, Krasiya in the village of Vyshka, Zhdeniyevo, Vorokhta, Podobovets, Tatars and others.
If you have decided on a place of rest, you need to look for accommodation. It is better to do this via the Internet and in advance: if you book online early, you can save up to 23-30%. Good discounts of 50-60% are also offered by hotels and guest houses at the very beginning and end of the season.
If you decide to look for housing in the high season, be prepared that prices may be high, and the choice of offers is much less. Nevertheless, the tourist complexes are aimed at handing over the entire number of rooms, so watch out for promotions and discounts – sometimes you can catch a hot offer at a bargain price.
An important item of expenditure – the purchase of equipment and ski-pass, which is better to buy online, while receiving a discount. Carefully study what exactly is included in the selected subscription, which routes and additional features. As for equipment, there are two ways: take everything with you or rent on site. If you drive your own car and you already have the equipment, there will be no problems with this issue.
Traveling by public transport, skis should be taken at the resort, but it is better to take care of equipment at home. If you are traveling with the whole family, everyone needs to purchase a helmet, ski overalls, a hat, a scarf and gloves made from water-repellent material. Take responsibility for shoes, it should be warm and comfortable, preferably raznoshennoy, so as not to rub. Zakzat women’s, children’s and men’s trekking shoes Lytos or special insulated shoes can be on the site step.mk.ua. It is better to take two pairs for a change in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Food in the Carpathians – another mandatory item of expenditure. As a rule, the tourist complexes and mini-hotels have their own restaurants and cafes, in the private sector the owners also offer the traditional Ukrainian menu. The local cuisine is famous for its excellent taste and variety, so no one will remain hungry even with a good appetite, who eat some fresh air.
And do not be afraid that you will gain extra weight: mobile rest and physical activity will allow you to stay in shape, not denying yourself the pleasure of a tasty meal. You can save on food by getting a discount from the hotel when booking a room – this service also exists. If you want to cook by yourself, then choose a room with a mini-kitchen, and buy food at the supermarket, store or local market.
Think about how you will get to your destination. The cheapest option may be a bus tour. If you are not traveling on your own car, purchase tickets for a train or a plane in advance – during the tourist holiday hype there may simply be no seats.
A trip by a large company will save on taxis and renting accommodation: hotels in this case often offer discounts. Sometimes it is advantageous to rent a house or cottage for up to 5-10 people. For the company there will also be significantly less transfer costs, because they are divided into all. By the way, some owners of mini-hotels and the private sector provide their guests with this service for free.
If you get tired of skiing, you will find in the Carpathians a lot of additional entertainment: excursions to local sights, hiking in the mountains, horseback riding, “cheesecakes”, sleigh rides, snowmobiles and quad bikes. Breathtaking can be a paragliding or a balloon. If you want heat, you can play table tennis, visit the bath or sauna, spa treatments.