Carpathians

Learn To Ski In Bukovel, Ukraine

For those who are going to travel to Ukraine in winter, and always wanted to learn how to ski, I recommend going to Bukovel. Bukovel is a great place to try, for the first time, skiing or snowboarding. In fact it was just last week when I learned to ski in Bukovel myself! What Is Bukovel? Bukovel is the biggest ski resort in Ukraine. There are 16 slopes that are divided into green, blue, red…

A Comprehensive Guide To Bukovel, Ukraine

Ukraine is not a country with many nice white-sand beaches and warm seas, but it does have some nice ski resort towns. Almost all of them are located in the West of Ukraine in the Ukrainian Carpathians. The biggest and most famous ski resort is Bukovel. It is located in the small town of Polyanytsya. There are 16 slopes in Bukovel that cover over 60 km. This resort-town has different sorts of activities…

Bukovel Restaurant Review: Gribova Hata (Mushroom House)

Gribova Hata or Mushroom House is a restaurant in the center of Bukovel, the biggest ski resort in Ukraine. The whole building looks like a fairytale mushroom castle and it reminds me of the Gaudi buildings in Barcelona. The first floor of this mushroom building is a huge restaurant, in the basement there is a cave/sauna and on the upper floors is a hotel. Although we didn’t stay at their hotel or went…

How To Take The Carpathian Train

In Vyhoda, a small village in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, you can get on a short train that goes through the fields and forest, by the rivers and mountains, and enjoy a beautiful Carpathian scene. If you’ve ever wanted to take the Carpathian train in Ukraine, then continue on for some useful advice and pictures! Read More: Vorokhta, The Heart Of The Ukrainian Carpathians The word “vyhoda” means “profit”. In 1873 an Austrian…

Vorokhta, The Heart Of The Ukrainian Carpathians

In the Ivano-Frankivsk region in Ukraine, next to the great Carpathian mountains, lays a cute village called Vorokhta. People say, that Vorokhta is the heart of Ukranian’s Carpathians and is an amazing place to visit in winter and summer. Winter is ski season in the Carpathians and there are usually many tourists from all over Ukraine and neighbouring countries like Poland. The prices in the Ukrainian Carpathians are less than everywhere else in…

Adrenaline Tour In The Carpathians, Ukraine

The Carpathians mountains are one of the highlights of Ukraine and its people. Many people visit the Carpathians during winter, mostly for skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities. Other people (like me) visit the Carpathians in summer. That is what Cody and I did last weekend; we found an amazing Adrenaline Tour In The Carpathians from Lviv (where we live). Our trip to the Carpathians actually happened due to the bad news I received on…

Rafting In The Carpathians

In the West of Ukraine lays part of the Carpathian Mountains. This is a beautiful area covered in thick forests with many flower fields and fast mountain rivers that run through all the Carpathians. In winter tourists from all over come to ski (by the way, the prices in the Ukrainian Carpathian are way cheaper than everywhere else), in summer people are coming mostly to climb the tallest mountain in Ukraine – Hoverla and do White…

Hiking Hoverla, The Tallest Mountain In The Ukrainian Carpathians

Hoverla mountain is the tallest mountain in Ukraine and the pride of its people. The height of Hoverla is 2061 meters (6614 feet) and it is located in the Zakarpattia region (Western Ukraine). Hiking Hoverla is a popular activity for Ukrainians as well as tourists to the country. If you are an avid hiker then this mountain will be a breeze. If you are not an avid hiker, well, it isn’t that difficult…