Bukovel

Description

Ski Resort Bukovel is the largest and most popular ski resort in Ukraine. It is designed basing on the European ski resorts projects, with modern hotels, SPA-complexes and restaurants. Today Bukovel has ski slopes of all difficulty levels (the longest track – 2106 m, the total length of tracks – 50 km).

There are good roads, convenient elevators and a well-developed infrastructure around Bukovel. From  December to late April there remains a good snow cover there at Bukovel. Even if the weather let you down, then come to the aid of numerous snow guns and snowcat.

Bukovel – the youngest of major ski resorts in Ukraine. Bukovel, no doubt, is the best ski resort in Ukraine.

Location

Bukovel is located at 860-890 m above sea level between the three mountains: Dovga (1372 m), Chorna Kleva (1246 m) and Bukovel (1127 m).

Transportation

Distances from biggest cities located artound around Bukovel to ski resort Bukovel are:
Ivano-Frankivsk – Bukovel – 110km
Lviv – Bukovel – 245km
Ternopil – Bukovel – 250km
Chernivtsi – Bukovel – 160 km

If you travel by air plane, the best way to reach Bukovel ski resort is like this. First of all, you should reach Ivano-Frankivsk airoport. To reach Bukovel ski resort from Ivano-Frankivsk (110 km) you should travel via Nadvirna and Yaremche towns and then go to Mykulychyn and Tatariv villages.

If you travel by car, then your route depends of where are you coming from. I would not say that any of the highways leading to Bukovel is much better than the rest. Just look at map. Rout from Chop to Stryi is more or less new and has good shape. All other rouds around are almost same average quality.

Nearest to Bukovel reilway station is Ivano-Frankivsk. In winter, exists direct connection between stations of Kiev and Vorokhta. But only in winter. Vorokhta located much closest to Bukovel then Ivano-Frankivsk.

Accomodation

Stay on ski resort Bukovel provide several hotels located in close proximity to the lifts. The price level in them is quite high.
Average price of economy class double (common convenience) will be around 500 UAH. For double with private facilities – 700 UAH.

Many people who want enjoy skiing at Bukovel prefer to rent housing in surrounding villages like Yaremcha, Mykulichin, Tatariv etc .

The level of prices, cost of living around Bukovel:
From 100 UAH / night per person.

Ski Slopes

Bukovel has 61 tracks:
– 12 blue (for beginners)
– 41 red (medium difficulty)
– 8 black (for professionals)

The total length of tracks at Bukovel ski resort is about 50 miles (all of them are equiped with snow-gun).
Longest slope 5G length is 2106 meters

There is also a route for the mogul at Bukovekl on the side of highway 1A and 2 giant slalom – on the side of 8A and 5A. All trails are well maintained and linked together.

Types of lifts:

14 lifts:
– 11 seats (4-bed)
– 1 chair (3 bed)
– 1 chair (2 persons)
– 1 rope tow
There is also a loader for beginners and children.

Queue to lifts:
up to 10 minutes mostly on weekend

The cost of lifts:
from 290 UAH per day

The cost of rental ski / snowboard:
60 UAH for 1 day / 60 UAH for 1 day

Night skiing:
Working hours (lifts № 1R, 2R):
– From 16:30 to 19:30
Price:
– 1 lift – from 26 UAH.
– 10 lifts – from 136 UAH.

Services

First-aid medical care: available. All season ticket holders are insured.

Rental of ski equipment:
There are five rental shops, using the world’s ski leading equipment companies, updating annually.
Working hours – daily from 8:45 to 17:00, shop 1 – 20:00.

Rent shops located in the lower station № 1, № 2, № 5 and № 7. Equipped with baggage room , locker rooms, showers, toilets, ski-service centers.

Availability:
– snowblades
– helmets
– cross-country skiing
– skiing
– snowboards
– snoutubes
– snoumobils (double, capacity 45 cc)

Price:
– Skiing equipment – from 60 UAH / day
– Snowboard equipment – from 60 UAH / dey

Ski School / School of Snowboarding:
On the territory of Bukovel are three training schools skiers and snowboarders:
– Ski school № 1 “Bukovel,” head coach – Julia Klyukova
– Proffesional Ski & Snowboard School
– Vip Ski School, Head Coach – Buckeye Andrei Gavrilyuk Nazary

The cost of individual lessons with an instructor – 180 UAH / hour.

Connection:
Operate all mobile operators. Wi-Fi works a central part of the resort and in hotel rooms of Bukovel. Payment -by card radiospot Ukrtelecom.

Petrol stations: the nearest petrol station located at 18 km from the ski resort in the village Tatarov.

Parking:
Free parking:
– Covered with 1000 seats
– Open for 2000 seats

Entertainment

After-ski evening entertainment: night club, destaurants, saunas, karaoke, spa complex, fitness center.

More snow fun: snowmobiling, ski helicopter tours, ice skating, hockey, snow park for jibbing, attraction big-airbag, giant slalom, mogul, snow tubing.

Extreme festivals:
- Bukovel Jib Contest 2010 (jibbing competitions, participation is open to all interested skiers and snorubordisty age of 16 years)
– Bukovel Cup (open championship downhill ski enthusiasts and veterans)

For children: snow tubing, children’s play club, children’s ski hill, playgrounds, amusement park.

Restorants

Сafes, restaurants price level: large selection of restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, kolybas on campus and in hotels. Average price of main course – from 60 UAH.

Food on the mountain: panoramic bars located on the tops of three mountains:
– Bukovel – the height of 1127m., mountain lift 2
– Dovga – elevation 1372 m, mountain lift № 12
– Babyn Pohar – elevation 1180 m, mountain lift № 14

What’s new?

Opened a new eight-kilometer road from the village Yablonitsa. Until now, the “Bukovel” carried only one way – through the village Polanica. This season on Bukovel basically we are working on improving existing facilities, especially in terms of security. Put into operation the first 3 levels of the new parking lot, the new track’s giant slalom on the slopes and 5A track mogul. A new restaurant – “Kaiser”.

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