For those who are looking for excellent service, great slopes and plenty of snow - Aventour suggests the largest ski resort in Eastern Europe - Bukovel. The resort is located almost on the ridge-lines of the Carpathian Mountains at elevation of 900 m (3,000 ft) above the sea level near the village of Polianytsia, West Ukraine.
BUKOVEL SKI RESORT: FACTS SNAPSHOT
Slopes: averaging 900 m to 1370 m height
Number of lifts: Bukovel currently has 16 ski lifts with roughly 50 km (31 mi) of pistes.
13 four-seat chairlifts (lifts 1R, 2R, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22),1 three-seat chairlift (lift 3), 1 two-seat chairlift (lift 2),1 T-bar lift (lift 6). Besides, there are several surface lifts for beginners (rope tows and magic carpet)
Total length: 63 km
Service quality: high
Season: snow available November to April, slopes are usually groomed and there are snow-making machines
Night skiing is available from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bukovel is growing rapidly, and new equipment and runs are being added each year.
There are 61 pistes sections of which 12 are Blue (beginners), 41 Red (intermediates) and 8 are Black (experts). The longest piste is 5K at 2,625 m (8,612 ft).
There are 11×4-person chair lifts, 1×3-person chair lift, 1×2-person chair lift and 1×T-bar.
The top elevation is on Mount Dovha at 1,372 meters and the base elevation is 900 meters above sea level, for a total vertical drop of 472 meters.
There are five distinct mountains in the area:
Bukovel – 3,698 ft (1,127 m)
Chorna Kleva – 4,088 ft (1,246 m)
Babyn Pohar – 3,870 ft (1,180 m)
Dovha – 4,501 ft (1,372 m)
Bulchinokha – 3,770 ft (1,150 m)
On the other side of mount Babyn Pohar is a nature preserve "Gorgany".
Bukovel's ski season depends on climatic factors and is usually around the beginning of December to mid-April.