The Best Hotels for Skiers and Snowboarders in Ukraine

Marion Spa Hotel is a plush choice, and some rooms have balconies with views over the slopes
Marion Spa Hotel is a plush choice, and some rooms have balconies with views over the slopes | Courtesy of Marion Spa Hotel / Booking.com
Josh Nadeau

Stretching from the border with Poland and Slovakia all the way to Romania, the section of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine is a ski wonderland. Stay at one of these hotels in Ukraine that are perfect for skiers and snowboarders and you’ll catch the best of the slopes, not to mention the apres-ski. Best of all, they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

While Ukraine might not spring to mind as a European skiing and snowboarding hotspot, the Carpathian Mountains in the country’s southwest are not to be scoffed at. You’ll probably fly into a city such as Lviv, itself a masterpiece of baroque architecture, before taking a picturesque route south into the mountains. While Bukovel is a famous resort centre here, villages such as Yaremche and Tatariv are also quaint gems where remnants of ancient Hutsul culture can still be found.

1. Baron Spa Hotel

Spa Hotel

Baron Spa Hotel
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The Baron Spa Hotel in Yaremche is a dramatic, gothic establishment located in the eastern stretches of the Carpathian Mountains. Just 60km (37mi) south of Ivano-Frankivsk, the town of Yaremche boasts nearby slopes as well as other attractions. The hotel itself is perfect for a getaway, especially for families. Its spacious rooms allow for a comforting stay and the in-house pool, restaurant and spa will prove to be a favourite for ski bunnies tired out after a day on the powder.

2. Koruna Hotel

Hotel

Koruna Hotel
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Planted firmly in the mountain passes between Bukovel and Yaremche, Koruna Hotel can be found in the misty village of Tatariv. Koruna Hotel offers ski packages with accommodation designed to celebrate the Hutsul culture. The hotel has additional facilities including a children’s playroom, a small museum of modern art, a bathhouse, billiards and tennis.

3. Galant Hotel

Hotel

Galant Hotel, Truskavets
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Galant Hotel is in the city of Truskavets, just north of the Carpathians, where the foothills start to flatten out onto the steppe, and is close to regional and cultural centres such as Stryi and Lviv. Truskavets has many amenities typical of resort towns, while also being a quick drive away from more dramatic mountains and ski slopes. When you’re not skiing, you can relax in luxury rooms or use the local spa.

4. Hotel AmstelSki

Hotel, Luxury

Hotel AmstelSki
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The AmstelSki is a gem in the middle of Bukovel, close to the Prutets’ River. Intended to recall the Dutch Golden Age, the establishment is a taste of old Amsterdam in the Carpathians. Some of best ski slopes in the country are within walking distance of the hotel, which has rooms designed to cater to families, young couples or youth sports groups. The in-house restaurant offers fine-dining options that you will appreciate after a day of skiing or snowboarding.

5. Marion Spa Hotel

Spa Hotel

Marion Spa Hotel
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The Marion Spa Hotel offers a mid-range experience in Bukovel, with a number of rooms ranging from budget accommodation to deluxe rooms with a balcony facing the slopes. The plush restaurant exudes an elegant vibe and serves up local and European cuisine. The hotel has a spa as well as conference and meeting facilities that can host up to 50 participants.

6. Forest House

Boutique Hotel

Forest House
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Perfect for young couples, Forest House is located in Yaremche, and offers a comfortable budget experience in a building reminiscent of a wooden ski chalet. Rooms range from modest doubles to full suites with wrap-around balconies and views of the slopes. In between trips out to the mountains, guests will be able to enjoy a variety of breakfast options at the restaurant, as well as a relaxing afternoon in the hot tub.

7. Shpytsi Hotel and Spa

Boutique Hotel

Shpytsi Hotel and Spa
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Shpytsi Hotel and Spa is a stylish base in the picturesque village of Bukovel, where some of the largest ski resorts in the country are found. Shpytsi caters to mid-range guests who are looking to treat themselves, and nearly every room comes with access to the in-house spa. The area is chock-full of other attractions for those looking for a bit of variety, including dog sledding lessons and a museum dedicated to the local Hutsul people.

8. Verhovel Hotel

Hotel

Verhovel Hotel
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Verhovel Hotel is in a village along the Black Cheremosh river, further into the Carpathians than a number of hotels on this list. Its location is extremely convenient, as a number of ski slopes are accessible with a short drive. The in-house spa offers a jacuzzi, hammam, rain shower and sauna. The conference hall makes Verhovel ideal for large groups or corporate events with up to 100 delegates.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Maria Sibirtseva.

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