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Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:50 pm
I’m looking into some countries with occasional heavy snows enough for Ski trips, or any places that have resorts or places that offer Ski packages all together. I have never tried leaving the country before but since I’m pretty serious in advancing my skills in skiing, I thought I would spend my savings on a vacation/practice. I hear that Ukraine ski trips are pretty common for people like me since Ukraine does have winter and I hear their snow is great for skiing. Can someone give me more recommendations and some personal experiences and tips? Thanks!
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:17 pm
None of the regulars on this forum know much about Eastern European skiing.
I have created a WorldWide Ski Map kml file on Google Earth with about 1900 ski areas pinned in the ski terrain so users can see that. The 3-year old version of that file can be downloaded here: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/ski-sn ... wnloads-2/
The companion good source of info for more obscure locations is https://www.skiresort.info/ski-resorts/ukraine
There are 48 Ukrainian areas listed but most of them are very small. I generally confined WorldWide Ski Map in Europe to areas over 1,000 vertical feet and found 5 in Ukraine. It's fairly clear from both sources that Bukovel is the largest by far. There are a few with more vertical (Bukovel has 513 meters vertical) nearby in Poland and Slovakia, but trail mileage is similar to Bukovel's.
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:41 pm
You've not left the country (US) for skiing but are thinking your first overseas destination will be Ukraine? For an adventure I suppose that would be fine but for a great skiing experience and one that is relatively easy I would head across the border to Canada. After you've checked some hills out there you could go further afield. A flight into Geneva would give you plenty of opportunities to ski many French/Italian and Swiss mountains. A flight into Munich or Zurich would open up plenty of chances to ski in Austria.
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:06 pm
I did not notice Location United States. I assumed anyone asking this question lived or was visiting somewhere in Eastern Europe.
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