Slavske ski resort village not far from Lviv
It is a village of decent size (approx. 4,000 people) located in pictures valley surrounded by mountains up to 1200 meters high. Most of present Slavske ski infrastructure was built in Soviet times although Poles started skiing here in early 20th century. Soon it became main winter sports center of the country untilBukovel took over the leadership position in recent years.
There are numerous ski and snowboard equipment rentals, so there is even no need to carry your stuff on.
Most of mountains surrounding Slavske are used as ski slopes with numerous lifts around. Most popular are Trostian and Zakhar Berkut. Both hills are equiped with chair lifts but offer relatively poor service.
Ski infrastructure (lifts and slopes) in Slavske didn’t develop much for last two decades but it is planned to be main base for Winter Olympics-2022, so hopefully the situation will change in the nearest future.
Check out map of Slavske slopes below:
There many hotels and hundreds of guesthouses runed by locals which are happy to rent out rooms starting from 100 UAH (12 USD) per night.
Getting there and away
Strong side of Slavske is its location. Being located 130 km south of Lviv on Kyiv-Chop railway line it is possibe to get there with numerous direct night trains from Kiyv. All trains connecting Kyiv and Lviv with Chop, Uzhgorod and Mukachevo in Transcarpathian region of Ukraine make a stop here.
Skiing in Slavske is an easy one full day trip from Lviv. Take daily Lviv-Mukachevo elektrychka departing at 07:01 form Lviv central train station arriving to Slavske at 09:28. Ski the whole day and come back at 19:50 arrivng to Lviv at 22:16.