Ski Resort Pilipets is located in a settlement which was founded in 1463. Pylypets village is considered to be one of the biggest villages in Mezhgorsky district. About 2000 people live there. Pylypets is located 190 km from Lviv and 135 km from Uzhgorod. River Ploshanka runs through the village and connects with the river Repinka within the village.
Ski resort Pilipets is located in Carpathian Mountains at an altitude of 700-750 meters above sea level. Monument of nature Shipot, one of the most majestic and beautiful waterfalls in the Ukrainian Carpathians is located near the Pilipets in the lowlands in the river Ploshanka. There are three ski lifts at the ski resort Pilipets: lift near base "Zatyshok" (450 m); at Mt Gymba in Upper Piliptse lift "Borzhavske meadows" (1500 m) and "Magura" (900 m ..). In the next village Podobovets there is another lift (1000 m).
Lift "Borzhavske meadows" is on the northern slope of Gymba. Today it is the fastest double rope tow in the Ukrainian Carpathians. Its length is 1,600 m. Vertical drop between the upper and the lower points is 405 m, speed of rise of 3.1 m / sec.
This rope tows takes skiers and snowboarders to the top station for 7.7 minutes. The average angle of inclination of the route is 14 °, the maximum is 28 °, the lift capacity – 630 men per hour. Two alpine skiing routes with a total length of approximately 4,000 m will satisfy both professionals and skiers with little experience. The last 300 m track, with a wide and gentle slope became a favored destination for skiing for children and beginners.
The most popular routes are on the mountain Gymba, their length is over 20 km. The longest of them is a 5 km route. There are also 4 tracks on the mountain Zhyd Magura, the longest of them is 1500 m. All the tracks are equipped with snowcats.
Lifts Hours: 09:00 - until the end of daylight hours, depending on the season (double chair lift of hotel "Zatyshok" works year round). Turn on the lifts - up to 15 minutes.
The cost of lifts - 10 UAH for rope tows and 15 hrivnas for chairlift. Day pass for a chair lift is 150 hrivnas per day. For lovers of night skiing there is a 400-meter rope tow near hotel "Zatyshok."
Accommodation in with. Pilipets starts from 170 UAH per night and an average is 250 hrivnas per night for a double room with all amenities. There are more than 30 hotels on the territory of the resort. There are also private houses and cottages, so everyone can find a suitable option for the price and quality.
The food in Pilipets is delicious. There are kolybas, cafes, restaurants average cost of a main dish - from 30 UAH. Also, wherever you are stay for the night, you will be offered to taste local cuisine from the owners of establishments. For lovers of snacks in between riding, there is a cafe at the top station of two-seater chair lift at Mount Gymba and cafe near the upper station of the lift "Magura" as well as on the mountain Zhyd Magura. In addition, there is a large selection of cafes and kolyba at the lower lift station.
Rental of ski equipment. The cost of hiring skis or snowboard on average 70/60 hrivnas per day. Large selection of rental equipment. In the heart of the Carpathian ski resort Pylypets at the lower station of two-seater chair lift operates a professional ski and snowboard school. Private lessons with instructor from cost 150 UAH per hour. In addition, there is a wide range of private instructors, lessons that would cost a bit less - from 80 UAH / hour.
There are saunas, billiards, board games, table tennis, disco. More snow fun presented by snowmobile rides and ATV rides, sledding, paragliding, skiing, horse-drawn sleigh, horseriding, and there are hiking trails on the mountain pass Borzhavsky.
Children will be interested in learning mountain skiing and snowboarding at the ski school for kids, tobogganing and playgrounds.
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How to get to with. Pilipets. Coordinates: 48 ° 42'38''N, 23 ° 10'59''E. Carpathian Ski Resort Pilipets is located in the Mezhgorsky district of Transcarpathian region. Go to railway station Volovets, then by bus, taxi (15 km).
Among a large number of alpine skiing routes, everyone can find a suitable level and style of riding. Many skiers practice there off-route skiing (free ride). A lot of snow fall here usually already from the first half of December and keeps until early May. Pilipets has long been a favorite ski resort among skiers and snowboarders.
Not far from Pilipets ski resort located one more interesting Carpathian Mountain resort "Podobovets". It is located in the picturesque mountain village on the border of Volovets district at the foot of the Great Top at a height of 950 m above sea level. It is called one of the best ski resorts in Ukraine.