It’s winter in Ukraine. Leave town. Go skiing!

One of the best Christmas opportunities in Ukraine is the chance to go to the Carpathian mountains – a place where all of Ukraine’s traditions can be experienced to the max. 

Just imagine: a wooden chalet with a cozy fireplace, traditional folk music playing, the scent of house wine and home-made spirits filling the air whilst local Hutsul cuisine is being served up. Then the clock strikes twelve, the New Year begins and you can leave your chalet to enjoy the calm magic of the snow-covered mountains! 

Ski resort Bukovel on Christmas Eve
Photo: kirill_grekov, Depositphotos

There is a saying: ‘You’ll spend the coming year in the same way that you celebrated its beginning’. We believe that this fairytale, full of snow and of warm Ukrainian hospitality, makes for a perfect start to the coming year. 

A traditional German wish ‘guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr’ meaning ‘an effortless slide on a sledge directly into the New Year’ would work extremely well for this special occasion.

You’ll find lots of possibilities in Western Ukraine. Our top tip: consider Yaremche and Mukachevo. 

And don’t forget about the winter activities! Also check out Ukraine’s most popular winter resort – Bukovel.

Panorama of the Carpathians mountains landscape, winter ski resort Bukovel
Photo: anatoliy_gleb, Shutterstock

That’s how we celebrate winter in Ukraine!

Explore more

You cannot copy content of this page