Schedule: Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm

Freeride in the Carpathian Mountains: Hoverla and Rebra

Price: 87 $
Duration: 3 days
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Freeride in the Carpathian Mountains: Hoverla and Rebra

Freeride is a trip to the Carpathian Mountains for experienced skiers who do not want to spend time exploring routes, constantly monitor GPS, think about food, transfer and other household chores. An experienced guide will ensure an interesting and safe stay in the mountains, and at the base you will enjoy a delicious dinner, warm shower and soft bed. As well as a hot vat on request.

Necessary training: for experienced skiers who confidently descend steep unprepared slopes, have the appropriate equipment and clothing, have avalanche safety skills.
Skiing area: close to Daraba (minimum crossings). The most interesting and at the same time safe for skiing slopes, where the greatest probability of snow, well-researched routes (we know different options for ascents and descents).

Answers to other frequently asked questions in F.A.Q.

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Time and meeting place for the tour

Meet at 9am in the camp Rada Daraba

We can  arrange a transfer from Ivano-Frankivsk or Vorokhta

Day 1 - Warm-up to Kostrycha

  • breakfast 9:00
  • training exit to the Kostrych ridge for acquaintance, adjustment of equipment and determination of complexity of the following routes. Traditionally, the route begins with a stream in the village of Krasnyk, and ends between abandoned huts on the Globus Pass. From here you can take a long route through the Bolota meadow, or a short route through Kolyba near Hedia Mountain. From Kostrych there is a panoramic view of a large part of the Chornohora ridge, as well as Zaprutski Gorgany.

You can get to the snow faster by going to Kryvopilsky Pass (1013 m) by bus (+400 UAH from the group)

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Day 3 - Freeride from Hoverla Mountain

  • 7:00 breakfast
  • departure to the Zaroslyak camp by minibus
  • climbing to Hoverla and descent. The route is traditionally determined by the guide. Easy and fast access to Hoverla from Zaroslyak (altitude about 1000 m, distance about 6 km) leaves maximum time for descents.
  • lunch-snack
  • return to base, dinner, overnight in warm rooms
  • hot vat - optional

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Day 3 - eFreeride from Rebra Mountain or Shpytsi Mountain

  • early breakfast, departure to the village of Bystrets. In an hour you can climb to the Upper Gadzhina mountain meadow, where you can go to  Rebra Mountain or Shpytsi Mountain. Both mountains are known for their sharp rock remains, between which loose, convenient for skiing snow gathers on the sidelines. From both peaks there are picturesque landscapes of the whole of Chornohora Ridge and its spurs. Convenient place for planning future outings :)
  • lunch-snack
  • an hour before sunset you need to go down from the Gadzyna mountain meadow to the bus and return to the base
  • dinner
  • come back home

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Time and place of ending the tour

Finish on Sundey after dinner

Clothes and boots:
  1. Water- and windproof gloves/mitten covers (Rent)
  2. Slippers for the house
  3. Light gloves
  4. Warm gloves
  5. Boots for skitour/freeride (Rent)
  6. Ski mask
  1. Ski poles (Rent)
  2. Avalanche set (Rent)
  3. Flashlight
  4. Staff for sitting (Rent)
  5. Thermos
  6. Skitourinf/freeriding skis (Rent)
  1. Hygiene products: toothbrush, paste, towel
  2. Camera
  3. Personal first-aid kit
  4. Hygienic lipstick
Freeride: how it is look like

We get as close as possible to the snow, go out into the skiing area, make a few descents on steep interesting slopes, return to camping.

What is the duration of the active part

The duration of the active part of the ski tours is determined by daylight. As a rule, breakfast at 7-8 am, immediately after it - going on the route, returning to base with the sunset. Everyone must have a headlamp (shit happens). The distance depends on the condition of the snow and the complexity of the routes: from 10 to 20 km.

Can the tour program change?

The program of the tour is indicative, as it strongly depends on the preparation and weather. Also, directly the line of ascent and descent is determined by the guide in the process of movement.

What to do in bad weather?

Skiing directly depends on the weather and the presence of snow. In bad weather (strong wind, snowfall), we usually do not climb high routes, and change them to simple, in the forest area. In exceptional cases, we stay at home altogether. The cost of the tour does not decrease due to weather changes.

What training is required to participate in a freeride tour?

Freeride tour routes are quite difficult. Their safe conduct requires some physical and technical training. A skier must: - be able to confidently overcome steep unprepared slopes in different snow conditions, - have appropriate clothing and equipment, fit, in good condition, - be familiar with the basics of avalanche safety, have an avalanche set (can be rented). The guide may not allow participants who do not meet these criteria. If in doubt, it is best to consult an instructor in advance by phone.

Skitour: how it is looks like

Skitour is a ski trip, usually on snowy trails or roads. The descents are not very steep. Sometimes skis need to be carried if there is not enough snow or the descent / ascent is too steep / difficult.

What training is required to participate in a skitour

The participant must be in good physical shape, be able to ski well on the prepared slopes, as well as be prepared for falls, especially in the beginning. It is also necessary to have appropriate winter clothes for skitour, serviceable equipment and shoes (a set of skis for skitour can be rented from us). The guide may not allow participants who do not meet these criteria. If in doubt - it is better to consult with an instructor in advance by phone.