Schedule: Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm

Ski-hiking to Kukul

Price: 55 $
Duration: 4 days
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Ski-hiking to Kukul

The route of this ski hiking is passing through the valleys, which are located close to the highest ridge in Carpathians - Chornohora. There are remnants of the old border on Kukul (which subsequently transferred to Hoverla), cozy mountain huts and extensive grasslands, which in winter turn into a snowy deserts. Kostrycha is remarkable by calm forest glades and roads. Unique views to Chornohora and other mountains of the Carpathians open from both ranges.

Physical training and tour difficulty

The cost is calculated for a group from 8 persons.

Attention! Ski trekking requires from participant number of necessary norms:
- good  level of physical training
- experience of summer trekking with duration more than 4 days
- presence of all number of clothes and equipment
- power and stamina – to care backpack of weight to 15 kg on yourself, sleeping in the tents/sheds, rough weather conditions.

But physical losses are overcompensated by spiritual gratification from looking at beautiful views, conversation with new friends and overflow by bright impressions.

Important nuances about ski trekking

Include in the price
  • guide service

  • general equipment and backcountry skis "Beskydy" rental

  • living in a tents

  • catering according to the tour programme

Price not includes
Day 1

  • meeting at the railway station in Vorokhta. How to get to the tour?
  • breakfast-snack
  • preparation for the trip, safety briefing
  • ski route: Vorokhta – Pid-Berdya Polonine, 15 km
  • snack
  • encamping
  • dinner, overnight in a mountain hut (kolyba)

Day 2

  • breakfast
  • camp breaking
  • ski route: Pid-Berdya Polonine – Mount Kukul (1539 m) – Foreschanka Brook, 12 km
  • snack
  • encamping
  • dinner, overnight in a mountain hut (kolyba)

Day 3

  • breakfast, camp breaking
  • ski route: Foreschanka Brook – Prut River – Ozirny Brook – Mount Kostrycha (1586 m) – Kostrycha Range, 16 km
  • snack
  • encamping
  • dinner, overnight in a mountain hut (kolyba)

Day 4

  • breakfast, camp breaking
  • ski route: Kostrycha Range – Mount Khedya (1367 m) – Krasnyk Village, 10 km
  • snack
  • transfer by public transport to Vorokhta. How to get home?

Clothes and boots:
  1. Water- and windproof gloves/mitten covers (Rent)
  1. Sleeping set (sleeping bag+sleeping pad) (Rent)
  2. Backpack main (Rent)
  3. Gaiters (Rent)
  4. Ski poles (Rent)
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.