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Pylypets ski resort

Pylypets ski resort opens a qualitatively new stage in the development of sports tourism in Ukraine. The infrastructure of this region is developing at a tremendous pace, allowing travelers to spend time with great benefits for body and soul.

The height of the area reaches 1.5 km above sea level. It is easy to find it on the map and study all the geographical features of the region.

Pylypets, a ski resort, starts its activities at the beginning of winter and ends in the middle of spring. The mildness of the climate helps the guests of the complex to make the most of their stay here, as unexpected thaws do not occur here and frosty and snowy weather remains throughout the rest period in this area.

Гірськолижний курорт Пилипець

A brief overview

🗺 Location N48°39′09″ E23°16′34″
🌄 Height of Mount Gymba 1491 m
🏔 Track length over 20 km
🎿 Number of tracks 8
🎿 Number of descents 13
🔴 Red descents 7
🔵 Blue descents 4
🟢 Green slopes 2
🚡 Chairlifts Yes
⛰ Bugel extract Yes (Magura)
🌙 Trail lighting Yes
🧭 Distance from Pylypets Near
🚙 Road for Auto, on foot
🏕 Stand with a tent No
🏡 Housing nearby Pylypets
☕ Cafes and shops Pylypets

The temperature in Pylypets now:

12.7o C   |   54.8o F

Winter rest in Pylypets

There are 8 trails available to tourists, the total length of which is twenty kilometers. 2 of them are designed for beginners, 3 are equipped for athletes of an average level of skill and the same number work for experienced people.

Naturally, for those who came to Pylypets, skiing is the most important. Therefore, it is necessary to tell in more detail about descents. There are thirteen of them here, of which 7 are red, 4 are blue, and 2 are green.

The main number of tracks is located on Mount Gymba, and the largest of them is 4 km. Four tracks for beginners and athletes who have little experience are located on the Zhid-Magura mountain, and the longest descent on it is 1.5 km.

But the greatest pleasure for skiers of a high level of skill is the long stretch of luxurious beech forest that leads from Gymba to Shypit waterfall.

All tracks are serviced by ratraks, so you can ride them at any time.

Tracks and lifts

Those who came to Pylypets, the lift will quickly take them to the right slope. It should be noted:

  • bugel structure “Magura” (900 m);
  • high-speed mechanism “Borzhavski Polonyny” with a length of more than 1.5 km;
  • two-seater chairlift to Mount Gymba of a similar length;
  • The bugle mechanism, located near the entrance to Pylypets, is for children and inexperienced athletes.

If you study the map of the descents, you can see how well thought out their functioning is. On the slopes to the right of the exit, there are hills, meadows of high and medium steepness, pipes of various degrees of complexity and areas of forest. The mechanism, which is located next to the “Zatyshok” hotel, has lighting. Therefore, this place is also used for skating in the dark.

Pylypets 2024: prices

Prices for extraction services start at UAH 30. for using a bugle. One-time use of the chair lift (ascent and descent) will cost UAH 100, and for just one ascent you will have to pay UAH 60. The price of the ski pass for one day is from UAH 500. for a chair lift, 3 hours will cost 250 UAH.

Pylypets also offers a wide selection of skiing and snowboarding instructors. They teach you the best way to turn, how to drive properly on trails or freeride, and how to brake effectively. A lesson for one person will cost UAH 400. per hour, and a group of two will pay UAH 600. According to the reviews of vacationers, many of the trainers are noted not only for their polished skills, but also for their excellent teaching abilities.

Оренда гірськолижного спорядження в Пилипці

Ski equipment rental

For those who did not dare to take ski equipment with them, the complex offers rental services at fairly reasonable prices.

  1. Helmet or mask rental – UAH 50
  2. Skis or snowboards will cost UAH 150. Moreover, a children’s set costs only UAH 100.
  3. Sleds – UAH 50
  4. Tubbing – UAH 100.

On the map

Maps of Pylypets descents

Карта гірськолижного курорту Пилипець
Карта гірськолижного курорту Пилипець

Map of attractions: Pylypets

Sights of Pylypets

Дерев’яна церква Різдва Богородиці

This magnificent Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located at the entrance to the village. It was built in 1780 and rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century. The temple was renovated in 1941 and 1961. In 1979, the church was covered with a new clapboard. According to legend, in 1939, the Hungarian district administration offered the community to build a brick church in exchange for the wood of the linden, ash and sycamore trees that grew around the church, but the people refused. The temple has strict and monumental forms. Its decorativeness is given by the baroque forms of the dome and the exquisite arcade.

It is the exquisite arcade of lower choirs and porches with profiled columns that is a new phenomenon compared to other baroque churches of the neighboring Volovechchyna.

The iconostasis of the 18th century has been preserved in the interior of the church. Next to the church is a monumental two-tiered bell tower, which was built back in 1758. The lower log tier of the belfry is covered with a clapboard, and the upper tier is sheathed with boards and finished with an octagonal tent. The old bells were taken away during the First World War, and three new ones were cast in Ferenc Egri’s foundry in 1924.

Музей дерев’яних храмів

In 2007, Yuriy Bedrynets opened the Museum of Wooden Temples in Pylypets. In the hall of the museum there are almost 30 models, which represent examples of sacred architecture of the Transcarpathian and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. Unfortunately, most of the originals of these layouts have ceased to exist. The author of all models of the museum is the famous folk craftsman Andrii Horobets.

The museum is located on the territory of the “Aratta” hotel and restaurant complex at the address of the village Pylypets, 343 (tel. +380314625012, +380675654992, +380663381456).

На фоні водопаду Шипіт

Among the magical Carpathians, on the outskirts of the village of Pylypets near Mount Hymba, at an altitude of 744 m above sea level, the majestic Shypit waterfall carries its turbulent flow. The water artery on which the waterfall was formed is the Ploshanka mountain river. It originates from underground springs on the slopes of Velikiy Verkh mountain (altitude 1598 m). Even on the hottest days, the water in it is extremely cool and fresh.

Five cascades of the Shypit waterfall carry a turbulent flow from a height of 14 meters. Falling from such a height of water, Ploshanka, breaking on stones into millions of bright drops, create magical mini-rainbows, winning colors in the sun and give birth to a loud sound that can be heard from afar like a melodious whisper.

Tens of thousands of tourists come to the waterfall every year to see this real miracle of nature. Shypit is worth visiting at any time. In the summer, it is a small river that flows down majestic rocky ledges and saves from the heat with its cool breath of rainbow drops. In winter, the waters of Shypit freeze, forming magical ice figures. It is most attractive for tourists in spring and autumn, when it is at its most full of water and majestic.

There is a romantic legend about Shypit waterfall. In ancient times, two families lived next door in Pylypets. A beautiful daughter Marichka grew up in a wealthy family, who was the pride of her parents. Many gentlemen wooed a beautiful girl from a wealthy and noble family. But all of them were not nice to her. And she fell in love with Ivanka, a young neighbor boy from a poor family. So that their parents would not find out about their love, they began to meet secretly in a deserted place near Velikiy Verkh mountain.

However, soon Marichka’s mother found out about their meetings. She decided to find out where her daughter was going in the evening. Finding Ivanka and Marichka together, Marichka’s mother got angry and started cursing the young couple. Apparently, the curses attracted dark forces and a big storm with a thunderstorm started in the forest. A rapid, huge stream of water instantly covered Ivanka and Marichka and lost them.

Marichka’s mother was overcome with grief, and since then every day she came to the waterfall and cried. One day on the night of Ivan Kupala, she heard her daughter’s voice whispering words of love to Ivanka. The shocked mother cried out in despair: “Do you hear people whispering? They are whispering to each other.” Since then, the waterfall has been called “Shypit” or “Shypot”.

This place has been a popular tourist location since 1993. At that time, the tradition of holding a festival of youth subcultures was started here, which every year from July 1 to 10 attracts like a magnet thousands of representatives of informal youth trends (punks, hippies, rockers, metalheads, goths, anarchists) from all over the world. On Ivan Kupala Day, non-formals light a fire, sing, dance, and have fun. The popular writer Lyubko Deresh chose Shypit as the setting for his novel “A Little Darkness” written by him in 2007.

And also this area is chosen by Transcarpathian artists and professional photographers for plein-air exhibitions “Pylypets – Spring”, “Pylypets – Summer”, “Pylypets – Autumn”.

Entrance to the waterfall is paid: for adults – 20 hryvnias, for children aged 7-16 years – 10 hryvnias, children under 7 years old – free.
The price of parking for cars is UAH 20, and for owners of minibuses – UAH 30. In addition, there are gazebos on the territory, the rental price of which is UAH 50 per hour. Those who want to have a picnic can buy firewood at the price of UAH 30-40 per bundle.

What else to have fun in the village of Pylypets?

From Pylypets, you can go on an exciting hike in the mountains, experience a variety of extreme adventures, or visit the most interesting excursions in Transcarpathia. And to quench your hunger and thirst, you should definitely try local dishes and drinks in bars, cafes, koliba or restaurants. In the summer, Pylypets becomes the center of paragliding, and there is also a bike park for fans of mountain biking.

Катання на конях у Пилипці

Horse riding

Walking through the Carpathians on horseback is an exciting adventure at any age. Horseback riding allows you to restore strength, relax, lift your spirits, and relieve tension and stress.

Such entertainment perfectly distracts from worries, bustle and anxiety, connecting with nature.

Horse riding is recommended to any person for a positive emotional charge and improvement of physical fitness.

Карпатські чани «Гранд Готель Пилипець»

Vats, baths, saunas

Water bath procedures for tourists are a real pleasure after a day full of sports activities. Especially popular are Vats. In large containers, sea salt or decoctions of medicinal herbs are added to the water, which contributes to the normalization of heat exchange processes. In winter, it is important to strengthen immunity. And steam hardening in a bath or sauna is a sharp catalyst for metabolism, increasing general tone and strengthening blood circulation.

Піші екскурсії та походи в гори

Hiking tours and hikes in the mountains

Hiking tourism is the most affordable type of active recreation in Transcarpathia. And although hiking tours in the mountains do not require significant expenses, you should still have minimal tourist equipment. But if you are a beginner, you should start with easy routes and simple, inexpensive things in your backpack. Remember that the most important thing is the hike, not the amount of hiking gear that is stored on the shelves. Good physical shape will never hurt you. And when going to the mountains, be sure to prepare your body for stress: go to the gym, go for regular runs, swim, or play football.

From special skills, you will first of all need the ability to use a map and compass, everything else will come with experience. The mountains do not forgive frivolity – you cannot exaggerate your own strength and underestimate the difficulties that may come your way.

The development of tourist infrastructure in Transcarpathia is at an initial stage and is proceeding slowly and spontaneously. There are still very few marked and equipped routes. But the untouched, pristine beauty of the mountains attracts true nature lovers to our region. Untrodden routes and hard-to-reach trails will give you the feeling of a real adventure.

The Ukrainian Carpathians are medium-altitude mountains. Most of the peaks are below 2,000 meters above sea level, and only 6 of them exceed this mark on the Black Mountain Range. Their height does not reach the conventional snow line and, accordingly, they do not have glaciers. Usually hiking in the Carpathians is carried out from the end of April to the middle of October. But you need to remember that in April-May there is still snow on the tops of the ridges, and in October – the frosts are already beginning.

Due to its good geographical location, it is convenient to go hiking from Pylypets to Borzhava valley and its peaks: Velikiy Verkh (1598 meters), Ghimba (1491 meters), Zeleny Gorbok (855 m), Solesche (1092 m) and the Smerek ridge (1421 m ). Most of the routes are marked, so it is difficult to get lost while observing all safety measures.

Excursions to interesting locations in Transcarpathia

The surroundings of the village of Pylypets, as well as the entire region of Mizhhirshchyna, are extremely rich in mineral waters of the carbon dioxide-chlorcalcium type: 53 explored springs. The most famous of them are Soymovske, Vuchkovske, Kolochavske, Verkhnobystrianske, Kelechynske. The water of the latter is used to treat radiation sickness.

Mizhhirshchyna is rich in berries and mushrooms: 120 tons of Carpathian porcini mushrooms and 40 tons of berries are harvested here every year. Mizhhirsky District is one of the most ecologically clean parts of Ukraine.

Connoisseurs of wild nature and wooden architecture will definitely like this region. Mountains and churches are the main tourist attractions of Mizhhirshchyna. In 34 out of 43 settlements there are wooden temples, both old and recently built. But the “young” churches are also of interest, since even in the 20th century churches were built here according to ancient traditions. There are also 27 wooden bell towers. There are more wooden temples here than in Rakhiv and Tyachiv districts combined. There are many ancient temples in the valley of the Rypynka River, from Podobovets to the Diet.

The village is rightfully considered a rare area of beauty, which Transcarpathia is so rich in. It is not surprising that you can find a huge number of attractions here.

These include:

  • Shypit waterfall;
  • Synevyr Pass;
  • Borzhava polonyna;
  • Museum of wooden churches;
  • mineral springs;
  • Lake Synevyr;
  • ancient wooden temples in the valley of the Repinka River, etc.

The most interesting places

Теребле-Ріцька гідроелектростанція
On the territory of the Khust district of the Transcarpathian region, near the village of Vilshany, a fabulous picture of
Церква святого Миколая в селі Верхній Студений
The wooden church made of spruce beams, which has been preserved in Verkhniy Studenyi, is the most developed type of
Церква Благовіщення Пресвятої Богородиці в селі Нижній Студений
According to the Bible, in the spring of 7 April, the archangel Gabriel brought the good news that the Virgin
Церква Святого Архангела Михайла в селі Буковець
The church complex was built in 1808, as evidenced by the inscription carved on the door frame. The church is
Храм святого Миколая
Historical documents show that the first settlers appeared in the area of the current village of Rekity in the 16th
Вознесенська церква
At the beginning of the village of Potik, the church of the Ascension of the Lord, which was built in
Казковий замок Берегвар
In 1840, the owners of the Mukachevo-Chinadiyovo dominion, the Counts Schönborn, built a wooden house in the Berehvar tract as
Замок Паланок
Palanok Castle, the main historical landmark of Mukachevo, can be seen just a few kilometers from the city. An extinct
Дерев’яна церква Різдва Богородиці
Upon entering Pylypets, the attention of tourists is immediately drawn to the monumental wooden Church of the Nativity of the
Музей дерев’яних храмів
Yuriy Bedrynets opened the Museum of Wooden Temples in Pylypets in the village of Pylypets near the Aratta Hotel in
One of the most interesting and attractive places for tourists in Transcarpathia is the magical high-mountainous Lake Synevyr. It is
Скансен у Колочаві
First of all, you need to visit the village-museum of Kolochava, where 10 unique objects of cultural heritage with a
Водопад Шипот
A visit to the uniquely beautiful Shypit waterfall will be no less impressive. It originates from a deep underground spring,
Чани в Лумшорах
The village of Lumshory is located on the territory of the former Perechyn district of Transcarpathia (now part of the

Tours and excursions

nature synevir
14 hours
From 850 ₴
тур в закарпаття на вихідні
3 days / 2 nights
From 3691 ₴
тур в закарпаття
2 days / 1 night
From 2391 ₴

Where to stay

It is also necessary to tell about where to rent housing (Pylypets). A large number of the best options are presented here. Hotels and the private sector offer tourists excellent rooms and suites at the most reasonable cost.

Any traveler will be pleased to spend time in the four-star Grand Hotel Pylypets, which offers, among other services, the most delicious breakfasts.

It is no less pleasant to rent accommodation in the “Shepit Carpathian” hotel, which is located near the corresponding ski lift. There is a great restaurant and ski equipment rental.

Those who prefer to be close to nature will enjoy staying at the Berloga Hotel, which is a wooden house on the estate. Excellent home-made dishes will be prepared here for vacationers.

And the private sector will offer no less than fifty options of excellent, inexpensive accommodation to frugal people who came to Pylypets.

The most interesting housing options

Готель «Під Магурою» (Пилипець)
Pylypets, 384
+380 ....
from 400 ₴/day
Садиба «Sunny house» (Пилипець)
Pylypets village, 257A
+380 ....
from 750₴/day
Міні-готель «Ґаздівська хижа» у Пилипці
Pylypets village, 169A
+380 ....
from 1200₴/day
Готель «Берлога»
Pylypets village
+380 ....
from 1100 ₴/day
Готель «Шепіт Карпат»
Pylypets village, 344
+380 ....
from 1400 ₴/day
садиба «Ваша Хата»
Pylypets, 177, Khust district
+380 ....
from 484 ₴/day
готель «Горянин»
Pylypets, Shipot-Lazok tract, 348
+380 ....
from 1466 ₴/day
готель «Гранд Пилипець»
Pylypets, 352, Khust district
+380 ....
from 2400 ₴/day
Еко готель “Ізки”, Міжгір’я
village Izky, Khust district
+380 ....
from 1000 ₴/night

Where to eat deliciously

Vacation in the Carpathians (Pylypets, Transcarpathia) is unthinkable without tasting recipes of local cuisine. Therefore, it is important to know where you can have a snack.

“Magura” serves dishes with meat and vegetables cooked on a bonfire. Their excellent taste is not the only distinction of the establishment. A gift for vacationers will be a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains during dinner or lunch.

Every tourist should visit Plai restaurant. It is located in the center of Pylypets near the ski slopes. Here guests will be offered traditional dishes of Carpathian cuisine, among which it is worth noting bograch, dumplings and chanakhs with home-made fillings.

The restaurant of Ukrainian cuisine “Kolyba” will surprise visitors with excellent local recipes. Here they taste:

  • sandwich made of mud;
  • mushroom soup-puree;
  • grill menu;
  • fried potatoes with sheep cheese;
  • meat dishes;
  • trout, etc.

The interior in the style of Hutsul shepherds combined with a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains will whet your appetite and leave an unforgettable impression.

Those who came to Pylypets will enjoy their winter vacation with a visit to the “Suriya” tip shop. It is located on the top of Mount Gymba near the upper lift station. It serves exquisite beverages, including herbal teas made from local plants, paired with delicious desserts. While the adults rest, the children will play in the corner designated for them. Beautiful products and souvenirs are sold nearby.

Чайовня «Сурія»
Ukraine, Transcarpathian region, Khust district, Pylypets village
+380 ....
Ресторан «Колиба»
Ukraine, Transcarpathian region, Khust district, Pylypets village, Shipot-Lazok tract, 348
+380 ....
Кафе «Плай»
Ukraine, Transcarpathian region, Khust district, Pylypets village
+380 ....
Ресторан «Магура»
Ukraine, Transcarpathian region, Khust district, Pylypets village
+380 ....
Кафе «Pit Stop»
Ukraine, Transcarpathian region, Khust district, Pylypets village
+380 ....
ресторан «Аратта»
Ukraine, Transcarpathian region, Khust district, Pylypets village, 343
+380 ....

How to get to Pylypets

Pylypets is located on the territory of the former Mizhhirskyi, now Khustskyi district, and the most convenient way to get to it is through Volovets, which is located nearby, with the railway station of the same name. Here it is easy to transfer to public transport or take a taxi.

By car, you need to drive along the highway from Kyiv through Lviv to Chop and take it to Mizhhirya.

Pylypets is a rapidly developing ski resort with the longest slopes in the country. Their diversity, which includes hilly, steep, and gentle slopes, will bring pleasure to both professionals and beginners.

🧡 A skiing holiday in Pylypets will be one of the best and will be remembered for a lifetime!

Popular questions

What are the lifts and tracks on Pylypets?
The complex is equipped with 8 tracks with a total length of 20 km. The largest number of tracks is on Mount Gymba, it is here that the longest track with a length of 4 km is located. There is also one on Mount Zhyd-Magura, these tracks are more suitable for beginners. All tracks are serviced by ratraks. Extractors are represented by rope and chair lifts.
How much does a vacation in Pylypets cost?
The cost of a ski pass for one day is from UAH 500, lessons with an instructor are UAH 400 per hour, and ski or snowboard rental is UAH 150. The cost of housing depends on the type and quality of accommodation, in the private sector you can find cheaper offers, and in hotels or estates more expensive, but with all the amenities.
How to get to Pylypets?
It is most convenient to go through Volovets, where the railway station is located, and further by taxi or public transport to Pylypets. By car, you need to drive along the Kyiv-Chop highway through Lviv to Mizhhirya.

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