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Winter vacation destinations in Eastern Europe

Nov, 05 || 1 Comment |

Approach of winter, with the financial crisis that seems not escape, can lead to looking for cheap alternatives, interesting, picturesque and very adventurous about winter holidays party, or even for a skiing game. Tired of artificiality and boredom provided by some specialized destinations severely hit the Alps and in pockets of lack of money, more and more are wondering where to ski and spend the winter vacation. A solution for intrepid and curious coming from countries with mountains of Eastern Europe. Are close, they are cheap, easily reached by plane or car provided, but, above all, offers wild landscapes, polluted and at least some unforgettable memories.


Obviously a winter destination much less popular than Austria, France, Italy and the Nordic countries, Poland offers opportunities for satisfying and inexpensive winter sports. Poland has a small portion of the Carpathian Mountains, only mountains of the country, in fact: the old country “pani” has some of the Tatra massif and the highest peak in Poland is Rysy with his 2,499 meters high. Although Poland is only part of a glimpse of the Carpathians (10%) compared with Romania, which owns 53%, Poles how to respect and care for their patch Carpathians, is admirable and obviously incomparable greed and lack common sense that Romanian governments have treated Carpathians after ’89.

Returning to Poland, we should mention at the outset that the largest and most desirable mountain resort in these parts is Zakopane, dubbed the Polish Tatra Gate. In the mountains, snow remain from December to March. Housing conditions are different from the “winter capital” Zakopane, until lost mountain villages.

If it comes to skiing and snowboarding trails or places to wing in the west, on the border with the Czech Republic, the resort Giant (altitude 1600 meters) and slopes Kapacz and Szklarska Poręba, offers ideal conditions. Also, in the middle of Beskidy Mountains, at an average altitude of 1,200 meters, we find three tracks very appreciated by connoisseurs: Szczyrk, Wisla and Ustron. To the east, near the border with Slovakia, back to Zakopane. We will not regret attending Butowry Wierch slopes, Kasprowy Wierch and Nosal.

Czech Republic

Czech Republic benefits from natural conditions ideal for winter holidays, is a country surrounded by gorgeous mountains. And to give you an idea of ??how bright and harmonious the Czechs agreed to reconcile ecology and tourism, well know that most of the ski slopes in the central European country are located within nature reserves and protected areas, and the eye watchful guard of rangers as not to throw garbage tursitii or destroy the environment.

Giant Mountains are the highest in the entire Czech territory (1,602 m) in the mountains of Bohemia met the haughty and most famous ski slopes. The combination of side Pec pod Sněžkou, Cerna Hora – Janské Lázně, Harrachov and Rokytnice nad Jizerou, natural make up the most famous ski resort in the Czech Republic. Here is a secret paradise for winter sports lovers: the entire region has 28 television and 26 kilometers of ski slopes skiing. Janské Lazne resort offers, in addition, modern rooms fitness and wellness center.

Spindleruv Mlyn resort comes with the classic and 26 km of slopes over 100 km of cross country trails. Snowboarding enthusiasts should not miss a visit to St.Peter snow park in the resort Rokytnice nad Jizerou. Parcule is specially equipped with various obstacles and jumps for all skill levels and skill. No racing enthusiasts look no dog sleds, there are special facilities for them to Cerna Hora and Janské Lazne.



Our neighbor to the north has a natural potential remains untapped in terms of winter sports. Even though a large part of Ukrainian Carpathians have belonged to us as being part of Bukovina, Stalin crippled until an arbitrary, Raptor committed by Soviet territory should not get away from a possible winter holiday in Ukraine. Rather, we consider whether we have a reason to see those places. Especially over the border on the river Tisza there are still many Romanian villages and the Romanian language is often spoken in Ukrainian Carpathians.

Although winter tourism in the Carpathians is relatively underdeveloped in Ukraine, ground realities show that it is increasing rapidly. Every year we open new ski slopes and resorts are built. Currently, the only ski slope arranged under the stringent European standards, is from Bukovel. Highest part, which is still under development is Drahobrat, near the town Yasin.

Just 6 km from the village Bystrets to build a new ski resort, whose final costs totaling over $ 60 million. Ukrainians were not confined to the Carpathians when it comes to skiing, so in cities such as Kiev, Kharkov, Poltava and Dnepropetrovsk, benefit from artificial slopes. You can ski even in Crimea, where local authorities have arranged to pass Angarskyy proper conditions, or Ay-Petri, near Yalta.


Of all the countries in Eastern Europe, Slovakia has probably the best conditions for holidays and winter sports. The two main destinations are located in the Low Tatra mountain and High Tatras. If you want to avoid crowds going in Low Tatras, High Tatras but retains the benefits of superior natural conditions. Here you meet the famous peak Skalná Pleso (1741 m), which hosted many world ski championships.

Largest mountain resort in Romania is Štrbské Pleso: situated at an altitude of 1355 meters, has won international fame in 1970 when it hosted the World Alpine Ski Championships. Besides skiing, there are excellent conditions for practicing paragliding and bungee jumping’s winter. For relaxation and recovery attempts sauna and wellness center equipped with the latest developments in the field.

And if all you got in Slovakia, intreapta your steps and to Tatranská Lomnica, one of the best and highest part of the country – 2,200 meters. Most of Slovakia is the Ždiar, which has sections for beginners. Altogether, Slovakia, winter is an experience that offers addictive!


Montenegrin Republic is a small country in the former Yugoslavia, who escaped, fortunately, the horrors of war that ravaged the entire region in the 90s. Known as “Little Serbia” Montenegro is the pearl of the Mediterranean and the Balkans. The natural or remained almost intact, and pollution is nonexistent in the absence of industrialized economies.

Small mountainous country on the Mediterranean provides natural locations for both alpine skiing and cross-country ski. The most popular winter destinations are those of Kolašin and Žabljak, both located in the foothills Bjelasica and Durmitor. Žabljak is covered with snow about 120 days a year here there are three main trails: Savin Kuk, Štuoc and Javrovaca. Savin Kuk has a length of 3 km half, is also the most difficult journey of three.

On Durmitor occur annually two major ski competitions, have already become traditional: Angel Cup and Durmitor Cup. If you do not like to be crowded with the crowd on hand, and physical condition and experience will allow, you can ski on the slopes of the mountains Bjelasika line, where the winter weather, snow varies between 1 and 3 meters.

If you have decided to spend Christmas or New Year in Montenegro, Kolasin and Žabljak both resorts offer superb ambient, much different scumpele overly crowded and Prahova Valley and Poiana Brasov.


Country with the largest forest area in relation to the size and number of people, of all European countries, Slovenia is a living example that shows that it can be both environmental protection at the highest level, and getting fabulous amounts of money a travel extremely well done.

Its mountain resorts and ski slopes are located on the borders with Italy and Austria, offers incredible winter sports, part intact, ultra modern facilities and competitive prices for quality holiday conditions offered. Fairytale views of snowy peaks, glacial valleys, alpine lakes and forests remained untouched since the beginning of time waiting here.

One of the most popular skiing resorts Kranjska Gora is situated in the heart of the Julian Alps. Bohinj is unforgettable another location on the banks of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia. If you are in the area, go and plan: on the trail was established ski jumping world record. It should be noted that Slovenia has the longest tradition about the skiing, of all central and eastern European countries. With or without traditions or for tranquility, relaxation and beautiful surroundings, a winter holiday in Slovenia remains an inspired gift for your loved ones.

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