Skiing in the Big City
Where can I go skiing in Kiev
Cheers, comrades! Well, here is our city visited winter. The first snow in the new year. It’s time to take sleds, skis, snowboards and remember what an active holiday is, after numerous drinking days. Say it early! Little snow! And no, it’s time. Indeed, while spaceships plow the expanses of the universe …
Well, seriously, despite the disasters of nature, you always have the opportunity to visit a couple of snow-covered islets in Kiev and its suburbs, Vyshgorod. I am now talking about the Protasov Yar and Vyshgora (Fedotova Gora). How, there are those who have not heard of such well-known, do not be afraid of the word “ski” shelters for skiers and snowboarders? It does not matter, I will tell you everything now and you will immediately want to run away from work, exams, tests, quit smoking and skiing. So, let’s begin.
The “Vyshgora” ski complex, among the conquerors of the mountain slopes known as “Fedotov Mountain” is a wonderful place not only for skiing, but just for a wonderful pastime with children or friends in the countryside. It is located just 15 minutes from Kiev, in Vyshgorod and is located on the banks of the Kiev reservoir.
Fresh air, clear sky, amazing landscapes, what could be more beautiful ?! And most importantly, the snow here lies almost the entire winter, thanks to the work of the snowmaking system. At your disposal are comfortable slopes, extreme descents, the height of which is about 300 m, the only Admiral Bilbou snow park in the vicinity of Kiev, as well as a special descent for snow tubing – descent on an inflatable sled.
Well, of course, at your service, two belt modern lifts, rental of ski equipment, snowboards, a workshop for their service, experienced instructors, a cozy cafe with a wide range of dishes and drinks, parking and individual luggage storage.
Yes, I almost forgot. For the most courageous and extreme there is evening skiing here. Regarding the payment of ascents, you can choose the most convenient option for you. For example, pay each rise from 3 UAH to 10 UAH. or resort to the option with hourly pay- 25 UAH for one hour, and 35 UAH for 2 hours.
Also here provides for the possibility of acquiring an unlimited number of upgrades, from 40 UAH to 120 UAH. If we talk about “inflatable” sled, the cost of one descent will be 20 UAH. But do not forget about the opportunity to ride on their own sled, “plates”, it is completely free.
Protasov Yar, then here, you can come at least every day. After all, the main feature of this complex is that it is located in the center of the city, not far from the Olympic metro station. Here you can see two slopes of different complexity, for beginners, amateurs and experienced skiers or snowboarders who are equipped with single and double lifts.
For kids there is also a children’s track. It should be noted that in Protasov Yar, as well as on Fedos, there is a snowboard park with various interesting rails and jumps. It is here that snowboarders come off in full, honing their skills.
And yet, in Portas you have a wonderful opportunity to plunge into the world of extreme sports, descending from the mountain on the zorb. Zorb, this is such a thing, in the form of a transparent inflatable ball with a diameter of more than three meters, inside of which there is another ball of slightly smaller diameter, where the fastened zorbonaft is.
Inside zorba is cozy, light and comfortable. The air gap between the two spheres reliably protects the brave traveler. Recommend. Feelings are unforgettable. And, of course, in Portasovy Yar, you can resort to the help of experienced trainers, to rent the necessary equipment.
And if you want to rest, warm up or eat, you can do it in a cozy cafe. By the way, this complex itself is remarkably suitable for all kinds of corporate events, birthdays and children’s holidays. And finally, a few words about pricing.
The cost of lifting depending on the season, day of the week, time of day and the size of the lift itself will be from 3 UAH to 12 UAH, access to the snow is 10 UAH and 12 UAH, the deposit for the card is 10 UAH. For those who wish, you can purchase seasonal season tickets for the next season at a discount from April to August (inclusive). Children under 16 years old and senior citizens enjoy an additional discount.
As you can see, it is not necessary to go to the Carpathians or to foreign ski resorts to go sledging, skiing and snowboarding. After all, all that we need for an active winter holiday, at our side. I can only wish, always a good mood and positive emotions.