Bukovel Ski Resort is a new large ski resort in the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, 30 km to the west of Yaremcha. It is Ukraine’s first European-class resort, with high-speed chair lifts, meticulously groomed slopes and snow-making machines, turnstyles for letting skiers through lines, and ubiquitous security personnel. Bukovel resort has been carefully planned to make snowskiing and snowboarding enjoyable and convenient and to avoid lift lines and congestion. Ski Lift queues longer than five minutes are rare.

Bukovel has major plans for expansion; by the 2012-2013 ski season. Bukovel plans to have 278 km of runs and 35 lifts, which would make it one of the 20 largest ski resorts in the world.

Currently, before the start of the 2011-2012 season, there are 16 lifts and 50 km of great runs.

The Slopes.

Bukovel’s base elevation is nearly 900 m above sea level, and the highest ski lift rises to 1370 m, making Bukovel the second highest ski resort in Ukraine after Dragobrat. All categories of difficulty are available for great snowskiing and snowboarding. There is a very long gradual slope that is perfect for beginners, a couple short tows for children and "super-beginners," all levels of intermediate runs, and several black diamonds. Night skiing is available from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m, on two slopes that are upper intermediate.    

Stunning scenery, crystal clear air, a rich historical heritage and the unique cultural traditions of the native highlanders always attracts tourists to this resort in the village of Polanytsya. The resort has everything you would expect in a top class European winter holiday ski-resort including numerous runs (some floodlit) catering for all levels of experience, snow-mobiles, luxury hotels and cottages, nightclubs, pubs, restaurants, saunas, fitness centres, and even paintball. Not to forget idylic snowskiing and snowboarding facilities.