Taking up sports is often on the lists of resolutions for the new year. Despite not having a terribly white Christmas, 2020 is no exception not to get out and enjoy what is available while temps hover just around 0 degrees
While cross-country skiing remains out of the question in Kyiv this winter, a number of local ski resorts are making their own snow and are open for business.
One of the most popular ski resorts located in the centre of Kyiv, this complex includes three runs each with a different level of complexity. Kids can enjoy a 150m-long track, while beginners learn the basics on the long and leisurely 500m-long track, sav-ing the 300m-long steep fall for those more experienced skiers.
Protasiv Yar 23A
¾ Monday: 14.00 – 22.00
¾ Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 22.00
¾ Night Skiing: 22.30 – 04.00
80 – 100 UAH
This ski resort was founded in 2007 and is just a 15-minute-drive from the capital. Ski bunnies will enjoy their 200m-long ski slope.
Henerala Vatutina 102 (Vyshhorod village)
One-time lift: 30 UAH
Two-hour-pass: from 100 UAH Half-day-pass: from 150 UAH Night skiing: 250 UAH vishgora.ua
Opened in January 2016, this is the newest ski resort in the vicinity of Kyiv. The com-plex includes three routes: a 50m-long track for children and beginner skiers, while pros will enjoy two runs of 200m and 220m. The complex also offers a snowboard zone, sledging area, slide zone, skating rink, and an entry-level springboard.
Yarova 30 (Hvozdiv)
This ski and fitness centre is located a some 200km from Kyiv, and boasts three of the long-est ski routes you’ll find closest to the capital: Track A (800m), Track B (450m), and Track C (590m). The centre features a park for snow-boarders, a ski-jump zone, and a snow tubing track. With trails designed for beginner skiers and professionals, a chairlift (350m) and ski lift (370m) will get you where you need to go.
The sheer variety of skating rinks is what makes the capital special this winter. While some well-known spots have been operating since November, there are also some new-ly-opened spots where you can glide the af-ternoon away.Zymova Kraina (Akademika Hlushkova Pr 1, VDNKH)
Until 1 March
Until 8 March
Whatever the weather, grab your friends for a little slap shot at some of the best ice rinks in town.
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Hockey Club 777 (Layosha Havro 4H)