Skiing


For many tourists, downhill skiing is surely one of the main reasons to visit Zakarpattia in winter. The Hotel Aqua Vita Polyana is approximately 2000 meters away from the nearest ski lift. We would be happy to organize transfer to other ski locations.

Ski lifts in the Polyana village and its surroundings:

  1. There is a rope tow on the slope of Mount Stryzhylyts (in the center of Polyana). Length of slope: 300 m; vertical drop: 40 m
  2. Rope tow (in close proximity to the Polyana village): 700 m in length

In the Solochyn village, the Svalyavskyi District (10-15 minutes by car from the Polyana Aqua Resort):
• Ski runs for intermediate skiers (length: 800 m, vertical drop: 150 m);
• Two ski lifts: 300 m and 600 m. Ski equipment hire and professional instructors available..

Resort “Bear mountain”

Resort “Bear mountain” is suitable for both adults and children. On the descent there is a ski school, equipment rental, and instructor service. In addition to ski equipment, everyone can rent a sledge. On the descent restaurant. Two ski runs and one lift.

Length of trails: 600 and 800 meters
Type of lift: rope
Differential: 40 meters

Excursions


Lake Synevyr

It is also known as the Sea Eye. This is the largest and most famous lake in the Ukrainian Carpathians. The average area of the lake is 4-5 hectares, with the depth being 8-22 meters.

During the tour you can see the Museum of Wooden Churches of Zakarpattia in the Podobovets village. About 30 miniature churches and bell towers have been created by award-winning folk artist Andriy Vorobets according to descriptions found in ancient books. Most models represent wooden churches that have already been burnt or destroyed.

Wine cellars in Serednie

The underground vaults in the Serednie village , the Uzhgorod District, are included on UNESCO’s list of Europe’s top ten wine cellars. They are also ranked fourth of the Seven Wonders of Zakarpattia. Their total length is about 4 kilometers. Wine tours and wine tastings are available daily from 8:00 to 17:00.

Berehove

Berehove is often referred to as ‘Ukrainian Hungary.’ It is a city of cultural diversity, with people of different religions and cultures peacefully living side by side. For many centuries they have erected outstanding architectural monuments such as the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church (a Roman Catholic Church), Earl’s Palace in the Gothic style and Ukrainian Grammar School building.

One of the greatest wonders in the Berehove District is a unique spa pool, known far beyond Ukraine. The hot water temperature in baths is +52°C.

Palanok Castle in Mukacheve and the Shenbournes’ Hunting Lodge

The Mukacheve castle is ranked first of the Seven Wonders of Zakarpattia. The castle is one of the most valuable architectural and historical monuments of the 14th – 17th centuries.

The centerpiece of the Chynadiyovo is the Shenbournes’ Hunting Lodge village. It was erected to replace the old hunting lodge built in the first half of the 18th century. The architecture of the building is highly symbolic as the number of its windows (365) represents the number of days in a year, 52 rooms correspond to the number of weeks, and 12 entrances denote the number of months.

Khust and Surroundings

Khust is located at the foot of the beautiful mountains lying where the rivers Rika and Tisza merge. This is the only place in Europe where white daffodils grow in the wild. The valley is a nature reserve, which is why visitors are strictly prohibited from picking flowers. Not far from Khust lies the Iza village famous for its willow products. It is the major center of souvenir shopping. Next on the tour itinerary is the Nyzhnye Selyshche village renowned for its cheese factory based on unique Swiss technology. Tourists can not only learn about the process, but also sample the delights of unique cheeses which are available for sale. On the way back you can visit an ostrich farm and a wildlife reserve with wild deer.