New Year in the Carpathians
The Carpathians are one of the most popular tourist destinations in winter, and this is easy to explain. Where else can you find so much snow and fresh air, unforgettable mountain views and, of course, the opportunity to try a new sport (skiing or snowboarding) or improve your professional level. Here you can find a fabulous New Year’s mood and actively celebrate the New Year in the Carpathians.
Where to celebrate the New Year in the Carpathians?
Among the wide choice of places of rest, experienced tourists increasingly decide to celebrate the New Year in Yaremche – a picturesque town of Ivano-Frankivsk region. This region is equipped with many resorts for every taste. Especially popular is the hotel “Vershina”, where you can rent a house for the New Year.
Getting here is not difficult – to choose a highway or railway. Moreover, having settled down, vacationers will be able to easily visit all the famous places of the Carpathians, including Hoverla, Bukovel, Kolomyia and others.
Here everyone will be able to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city, breathe the fresh frosty mountain air, as well as get acquainted with the local culture and traditions.
Tourist recreation centers
For tourists who want to diversify their winter vacation, there are many different options for spending time in Yaremche, namely:
- ethnographic museums of the region (Ukrainian antiquity, museum of miniatures, ethnography and ecology) – will allow to get acquainted with national natural and architectural monuments, as well as to study the issues of ethnic formations, cultural and household features;
- souvenir markets – here you can find many original products made of sheepskin and fur, national Hutsul costumes, wooden or ceramic tableware, jewelry, bath accessories and much more. It is noteworthy that almost all products are made by hand;
- tasting shops – here you can taste real Hutsul dishes (it is recommended to try potato pancakes with mushrooms, banosh and homemade cheese).
- for Christmas and New Year, Yaremche can offer real holiday festivities with costumed scenes, divination, nativity scenes and other colorful folk entertainment. All actions are performed to the musical accompaniment of national instruments, a striking example of which is the trembita.
At the same time, you can’t just watch. The hospitable Hutsuls will do their best to attract their guests to the entertainment. It is in this area that the cultural center of Western Ukraine is located, without getting acquainted with which it is impossible to say that you were in the Carpathians.
At the fairs you can also learn a lot of interesting things about the life of Hutsuls – get acquainted with folk signs, learn to knit “didukh”, a symbol of harvest and prosperity, as well as learn the traditions of celebrating New Year and Christmas from the indigenous people.
For those who want to enjoy the beauty of Carpathian nature, there are many excursions in the surroundings, which are quite suitable for beginner tourists. Among them are routes:
- “Dovbush Trail”;
- “To Mount Khomyak”.
Those vacationers who want not only to relax and see something new, but also to recover, can use a unique procedure – bathing in a vat with mineral water and healing herbs right in the open air.
Due to the burning of firewood in the furnace, which houses cast iron or steel baths, the water in them is constantly heated, and therefore stay in them warm and comfortable, despite the ambient temperature.
Well, what a winter vacation in the Carpathians without the traditional sledding and skating, conquering new peaks on skis or snowboards, or trips on snowmobiles accompanied by experienced instructors.
Advantages of celebrating the New Year at the Vershina hotel in Yaremche
Having rented a cottage in the resort complex “Vershina” for the New Year in Yaremche, vacationers can not only actively and interestingly spend time on excursions in the afternoon, but also to have a rest with great comfort in the evening and at night. Among the main services of the hotel: a Russian wood-fired bathhouse, which will warm you up after the winter cold, convenient parking and wireless internet.
Additionally, each guest can get acquainted with real Hutsul cuisine in the restaurant. For those who enjoy winter sports, there is a mountain lift and any equipment for rent. Of course, by booking a cottage in advance, the New Year can be celebrated not only interestingly, but also in the most comfortable conditions.
Despite the wide choice of different options for winter holidays, most experienced tourists prefer to celebrate the New Year and Christmas in Yaremche. Here you can find a lot of entertainment for all tastes and ages, as well as comfortably relax and recuperate after long interesting excursions in the fresh air.