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02 February, 2018

Dragobrat Ski Resort : Reaching the Peak of Carpathian mountains

The ski resort Dragobrat is located in the Zakarpattia Oblast (Ukraine). Dragobrat is currently the highest skiing resort in Ukraine. Simultaneously, this resort gives you an opportunity to ski almost till May, as the climate here is quite special.
It is located at an altitude of 1400m, at the junction of coniferous forests and a zone of alpine meadows at the foot of Mount Stog (1707m) near the mountain range Bliznitsa (1883m). Natural snow cover is guaranteed because of the considerable height and unique climate.
Dragobrat is located 18 km from the village of Yasynia (Rakhiv rayon, Zakarpattya oblast') in Svydovets mountain range
Sponsor : Ridetravel.ua.
Visiting a ski resort has always been on my travel list and finally medical school is over so lets explore together.
Ridetravel.ua is a travel agency that organizes group travels, giving you the best price, food provision group fun, meeting new people and the luxury to explore new places for affordable prices.
Ones I am done exploring Ukraine I am getting a visa to explore Europe proper.
To be a part of the next group travel you can write Ridetravelua for more information.
Learning to skate
I guess the main purpose of vising a ski resort with a mountain is to ride snow boards, ski and of course view the beauty in Gods creation.
I didn't have the complete snow boarding tools so we rented a snow broad, riding boots and paid for a teacher.
Snow boarding Is one of the hardest sports I have tried of recent. I followed the instructor but my fear of falling was bigger than my strength at the moment.
It was so cold and I could hardly feel my hands, at some point I started feeling pain.
Anyways, I didn't get to learn to skate, but I am hoping to go for ski classes I guess its much easier than snow boarding. I felt I was being punished riding a snow board.
Read more here.
The team.
A fun partner/group is a key factor to a fun filled traveled. Ridetravelua travel team was dope. So much fun with lots of activities, tho the guys couldn't let go there snowboards but generally it was a good trip. 
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Peak of the Carpathians mountain
I suddenly developed love for mountain climbers. After Seeing different movies and videos on youtube about those who made it for the everest summit. I was totally inspired by there determination and zeal.
Carpathian Mountains are considered to be the Green Pearl of Ukraine. It is one of the most popular resorts and tourist centers of the country. A beautiful mix of natural areas, forests, meadows, shepherds and humans living in harmony with nature is what makes the mountains so Attractive to tourists! An original nature of territory, beauty of its Alpine meadows and woods, rough rivers and mountain lakes, soft climate, curative mineral sources, the historical and architectural monuments can attract everyone to themselves. Thousands of tourists and people who like travels and adventures come here. The Ukrainian Carpathians are relatively gentle peaks that rise as high as 2061 m (Mt. Hoverla). The largest resorts are located in Slavsko, Bukovel, Tysovets, and Dragobrat.
Getting to the top of the mountain can be achieved by climbing by foot or using a left ride. The very first time I got to the top of the Carpathians I was so afraid and could hardly stand.
The second time I went with my team, we got to the peak of thee mountain and Everything looked so magically. God created a lot of beautiful things and I am glad he did.
We took photos at the peak of the mountain but I was so conscious of slipping because any little mistake can be  history.
( Below is a photo of me with the Ukrainian flag at the peak of the Carpathians)
Dragobrat Free ride center (Free-ride Драгобрату).
This most popular place for extra-riding skiing in Ukraine. It has large number of tracks and lifts, there are large areas for riding on the whole directly within the resort, and especially beyond the limits of the resort. This is a relatively a good place in terms of avalanche security. 
Dressing :This is an extremely cold region.
Part of the thrill of skiing and snowboarding is enjoying the refreshing winter weather. By dressing properly, you'll stay comfortable no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
Dress in layers. A number of lighter layers allow you to adjust your clothing as the temperature changes.
Wear a base layer of long underwear or tights.
Warm collared shirt, turtleneck, sweater or fleece.
Water and wind resistant pants are the best bet, and you will be very glad you have them. Snow or ski pants are ideal, but jeans are OK as long as you bring an extra pair. Avoid sweat pants, they get wet very quickly! Be sure your pants are wide enough at the bottom of the legs to fit over large boots.
Jacket or shell with a high collar, once again water and wind resistant is best.
High socks. Only wearing one pair is best. Avoid socks with big, thick seams if possible.
Eye protection. Either sunglasses or goggles.
Gloves or mittens. Gloves allow more freedom of movement, but mittens are warmer - either way waterproof is best. Avoid knit gloves, they get wet very quickly.
Warm hat that covers your ears. The old saying "If your feet are cold, put on a hat" is true!
Sunscreen and lip balm, SPF 15 or greater. Even on cloudy days it is very easy to get too much sun when on the snow.
Be sure to bring extra clothes to change into for the ride home!.
Fuzzy Letter Hooded Padded Coat which has writings which made it so cool, the pink fur hoodie is so cute.
Boots :ARRIGO BELLO.
Glasses : Giant Vintage.
How to get to Dragobrat?
Distance to the the airport - 125 km (Ivano-Frankivsk), to the railway station - 12 km. Please, notice that the way to get to the resort is quite complicated. The are 2 mountain roads (length of one of them - 9 km, the other - 18 km), both in poor condition. Due to the poor condition of the roads are widely used off-road cars. You have to take a local transport from Yasynia and have to drive by the rough and bumpy road to Dragobrat.
Food
Looking for one of the best restaurants around Dragobrat to eat very good Ukrainian dishes then visit Hotel Adrenalin.
http://www.libertymountainresort.com/winter-sports-liberty/first-timers-guide/what-wear
http://travel2ukraine.blogspot.com/2017/12/pidkamin-devils-rock-great-natural.html
http://www.goldenride.com.ua/portfolio/freeride_marshruti_dragobrata/
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