Plai is a “little Bukovel” in Skole region
Rest in the Carpathians – Plai, Lviv oblast, resorts, hotels, private houses in Plavie
One of the ski resorts of Lviv oblast, which in recent years has actively developed and gradually acquires the features of large tourist center; it is located in the mountains at an altitude of 600 m above the sea level next to the highway Kyiv-Chop in the village Plavie Skole region.
This territory has little steep slopes which are gradually become gentle and looks like the area in Podobovets or Pylypets. The upper lift station is located at an altitude of 1060 meters; magnificent views are possible to watch around. Convenient access and the road of high quality attract many tourists, especially from Lviv and Uzhgorod.
In the long-term prospect there is an idea to establish a resort on the base of Plai in Lviv oblast which would be capable to compete with the famous resort Bukovel and work all the year round. It is planned to create a SPA-center, museum complex, indoor swimming pool, bowling tracks, new horse and bicycle routes. All these combined with developed infrastructure and reasonable prices would attract numerous lovers of the Carpathians rest.
Main ski tracks of Plai resort
Resort Plai has six main tracks of different difficulty levels and length.
Main tracks features:
- Length of tracks is up to 1200 m;
- Level difference is up to 260 m;
- Length of training track is 350 m;
- Length of children track is 350 m.
Ropeways in Plai resort
- 2 four-seated lifts with length of 1000 m;
- Multi-lift (rope tow) - 350 m;
- Baby-lift - 350 m.
Maintenance of the tracks in Plai resort and infrastructure
- Snow groomers;
- Snow cannons;
- Night skiing (unverified information).
At the tourists’ service
- Snow Park;
- Paid car parking;
- Equipment rental;
- Dressing room;
- Skis repairing;
- First-aid post;
- Skiing school and services of instructor.
Accommodation at Plai resort
Resorts and hotels in Plai are located directly at the foot of the mountain. Cost of the accommodation in Plai resort as of 2012 is from 500 UAH per suite double room.
Cost of the accommodation in the neighboring villages next to Plai resort is from 200 to 300 UAH per night for a room with all conveniences.
Prices for skiers and equipment rental in Plai resort; 2012 season, weekdays:
- Chair lift - 20 UAH per a lift;
- Rope tow - 10 UAH;
- Ticket for the whole day - 250 UAH, there are no limits for using lift;
- Skis – 80 UAH per 1 day;
- Snowboard – 80 UAH per 1 day;
- Equipment rental in Oriava village – from 65 UAH.
Entertainment and services in Plai resort, Plavie village
- Café, restaurant, snack bar;
- Children playground;
- Snow tubing;
- Horses ridding;
There is a store for snowboarders.
How to get to Plai resort, Plavie village
This complex is located a few hundred meters from the highway Kyiv-Chop near Plavie village.
Travel by train
You should get to the station Skole or Volovets, then to take the regular bus to Plai resort.
Travel by bus
You should get to the turn to Plavie village on the highway Kyiv-Chop.
Travel by car from Lviv side
You should take the route through Skole, then to turn to Kozova (Tysovets resort), Oriava, then to turn to Plavie village towards the complex Plai..
Coordinates: 48°54'6"N, 23°17'43"E
Distances to Plavie village Lviv oblast
- Styi – 68 km;
- Іvano-Frankivsk – 165 km;
- Lviv – 140 km.
Nearest settlements to Plavie village
- Rykiv – 1,5 km;
- Tukholka – 6 km;
- Oriavchyk – 15 km;
- Oriava – 7 км.
Nearest settlements to Plavie village
- Reconstructed St. Nicolas wooden church (1888);
- St. Nicolas church in Plavie village;
- Waterfall Shypit - 43,2 km;
- Waterfall Kamyanka – 38 km.
Nearest ski resorts
Directory inquiries and important information on Plai resort, Plavie village
- Lifts’ hours of service: 9.00-17.00;
- Ski season: December - March;
- Rescue Service in Slavske: (03251) 42102;
- Connection: Kyivstar, MTS, Life.
Hotels and private houses in Plai resort, Plavie village and neighboring places
Verkhovyna (from 500 UAH), Plai (from 600 UAH), private houses – from 200 UAH.
There are many tourists on weekends and New Year’s holidays so as well as on many other resorts might be problems with meals, car parking and equipment rental.
2012 - 2017. Plai. The Carpathians. Rest and ski resorts in the Carpathians