Lifestyle Travel Diaries Ukraine

Snowy Carpathian Mountains

December 15, 2015
Siniciliya Mountains

So the winter has started and we headed to the Carpathian Mountains for a day on our way to Austria. There wasn’t any snow until we reached the very top of this part of the mountain chain, and there was a fairy tail.

These mountains have a special energy in them, spending there two days is usually enough to recover from the stress in the city, so if you ever get an opportunity to visit this place, go for it, you will never regret.

There are several nice hotels, like Radisson Blu and there are also privately owned hotels, that are houses with separate rooms and suits in them. We chose a really great house with a private terrace and sunrise view at 20USD per night. It also has a ski lift literally in its backyard. It is owned by a family and they also have this amazing dog Chelsea, who is so faithful and would follow anywhere you go, when you have a treat in your hand 🙂

If you ever decide to travel to Ukraine the Carpathian Mountains should definitely be on your list.

Here’s also the location of the place we visited

Make sure you listen to this track named Only Mountains by a Ukrainian Band Elephant

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Location: Ukraine

Photographer: Vitaliy Pototskiy, Veronica Pototska

Retouch: Veronica Pototska



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  • Reply Joanna December 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I loved the song and the scenery is also amazing!

  • Reply keatingbartlett December 15, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    So beautiful! I hate snow, but I don’t mind seeing photos! haha

  • Reply Leah December 15, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Wow! The snow and scenery are beautiful!

  • Reply Mommy Wants Coffee December 15, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    This looks so amazing and serene. That dog seemed to take quite the attachment to you 😉

  • Reply Leslie December 15, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Whoa, what a girls mountain! You look as free as a bird. I want to go! It’s still 70° here in the southern United States. It looks like a lot of fun.

  • Reply Murielle Marie December 15, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Absolutely loved to read this post. It’s so great to see European locations being highlighted like this. Thank you for that.

  • Reply Rachel G December 16, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Wow! Gorgeous photos! Those boots look like they’ll keep your toes really warm!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya December 17, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Thank you Rachel! Moonboots are really warm, they are the best for snowy days)

  • Reply Sabrina Fox December 16, 2015 at 9:52 am

    It looks gorgeous there! Makes me want snow so bad!

  • Reply Crystal // Dreams, etc. December 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous! The last one in particular really caught my attention… I want to paint that scene. 🙂

  • Reply Jasmine December 16, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I envy you right now. We don’t have any snow yet. Beautiful pictures.

  • Reply Megan December 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    So beautiful and Christmassy!

  • Reply The Southern Thing December 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Those views are absolutely gorgeous!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya December 17, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Chel December 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!! Those boots are so awesome too. We finally got hit with a little snow last night, but I don’t think that it’s going to keep until Christmas, so I’m kind of jealous at the moment.

  • Reply Willow December 19, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I grew up with snow, so I can do without it, but because I live in a place that rarely gets any, it is fun to get a dusting of it once and awhile!

  • Reply christyfleener December 20, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Looks like an awesome trip! I absolutely love your photos!!! So fun!!!

  • Reply Jasmine December 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Wow, looks gorgeous, what stunning photos! xx

    Jasmine ||

  • Reply Noor Unnahar December 24, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    OMG! The view is stunning. I was shivering while seeing these photos – so vivid and lively!

  • Reply Carmela Pop December 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I looooove the the pictures, what an amazing place!!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs December 28, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Such gorgeous pictures!

  • Reply Rose Sahetapy February 2, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Love all your pictures here! The nature around Carpathian Mountains is simply a harmony! Is Carpathian Mountains close to Austrian border?

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya February 2, 2016 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you! They are close to Hungarian border, so we had to pass Hungary to reach Austria

  • Reply Positively Stacey (@PositivelyStace) February 9, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Beautiful pictures! and I enjoyed the music as well. I am headed to the snow soon – I would love to have our white snow boots!

  • Reply Natalia Pessoa February 21, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Beautiful! I would love to go somewhere like that!! I love snow.

  • Reply jillconyers March 8, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I would love to visit the Carpathian Mountains. It’s the setting of a book series I read several years ago.

  • Reply Epepa April 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Wow, beautiful mountains you have in your country. I was in Ukraine once but only visiting Lviv.

  • Reply Tamshuk July 2, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I dont know how I missed this particular post till now. For me,these are the most awesome pictures in your blog till now.

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Really? Thank you so much!

  • Reply Cori Carl January 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    What a beautiful spot! I’ve never been to the Ukraine yet, but the Carpathian mountains look amazing!

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