Our Region

The Tourist Complex “ZakharBerkut” is located in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, in Volosianka village, 6 km away from Slavske ski resort.
Slavske is a well-known Carpathian village-ski resort in the Skolivshchyna (Lviv region), located in the picturesque valley of the Opir and Slavka rivers at an altitude of 501 m above sea level. The natural location of Beskydy and Horhaniv slopes around Slavske created a unique microclimate that provides a constant windless weather with a large amount of snow storms in winter and stable snow retention almost until April.

The name Slavske originated from Slavka river, the tributary of the Opir river, which flows here. In fact, there are many “glorious” events associated with this locality. “Glorious” (“slavni”) were called soldiers of prince Sviatoslav, who died here in the Beskydy, in 1015 at the hands of his brother Sviatopolk, and his warriors settled here after the death of the prince. On this river, the warriors of Zakhar Berkut fought with the inhabitants of the steppe of Khan Batui in 1241, and destroyed the army due to the giant stone that blocked its channel. And in the neighboring Tukhlia village, there is a monument and, they say, even the grave of Zakhar Berkut. But the first written mention of the settlement dates back to 1483.

the history of skiing in Slavske begins with the last century. Legends of the region say that from 1820s and 1830s, Austrian entrepreneurs, who owned the surrounding forests and mountains, the Grödel and Schmidt families, built the first ski lifts and jumpers on Pohar Mountain. Unfortunately, there are no accurate data available. It is known for sure that the development of Slavske as a resort began at the end of the nineteenth century, which was facilitated by the railway from Lviv to Mukachevo in 1887.
The Carpathians got the new ski resort in the early twentieth century – there was a horse-drawn lift on Pohar Mountain. Horses walked around in a circle around a large wheel, where a cable was wound with tied up sleigh – the remains of this device was visible half a century ago. In the 20-30 years of the last century the Slavske ski resort was called Zakopane of the Eastern Beskydy.

In the 1930s, the flow of ski lovers in Slavske became so significant that on weekends in the direction of Slavske the additional trains were started – they were called “ski-bridge”. For skiing, separate compartments were arranged in trains.
Slavske ski resort acquired the greatest development as a ski resort in the 1970s-1980s, when more than 10 ski lifts were built and sports ski schools were founded.
Slavske ski resort was given a new life in 2005 – in the Volosianka near Slavske, a new ski complex “ZakharBerkut” was opened. The longest chairlift in Ukraine and three drag lifts in length 700, 750 and 800 m and multi-lift for children were installed on the Vysokyi Verkh Mountain.

We also owe our name to the hero of the historical past of our region, the hero of the eponymous story of I. Franko, a local public leader who was at the same time a healer, and history remembers how the community headed by Zakhar Berkut could, seven centuries ago, not only stop the thousands of Mongolian troops on their own but also destroy it. They benefited from courage, cohesiveness, quick wit and even the very nature of their native land.
In our tourist complex we are proud of being named after this man-legend. In the daily work of a co-ordinated team, we try to act as cohesive as our predecessors did, and likewise the nature of this Carpathian land, and we hope that you will love it too …