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Ski resorts in Russia: accommodation and information

Ski Russia: geography of ski holidays in Russia is also big and diverse as Russia itself. From the slopes of the Khibini Mountains to the Caucasus, from ski resorts of the Moscow region to the slopes of the Urals - resorts for the beginners and advanced skiers can be found in many parts of the country.

Perhaps, the most famous and most expensive ski resort in Russia was and remains Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi. On its slopes season starts in the second half of December and lasts until early April. Krasnaya Polyana will be the main venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. In addition, even now the resort of Krasnaya Polyana earns the status of the world famous resort due to the held here world-class competitions, the most spectacular of which is the Free ride World Cup.

Caucasus will continue to be the main ski region of Russia. In September 2010 Russian media reported that in the region will be created the infrastructure for ski resorts for the total amount of 15 billion dollars.

Dombai and Elbrus are ski areas, which are also well known far beyond Russia. Dombai ski resort for Russia is the same that Chamonix for France. That is a symbol of active winter recreation. Hotels in Dombai are compactly located in one place, which makes access to the tracks easy and comfortable. In Dombai is available such an exotic variant of skiing, as heli-skiing (skiing from a helicopter).

Heli-skiing is also popular in another ski region of the Caucasus - Elbrus. Elbrus ski area located near the highest point of Europe is the largest ski resort in Russia. It is especially popular among the extreme sportsmen. Here you can still find dozens of tourist facilities inherited from the Soviet times. Some of them are converted into modern hotels, some are operated without upgrading.

Ski resorts of the Moscow region is another popular winter recreation area in Russia. Of course, there are no such height inclines, which can be found in the Caucasus, but the Moscow region attracts with a plenty of skiing and entertainment services. Among the most famous parks for winter recreation are Yakhroma and Volen near the town of Dmitrov, Sorochany, as well as Leonid Tyagachev ski club near the village of Shukolovo.

Skiing in the Urals. For a long time ski resorts in the Urals have been one of the major centers of Russian winter sports. Zavyalikha near Chelyabinsk, Abzakovo and Bannoye near Magnitogorsk, Sheregesh in the Kemerovo region, Pilnaya near Yekaterinburg - all these ski resorts during its existence proved to be affordable and comfortable. And if earlier in the first place comfort meant mainly snow coverage, recently infrastructure of Abzakovo developed to the level of ski hotels with spa, winter ski cottages and numerous ski mini-hotels.

At present there not so many options for ski accommodation at Russian winter resorts on Therefore, we invite you to add your hotels, apartments, cottages and other types of tourist real estate in our base of online booking. Let’s make booking of winter ski resorts more accessible and easier!

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