Ski in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Krasnaya Polyana - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Krasnaya Polyana - Ski Resort in Russian Urals - 25km of Piste (540m to 2,228m)
Located 80 km (48 mi) East of the popular Black Sea resort of Sochi and visited by Russian president Victor Putin when taking the traditional Russian early May vacation, the slopes have a reputation for their long season thanks to some of the most consistent and extensive snowfalls in Russia. Indeed some reports claim that the resort is located at 'the wettest point in Europe' and that snow depths there can reach 7 metres (over 23 feet) - very deep by European standards. There is no snow making however so coverage on the lower slopes can suffer at the end's of Krasnaya Polyana's long season. Krasnaya Polyana's best slopes are located on the northern slopes of the Aibga Ridge with the longest 4km (2.5 miles) in length over a 1200m vertical. However heli-skiing can extend the trail length to nearly 7km (over 4 miles) by continuing up to 3200 metres above sea level. Heli-skiing, the option favoured by Mr Putin, can open up a vertical of more than 2000m (nearly 7000 feet). The resort was part of a regional bid to stage the 2002 Winter Olympics, losing out to Utah. Paragliding and snowmobiling are also on offer. Krasnaya Polyana means the Red Glade.
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Krasnaya Polyana Ski Area
Krasnaya Polyana Ski Area Height
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The Russian Ski Resort of Krasnaya Polyana has direct access to 25km of downhill skiing, served by 6 ski lifts.
With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Krasnaya Polyana are perfectly feasible. Sochi Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
Skiing in Krasnaya Polyana
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Krasnaya Polyana in brief
Krasnaya Polyana Season Dates
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Krasnaya Polyana Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Krasnaya Polyana is able to augment natural snow, on 10km of ski runs,.
Krasnaya Polyana Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 6 Ski Lifts of Krasnaya Polyana are able to uplift 2,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
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