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Krasnaya Polyana Ski Resort

Krasnaya Polyana Resort Guide

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

Krasnaya Polyana Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length25km16 miles
Highest Lift2,228m7,310ft
Resort Height600m1,969ft
 Nearest AirportSochi
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Krasnaya Polyana at a glance

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.

 When will it snow in Krasnaya Polyana?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Krasnaya Polyana.

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Krasnaya Polyana Facts, Stats and Ratings

Krasnaya Polyana Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Krasnaya Polyana
Highest Lift2,228m7,310ft
Resort Altitude (Krasnaya Polyana)600m1,969ft
Lowest Piste540m1,772ft
Max Vertical1,688m5,538ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Krasnaya Polyana Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Krasnaya Polyana
Total Length
25km16 miles
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Number of Lifts
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Krasnaya Polyana Summary

The Russian Ski Resort of Krasnaya Polyana has direct access to 25km16 miles of downhill skiing, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,228m7,310ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

On the Mountain

The most difficult run is the 'Aibga Ridge'.

Skiing in Krasnaya Polyana

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Snowboarding in Krasnaya Polyana

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When is Krasnaya Polyana open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Krasnaya Polyana.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Krasnaya Polyana.

Snow Making

Krasnaya Polyana is able to make snow, on 10km6 miles of ski runs,.

Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts of Krasnaya Polyana are able to uplift 2,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Krasnaya Polyana?

Krasnaya Polyana is in the Russian Urals in gorod Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

How can I get to Krasnaya Polyana?

 By Air

The nearest airport to Krasnaya Polyana is Sochi which is 27 minutes drive away.

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