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Krasnaya Polyana

Krasnaya Polyana Ski Resort Guide

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length25km
Highest Lift2,228m
Resort Height600m
 Nearest AirportSochi
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Krasnaya Polyana

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.

Summary

The Russian ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana is in the Russian Urals at an altitude of 600m, with 25km of marked runs.

Krasnaya Polyana has direct access to 25km of downhill skiing, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,228m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Krasnaya Polyana. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.

Snowboarding

Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Krasnaya Polyana.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Krasnaya Polyana?

The next notable snow forecast is 5cm, expected on 29 September.

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Ski Area Stats

Krasnaya Polyana Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Downhill
Total Length
25km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
6

Altitudes

Krasnaya Polyana Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,228m
Resort Altitude (Krasnaya Polyana)600m
Lowest Piste540m
Max Vertical1,688m

Krasnaya Polyana Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Aibga Ridge'.

Location and Map

Where is Krasnaya Polyana?

This ski resort is in the Russian Urals in gorod Sochi, Krasnodar Krai.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

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

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Krasnaya Polyana open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Krasnaya Polyana, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Krasnaya Polyana Tourist Office for the latest.

Krasnaya Polyana