The A2 cable car is part of the Gazprom slope "Laura" mountain and tourist center in Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok).
A2 is the final (highest) cable car of the Laura slope.
The A2 cable car connects the Psekhako Mountain Shelter station, located at an altitude of 1440 meters above sea level, with the Fir Mountain Shelter station, which is the highest point of the Laura slope and is located at an altitude of 1660 meters above sea level.
This cable car is a comfortable gondola cabins (closed), with a capacity of up to 6 people.
You can go up and down the A2 using walking tickets (without skiing) or ski passes.
Near the A2 elevator at the Psekhako Mountain Shelter station there are: a cafe, a restaurant, toilets, a medical center, an information center, ski equipment rental, an instructor service, a children's club "Morozko", parks "Zelenaya Polyana" and "Ice Age", a 4-star hotel and spa "Polyana 1389". In winter, there are also: snow tubing, the Tubing Cross attraction, the Snow Factory animation center, children's slopes and ski slopes: medium difficulty B and D1 (chairlifts), light C1/E1 (rope lifts). In summer: + horseback riding, hiking trails, quad bikes, bike rental. Learn more about Psehako station and infrastructure...
At Psehako, you can transfer to the A/A1 cable car, which goes to the lower station of the Laura cable cars, located at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level. Learn more about the A/A1 cable car of the Laura slope...
Photo of the A2 elevator at the Psekhako Shelter station
Photo of the ascent on the A2 cable car of the "Laura"slope
Video of the ascent on the A2 cable car of the Laura slope
At an altitude of 1470 meters above sea level, along the route of the A2 cable car (an intermediate station, if desired, you can get off) is locatedThe Laura Ski and Biathlon Complex, which hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Biathlon and cross-country skiing competitions in 2014,and which is actively operated after the Games.
Today, 7 kilometers of ski and biathlon trails of various complexity are laid on the territory of the ski and biathlon complex, and anyone can take a walk on cross-country skiing.
You can use the cross-country ski trail with your own equipment, as well as rent it. The service is available at the LBC "Laura" rental point. Cross-country ski trails are also available for buyers of sightseeing tours on the cable cars of the Laura slope resort.
You can also book a lesson with an instructor.
From the ski and biathlon complex "Laura" you can take a walk on snowmobiles, ATVs and buggies. For walking, there are several routes that run through the picturesque territory of the resort with viewing platforms (the Aibga ridge, the Achishkho mountain, fir and beech forests). Learn more about the Laura Ski and Biathlon complex...
At the upper station "Mountain shelter "Fir" there are: observation points, a restaurant, toilets, an instructor service, a rodelban, a children's ski club "Morozko", a children's training slope and ski slopes: difficult G (chairlift), medium difficulty H (chairlift), easy I (rope lift).
In winter, + a walk on a snowmobile, during which guests will learn and see how the snow-compacting machine works, how the slopes are prepared on the slopes, how the snow is "wrapped" during the journey, etc. The route of the trip is from the mountain shelter Fir to the lower reaches of route H and back.
In summer, tourist trails to the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve begin from the Fir Shelter.
At the shelter Fir station there is an exit to the cable car with closed gondola cabins A3 (3S), which connects the shelter Fir with the lower station of the Alpika slope and is the longest cable car of its kind in the world according to Doppelmayer. Learn more about the Pikhtovy Shelter, trails and infrastructure...
The A2 cable car is open all year round.
In winter, there are ski passes from midday and evening to multi-day ones.
In winter and summer, you can buy sightseeing tours (walking tickets) on the cable cars " Laura "(A/A1, A2 and A3), "Alpika" (K1-K5) or "Laura + Alpika".
The cost of ski passes and walking tours varies from season to season. Therefore, we recommend that you check all the information about the current ski passes and sightseeing tours, as well as the exact conditions for using tickets and their cost, on the official website of the Gazprom mining and Tourism Center.
The website of the Gazprom mining and tourist Center: polyanaski.
- if by car, you can leave it at the lower station of the cable cars "Laura". There are also parking spaces on the Psekhako plateau: a small parking lot at the shelter itself and at the Laura ski and biathlon complex. Travel along the mountain serpentine on the Psekhako plateau is paid -payment is about PKK5. Car rental in Sochi (all places) →
More information about how to get to all the ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadka), including the slopes "Laura" and "Alpika", can be found here →
All accommodation facilities in Estosadka (Krasnaya Polyana), including near the slopes of the Gazprom ski resort and more remotely from them, can be viewed and booked here