Lifts in Krasnaya Polyana (or rather Esto-Sadok) are certain types of transport that run through the mountain resorts of Krasnaya Polyana and move guests to a particular height of the resorts.
Lifts in Krasnaya Polyana are more correctly called cable cars.
Where are the ski lifts in Krasnaya Polyana
All cable cars are located in the ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadka).
It should be noted that Krasnaya Polyana is a village where there are no ski resorts, as well as cable cars. All ski resorts and ski lifts are located in the village Esto-Sadok, which borders the village of Krasnaya Polyana and both localities are part of the municipal formation of the resort city of Sochi.
Nevertheless, for the general definition of the ski resorts of Sochi, the name "ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana"is most often used. But to visit the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana, it is necessary to go to Esto-Sadok, and not to Krasnaya Polyana itself.
It is also more correct to call the ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadka) "mountain resorts", since they are available to guests all year round-both in the winter season for skiing and snowboarding, and all year round for everyone.
There are three mountain resorts in Esto-Sadka, each of which is self-sufficient, is a mountain complex and has its own network of cable cars. Therefore, to visit the cable cars of Krasnaya Polyana, you need to buy separate tickets for each of the resorts, or choose one of the resorts and visit only it.
In addition to the ski lifts, each of the resorts has its own infrastructure: trails and skating areas, accommodation facilities (hotels, apartments, chalets), as well as casinos, parks, recreation areas, museums, winter and summer entertainment and services, shopping and entertainment centers, shops and salons, cafes and restaurants.
The most visited and crowded mountain resort is Rosa Khutor - it is the most advertised. Nevertheless, the Krasnaya Polyana resort is not inferior in any way, and, perhaps, even more interesting (subjective opinion). Gazprom Resort is good for summer hiking and horseback riding, and all year round-for a relaxed holiday in the mountains.
What are the lifts in Krasnaya Polyana
- gondola cable cars, which are closed cabins with seats, with a capacity of up to 6-30 people. These cable cars are the main ones in the resorts and work all year round;
- chairlift cable cars, some of which operate all year round;
- tow rope roads, which are used on small, more often gentle slopes of resorts, in particular educational slopes. Such lifts work only in the winter season and lift skiers and snowboarders;
- travelators that run along the children's and some educational slopes. These lifts are open only in the winter season and are available to skiers and snowboarders.
How to ride on the lifts of Krasnaya Polyana
- if there is no skating, then guests of the resorts in the winter season can only use gondola cable cars, and in the summer + some chairlift. To do this, you need to purchase a walking ticket (visiting resorts without skating). At the Gazprom resort, walking tickets are called "Sightseeing tours".
Each of the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana has its own combinations of ski passes and walking tickets, the variations of which vary from season to season. We recommend checking all the variations and the cost of ski passes and walking tickets on the official websites of each of the resorts (the sites are listed at the end of this article).
There are ski passes from midday and evening to multi-day and seasonal. There are also educational and children's ski passes.
There is also a single ski pass, according to which skiers and snowboarders get the right to ride, as well as use the infrastructure and services of all the ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana( Esto-Sadka): Rosa Khutor, Gazprom GTC (Alpika and Laura slopes) and Krasnaya Polyana.
Variations of walking tickets
- in summer-ascent to Rosa Peak on the same three cable cars; + ticket combinations are possible, for example: ascent to Rosa Peak (route "Way to the Peaks") with a visit to the Yeti Park amusement park, or with a visit to the Mendelikha Waterfall Park and the Kamenny Pole peak.
During the summer season, some chairlifts are also available with walking tickets. More often than the above, these are + more lifts Wolf Rock, leading to the Rosa Stadium from the Gazebo station; Edelweiss, leading from Rosa Peak along the southern slope of the ridge to the Mendelikha Waterfalls Park; Crocus, leading to the top of the Stone Pillar.
In winter you can buy sightseeing tours (walking tickets) to the cable car slope "Laura" (A/A1, A2 and A3), slope "Alpika" (K1-K5) or "Laura + Alpika", as well as evening Zelenaya Polyana (operates on the road A/A1 to the station Psekhako).
In summer, there are sightseeing tours on the cable cars "Laura", "Alpika" or "Laura + Alpika", as well as Green Glade and evening Green Glade.
In the summer season, G and H chairlifts are also available on the Laura slope in addition to the above-mentioned cable cars. Read more about the sightseeing tours "Laura" and "Alpika" of the Gazprom Gas Transportation Center…
Near the Krasnaya Polyana resort (Gorki Gorod):
During the winter season, three gondola cable cars are available with walking tickets: Krasnaya Polyana K-1, Relict forest K-2 and Vertex K-3. On these cable cars, you can climb from the mark Polyana 540 to the top "Polyana 2200" with two transfers.
There are also tickets (in winter and summer seasons) only for the K-1 cable car-up to the height "Polyana 960".
During the summer season, the three above-mentioned gondola cable cars (K-1, K-2 and K - 3), as well as chairlifts are also available for walking tickets-as a rule, these are: Aibga (K-4), Black Pyramid (K-5), Eastern Forest (K-10), Champion Start (K-12) and Polikar Waterfall (K-13).
The Vostochny Les gondola lifts guests from Polyana 960 to the Eastern Sector of the resort at +1000 meters.
In the Eastern Sector, the Champion's Start chairlifts and the Polikar Waterfall are available, where you can climb up to +1370 meters, and then walk along mountain trails to one of the highest and most beautiful waterfalls in Sochi - the Polikar Waterfall.
The Aibga and Black Pyramid chairlifts lift guests from the Polyana 2200 to the level of +2350 meters, from where you can make a hike to the top of the Black Pyramid, located at an altitude of 2375 meters above sea level.
In summer, there is a walking ticket "Rope Adventure Park" - this is a ticket for the K-1 and K-2 cable cars up to a height of +1460 meters, which also includes passing routes in the rope adventure parklocated at 1460 meters. Learn more about walking tickets and their variations according to the seasons of the Krasnaya Polyana resort…
With walking tickets, you can go out at a certain height of the resorts and use the entire infrastructure of the resorts.
Where to buy tickets and find out the price for the lifts of Krasnaya Polyana
You can buy ski passes and walking tickets both at the ticket offices or terminals of each of the resorts, which are located at the lower and second stations of the cable cars, and in advance online - on the websites of each of the resorts. !!! When buying online, the prices for ski passes, walking tickets and some entertainment are usually lower than when buying at the ticket offices or terminals of resorts. At the Gazprom resort, tickets at the terminals are lower than at the ticket offices and when buying online.
A single ski pass for all resorts of Krasnaya Polyana can be purchased at the ticket offices of ski complexes.
Each of the resorts has its own ticket offices, which are located near the lower stations of the cable cars in Esto-Sadka. There are also ticket offices at the second heights of the resorts: Rosa Khutor is the Olympic Mountain Village (Rosa Plateau), Gazprom's Laura slope is Psekhako station, Krasno Polyana has Polyana 960. On Rosa Khutor, the ticket office is also located at the Rosa Stadium mark, at 940 meters above sea level.
You can find out the cost of ski passes and walking tickets, as well as all their available combinations on the official websites of the resorts (the sites are listed below).
Working hours of lifts in Krasnaya Polyana
The best time to visit the mountain resorts of Krasnaya Polyana as ski resorts is from December to March (April). Sometimes the season starts in November and ends in May (June). But there are also rains at the height of the season, then the snow lies only on the upper slopes of the slopes of the resorts. The longest ski season, as a rule, is at the Krasnaya Polyana resort.
The summer season starts somewhere from June (May) and lasts until October.
The opening and closing dates of the seasons are determined by the administrations of each of the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana individually, depending on weather conditions, and in the winter season, the level of snow cover. Also, the administrations can determine the dates and terms of routine maintenance. Information about determining the start and end dates of the seasons is posted on the official websites of resorts.
Attention! During the seasons, lifts (one or another, or all) may be closed due to weather conditions. We recommend that you check the information before visiting the official websites of the resorts in real time (you can download the mobile application of each of the resorts).
Official websites of Krasnaya Polyana resorts
Website of the Rosa Khutor mountain resort: discoverrosa.
Website of the mountain resort Krasnaya Polyana: krasnayapolyanaresort.
Website of the Gazprom Mountain and Tourist Center (Laura and Alpika slopes): polyanaski.
Where to stay in the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana
Each of the mountain resorts (Krasnaya Polyana, Rosa Khutor and Gazprom) has two levels, in which all accommodation facilities are located-hotels, chalets and apartments.
The first levels of resorts (lower), which are located directly in the village of Esto-Sadok, and where the most accommodation facilities are located.
- at the Gazprom resort, the second level is available on the Laura slope - this is the "Psekhako Mountain Shelter" (Green Glade), located at an altitude of 1440 meters above sea level. There are only one resort hotel on Psehako - 4-star hotel and spa "Polyana 1389". You can get to the height of Psehako by the A/A1 gondola cable car, as well as by car. There are no accommodation facilities at heights on the slope of the Alpika of the Gazprom resort.
For everyone who stays in the accommodation facilities on the second levels of the resorts, free unlimited access is provided to the cable cars of a particular resort (depending on which resort you are staying in), which lift and lower guests to the lower levels of the resorts; transfers also run. That is, if you live in the Mountain Olympic Village of the Rosa Khutor resort, then you use the Olympia cable car for free; if on the Psehako of the Gazprom resort, then the A/A1 cable car; if in the Glade 960 of the Krasnaya Polyana resort, then, respectively, the K-1 cable car.
All accommodation facilities in Esto-Sadka (on the first and second levels of the resorts) can be viewed and booked here
How to get to the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana
The nearest airport to the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok) is located in the city of Sochi (Adler), 43 kilometers from Estosadka. Flights to Sochi (Adler) →
The fastest and most convenient way to get from Sochi airport to any of the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadka) is a taxi. You can order a taxi / transfer in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi is enough to inform your flight details.
If you come by car, you can leave it near the lower stations of the cable cars of the resorts. There are also parking spaces on the territory of the second heights of the resorts (parking is paid).
More information about how to get to all the mountain resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok) can be found here →