Evening skiing is one of the most pleasant and romantic winter pastimes in the ski resorts.
During the evening skating, a special atmosphere and an inner mood that is different from the daytime skating is created. When you glide through the white snow on the illuminated tracks, and the stars "burn" above your head - this impression is bright, and the atmosphere is peaceful.
Evening skiing is also called "skating under the stars".
- Gazprom, consisting of two slopes - "Laura" and "Alpika".
Each of the resorts is self-sufficient, is a full-fledged ski complex and has its own lifts, ski slopes and all related infrastructure: accommodation facilities (hotels, apartments, chalets), shops, cafes and restaurants, entertainment, activities and services.
All conditions are provided for skiers and snowboarders at the resorts. There are ski slopes at various heights, some of which offer evening skiing, ticket offices, luggage storage, medical posts, instructor services and ski equipment rental.
The trails, suitable for evening skiing, have artificial snow and lighting. There are lifts along and near the trails.
Before the evening skating, the tracks are re-prepared with a ratrak. There is a break between the day and evening skiing at the resorts (as a rule, it is 2 hours when the skiing is interrupted), during which the tracks are re-prepared for skating, which means that there will be fresh corduroy during the evening skating.
Another advantage may be that an evening ski pass is cheaper than a midday, morning or afternoon one.
In the evening, guests canrent ski equipment and equipment, classes with instructors, luggage storage, toilets, as well as a variety of food and recreation points at the resorts.
Evening skiing on Rosa Khutor
Evening skiing on Rosa Khutor is available in the winter season with a sufficient amount of snow, daily from 19: 00 to 23: 00 hours.
Evening skiing trails are located in the area Olympic Mountain Village (Rosa Plato), located at 1100-1170 meters above sea level.
The Extreme chairlift runs along the Rosa Blade and Rosa Star trails. Learn more about all the routes with a map on Rosa Khutor…
You can get to the evening skiing - the Mountain Olympic Village from the lower station of the cable cars, located in In the Valley, by the gondola cable car "Olympia" or by car (there are parking lots in the Mountain Olympic Village).
Evening skiing at the Gazprom resort
At Gazprom, evening skiing is available on the Laura slope.
Evening rides on Gazprom are available in the winter season with a sufficient amount of snow, daily from 18: 00 to 23: 00 hours. The last ascent is at 22: 00.
The trails for evening skiing are concentrated in the area and not far from the second height of the resort - "Mountain shelter "Psekhako".
- Challenging tracks F5, F7 and F8. Chairlift F2. Learn more about all the trails with a map on the Laura slope…
P.S. It is possible that evening skiing will also be open on the Alpika slope. We recommend that you specify it on the of.the resort's website (the website is listed at the end of this article).
Evening skiing at the Krasnaya Polyana resort
Evening skiing at the Krasnaya Polyana resort is available in the winter season with a sufficient amount of snow, daily from 18: 30 to 22: 00 hours.
- the track of medium difficulty is Stellar. The length of the route is 392 meters with a height difference of 100 meters. Learn more about all the routes with a map in the Krasnaya Polyana resort…
From Glade 960 to the mark of +1460 meters, the guests are lifted by the gondola cable car "Relict Forest" (K-2)
The length of the lift is 1394 meters. The height difference is 500 meters. The time of ascent (descent) is about 6 minutes. Learn more about the K-2 lift…
Tickets for evening skiing
For evening skiing, it is necessary to purchase hotel ski passes, which include evening skiing at a particular resort.
Season passes also include evening skiing.
Each resort has its own variations of spi passes and season tickets. The cost of ski passes at resorts is also different.
You can buy ski passes 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 (the sites are listed at the end of this article). !!! When buying online, the prices for ski passes are usually lower than when buying at the ticket offices or terminals of resorts.
You can purchase 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. A single ski pass also includes evening skiing at the resorts. You can buy a single ski pass at the ticket offices of the ski complexes.
The hours of evening skiing, as well as the slopes and lifts available for evening skiing are subject to change. We recommend that you check the information directly before visiting the resorts ' websites.
The best time to visit the mountain resorts of Krasnaya Polyana as a ski trip 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 opening and closing dates of the ski seasons are determined by the administrations of each of the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana, depending on weather conditions and snow cover. Also, the administrations can determine the dates and terms of routine maintenance. Information about determining the start and end dates of the ski seasons is posted on the official websites of the resorts.
Attention! During the winter season, lifts and trails (one or another, or all) may be closed due to weather conditions. We recommend that you check the information before riding on the official websites of the resorts in real time (you can download the mobile application of each of the resorts).
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 is one resort hotel on Psekhako - the 4-star hotel and spa "Polyana 1389". On the slope of the Alpika of the Gazprom resort, there are no accommodation facilities at heights.
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 at), 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-Sadok (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 Estosadok. 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 ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok) can be found here →
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.