Lower station «Alpika» MTZ Gazprom, Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok)

The lower station "Alpika" is the initial (first) and one of the rope stations of the Gazprom mountain and tourist center of the Alpika slope in Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok).

The lower station of the Alpika cable cars is located at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level.

From the lower station "Alpika", ascents to the slopes of the Gazprom mountain and tourist center-"Alpika" and "Laura"begin.

The station is connected by cable cars:

- with the station "Mountain shelter "Pikhtovy", which is the highest point of the slope "Laura" and is located on the Psekhako ridge at an altitude of 1660 meters above sea level. The A3 gondola cable car (type 3S) runs, which is the longest lift in the world in its category according to Doppelmayer;

- with the station "Mountain shelter "Shelter Vetrov", which is the highest point of the Alpika slope and is located on Mount Aibga at an altitude of 2256 meters above sea level. There is a cable car K1-K5 with gondola (closed) and chair cabins.

You can make a descent-ascent on the A3 and K1-K5 cable cars using ski passes and walking tickets.

At the lower station of the cable cars of the slope "Alpika" are: Parking, offices and terminals for the sale of ski passes and pleasure of tickets, information center, an interactive map, Luggage storage, ski equipment rental and sports equipment, service instructors, shops, cafes and restaurants, pharmacy, emergency room, ATM, toilets and places to stay include free Wi-Fi.

On the third floor of the station there is a trampoline center "Art of Flight", on the territory of which: 7 professional and 6 training trampolines, a walltramp zone, an inflatable gymnastics track, slackline and balance boards.

Individual and group classes are held for children and adults in the trampoline center.

Something often happens near the main entrance to the station, for example: a New Year's fair, children's carousels, an open-air restaurant, a stage, etc. can be installed.

Practical information

The lower station of Alpika is located at the address: 34 Olympic Records Street, Esto-Sadok.

The A3 and K1-K5 cable cars operate 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 Alpika cable cars (K1-K5), Laura (A/A1, A2 and A3) or Laura + Alpika.

Ski passes and walking tickets to the Gazprom "Laura" and "Alpika" ski resorts can be purchased at the ticket offices or terminals of the lower stations, as well as online in advance on the website. !!! In the terminals, walking tickets and ski passes were cheaper than when purchased at the box office or online (for 2021).

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.

How to get to the lower station "Alpika"

The station is located within walking distance from the Rosa Khutor railway station, where Lastochka electric trains arrive daily.

There is also a bus stop nearby. Direct public buses can take you from Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Khosta, Kudepsta, Adler, including the Olympic Park (Imereti Resort) and the airport.

If by car, you can leave it in the parking lot of the lower station of the Alpika cable cars. 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 "Alpika" and "Laura", can be found here →

Near the lower station "Alpika" you can stop:

- holiday home Manor Razdolye

- 3-star Gala Plaza Hotel with 2 saunas, billiards, bar, free parking and free Wi-Fi;

- 3-star Fort Eureka Hotel with family rooms, a craft brewery, a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi;

- 2-star Alpika Mini-hotel with a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi.

All accommodation facilities in Estosadok (Krasnaya Polyana), including near the slopes of the Gazprom ski resort and more remotely from them, can be viewed and booked here

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