Zelenaya Polyana and the Ice Age are two parks located on the Psekhako Plateau (station Mountain shelter "Psekhako" - the second height of the resort) of the Gazprom mountain resort of the Laura slope in Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok).
The height of the Psehako Mountain Shelter is +1440 meters above sea level.
Parks work all year round and are located near each other, so they can be perceived as a single whole.
Zelenaya Polyana Park
Zelenaya Polyana is a full-fledged park, where there are walking, entertainment and catering areas.
There are about 100 large topiary figures in the park, made in the form of fairy-tale and fantasy characters and even endemics.
In summer, you can sunbathe on sun beds and relax in hammocks with panoramic views, play volleyball or badminton, take a ride on a summer tubing.
In winter, there is a winter tubing and a park of children's snowmobiles.
The park also has a large playground, an exhibition of mining equipment with an exposition of more than 20 cars, an observation deck, a pump room with mountain drinking water, cafes, snack bars and a tubing cross attraction.
There is an animation center "Snow Factory" - the tour is free for everyone.
The entrance to the territory of the Green Planet Park is free (free of charge). Only entertainment is paid for: snow tubing, tubing cross, etc. Ticket offices are located before going to the park.
Views from the territory of the Green Planet Park
Map of the Green Planet Park
Ice Age Park
The Ice Age Park is an exhibition-park in which "animated figures" from the Ice Age are located in the open air: mammoths, a saber-toothed tiger and rarer representatives, when approaching which the heroes begin to move and growl.
An information sign with a description is installed near each exhibit of the park.
The Ice Age Park is located near the Green Planet Park. The entrance to the park is free (free of charge).
The parks are open all year round and daily.
Near the parks, at Psekhako station, there is a 4-star hotel and spa "Polyana 1389" with a closed territory.
The hotel consistsof cozy rooms, apartments and cottages in the style of Alpine chalets.
A buffet breakfast is included in the price of all accommodation facilities of the hotel.
For hotel guests, there is a free shuttle from the Psekhako shelter to the lower station of the Laura cable cars, as well as an unlimited subscription for the descent and ascent of the A/A1 cable car.Link to the hotel
How to get to the Mountain shelter "Psekhako" and parks
- from the lower station of the cable cars "Laura" on the A/A1 cable car with ski passes and walking tickets all year round;
- from the lower station of the Alpika cable cars (next to the Rosa Khutor railway station): first, by taking the A3 cable car to the station Mountain shelter "Pikhtovy", and then going down on the A2 cable car to the Psekhako shelter station. Ascent and descent is possible with ski passes and walking tickets all year round.
If you come by car, you can leave it at the lower stations of the cable cars "Laura" or "Alpika". 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) →
You can find out about all the variations of Gazprom resort walking tickets, as well as where and how to buy them, here →
More information about how to get to all the ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok), including the slopes "Laura" and "Alpika", can be found here →
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