Polyana 2200 is one of the main heights of the year-round mountain resort Krasnaya Polyana (formerly Gorki Gorod) in Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok).
The altitude is located in the foothills of the Main Caucasian Ridge, at the peak of the northern spur of the Aibga ridge, at 2200 meters above sea level and is one of the most popular points of the resort, both in winter and in summer.
Polyana 2200 is the most visited, accessible all year round and easy to reach high point of the Krasnaya Polyana resort.
You can climb to the Glade 2200 in winter by ski passes and all year round by walking tickets (ascent without skating). The ascent is made on three cableways.
On the Polyana 2200 there is: a panoramic observation deck and observation points, a high-altitude restaurant "Height" with a panoramic terrace, an outdoor fast food area, ski slopes, an instructor service, chair and gondola lifts, toilets, a medical center and some entertainment.
In summer: + gazebo for recreation, hiking trails on mountain trails, paragliding flights are possible.
Trails on the Polyana 2200
Easy (green) and difficult (red) ski trails start from Glade 2200:
- easy track "First Snow", which is also a training slope and leads to the Circus-2 zone, where there are chairlifts, medium-difficulty tracks (blue) and difficult ones.
Under the Circus-2 there is a rollout to the ski area of the Eastern Sector. In the upper part of the Eastern Sector there are complex red tracks, in the lower - green and blue ones that are convenient for training, there are also zones for freeride.
Near the route "The First snow" there is a rope lift "The First snow".
The Aibga chairlift (K-4) runs from the First Snow highway, which takes guests to the Circus-2 sector in 4.5 minutes. Type of lift: 4-seater chairs. The length of the lift is 466 meters. The height difference is 108 meters;
- a complex route "Panorama", which leads from the Circus-1 through the Central sector of skiing and finishes at the mark "Glade 1460".
In the Central Sector, from Glade 1460 to Glade 960, there are zones for freeride and there are tracks of all levels of complexity, including educational (green) and very difficult (black).
The length of the Panorama route is 2541 meters. The height difference is 740 meters.
Panoramic observation deck and observation points
On the Glade 2200 there is the main observation deck of the Krasnaya Polyana resort-a 360° panoramic platform that gives beautiful 360-degree panoramic views of the Caucasus Mountains, the village of Krasnaya Polyana and the village of Esto-Sadok, the valley of the Mzymta River, the mountain valley of the Circus-2, the Aibga ridges and mountain peaks of the republics of Adygea and Abkhazia. In clear weather, you can see the sea, as well as meet the sunset.
Part of the site is located directly above the cliff of the mountain. The playground has safe railings - railings.
The panoramic platform is available free of charge and all year round.
You can climb to the platform by the stairs from the restaurant "Height". Learn more about the 360° panoramic platform with photos and videos of the opening views...
In addition to the panoramic platform, Polyana 2220 also has several viewing points for views of the Caucasus Mountains.
Entertainment in the Clearing 2200
At the Polyana 2200 mark, there is the most alpine amusement park Gorky Fly, which includes:
- megachachels or mountain panoramic swings - high-altitude swings located on the edge of the steep cliff of the Aibga ridge - on the edge of the panoramic observation deck.
The swing has a height of 7 meters. This is an all-season attraction above the clouds. The flights on the swing last 3 minutes.
Swinging on a mountain swing, you will "soar" over a picturesque mountain valley and a cliff at an altitude of more than 100 meters and not only experience a feeling of weightlessness, but also be able to enjoy the opening panorama of the Caucasus Mountains.
The swing is paid. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office located here - on the panoramic platform. Learn more about megachachels…
- suspension bridge over the abyss-a suspension high-altitude bridge that runs near the edge of a picturesque gorge, from the upper station of the K-3 cable car to the restaurant "Height".
The length of the bridge is 100 meters.
Walking on the bridge is carried out in a helmet and with insurance.
You can walk along the bridge in the summer season.
Entertainment is paid. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office on the spot. Learn more about the suspension bridge over the abyss…
- megazipline is a dynamic attraction that runs from one mountain peak of the Aibga ridge to another-over a mountain valley, at a speed of 80 km/h.
The megazipline at the Krasnaya Polyana resort is the highest zipline in Russia. It takes place at an altitude of more than 2200 meters above sea level.
Both single and pair flights are possible.
On the 2200 Glade, next to the panoramic platform, there is the finish line of the Gorky Fly megazipline attraction. The start of the megazipline is located next to the upper station of the Black Pyramid cable car (K-5) at an altitude of 2360 meters from sea level.
Megazipline in the winter season is available to guests by ski passes (you need to purchase a separate ticket for the megazipline at the ticket office at the start), and in the summer - for everyone. In addition, there are days during the winter season when groups of guests are recruited using walking tickets for the megazipline. Learn more about the megasipline...
From the Polyana 2200 mark, paragliding flights are possible in the appropriate (good) weather.
By paragliding, you can go down to the mark "Glade 960".
The pilot-instructor is responsible for the control of the paraglider, who flies with each guest in tandem and monitors the smoothness of the descent or, at the request of the guest, includes acrobatic tricks right in the air.
Paragliding flights are paid.
Hiking trails from the Glade 2200
In the summer season, hiking trails (ecotropes) run from Glade 2200.
From Glade 2200, Trails lead along Circus-1, Circus-2, Circus-3 and lead down to the Central Sector of the resort.
To the right from the upper station of the K-3 lift (along the Circus-1) there is a complex ecotrope (red) "Alpine Meadows". The length of the route is 3000 meters with a height difference of 250 meters. The passage time is 2 hours.
A very complex ecotrope (black) "Panorama"goes down from the K-3 lift. The length of the route is 2400 meters with a height difference of 700 meters. The passage time is 2 hours.
To the left of the site Glade 2200 are several ecotropes from simple in complexity (green) to very complex. The trails turn into one another, so you can combine routes and choose the right one for each guest. After walking along these trails, you can walk to Circus-2 and Circus-3 to an altitude of +2375 meters from sea level: Bear Waterfall, rhododendron Valley, Black Pyramid Peak, Aibga Pass, Sedoy Pass, Iceberg Lake and Kholodnoye Lake.
The main thing when passing all eco-routes is to wear comfortable shoes.
During the passage of the ecotrope, gondola and chair lifts of the resort are available on walking tickets. Learn more about all hiking routes in the resort of Krasnaya Polyana...
Polyana 2200-connecting link
In the winter season, for guests with walking tickets, the peak "Polyana 2200" is the highest (final) point of a possible ascent in the resort of Krasnaya Polyana.
For guests on ski passes in the winter season, Glade 2200 is not the end point. From Glade 2200, you can take chairlifts to Circus-2 and Circus-3, where there are ski slopes, ski lifts and a snowpark at an altitude of + 2050 meters in Circus-2.
The snowpark is a platform for skiing skiers and snowboarders, equipped with special figures for performing tricks.
The snowpark in the Circus-2 is designed for beginners and advanced riders. It includes several lines for different levels of riding:
- a line for beginners (pussiline): straight slide box 5 m., wide rail 4 m., springboard (roll) span 1-2 m., springboard (roll) span 2-3 m.;
- line for intermediate and advanced riders: quarter pipe, round spine, inclined rail 6 m., double kink rail 8 m., springboard with a span of 5-6 m., rainbow rail 6 m.
The opening hours of the snowpark depend on the operation of the cable cars and the weather. The entrance to the park is free for everyone using ski passes.
In the summer season, the height of "Polyana 2200" is not the end point of the resort for all guests.
With walking tickets, you can ride on the Aibga chairlift (K-4) and the Black Pyramid (K-5), and then walk (with mountaineering insurance, the cost is 500 rubles on the spot) to the top of the Aibga ridge-the Black Pyramid peak, located at 2375 meters above sea level and with stunning views of the Mzymta River valley, the Olympic objects of the mountain cluster, and in clear weather you can see the sea. Read more about the Black Pyramid peak: description, photos, ascent...
In the Circus-2 at an altitude of + 2050 meters there is an equipped tourist tent camp (the Million stars hotel), which is open to everyone during the summer season.
The infrastructure of the tent camp allows you to accommodate a company with a total number of up to 30-40 people at a time.
On site: 15 tents on wooden platforms with a capacity from 1 to 3 persons, equipped with sleeping bags with liners and mats; additional pad wooden deck for guests with their equipment; an equipped kitchen with heated water boiler and fridge; table games; a wi-fi area; socket 220V; drinking water; well-maintained toilet 150 metres from the camp.
The cost of a night in a tent camp starts from 1300-1600 rubles per place, depending on the month of the summer season.
You can find out the exact cost of accommodation, all information about the camp and book a tent or a place in a tent on the official website of the Krasnaya Polyana resort (the site is listed at the end of this article).
How to climb to the "Polyana 2200" mark
You can do this on three gondola cable cars (closed cabins with seats inside, with a capacity of up to 8 people): Krasnaya Polyana K-1, Relict forest K-2 andVertex K-3.
The K-1 cable car starts from the lower station of the cable cars of the Krasnaya Polyana resort, located at the Polyana 540 mark. She lifts the guests to the station"Polyana 960". At the Polyana 960 station, it is necessary to transfer to the K-2 cable car, which will raise to the "1460 meters" mark, where another transfer should be made to the K-3 cable car, which lifts guests to the "Polyana 2200" mark.
You can go up and down on the cable cars all year round with walking tickets, and in the winter season also with a ski pass.
If you climb from the Polyana 960 mark, then you should go on two cable cars K-2 and K-3.
In the summer season, you can walk up to the Polyana 2200 mark from Glade 960 along mountain trails (free of charge).
The height of "Polyana 2200" is available all year round.
The K-1, K-2 and K-3 cable cars operate all year round.
Attention! Lifts, trails and entertainment (one or the other, or all) may be closed due to weather conditions. We recommend that you check the information before visiting the official website of the Krasnaya Polyana resort.
The cost of ski passes and walking tickets and their variations vary from season to season.
Ski passes and walking tickets to the Krasnaya Polyana mountain resort can be purchased at the ticket offices or terminals of the lower station at Polyana 540, at Polyana 960, as well as online in advance on the website. !!! Prices for walking tickets and ski passes on the website are usually lower than when purchased at ticket offices or terminals.
All information about the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana, including the beginning and end of the seasons; entertainment, routes, rolling roads and trails; current ski passes and walking tickets, as well as their variations, the exact conditions for using tickets and their cost, we recommend checking on the official website of the resort.
Website of the mountain resort Krasnaya Polyana: krasnayapolyanaresort.
The nearest airport to the resort of Krasnaya Polyana and, accordingly, to all the ski resorts of Esto-Sadok (Krasnaya Polyana) 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 the resort of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok) is by 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 arrive by car, you can leave it near the lower station of the cable cars of the Krasnaya Polyana resort (Polyana 540). There are also parking spaces on the territory of Polyana 960 (parking is paid).
More information about how to get to all the ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok), including the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana, can be found here →
All possible year-round accommodation facilities (hotels, apartments, chalets) in the Krasnaya Polyana resort are located in two places: on the lower level - "Polyana 540" and on the second level of the resort - "Polyana 960".
All accommodation facilities in Esto-Sadka, including at the Krasnaya Polyana resort (Polyana 540 and Polyana 960), can be viewed and booked here