Polyana 960 of Krasnaya Polyana resort (Gorki Gorod)

Polyana 960 is one of the heights, as well as a cable car station of the year-round mountain resort Krasnaya Polyana (formerly Gorki Gorod) in Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok).

Polyana 960 is an extensive, one of the most visited and interesting stations for walking and recreation in the Krasnaya Polyana resort, both in winter and in summer.

Polyana 960 is considered the territory of the resort for a wealthy audience coming for a respectable vacation in the mountains, for a spa and an atmosphere of solitude. This area combines mountain architecture, panoramic terraces and pristine surrounding nature, which, combined with a variety of hotels, services and entertainment, creates all the conditions for a measured year-round holiday.

This is the second height (second level) of the resort (the first is Polyana 540), located on the Aibga ridge, at an altitude of 840-960 meters above sea level. Also, Polyana 960 is an intermediate station of the cable car on the way to the mountain peaks of the ridge-heights The Polyana is 2200 meters and the Black Pyramid is 2375 meters.

According to the infrastructure, Glade 960 can be considered a full-fledged place for recreation with all amenities.

On Glade 960 there are: observation decks, places for walking and recreation, lifts and lower slopes of ski slopes, educational and children's slopes, rental of ski equipment and instructor service, hotels and apartments, mountain baths, adventure park and entertainment, sites for cultural and sports events, cafes and restaurants, ticket offices and a medical center.

You can get to Polyana 960 by the Krasnaya Polyana cable car (K-1) from the lower station of the cable cars in Polyana 540, as well as by car, bicycle or on foot.

Lifts of Polyana 960

On Glade 960 there is a station of two main gondola cable cars (closed cabins with seats inside, with a capacity of up to 8 people):

- Krasnaya Polyana K-1, which lifts guests from the lower station of the resort's cable cars to Polyana 960;

- Relict forest K-2, which lifts guests from the Glade 960 mark to the "1460 meters" mark.

These two cable cars are the first and second lifts on the way to the peaks of the resort-Polyana 2200 and the Black Pyramid. The third gondola lift, which from the station "1460 meters" will lift guests to the platform "Polyana 2200" is the cable car Peak K-3.

All three cable cars are available in the winter season by ski passes, and all year round by walking tickets (ascent without skating).

On Polyana 960 there are the lower stations of two more cable cars:

-the Vostochny Les gondola lift (K-10), which takes guests to the Eastern Sector of the resort up to the level of +1000 meters in three minutes.

Type of lift: 8-meter gondolas. The length of the lift is 663 meters. The height difference is 45 meters.

The lift is available in the winter season for skiers and snowboarders, and in the summer-for all guests with walking tickets;

- the Snow Star chairlift (K-8), which takes guests to the +1130 meters mark of the Central Sector of the resort in 6 minutes.

Type of lift: 4-meter chairs. The length of the lift is 1013 meters. The height difference is 207 meters.

Polyana 960 trails

On Glade 960 there are the lower reaches of easy (green) and medium-difficulty (blue) trails, there are also educational and children's educational slopes.

The lower reaches of the trails are located in the eastern part of Glade 960-not far from the restaurant"White Mushroom". These trails, originating at +1460 meters and +1130 meters, have artificial lighting and are suitable for evening skiing.

There is also a training (green) track with a rope lift K-9, the length of which is about 300 meters. The training area is as wide as possible and is suitable for beginners.

The children's training slope is located near the husky center. There is a conveyor lift - travolator on the slope.

The best time to visit the slopes of the Krasnaya Polyana resort as a ski resort is from December to March. Sometimes the season starts in November and ends at the end of May (June). But there are also rains at the height of the season, then the snow lies only on the upper marks of the slopes.

The opening and closing dates of the ski season are determined by the administration of the Krasnaya Polyana mountain Resort, depending on weather conditions and snow cover. The administration can also determine the dates and deadlines for routine maintenance. Information about determining the start and end dates of the seasons is posted on the official website of the resort (the site is indicated at the end of this article).

Attention! During the season, lifts, trails and entertainment (one or another, or all) may be closed due to weather conditions. We recommend that you check the information before riding on the official website in real time.

There are ski passes from midday and evening to multi-day ones. For skiing under the starry sky (evening), about 5 kilometers of trails are available, located at an altitude of +960 to +1460 meters: blue trails - "Krasnaya Polyana"," Relict Forest"," Zvezdnaya "and the green track" Uchebnaya", which are equipped with artificial snowmaking and lighting systems.

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 ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok): Gazprom MTC (Alpika and Laura slopes),Rosa Khutor and Krasnaya Polyana.

On Polyana 960 there are also: sports shops, an instructor service and rental of ski equipment and equipment, which are available both during day and evening skiing.

Viewing platforms on the Glade 960

There are many observation points on Glade 960, the most popular of which is the observation deck located near the so-called main square of cable cars and the restaurant "Bely Mushroom".

Another platform is located at the Apres Ski bar. Apres Ski is made in the spirit of Alpine resorts.

Sightseeing spots near the 5-star Novotel Resort Krasnaya Polyana Sochi

Good views of the Glade 960 and the surrounding landscape open from the terrace of the restaurant "White Mushroom", which is accessed by an elevator and stairs.

In the so-called residential area, where hotels and apartments are concentrated and which is located in the western part of Glade 960, there are also several observation points with panoramic views, including the "Gorki Gorod 960 observation glade".

Entertainment and services in the Clearing 960

All the main attractions of Glade 960 are concentrated near the cable car square.

Archer Shooting Range

The archery range has a specially equipped area for archery.

The shooting distance for children is 5-7 meters from the target.

Cost: 5 shots-300 rubles, 10 shots - 500 rubles.

The price includes training by trainers. The cost is for children from 4 years old, as well as for adults.

Entertainment is year-round.

Tubing center

Descent is possible from snow slides on inflatable sleds or "cheesecakes" (tubes).

There is a children's slide for kids from 2 to 5 years old and several descents for older children and adults. The tubing area is equipped with a special rope lift that will lift the "cheesecake" to the start of the descent.

Free luggage storage and a tube bar are available on site.

This popular winter entertainment is also available in the summer season, when the descent on inflatable "cheesecakes" takes place on an artificial snowflex surface, which retains the same sliding as on real snow.

Entertainment is paid.

Husky Center

Siberian Husky dogs live in the husky center.

The center conducts excursions, during which guests are told about the culture and traditions of the northern peoples, about mutual assistance and friendship of a person with representatives of a kind and playful breed of dogs - the progenitors of wolves.

During the visit, personal communication with dogs is possible.

In winter and with a sufficient amount of snow, dog sledding in sleds is available.

Also in the husky center there is a playground for children "Archaeological excavations of dinosaur skeletons" and a quest game "Gold Rush". These zones are available during sunny days without precipitation (spring, summer, autumn).

Visiting the husky center and all entertainment is paid.

Reindeer Farm

The reindeer farm is home to Rangifer deer, who arrived at the Krasnaya Polyana resort from the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.

The farm conducts excursions, during which reindeer herders-guides tell guests about the life of the northern peoples and the life of deer in the harsh climate of the Far North.

Each guest can communicate with the animals, pet and feed them with the deer's favorite delicacy-yagel.

In the winter season, if there is enough snow, you can ride a sled in a reindeer sled. Such a trip is available for visitors of any age. The sled can accommodate two people at the same time.

Visits to the reindeer farm and sledding are paid.

The farm is located at the top of the Wonder Land adventure Park behind the "Gingerbread House". You can buy a ticket to visit only the farm or farm + park.

Wonder Land Adventure Park

The park is located on the territory of the forest.

In the park there are characters of fairy tales and cartoons, fictional heroes and real inhabitants of the forest: raccoons, swans, peacocks and even a talking raven.

The park hosts holidays and events for children.

In spring and summer, the Wonderful Honey mountain mini-apiary operates in the park.

The park is accessible all year round. Entrance to the park is paid.

Other entertainment and services in the Clearing 960

Air balloon

Hot air balloon flights are available from Glade 960 all year round.

The balloon smoothly lifts the guests over the Glade 960 by 40-50 meters. The flight duration is up to 10 minutes.

The most comfortable time for flights in the mountains is the first half of the day and after lunch. The operation of the balloon depends on the weather conditions.

The balloon is located behind the Novotel Krasnaya Polyana Resort. There is also a ticket office where you can buy flight tickets.

Hot air balloon flights are available for guests from 5 years old. Maximum total weight for lifting: 450 kilograms.

The cost of a hot air balloon flight: 1000 rubles-for children (up to 15 years old inclusive); 1500 rubles-for an adult ticket; individual flight (up to 3 people in a basket) - 5000 rubles. Attention! The cost may vary, we recommend that you check the information before visiting.

Drink In Cafe

Behind the restaurant "White Mushroom" there is a small but cozy cafe "Drink In" with a summer outdoor terrace.

Bike Park

The bike park is a complex of trails with a full-fledged infrastructure for mountain biking.

The trails of the bike park are laid at an altitude of 960 to 540 meters above sea level. The total length of the trails for downhill is more than 15 kilometers with a height difference of 400 meters.

In the bike park, there are tracks of "green", "blue", "red" and "black" difficulty levels with worked-out blinders, drops, counter-slopes, sharp turns and rhythm sections.

In the bike park: a wooden skill park and an earthen pump track, a free car wash, mountain bike rental and protection, a mountain bike repair and maintenance workshop, gazebos for recreation along the trails.

The entrance to the bike park is located behind the 5-star Rixos Krasnaya Polyana SochiHotel, and the platform with a pump track and a skill park is located just above the landing on the Vostochny Forest cable car (K-10).

The bike park is open in spring, summer and autumn. You can rent a bike or you can come with your own. For the convenience of guests with personal bicycles, the cabins of the first stage of the cable car (K-1) are equipped with brackets for transporting bicycles (attach the bike to the cab of the cable car with the front wheel up). To climb with a mountain bike (MTB) on the cable car, you will need a bike pass. A bike pass gives you the right to ride throughout the day, without restrictions on the number of descents and ascents. Learn more about the bike park...

Mountain baths "4 elements"

Mountain baths "4 elements" - a bath complex with the rituals of soaring of the four natural elements of Fire (Russian steam room), Water (Turkish hamam), Earth (steam bath-mazanka) and Air (Alpine bath).

It offers a bar, Large and Small bath complexes. A spacious territory with four steam rooms, fonts, a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and a summer terrace with sun loungers and umbrellas. Or a secluded space with small baths, an infinity pool and a font.

Bath complexes work in sessions lasting 3 hours and 2 hours in the evening.

In the baths, you can use the services of steam rooms and a treatment room.

Visit to the baths from 4000 rubles.

Mountain baths are located opposite the 5-star hotel Rixos Krasnaya Polyana Sochi, in the area of the observation glade of Gorki Gorod 960.

Medical & SPA Polyana 960

Medical & SPA Polyana 960 is a center of functional medicine, which is primarily aimed at the prevention of diseases.

The center offers several programs: "Relax", "Detox", "Free breathing" and "Immunity".

Also: cosmetology, dietetics, fitness testing and one-day programs.

The address of the center: Constellations Street, 1.

Also available at Glade 960are : ATV safaris or buggies with several routes along Krasnaya Polyana, snowmobile excursions, fitness training, running routes, the territory of creativity "Olgiz", children's clubs, restaurants, bars and cafes, shops and salons.

Residential area on the Glade 960

The so-called "residential zone" on Glade 960 is one of the main parts of the resort and is located just below the cable car stations (easy walking distance).

In this area there are: several streets, buildings, hotels and apartments, parking lots, shops, cafes and restaurants, there is a children's playground and a small central square.

Hotels and apartments in the residential area of Polyana 960

Free unlimited access to the K-1 cable car and a transfer to Polyana 540 are provided for everyone who stays in the accommodation facilities at Polyana 960.

Rixos Krasnaya Polyana Sochi is a 5-star hotel with an indoor pool, a spa center, a restaurant, a nightclub, a meeting room, luggage storage, a children's club and free Wi-Fi.

During the summer season, the hotel offers a free shuttle service to a private beach on the Black Sea.

The air-conditioned rooms and suites are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with a bath and a hairdryer.

All rooms offer mountain views. Most rooms have a balcony, while suites have a living room.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

5-star Sberbank Corporate Center hotel with a restaurant, lobby bar, ski storage room, mini golf club, billiards, karaoke club, 24-hour front desk, free private parking, free Wi-Fi and a spa center with a swimming pool, saunas, Turkish hammam and fitness center.

The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a coffee machine and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a seating area. Featuring a spa bath and a bidet, the private bathroom also comes with slippers, bathrobes and toiletries.

A buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

Mövenpick Hotel Krasnaya Polyana is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant, a lobby bar, a business center, a spa center with an indoor pool and a sauna, free Wi-Fi and free ski storage.

The rooms are decorated in warm colors and feature a flat-screen TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms are equipped with free toiletries.

Breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

The 5-star Resort Hotel Novotel Resort Krasnaya Polyana Sochi features a bar, a restaurant with a terrace with mountain views, a ski storage room, luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, a conference room, a banquet hall, free parking and free Wi-Fi.

Rooms here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning, an electric kettle, a coffee machine and a dining area. The private bathroom comes with a bath, bathrobes and free toiletries. The rooms offer a view of the mountains.

Breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

The 4-star Gorki Panorama Hotel offers panoramic views of the peaks, a swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, a free fitness center, a free ski storage room and a children's club.

The rooms are equippedwith a coffee/tea maker, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safe, a mini-bar, free Wi-Fi. The private bathroom is equipped with slippers and free toiletries.

The room rate includes: breakfast or breakfast + dinner. Link to the hotel

The 4-star hotel Dolina 960 offers swimming pools, a spa center, a bar, a restaurant, luggage storage, dry cleaning and ironing services.

The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

The 4-star ibis Styles Krasnaya Polyana Hotel features a terrace, a restaurant, a lobby bar, a seating area, a 24-hour front desk, free parking and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms are equipped with a safe, a mini-bar, a TV, a work desk, air conditioning, heating, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

The 4-star Novotel Congress Krasnaya Polyana Resort features a restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

The rooms are equippedwith an electric kettle, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a bath or shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some rooms have a balcony with mountain views.

Breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

Gorki Gorod 960 Apart-Hotel features a garden, a bar, a restaurant, a children's playground, a 24-hour front desk, private parking and free Wi-Fi.

The apartment is equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave, a refrigerator and a kettle, a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Link to the apart-hotel

Summer hiking routes from Polyana 960

In the summer season, hiking trails along mountain trails (ecotropes) run from Glade 960 through the resort.

Hiking routes have different levels of difficulty: from easy (green) to very difficult (black).

Three easy routes from Glade 960:

- route No. 1 "Health Trail" (circular route), the length of which is 1700 meters with a height difference of 110 meters (+960 m / + 1070 m). Passage time: 1 hour. How to get there: Glade 960, follow the signs.

The Health trail is intended for those who are just beginning to master mountain tourism. The route passes through the dam along the cable car "Eastern Forest". During the route, following the signs, you can find a mountain font;

- route No. 2 "Polyana 960" (circular route), the length of which is 2000 meters with a height difference of 160 meters (+960 m / + 1120 m). Passage time: 1 hour. How to get there: Glade 960, follow the signs.

The ring ecotrope "Polyana 960" begins and ends at the Vostochny Forest cable car. On the route: observation deck on the avalanche dam;

- route No. 3 "Zvezdnaya" (circular route), the length of which is 1400 meters with a height difference of 110 meters (+960 m / + 1070 m). Passage time: 1 hour. How to get there: Glade 960, follow the signs.

The trail is called Zvezdnaya, as it passes along the ski slopes, which are illuminated for evening skiing in the winter season. This is a walk along the forest, thickets of willow and black alder, eastern beech and hornbeam.

Two routes of medium difficulty (blue):

- route No. 5 "Polyana 1460", the length of which is 1800 meters with a height difference of 520 meters (+960 m / + 1460 m). Passage time: 2 hours.

The route connects two mountain resorts-Polyana 960 and Polyana 1460. You can either go up or down it, i.e. you can choose whether to take the route from the bottom up or from the top down.

The route goes along the dam and broad-leaved forest;

- route No. 6 "Fern", the length of which is 4000 meters with a height difference of 230 meters (+842 m / + 954 m). Passage time: 2 hours. How to get there: Polyana 960, Rixos Hotel.

The route passes through a broad-leaved forest, so it is suitable for hot summer days. On the route: an abandoned rope lift, which was built in 1968.

The complex route (red, easy at the beginning of the way) No. 4 "Russian Hills", the length of which is 6500 meters with a height difference of 430 meters (+960 m / + 1390 m). Passage time: 3 hours. How to get there: Glade 960, the beginning of the trail behind the Novotel Resort hotel.

A winding path leads to the Olympic facility-the Russian Hills ski jumping complex, which during the 2014 Olympic Games was used for competitions in cross-country skiing and ski jumping. For a walk along this route, it is better to choose a not hot day.

Also, various hiking routes run throughout the entire territory of the Krasnaya Polyana resort and, visiting and combining them, you can reach any heights and visit the natural objects of the resort: Polikar Waterfall, Aibginsky spring, Bear Waterfall, rhododendron Valley, Polyana 2200 peak, Black Pyramid peak, Aibga pass, Sedoy Pass, Iceberg Lake, Kholodnoye Lake, etc.

Comfortable shoes are recommended when walking and walking through ecotropes. Learn more about all hiking routes in the resort of Krasnaya Polyana...


During the year, various events and holidays are held at different heights of the Krasnaya Polyana resort, including at Glade 960.

Map-scheme of Glade 960

Practical information

The cost of ski passes and walking tickets, which can be used to climb to Glade 960, vary from season to season. Walking tickets are valid all year round.

Ski passes and walking tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices and terminals of the lower station of the cable cars, as well as online on the resort's website. !!! When buying online, the prices for walking tickets, ski passes and some entertainment are lower than when buying at ticket offices or terminals.

We recommend that you check all the necessary information about the Krasnaya Polyana mountain resort, including entertainment, services, trails and lifts; variations and the cost of ski passes and walking tickets; conditions for buying and using tickets 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-Sadka (Krasnaya Polyana) 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 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

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