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Sightseeing tours «Laura» and «Alpika» MTC Gazprom (cable cars without skiing)

Laura and Alpika are two slopes of the Gazprom mountain and Tourist Center in Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok).

The slopes are accessible all year round.

The main sport and entertainment in winter on the slopes of Gazprom is skiing and snowboarding.

The Laura slope has trails of all levels of skiing, from light (green trails) up to very difficult (black tracks).

The Alpika slope has difficult (red) and very difficult trails for skiing.

Learn more about the slopes and ski areas on the Laura slope…

Learn more about the Alpika slope…

In addition to skiing, both slopes offer their guests sightseeing tours - these are tickets for walking trips on the cable cars of the slopes without skiing.

Sightseeing walking tours without skating are available all year round. But there are preventive days when the cable cars do not work-mostly in the fall, as well as the time of routine maintenance.

Sightseeing tours of the Laura slope

The Laura slope is located on the Psekhako plateau, among the fir forest of the ridge.

In winter, sightseeing tours on gondola (closed cabins) cable cars are available on the Laura slope:

- cable car A / A1, which connects the lower station of the cable cars "Laura", located at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level at the address: Achipsinskaya Street, 16, Esto-Sadok with the station "Mountain shelter" Psekhako " (Zelenaya Polyana), located at an altitude of 1440 meters above sea level.

The A/A1 cable cars run parallel to each other, run on the same route and are identical, so there is no difference on which one to go. Learn more about the A/A1 cable cars…

- The A2 cable carconnecting the Psekhako shelter with the Fir Mountain Shelter station, which is the highest point of the Laura slope and is located at an altitude of 1660 meters above sea level. Learn more about the A2 cable car…

- cable car A3 (type 3S), which connects the lower station of the cable cars "Alpika", located at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level (the Aibga ridge) at the address: street of Olympic records, 34, esto-Sadok and is the world's longest lift in its category according to the company Doppelmayer, with the station "Mountain shelter "Pikhtovy". Learn more about the A3 cable car…

In the summer season, which begins somewhere from May-June (determined by the resort administration), chairlifts G and H are also available on the Laura slope in addition to the above-mentioned cable cars.

Alpika Slope Sightseeing tours

The Alpika slope is located in a picturesque place-on the slopes of the Aibga ridge at altitudes from 550 to 2256 meters above sea level, with a height difference of 1706 meters. According to these indicators, the resort is among the largest height differences among the ski resorts in the world.

The slope includes two cable cars K1-K5 with six stations, which are accessible all year round by walking tickets, and in winter also by ski passes.

During the sightseeing climb, you can get off at any station, admire (under suitable weather conditions) panoramic views, use the services that are present at a particular station and go back down in the same way. A mandatory transfer will be at the Yunost station, since one cable car ends there and the transition to another is carried out.

Above 2 thousand meters above sea level, the alpine zone begins. Here you can see alpine meadows and plants of the tertiary, so-called pre-glacial period. Its most famous species is the rhododendron, the most beautiful mountain flower. Inhabitants of the Caucasian forests: bison, red deer, chamois, roe deer, gazelles, tours, bears, wolves, lynxes, leopards. And in the sky soar golden eagles, hawks, kites, white-headed barn owl, Alpine jackdaws.

Tickets for sightseeing tours of Laura and Alpika

In winter, you can buy sightseeing tours (walking tickets) on the cable cars "Laura" (A/A1, A2 and A3), "Alpika" (K1-K5) or "Laura + Alpika", as well as evening Green Glade (valid on the roads A/A1 to "Psekhako").

In summer, there are sightseeing tours on the cable cars "Laura", "Alpika" or "Laura + Alpika", as well as Green Glade and evening Green Glade.

The cost of walking tours varies from season to season.

A walking ticket to Alpika gives the opportunity for the 1st ascent and the 1st descent within one day on all cable cars (K1-K5) of the slope.

A walking ticket to Laura gives the opportunity for the 1st ascent and the 1st descent within one day on all the lifts available in a particular season for walking without riding.

If you purchase a comprehensive sightseeing tour "Laura + Alpika", after climbing one of the slopes, you must climb the second slope within one week after the ascent. !!! This condition may change, we recommend that you check the information on the website of the Gazprom Mining and Tourism Center.

Tickets for sightseeing tours can be purchased at the ticket offices and terminals of the lower stations of the cable cars " Laura "and"Alpika". !!! In the terminals, walking tickets and ski passes were cheaper than when purchased at the box office or online (for 2021).

We recommend that you check all the necessary information about the GTC Gazprom, including the routes, lifts, variations and the cost of ski passes and walking tickets, services and entertainment, conditions for buying and using tickets, on the official website of the GTC Gazprom.

The website of the Gazprom mining and tourist Center: polyanaski.

Entertainment and services on the slopes of Laura and Alpika

In addition to the cable car ascent, entertainment and some services are also available on the slopes of Laura and Alpika.

Laura

The lower station of the cable cars "Laura"

In the building of the lower station there are: ticket offices and terminals for the sale of ski passes and walking tickets, an information center, luggage storage, rental of ski equipment and sports equipment, a shop, a cafe, toilets and places for recreation. Learn more about the lower Laura station…

Near the lower station "Laura" there are:

- parking and public bus stops;

- The Galaktika entertainment Center, which is a complex containing shopping areas and entertainment areas, including a water park with a panoramic outdoor pool, an ice rink, a cinema, a bowling alley, museums, catering and outdoor terraces;

- fair and park "Green Planet" with paths, figurines, lawns, a Playground and places to relax. In the center of the park there is a cafe "Loving Kysya" with tables under the open sky;

- Sovarium, which presents about 30 species of birds: the owl, marsh and eared owl, barn owl, owl and splyushka, as well as the imperial eagle, kite, etc.;

- 5-star complex "Grand Hotel Polyana".

The complexhas rooms, wooden villas, bars and restaurants with seasonal cuisine, 9 conference halls, children's clubs, 2 indoor and 2 outdoor pools, tennis courts, billiards, sports grounds, halls and a fight club.

Link to the villa Grand Polyana booking

Link to the Grand Hotel Polyana Villas booking

Link to the rooms of the "Grand Hotel Polyana" booking

Mountain shelter "Psekhako"

At the Psekhako stationthere are: a cafe, a restaurant, toilets, a medical center, an information center, ski equipment rental, an instructor service, a children's club "Morozko", parks "Zelenaya Polyana" and "Ice Age", a 4-star hotel and spa" Polyana 1389".

In winter, it is also: snowmobiles, tourist snowmobiles, snow tubing and the "Tubing Cross"attraction.

In summer: + horseback riding, hiking trails on ecotropes, ATVs, buggies, bike rental. Learn more about Psekhako station...

In winter, snowmobiles and tourist snowmobiles go from the Zelenaya Polyana Park to Husky Park andA deer farmlocated in the lower reaches of Route H, at an altitude of 1550 meters above sea level.

Husky Park and Deer Farm are open all year round.

Learn more about Husky Park and how to get there…

Learn more about the Deer Farm and how to get there…

Mountain shelter "Pikhtovy"

At the upper station - "Mountain shelter "Pikhtovy" there are: observation points, a restaurant, toilets, an instructor service, a children's ski club "Morozko", a children's training slope and ski slopes.

In winter, + a walk on a snowmobile, during which guests will learn and see how the snow-compacting machine works, how the slopes are prepared on the slopes, how the snow is "wrapped" during the journey, etc. The route of the trip is from the mountain shelter Fir to the lower reaches of route H and back.

In summer, there is a rodelban near the H highway; tourist trails to the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve begin from the Pikhtovy Shelter. More information about the Pikhtovy station…

Alpika

The Alpika slope includes: two cable cars with six stations, ski slopes, observation decks, restaurants, various services and some entertainment.

At the top point of the Alpika slope, at an altitude of 2256 meters above sea level, there is the station "Shelter Vetrov", where there are: observation decks and observation points, a two-level restaurant "Reach for the sky" with tables on the outdoor terrace, toilets and a high-altitude bath with panoramic windows, which is officially registered in the Russian Book of Records. The steam room has large panoramic windows that do not fog up during vaping. Paragliding and paratrake flights are possible, which are performed depending on weather conditions.

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. Learn more about the Alpika slope…

Map of the Gazprom MTC of the Laura and Alpika slopes in winter

Map of the Gazprom MTC of the Laura and Alpika slopes in summer

How to get to the slopes of Laura and Alpika

The nearest airport to the complex and, accordingly, the ski resorts of Esto-Sadok (Krasnaya Polyana) is located in the city of Sochi (Adler), 43 kilometers from Estosadka. Flights to Sochi (Adler) →

If you arrive by car, you can leave it at the lower stations of the cable cars "Laura" and "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.

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 booking

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