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Trails and ski areas Laura MTZ Gazprom, Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok)

Laura - one of the slopes (the second - Alpika) of the Gazprom Mining and Tourist Center in Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok).

The Laura slope is accessible all year round.

The ski areas with slopes on the "Laura" slope are located on the Psekhako plateau, among the fir forest of the ridge and have all levels of skiing.

The width of the trails reaches 66 meters, and the length - up to 1900 meters.

Cross-country skiing trails are located near the Laura Ski and Biathlon Complex.

You can climb the Laura slope on one of the gondola (closed cabins) cable cars. On the plateau itself, there are chairlift and tow rope roads.

The slope also includes four cable car stations: the two lower ones, from which the ascents to the slope begin - Laura and Alpika; and two main routes from which the routes diverge - "Mountain shelter "Psekhako" and "Mountain shelter "Pikhtovy".

At the mountain shelters "Psekhako" and "Pikhtovy" there are children's educational slopes of the school "Morozko".

At the stations of Psekhako and Fir, and in the lower stations of the cable cars "Laura" and "Alpika" there are: qualified instructor services, rental of ski equipment and sports equipment, medical posts, shops, cafes and restaurants, toilets and places for recreation.

How to climb the Laura slope (cable cars)

1. From 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, you can climb on the cable cars A or A1 to the mountain shelter Psekhako, 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.

These cable cars are comfortable gondola cabins (closed), with a capacity of up to 6 people. Learn more about the A/A1 cable cars…

If you want to climb higher, you can do it from the Psekhako shelter on the A2 gondola cable car, which connects the Psekhako Mountain Shelter station 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…

2. With the lower station of the cable cars "Alpika", located at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level, near the Aibga ridge at the address: street of Olympic records, 34, esto-Sadok at the cable car A3 (type 3S), which is the world's longest lift in its category according to the company Doppelmayer, you can climb to the mountain shelter Fir.

The A3 cable car consists of large comfortable gondola cabins (closed), with a capacity of up to 30 people. Learn more about the A3 cable car…

If desired, you can go down from the mountain shelter "Fir" to the "Mountain Shelter "Psekhako", on the A2 cable car.

Slopes of the Laura slope

Near the Psekhako mountain Shelter

On Psekhako there is a children's slope and ski slopes:

- medium difficulty (blue) B, chairlift:

  • highway B1 has a length of 973 meters and a width of 23.9 meters. The height difference is 195 meters;
  • The B2 highway has a length of 853 meters and a width of 28.9 meters. The height difference is 195 meters;
  • The B3 highway has a length of 420 meters and a width of 36.7 meters. The height difference is 195 meters;
  • the B4 highway has a length of 1050 meters and a width of 28.8 meters. The height difference is 195 meters;

- medium difficulty (blue) D1, chairlift. The track has a length of 1292 meters and a width of 34.86 meters. The height difference is 1315 meters;

- light (green) C1/E1, rope lifts.

The C1 highway has a length of 402 meters and a width of 31.9 meters. The height difference is 26 meters.

The E1 highway is 702 meters long and 21.4 meters wide. The height difference is 64 meters.

Photo of the C1 highway

Video of the C1 highway

Photo of the E1 highway

From the C1/E1 slopes, you can climb to the difficult (red) and very difficult (black) F1-F8 routes on the F and F2 chairlifts.

The F1-F8 tracks have a length of 225 to 1715 meters and a width of 32 to 42.1 meters. Height differences from 529 to 154 meters.

Near the mountain shelter Fir

There are ski trails on Fir:

- children's ski training slope of the "Morozko"club;

- light (green) I, rope lift.

The track has a length of 477 meters and a width of 56 meters. The height difference is 66 meters;

- medium difficulty (blue) H-H1, chairlift:

  • highway H has a length of 736 meters and a width of 51 meters. Height difference of 165 meters;
  • the H1 highway has a length of 427 meters and a width of 42 meters. The height difference is 95 meters.

In the lower reaches of the H-H1 trails, at an altitude of 1550 meters above sea level, there are two theme parks - Husky Park and Deer farm.

In summer (everyone) and in winter (only by ski passes), you can go down to the parks by the H lift;

View of the lower reaches of the H-H1 trails

- complex (red) G1 - G5, chairlift.

The routes G1-G5 have a length from 156 to 1900 meters and a width from 53 to 66 meters. Height differences from 610 to 40 meters.

G1 and G4 are the longest routes (length 1,900 meters). The G5 is the shortest route (156 meters) with the smallest height difference (40 meters).

The G4 highway originates from the lower part of the I highway and turns into the G5 highway.

The G5 highway runs from the G4 highway and turns into the G3 highway, and then into the G1 highway.

The G3 highway originates from the H highway and almost at the very bottom turns into the G1 highway.

The G2 highway starts from the H highway and turns into the G1 highway as it descends.

The G1 highway originates from the H highway.

Cross-country skiing on the Laura slope

Those who do not ski or snowboard can go cross-country skiing.

The Gazprom Mining and Tourism Center is the only resort in the mountainous Sochi that offers such a service. 7 kilometers of trails of various complexity are located on the territory of the ski and biathlon complex "Laura", located on the Laura slope at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level.

The tracks are designed taking into account the requirements of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Biathlon Union (IBU).

You can use the cross-country ski trail with your own equipment, as well as rent it. The service is available at the LBC "Laura" rental point. Cross-country ski trails are also available for buyers of sightseeing tours on the cable cars of the Laura slope resort.

You can also book a lesson with an instructor. Learn more about the ski and biathlon complex "Laura" and how to get there…

Practical information

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

The dates of the opening and closing of the ski season are determined by the administration of the GTC of PJSC Gazprom, 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 Ski season is posted on the official website of the resort.

Attention! During the season, lifts and trails (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 (you can download the mobile application).

In addition to the "Laura" slope, the Gazprom mountain and tourist center also includes the "Alpika" slope, 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. There are difficult (red) and very difficult (black) ski trails along the slope of the Alpika. Access to the slopes of the Alpika slope is possible on the cable cars K1-K5 from the lower station of the cable cars of the Alpika slope. Learn more about the Alpika slope: trails, stations, lifts, services, entertainment and walking tickets…

MTC Gazprom ski passes operate on the slopes of "Laura" and "Alpika". There are ski passes from midday and evening to multi-day ones.

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-Sadka): MTC "Gazprom" (slopes "Alpika" and "Laura"),"Rosa Khutor" and "Krasnaya Polyana". A single ski pass can be purchased at the ticket offices of the ski complexes.

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the slopes "Laura" and "Alpika" are available all year round for walking (without skiing) with walking tickets.

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. Read more about the sightseeing tours "Laura" and "Alpika" of the Gazprom Gas Transportation Center...

The cost of ski passes and walking tours varies from season to season.

Ski passes and tickets for sightseeing tours can be purchased at the ticket offices and terminals of the lower stations of the cable cars "Laura" and "Alpika", 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).

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.

Map of the Gazprom MTC of the Laura and Alpika slopes

How to get to the slopes "Laura" and "Alpika"

The nearest airport to the complex and, accordingly, the ski resorts of Esto-Sadka (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-Sadka), including the slopes "Laura" and "Alpika", can be found here →

Where to stay on and near the Laura slope

4-star hotel and spa "Polyana 1389", located at an altitude of 1389 meters above sea level, near the Psekhako cable car station.

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.

The hotel offers free access to the A/A1 cable cars and a shuttle service connecting the Psekhako Mountain Shelter station with the lower Laura cable car station. Link to the hotel booking

5-star complex "Grand Hotel Polyana", located near the lower station of the cable car of the slope "Laura".

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

Also near the lower Laura station are

Holiday Home Skazka features 5 bedrooms, a garden, a patio, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk and free private parking.

The house featuresbarbecue facilities, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine and 4 bathrooms with a shower. Link to the holiday home booking

Villa Laura Bereg offers a balcony, a sauna and free private parking.

The apartment has 8 bedrooms, a living room, an equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine. Link to the villa booking

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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