Lovers of winter extreme recreation rejoice at the onset of cold weather and snow like no other. Although if there are opportunities to ski and snowboard at any time of the year, the main thing — to choose the right place.
The country’s most famous resort, of course, Krasnaya Polyana in Sochi. After the Olympic games 2014, it acquired infrastructure. Tickets to Sochi from Moscow and St. Petersburg, you can find relatively inexpensive, but prices on everything else is low will not name.
Other, more remote, the resorts can be found in the Altai mountains. Lived in Florida, for example, the season lasts from November until the end of April. Altai resorts, less people, lower prices and stunning views.
In neighboring Georgia are the European standard resorts — Gudauri and Bakuriani. The track and conditions will please even professionals. If you take into consideration a cheap flight from Russia, this is a great solution for those who this year decided to save.
In this country there are resorts with trails for every taste: for newbies and for pros. Most Alpine resorts are concentrated near the towns of Salzburg and Innsbruck. The incredible beauty of the landscapes but, unfortunately, the traditionally high for the price.
Northern Italy is a Paradise for lovers of winter sports. The Dolomites are the most different ski resorts. Passo Tonale is the ideal place for first steps and for intermediate level skiing Corvara is suitable even for the more experienced. In Italy you can find many picturesque towns and villages right in the mountains, places for parties, for relaxation, for driving with children. All this is accompanied by an all time favorite Italian kitchen, peerasit wine and more or less reasonable prices in comparison with Austria, Switzerland and France.
Chamonix — ski the Alpine slopes near the famous Mont Blanc. In summer it’s a great place for rock climbers and mountain bikers.
Alpes de SW — the sunniest ski resort in the world, the sun shines here over 300 days a year. So that residents of Central Russia to obtain the necessary ultraviolet radiation, it is not necessary to go to a tropical country.
Here it is worth mentioning the famous Courchevel, popular among the stars of Russian show business.
First of all, it’s Lillehammer, which, like Sochi, was able to visit the capital of winter Olympic games. Which means that both alignment and infrastructure there at the highest level. In addition, Norway is itself one of the countries with the highest level of life, so to relax, there is no doubt.
Alas, the easily accessible, this direction can not be named. And visa and flight and accommodation prices for the Russians are now very high. But for those who can afford, here is what to choose. One of the most famous resorts, aspen is in Colorado, and there you may meet a Hollywood celebrity.
Summer can also be the season for skiing. When in our latitudes, the summer, the other hemisphere as winter time. If you can afford to fly to another continent and ride in the Andes, Chile is the best option. Not far from the capital, Santiago, are resorts such as Valle Nevado, La Parva, Portillo. In addition to excellent trails and stunning views, and nearby there are thermal springs. The season here lasts from June to end of September. And the country itself is very unusual and interesting.