Note for skiers: the largest ski slopes in Russia
Cross-country skiing is loved by both professional athletes and amateurs. Such a walk is a great way to keep fit without damage to the body (the load on the spine, knee joints, ligaments is minimal for a skier, unlike a runner). And the ski slopes run in picturesque places.
And the classic move technique can be mastered in the shortest possible time, for example, with I Love Supersport. Classes start at school on January 14th. They take place in the Aleshkinsky forest park, in the Meshchersky park, the Novodevichy Prudy park, etc. Hurry to join.
Where to ride in Moscow and Moscow region
There are some of the most popular tracks:
“Lazutinka” in Odintsovo. It is considered one of the best in Moscow and Moscow region. It traditionally opens in mid-December, but due to weather conditions (lack of snow) the period often shifts. Its length is 6 km, width – 4 m, height difference – 50 m. The place is lit around the clock (working hours: from 9.00 to 21.00). There is all the necessary infrastructure: equipment rental, cafe, parking.
“Volkusha”, Lytkarino. Thanks to the artificial snowmaking system, they have been skiing here since November, especially since the tracks work around the clock. There are only 3 of them: length 5 km, 7.5 km, 10 km. The difference in height is up to 31 m. There is no rental, but there is parking.
“Truth”, about. Istra. Here athletes train and conduct training. The length of the route is 15 km. For vacationers there are locker rooms, equipment rental, a cafe, a first-aid post, a hotel (you can come here for a few days).
In addition, you can ride in the IC “Red Wings” in Serpukhov, in the Winter Sports Center in Dmitrov, in the Tomilinsky Forest Park in Kotelniki, as well as in Krasnogorsk, Filevsky Park, Sokolniki, etc.
Where to ride in other regions
When planning a winter vacation, you can consider:
Aldan in Yakutia. This is a ski resort, but cross-country ski lovers also come here – the season starts here in October. At the disposal of skiers – 3 slopes of different levels. There are many unprepared slopes – the base will appeal to freeriders. Another advantage is the beautiful weather. Despite the low temperature (up to -20 C), the sun is constantly shining here, there is practically no wind.
Ski center in Kirovsk, Murmansk region. The track is flat and wide, 6 km long. There is a ski rental, buffet. Competitions of various levels are often organized on the territory.
“Pearl of Siberia”, Tyumen. The complex meets the requirements of FIS, therefore it is used as a training center and base for competitions, including international ones (European Championship, World Cup final). There is a hotel on site.
Also, skiers may be interested in the routes of Khanty-Mansiysk, Sharkan in the Udmurd Republic, the Top of Tei in the Republic of Khakassia (the best place for beginners), etc.