Winter Rest In Altai

Winter rest in Altai is for those who like motion, snow and frost. Altai Kray will find how to surprise tourists even in winter. Skiing, sledging and travelling on horses, winter fishing, hunting, skiing, driving on snowmobiles etc. Winter tours is a wonderful variant to celebrate New Year actively, gaily and interesting. Skiing season in Altai Kray starts in the beginning of December and ends in the end of March. Routes are located in picturesque conners of the region. Now there are 12 places for those who like skiing in the region. In general there are 38 skiing routes on the territory, their extension is from 250 m to 2500 m and overfall of heights from 75 m to 550 m.


Belokurikha and its ski complex "Blagodat'"are the Mecca of ski tourism and sport. Russia sportsmen very often choose foothills of Altai for trainings. There is a school of skiing for beginners. Competitions in all skiing kinds of sport take place here. Competitions in all kinds of snowboarding also take place here. Besides Belokurikha ski centres receive guests in Altaiskiy district, in Zmeinogorsk and Barnaul, in Biyskiy district.

Ski complex "Zmeinogorskiy" is situated in Zmeinogorsk; there is a route near health centre "Rassvety nad Biyey" in Biyskiy district. These slopes are comfortable for family skiing. Some of them are equipped with lifts for sledging etc.

There is a ski route on the territory of stag breeding farm not far from village Nikol'skoye of Altaiskiy district. Such exotic rest at farm will like those like to be alone with nature, to enjoy communication with animals, to take a Russian steam bath.

Rural Winter Tourism

Many farmsteads of Altai Kray are ready to receive tourists all the year round. Such rest is the best method to be distracted from town fuss, noise and to be alone with nature.

Responsabilities for households, animal care and even heating of furnace - everything that can give pleasure for citizens. The hosts of guest houses of Krasnogorskiy, Smolenskiy, Charyshskiy, Zmeinogorskiy and other districts enlarged the spectrum of services, providing vaationists with unforgettable trips through forests and mountains on horses and snowmobiles.

These are home-cooked meals, fresh air time, fishing, sledging and other winter entertaiments.

Many vacationists regularly come in villages for winter fishing. "Green Houses" which organize such services are booked in advanced. There is a great variety of fish in the rivers and lakes of Altai Kray: perch, pike, bream, pike perch, coregonus muksun, burbot and even sterlet.

Konniy Dvor

One can visit "Konniy Dvor" (Stables) not far from ski centre of Belokurikha region in village Novotyryshkino where there are race track and stable with best specimens horses.

Two complexes of winter entertainment and family rest "Gora Gorynya" and "Gora Veselaya" are situated in 30 minutes from "Biruzovaya Katun'" in Altaiskiy district. Besides skiing one can go sledging etc. All the complexes have other entertainment:snowboarding, driving on "rockets", riding on three horses, there is a rent and places to eat.

Biruzovaya Katun': Routes, Service, All Year Round
One more place for those who like skiing slopes "Biruzovaya Katun'". The only one tourist's recreational ecomomic zone where tourists have a rest all the year round.
The most popular place in winter are skiing slopes, there are three of them. They are equipped with rope tow and children's lifts. The route is attractive not only by its perfect service but also by impressive panaromas, which can be observed during desceding. Besides, vacationists always can go sledging, skiing and driving snowmobiles, visit the monument to Nikolai Rerikh, apiary, hunting area.