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Krasnaya Polyana

Krasnaya Polyana Ski Resort Guide

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length25km16 miles
Highest Lift2,228m7,310ft
Resort Height600m1,969ft
 Nearest AirportSochi
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Krasnaya Polyana

Located 80 km (48 mi) East of the popular Black Sea resort of Sochi and visited by Russian president Victor Putin when taking the traditional Russian early May vacation, the slopes have a reputation for their long season thanks to some of the most consistent and extensive snowfalls in Russia. Indeed some reports claim that the resort is located at 'the wettest point in Europe' and that snow depths there can reach 7 metres (over 23 feet) - very deep by European standards. There is no snow making however so coverage on the lower slopes can suffer at the end's of Krasnaya Polyana's long season. Krasnaya Polyana's best slopes are located on the northern slopes of the Aibga Ridge with the longest 4km (2.5 miles) in length over a 1200m vertical. However heli-skiing can extend the trail length to nearly 7km (over 4 miles) by continuing up to 3200 metres above sea level. Heli-skiing, the option favoured by Mr Putin, can open up a vertical of more than 2000m (nearly 7000 feet). The resort was part of a regional bid to stage the 2002 Winter Olympics, losing out to Utah. Paragliding and snowmobiling are also on offer. Krasnaya Polyana means the Red Glade.


The Russian ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana is in the Russian Urals at an altitude of 600m1,969ft, with 25km16 miles of marked runs.

Krasnaya Polyana has direct access to 25km16 miles of downhill skiing, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,228m7,310ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Krasnaya Polyana. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.


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Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Krasnaya Polyana?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Krasnaya Polyana.

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Ski Area Stats

Krasnaya Polyana Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Total Length
25km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Krasnaya Polyana Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,228m7,310ft
Resort Altitude (Krasnaya Polyana)600m1,969ft
Lowest Piste540m1,772ft
Max Vertical1,688m5,538ft

Krasnaya Polyana Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Aibga Ridge'.

Location and Map

Where is Krasnaya Polyana?

This ski resort is in the Russian Urals in gorod Sochi, Krasnodar Krai.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Krasnaya Polyana is Sochi, 27 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 2,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Krasnaya Polyana open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Krasnaya Polyana, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Krasnaya Polyana Tourist Office for the latest.

Krasnaya Polyana