Lovers of skiing not necessarily go to the mountains, not far from the capital there are several different places where you can have fun in the winter.
And for those who prefer cross-country skiing, there are huge Moscow parks and forest parks and vast field near Moscow.
Where to go skiing in Moscow?
Every winter, organized on the Sparrow Hillsski slopes, extension and steepness of which can not be compared to the slopes of the best resorts in the Alps, but for active winter pastime is a good option: elevation of about 40 meters, and the average length of the route - 200 meters. This place has a number of advantages - directly in the capital, has a developed infrastructure, including a network of lifts, toilets, restaurants, and ski equipment hire.
More exciting skating skiers waiting inKrylatskoye on the slopes at the crest of the channel. It runs over a stretch of 300 meters and a vertical drop of more impressive - about 50 meters. Ski center is located close to the subway and is equipped with everything necessary: artificial lighting, snow cannons, ski rental.
No wonder that in Krylatskoye Moscow first ski club was founded.
To enjoy all the featuresski resort, without leaving the area, you can go to the Sports Park "Volen" 40 kilometers from the Moscow Ring Road. In winter, he specializes in ski vacation, snowboarding and sledding. This large sports center there are several different slopes, including a children's trail, excellent lighting, artificial snow and everything you need for your holiday: cafes, bars, restaurants and other entertainment.
Where cross-country skiing in Moscow?
Cross-country skiers, living in Moscow, often ride in the park Sokolniki, where every winter laid 45-kilometer ski trail. there are several ski rentals in the park.
But it also has some disadvantages: the state of tracks depends on the weather conditions and sometimes leaves much to be desired, only a portion of them illuminated.
Izmailovo Park is also popularthanks to its vast area, divided by the "cultural" and "wild" part. And in that, and the other laid a good track, but the rental items in this large area are only two: the "Guerrilla" metro station on the Northern area. In wide alleys in the "cultural" part of the Izmailovo Park you can go in the evenings, paths are well lit, but most skiers prefer to dodge at more distant places, so you have to wear headlamps at night.
Physically prepared lovers moreactive skiing, with ups and downs, complex loops and the ability to drive in any style, it may be advisable to drive in Romashkovo in 58 kilometers from the Moscow Ring Road. It is not very extended, but rather complicated amateur track, which often hosts ski competitions.