10 ski resorts, where you can go without a visa in the spring
Failed all winter to go skiing? This is not a disaster: among fans of downhill skiing on the slopes there is still time to do things you love, without having to spend extra effort to obtain entry visas. Before you 10 places where you can go without a visa and where the season lasts all spring. Unforgettable views, route length of 12 km, halfpipe and freeride - a place for every taste and every level of training.
Season: early April
Armenian resort Tsakhkadzor, located 40 km from Yerevan, at the foot of Mount Teghenis - is more than 30 km of ski runs, the longest of which - 8 km, and a large sports complex, located at 1845 meters above sea level. From the very top ski point offering stunning views of both Mount Ararat and Lake Sevan - and this is something for which you need to go to Armenia. The middle part of the slope with a height difference of up to 230 m for a relaxing skiing and is equipped with chair lift. In the western part of the resort is a modern, 4-speed lift, stretched on 5000 meters. Black slopes reach the vertical drop of 350 meters and lie on top of the mountain - this area is serviced kilometer chairlift. There is a very steep slopes, including a 10-meter eaves trough and sports. In this area, you can move mountains through the pass to the adjacent ridge and reach the most extreme trails. In total, the ski resort of Tsaghkadzor about 50 runs. Slopes are processed snowcat. In addition to the chair lifts, to Tsakhkadzor there and drag lifts.
Season: end of May
Level: Any Kopaonik, which is also called Solar mountain from over 200 sunny days per year - a recognized ski resort of Serbia. Available ski slopes of varying degrees of difficulty for athletes of varying degrees of readiness. But here the most comfortable will feel just beginners - this is the perfect place for those who are still undecided on what he wants to skate to try different options without harm to themselves or others. In Kopaonik 18 runs over a total length of 60 km, the longest of them - 3, 5 km. For professionals, there are 4 super complex route, which often hosts international and national competitions. The mountain slopes are equipped with lots of lifts. 4 tracks are equipped with night lighting. In the resort there are ski school for children and adults with experienced coaches.
Kirovsk - Russia's oldest center of winter sports, located in the Khibiny. In Kirovsk 4 ski center on the different tastes and abilities: "25 km", "Big Wood", "Aerial Kolasportland" and "Hibiny Snow Park". Last - for beginners and children, it is located in the city center, it is a good ski school instructors, who for a couple of lessons put on skis and plenty of entertainment for those who do not live far away. "Kolasportland" in many respects, is the leader among the Kirov complexes. The total length of the route it is about 30 kilometers, the state of their almost perfect. Working lifts of various types, on two tracks has night lighting. There is a separate trigger for "cheesecakes" (Tübingen). Has two jumping ski resort "Big Wood" and a height of 50 to 70 m. - is a variety of routes, total elevation change which is 550 meters, and runs a total length of 20 km.
Season: up to end of March
In "Silichi" there are three ski slopes stretching from 650 to 920 meters. There is a separate line for snowboarding on 270 m. All slopes are equipped with the chairlift. Beginners learn by learning the track - it is the smallest, only 120 m It employs rope tow.. In addition, the center set up a special trail for snowmobiling and ATV - more than 2 kilometers of white stripes. The difference in height of 100 m allows to obtain long, almost kilometer route, with varying degrees of complexity. On the slopes of snow cannons and snowcat work. In the evening, the slopes are covered. an indoor ice rink for skaters. Apart from ski slopes, the sports complex put simulator simulator, which can be trained before going on the slope. All the necessary equipment and equipment, of course, can be rented without a problem.
Season: early April
Trump resort Chimbulak - a variety of routes, including the gentle and soft slopes for beginners, children's park with instructors for children, long trails for advanced skiers, unexpected routes for travelers, wild valley with pristine snow and a half-pipe for snowboarders, incredible extreme turns to the pros, a special track for amateur mogul. In addition, the snow park has a trail for tubing and trails for downhill and giant slalom among the world's top ten challenging trails. The length of the longest route - 3, 6 km. Perhaps the night skiing. On the slopes of the ski lift four turns cableway, seven drag lifts, free tow-lift and baby-lift.
Season: early April
Virtually unknown until recently in Russia Karakol ski resort, located on the slopes of the Tien Shan Mountains, is becoming increasingly popular. Lake Issyk-Kul Karakol makes the climate mild and humid, so in spite of the fact that a lot of snow in the mountains, ride the day is not cold. Over 20 km of slopes are able to satisfy and experienced skiers, and the man for the first time who saw the mountain slopes. Where you will find a lesson and freeride lovers and those who prefer to ski on groomed trails. The panoramic summits reaching 3040 meters above sea level with views of the nearby mountains and on the legendary Lake Issyk-Kul. The slopes are serviced by five lifts rope-tow with a stationary yoke. The longest descent - 3, 5 km, maximum height difference - 740 m.
Season: early May
The official name of the resort - Kolasin 1450. At this height is a place Ezerine - the main center of the entire ski resort. In Kolasin can find quiet and remote towns, go and live in solitude in the tiny "family" hotels, but there at the resort and have already received the world famous nightclub. Kolasin is superior to many ski resorts in the world by length and well-groomed trails. Like many other modern resorts, Kolasin has lighted trails, riding on which it is possible and by night, illuminated with bright lights trails - a spectacle that can lead to the delight of adults and children. Trails are regularly serviced by snowcat. It offers beginners and experienced instructors and equipment rental equipment for those too lazy to push with skis at the airport. The slopes are 3 ski lifts length of 500 m, a chair lift and a length of 1840 m children's lift.
Season: early May
The popularity of this place provides primarily natural conditions: Dombai is located in a beautiful location, 65 km from the Black Sea - and 65 km from the summit of Mount Elbrus. On the slopes of Mount Mussa-Achitara laid about 20 km of trails, designed for any level of training. Here there is a "unbroken" mountain areas, but most of the Dombai trails designed for a comfortable ride: a moderate slope, smoothed relief, little mounds. For connoisseurs of the virgin lands there are bottomless opportunities for free-ride. It created the conditions for skiing with wild peaks, on which lift helicopters - a so-called heli-skiing. Convenient lifting off on Dombai slopes provide 5 queues cable cars of different types: chair lift, gondola and pendulum. Active holidays in the resort is not limited to downhill skiing and snowboarding: here you can ride a snowmobile, ATV or skating, as well as paragliding.
Season: end of April
Palandöken ski resort, located on the slopes of the mountain of the same name, has a route of increased complexity, two of them - black. Palandöken is famous for one of the longest - up to 12 kilometers - and challenging descents in the world. There are quite a few trails that are suitable for downhill skiing, there are off-piste, especially loved by snowboarders, trails for cross-country skiing and heli-skiing. In palandöken mountain also has two shutter for competitions in slalom and giant slalom: Ezhder and Kapikayya. The total length of ski trails at the resort about 30 km. For beginners and children there is a perfect gentle slopes. All the tracks in palandöken mountain processed snowcat, snow cannons are working on some tracks. The resort Russian-speaking instructors work.
Season: end of April
Bukovel ski resort is located in the Ukrainian Carpathians in the village Polanica, at an altitude of 900 m above sea level, at the foot of the mountain Bukovel. This is one of the largest resorts in Europe. In Bukovel 62 beautifully furnished trails with a total length of 50 km, and every year the number of routes increases ... For the very little ones in Bukovel is a playground equipped with Multilift. All Bukovel ski slopes are equipped with snow cannons and are illuminated in the evening, there are 16 modern lifts. Naturally, there are equipment rentals, and several sports shops that have everything you need. In Bukovel ski school, which put on a skiing or skating technique will improve both adults and children from 4 years old. For those tired of skis and snowboards have a skating rink and sled rentals, and tubing.