Gazprom Alpine Resort

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This all-season resort operates as a downhill skiing centre in winter, and a health resort in summer. It is also the training base of several Russian national teams. The Gazprom Centre has everything one needs for a comfortable stay and a fun holiday: nice hotels and the Galactica culture centre with a water park, cinema, an ice arena, and bowling alleys. The resort is famous for its Laura biathlon skiing complex, which hosted Olympic events in 2014. Laura is Russia’s only alpine skiing training base at a middle elevation. Tourists are also welcome to ski. There are 13 cableways to take tourists up to the Psekhako Plateau 1600m above sea level, including the 5km 3S gondola route, which is considered one of the longest ropeways in the world. The gondola takes as many as 30 passengers. There are 23km of tracks for downhill skiing and snowboarding, which are illuminated at night. Other amusements include sledding, dog sledding, quadro and go-cart riding. Biking is also available in summer.