Russians love skiing, and visiting a local mountain resort in Sochi is a compulsory winter tradition for many. Here you can find many skiing schools and campuses, rent special equipment, book a private lesson with a professional and enjoy the mountain views as you zip down the powdery slopes. One of the most beloved spots for skiing is located in Gorky. It’s easy to access from Sochi and guarantees a wonderful experience.
Some years ago, snowboarding came to Russia from the U.S. and quickly became a favourite winter sport across the country. Thanks to the cold Russian climate, beautiful landscapes and various resorts, Sochi became one of the most popular destinations for snowboarding in Russia.
Rosa Khutor Resort, located in Sochi’s Adler district, provides guests an opportunity to choose the best spots for their extreme ride. You can also rent equipment and book private lessons with pro-snowboarders. You will find many snowboarding equipment shops in the heart of Sochi as well, so save some time to do a little shopping.
Figure and Ice-Skating
Figure and ice-skating are probably two of the most fun things to experience while visiting Russia. The city of Sochi offers many opportunities for private or group lessons, and public ice rinks located around the city are open daily. Entrance fees and rentals vary from rink to rink, but all are budget friendly.
One of the strongest and most successful hockey teams in the world hails from the Russian Federation. The city of Sochi is a perfect place for anyone who wants to know how to play hockey and take a couple of lessons. Every city district has its own hockey stadium open to visitors. We highly recommend seeing a game and taking a lesson.