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Gorny Vozduh (Mountain Air)

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Address: V ul. Gornyy Vozdukh 1, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin 693010, Russia
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+7 424 251-11-10

"Gorny Vozdukh" is one of the fastest growing ski resorts in the...

"Gorny Vozdukh" is one of the fastest growing ski resorts in the Far East. The unique location - in the heart of the capital of the Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city - allows guests be in the center of winter sports very quickly.

Ski resort offers 10 traces of various levels of difficulty, for both beginners and professionals alike. Their total length is more than 23 km. "Gorny Vozdukh" provides three ski areas: "green" slopes suitable for those who are just taking their first steps, "red" - for those who are confident in their skills and abilities, and "black" traces which can be tested by experienced ski-professionals. There are also training slopes, ski cross traces and snowboard park at the territory of "Gorny Vozdukh".

Soft and snowy winters allows to extend the season that begins in December and lasts until the end of April. The thickness of snow is usually two meters. But just in case Sakhalin weather suddenly shows its capricious nature, there is a system of artificial snow covering in "Gorny Vozdukh".

The slopes of "Gorny Vozdukh" are in operation not only during the daytime, but in the evening also. When twilight comes, traces change due to artificial lighting.

An active rest on the slopes of ski resort, undoubtedly requires post-replenishment. For this purpose, "Gorny Vozdukh" has a chain of restaurants and cafes, that will satisfy even the most demanding gourmet.

"Gorny Vozdukh" is an all-season tourist complex. In summer the resort becomes a place for recreation for islanders and visitors of the regional capital.

"Gorny Vozdukh" offers travel escorts for visitors and residents of Sakhalin Region. Today, "Gorny Vozdukh" is one of the main organizers of tours along Sakhalin Region. Among the main directions such as sports, sightseeing, business tourism, "Gorny Vozdukh" focuses on environmental tourism.

Today there is a network of paved hiking and biking routes available to all residents of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is developed by the ski resort. Each of them exposes familiar to islanders scenery from a new side: lush green valleys, dense forests, pure mountain springs, magnificent panoramas of the regional center.

In addition, the "Gorny Vozdukh" is the center of mass entertainment: almost every weekend sports and cultural events, music festivals and art exhibitions, children's and youth festivals are held on the grounds of the complex.

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A must do winter or summer

Give a good view and perspective of the city . Great views and if you ski a must in the winter . Crisp clean mountain air .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Give a good view and perspective of the city . Great views and if you ski a must in the winter . Crisp clean mountain air .

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Moscow Oblast, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very spectacular place - nice mountain views all around. Reconstruction has been going at full scale - new chair-lift mounted, new pists created. Resembles Abzakovo at South Ural.

Thank Alexander S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The ski slope is situated close the city and is equipped with ski lift. This is pretty good during winter for Ski and also in summer for walks. Ski rental is available at the base. Ski from 1st station or the 2nd station. Instructors are available at the base. Enjoy the city view as you ski down. Carry sun glasses... More 

Thank Sajai M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

In winter this is THE go-to place for down hill skiing in Yuzhno Sakhalinsk. So close to town that you can practically carry your skis to the gondola station. Open till 9pm most days! In summer the closest place for a mountain bike ride, with several routes up and down.

Thank mvanderv1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went to walk to the mountain with my dog. I found the cable car be very good, well maintained, fast and, more important, pet friendly. I was able to go to the top of the mountain from one the middle station and my 140 pounds St. Bernard was with me in the cable car. On the top there are places... More 

Thank Luis S
Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We come from a region with big mountains and world-class ski venues. This place was pretty modest by those standards. However, it was a fun tram ride to the top of the mountain, and we enjoyed the views of the city as well as of the countryside to the east. I wish we had been able to spend some time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

One must visit this place if around this part of globe.All equipment are provided at a very reasonable cost. Just amazing view on clear day, both in Summer and in Winter.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Amazing view to the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk from above. The local bikers use the mountain for races downhill with mountain bikes. I guess a bit dangerous, nevertheless exciting. ;) The place to visit and breathe some fresh "mountain air". One of the best attractions in the area.

Thank Dairis
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Sakhalin have changed so much after 10 years. And Gorny Vizduh was just amazing. Very popular destination i must say. Anyway we were not lucky with a weather but did it to the top. So much snow! Fun for kids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Snowboarding trip to Sakhalin. The mountain is on the level. Pretty good alternative to much more expensive resorts. Would definitely recommend to anyone who lives around eastern regions of Russia. But don't expect the same level of organisation as Hokkaido or Swiss Alps. Have fun

Thank Konstantin S

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