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Snowboarding in Gornaya Karousel (Mountain Carousel), Sochi, Kray of Krasnodar Russia

Base elevation:
178 ft/540 m
Top elevation:
7533 ft/2.296 m
Vertical drop:
5761 ft/1.756 m
Lifts:
5
Longest run:
22965 ft/7.000 m
Sochi is a city situated in the federal subject of Krasnodar Kray, Russia. Its exact location is near the border between Russia and Georgia, on the Black Sea coast. Sochi is known to the entire world, as the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are about to take place here.

One of the Krasnaya Polyana resorts, extremely popular due to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi is Gornaya Karousel. Mountain Carousel has all the specifications requested by the Olympic committee, making it a perfect snowboarding destination.

The resort is found on the northern slope of the mountain Aibga range and offers 8 tracks that cover 12 km/7.8 mi of terrain. The 7 tracks are for varying ski levels (intermediate snowboarders 2, advanced 3, experts 1, novices 1 track) and the 8th is a black track, the only one found yet in Krasnaya Polyana.

The entire area is served by 5 lifts. The 2 recent adds of chairlifts drive you to the lowest part of the summit of Chernaya Piramida, while the rest 3 gondola type lifts take you up to 2200 m/7217 ft. If you are a freeride snowboarder and prefer big jumps and tricks, there is a freeride area especially made for you.

One unique feature of the resort is that the snow does not melt until mid summer. This fact attracts a lot of snowboarding enthusiasts, who prefer to observe the majestic scenery in spring or summer. The facility includes snowboarding lessons and rentals with instructors to teach you how to use your board.

All of the above combined with the cafes in two levels and other amenities make Gornaya Karousel a first class snowboarding destination.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Moscow
1.052 miles/1.694 km, 20 hours 34 minutes
Head northeast toward пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Take the 1st left to stay on пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Continue onto пл. Театральная. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto Театральный пр-д. Slight right onto пл. Лубянская. Continue onto пл. Новая. Continue onto пл. Старая. Turn right onto ул. Варварка. Continue onto ул. Большой Москворецкий мост. Continue onto ул. Большая Ордынка. Continue onto ул. Люсиновская. Continue onto ул. Большая Тульская. Continue onto М2/М4. Continue to follow М4. Turn right onto пр. Пролетарский/М4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Кавказский б-р/М4. Turn left onto ул. Бакинская/М4. Continue to follow М4. Partial toll road. Continue onto автодорога Дон/М4. Partial toll road. Take the ramp onto автодорога Дон/М4. Slight left onto the ramp to автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for РОСТОВ and merge onto автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Continue to follow М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Take the ramp onto М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Дон/М4. Take the ramp to Дон/М4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Дон/М4. Continue to follow М4. Slight left toward М27. Slight left onto М27. Turn left to stay on М27. Slight right toward М27. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto М27. Slight left onto ул. Авиационная/М27. Slight right toward ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue straight onto ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue to follow А148. Turn right.
BY CAR FROM Chelyabinsk
1.720 miles/2.769 km, 35 hours
Head east. Turn right onto ул. Артиллерийская. Turn right at ул. Ловина. Continue straight onto ул. Автодорога Меридиан. Slight right to stay on ул. Автодорога Меридиан. Slight right toward ул. Доватора. Continue straight onto ул. Доватора. Turn left onto ул. Блюхера. Continue onto ул. Уфимский тракт/М5. Continue to follow М5. Go through 1 roundabout. Exit onto Р178. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit. Take the ramp onto М5. Go through 2 roundabouts. Slight right toward Р228. Continue straight onto Р228. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Р228. Turn right onto Р234. Turn right onto Каспий/М6. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn left. Turn left. Turn left toward М4. Turn right toward М4. Slight right onto М4. Take the ramp onto М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Дон/М4. Take the ramp to Дон/М4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Дон/М4. Continue to follow М4. Slight left toward М27. Slight left onto М27. Turn left to stay on М27. Slight right toward М27. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto М27. Slight left onto ул. Авиационная/М27. Slight right toward ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue straight onto ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue to follow А148. Turn right.
BY AIR
Sochi International Airport,
26.1 miles/43.2 km
BY TRAIN

Russian Railways serve almost the entire Russia. It is suggested to check the website and find which station is close to you and abort in Sochi Station.

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