Heli Skiing in Laura Gazprom Ski Resort, Sochi, Kray of Krasnodar Russia

Top station:
1570 m/5150 ft
Vertical drop:
970 m/3182 ft
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.

Mountain Ski Resort Laura Gazprom is a beautiful tourist complex near the city of Sochi in Krasnaya Polyana. One of the most popular, but dangerous sports that take place here is heli skiing. Heli skiing is being practiced in the entire Krasnaya Polyana, as the area is perfect for it.

Tall mountains creating amazing vertical drops and countless freeriding options on the downhill make this place irresistible to heli skiers. All you need is the necessary equipment that can be found in the resort, some ski lessons and a helicopter!

The helicopter takes you to the top of the mountain at a skiable area and leaves you there with the company of other heli skiers and mother nature. The sport is very dangerous, so be prepared for anything, as you are alone out there. The descent is thrilling!! You will feel the frozen air on your face, while skiing through trees and very soft powder snow that gives you the sensation of flying.

Ready or not for this adrenaline rush, heli skiing is among the top winter sports in Laura Gazprom and the only thing you have to do is to be daring enough to try it!