The “Krasnaya Polyana” Mountain Entertainment Resort (not to be confused with the town of Krasnaya Polyana) is situated in the foothills of the main Caucasus ridge. The high level of service, architectural sophistication and picturesque landscapes of the nature reserve attract hundreds of thousands of tourists to the resort every year from every corner of the world. The resort is conceptually divided into two sectors: “Polyana 540” and “Polyana 960”.
This area is ideally suited for both families and young energetic guests. Everything needed for life and leisure is assembled here: shops, the Gorki Mall shopping and entertainment center, the Seasons Park, a skate park, children’s clubs, sports grounds and walking areas. Restaurants, bars with live acts, discotheques, and karaoke guarantee an around-the-clock entertainment atmosphere. The main jewel of the resort is the large gambling zone Casino Sochi with a rich concert and live show program.
For guests’ convenience the resort has hotels to suite every taste: the 5-star Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana, the 4-star Courtyard Marriott Sochi Krasnaya Polyana, and Apartments Krasnaya Polyana 540 with a total number of 2000 rooms.
The mountain river Mzymta stretches alongside the resort, and its embankment with recreation areas and wide pedestrian lanes are ideal for leisure walking. You can also get to the ski slopes by cable car located here.
This part of the resort is aimed at well-to-do visitors who prefer luxury. The combination of architecture, panoramic terraces, and pristine nature creates a special atmosphere for leisurely rest.
Guests here will find spacious hotels, low-rise townhouses and chalets. These include Rixos Krasnaya Polyana Sochi, Novotel Resort Krasnaya Polyana Sochi, Gorky Hotel Suites, Dolina 960, Gorky Panorama, Gorky Art, Gorky Grand, and Apartments Krasnaya Polyana 960. They offer a total of 1070 rooms.
There is a cable car station on the main square. Polyana 960 also has its own restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as venues for sports and cultural events.
Thanks to the special location of the mountains, the resort enjoys the longest skiing season – from December to May. During winter the resort offers 30 kilometers of ski runs with varying difficulty, illuminated runs for evening skiing and runs with artificial snow. During the winter season there are 13 gondola, chair and drag lifts. The total capacity can reach 2400 persons per hour. The resort also has instructors’ schools, a childrens’ ski club, and ski equipment rental.
During the summer the resort offers its guests a wide variety of entertainment:
· an observation deck, unique for Krasnaya Polyana, at an altitude of 2200 meters with a 360° panoramic view of the Caucasus Mountains;
· ecowalk routes at altitudes from 960 to 2200 meters above sea level. The well-equpped trails provide access to hidden alpine meadows where the snow-white rhododendrum blooms, and to the Medvezhiy and Polikarya waterfalls;
· a rope park at an elevation of 1460 meters with courses of varying degrees of difficulty – a true adventure for the whole family;
· the dizzying 1027 meter long Gorky Fly ride at an elevation of more than 2000 meters above sea level;
· alpine baths and SPA;
· a tent camp at the unique mountain valley location Circus-2 at an elevation of 2050 meters;
· hot air ballooning;
· a complex of trails for downhill bike riding from an altitude of around 1000 meters above sea level at the Gorky Bike Park.
The Krasnaya Polyana resort offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation both in the mountains of Sochi and on the Black Sea with a shuttle service to a well-equipped beach in the Imereti lowlands.
From 22 to 23 November 2018 the V-th International Tourist Forum SIFT was held in the resort city of Sochi, which has deservedly become one of the most important business platform for domestic and inbound tourism in Russia.
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