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mrzuzzo
13-12-2010, 00:37
Any downhill skiers on here?

I used to work as an instructor for a few years when I lived in Canada so I'm eager to get out and do it.

Unfortunately, all my ski apparel and gear is stuck in Canada and I'll only be able to get it in January when I go over there for a visit.

I heard there's a hill on Krylatskoe. Anyone ever been there? Do they have rentals?

Transport outside the city limits is out of the question at the moment as I don't have my own personal transport at this time.

KennyK
13-12-2010, 13:32
Hi - I used to teach too (but in Switzerland). Unfortunately, I am in the same boat as you, and know nothing about ski-ing here, nor how to get to the slopes. I keep all my kit in Switzerland still, so I need to get hold of some clothing.
Any information gratefully received.

Muromets
13-12-2010, 13:46
Any downhill skiers on here?

I used to work as an instructor for a few years when I lived in Canada so I'm eager to get out and do it.

Unfortunately, all my ski apparel and gear is stuck in Canada and I'll only be able to get it in January when I go over there for a visit.

I heard there's a hill on Krylatskoe. Anyone ever been there? Do they have rentals?

Transport outside the city limits is out of the question at the moment as I don't have my own personal transport at this time.

Yes, there is a small hill on Krylatskoye - total run can't be more than a couple of hundred metres. Still, there are lifts, about 3 pistes, ski shop & hire, ski school (which trains ski instructors too).

They've been blowing snow on the slopes for over a week now so you should be able to already start skiing. Give 'em a call to find out about ski hire.

Here are two sites for you to check out:

http://www.smartsnow.ru/
http://lata-track.ru//index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

mrzuzzo
13-12-2010, 13:51
Hi - I used to teach too (but in Switzerland). Unfortunately, I am in the same boat as you, and know nothing about ski-ing here, nor how to get to the slopes. I keep all my kit in Switzerland still, so I need to get hold of some clothing.
Any information gratefully received.

Apparently the hill in Krylatskoe is open until 23:00.

It costs 30 rubles per lift + 600r per hour for rentals. Rental's pretty expensive but I don't think that the hill is interesting enough to ski for over an hour anyways.

Anyone want to go later this week? I'll need to go get a jacket and snowpants first.

FatAndy
13-12-2010, 14:04
Pretty expensive? :D
http://www.sorochany.ru/prokat.shtml
http://www.volen.ru/tariff/prokat/
http://www.shukolovo.ru/rates/prokat/


Rental's pretty expensive but I don't think that the hill is interesting enough to ski for over an hour anyways.

lynxoss
13-12-2010, 14:11
thanks man

KennyK
13-12-2010, 14:15
Unfortunately, I have no time to go this week, and I'm heading back to the UK this w/end, so hope to get some ski-ing in Scotland instead... Back in January, and hope to go for a slide then.

FatAndy
13-12-2010, 14:24
There is a kind of "kindergarten" hill at Vorobievy Gory, just near viewing plate, they also have rope-way elevator there.

mrzuzzo
13-12-2010, 14:31
There is a kind of "kindergarten" hill at Vorobievy Gory, just near viewing plate, they also have rope-way elevator there.

Yeah I think that one is way too small. It's about the size of the Snezhkom hill IIRC..

Whatever, I guess skiing at Krylatskoe will cost ~800 rub, there is no reason for skiing for over an hour over there anyways.

My offer to go later this week still stands :) I need to open the season!

Muromets
13-12-2010, 15:21
Yeah I think that one is way too small. It's about the size of the Snezhkom hill IIRC..

Whatever, I guess skiing at Krylatskoe will cost ~800 rub, there is no reason for skiing for over an hour over there anyways.

My offer to go later this week still stands :) I need to open the season!

MZ, if you are a good skiier I wouldn't recommend Krylatskoye. I don't think you could enjoy any hill that would take you 15 seconds to get down, dodging beginners all the way.

Did hear that there is also a ski hill around Metro Nagornaya but don't have any further info, sorry.

FatAndy
13-12-2010, 15:41
Yes, it is.
http://www.skihills.ru/moscow/kant - 7 tracks, 55 m height diff, 390 m max. length, 11 elevators. Sales and rental shop, www.kant.ru

http://www.kant.ru/pages/sport/slopes/ - plan of the skiing area

http://www.kant.ru/pages/sport/ - news of the area (which track is open)

http://maps.yandex.ru/-/CVcLRbA - map how to reach by feet, ~700 m from metro


Did hear that there is also a ski hill around Metro Nagornaya but don't have any further info, sorry.

mrzuzzo
13-12-2010, 16:02
Yes, it is.
http://www.skihills.ru/moscow/kant - 7 tracks, 55 m height diff, 390 m max. length, 11 elevators. Sales and rental shop, www.kant.ru

http://www.kant.ru/pages/sport/slopes/ - plan of the skiing area

http://www.kant.ru/pages/sport/ - news of the area (which track is open)

http://maps.yandex.ru/-/CVcLRbA - map how to reach by feet, ~700 m from metro

Oh wow that actually looks much better, and the prices are better too.

450/hr to rent up to an 1150 maximum! That's very decent pricing indeed.

As you pointed out though, the hill's still pretty small. I think I'll try the snowboard just because I suck at it, should be more fun on a small hill.

Thanks, I'll have to check it out. Anyone interested in going maybe later this week? I might have a few buddies from Canada who'd be interested.

FatAndy
13-12-2010, 16:07
Yes, try it. Kant shop looks not bad, rental and second-hand ones too. They have Sberbank ATM near shop entrance and cafe/restaurant (called Chale) on the second floor to grab glass-two-three of hot gluehwein, warm brandy or cold vodochka... ;)

FlakeySnowballer
17-12-2010, 12:35
Pretty expensive? :D
http://www.sorochany.ru/prokat.shtml
http://www.volen.ru/tariff/prokat/
http://www.shukolovo.ru/rates/prokat/

Andy i think your irony is out of place because if you buy a season ski-pass there it will not be expensive comparing to Krylatskoe, over and above snow park is Shukolovo costs 15 rubles per one lift on a week-end.

FlakeySnowballer
17-12-2010, 12:38
Yes, try it. Kant shop looks not bad, rental and second-hand ones too. They have Sberbank ATM near shop entrance and cafe/restaurant (called Chale) on the second floor to grab glass-two-three of hot gluehwein, warm brandy or cold vodochka... ;)

Andy snowboarding and alcohol beverages could no be combined

FatAndy
17-12-2010, 12:51
I don't buy season ski-passes at all. :)

Andy i think your irony is out of place because if you buy a season ski-pass there it will not be expensive comparing to Krylatskoe, over and above snow park is Shukolovo costs 15 rubles per one lift on a week-end.

FatAndy
17-12-2010, 12:52
Of course ;)

Andy snowboarding and alcohol beverages could no be combined