Kirovsk Ski Station Snowboarding
The MOST popular snowboarding destination in Russia.
Wednesday 13 July 2016 06:36 GMT
Near Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula, the Kirovsk ski station has seven pistes served by seven lifts (mostly drags) accessing a maximum vertical descent of 520m. The Kirovsk ski area is located in the short Khibiny Mountains. It is not really known for its off-piste freeriding. The Kirovsk Ski Station consists of three ski centers: the northern slopes of Mount Aykuayvenchorr, the south slopes of ount Aykuayvenchorr (most popular), and Mount Kukisvumchorr.
To reach the snowboarding at Kirovsk ski station from Moscow, take the daily Murmansk train to the Apatity station (roughly 36 hour trip). Take a 30 minute taxi ride to the ski area.
Tip: Avoid the Kirovsk ski area on the weekends since it can be very crowded.
Overall, Kirovsk Ski Station is the 1st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 20 snowboarding resorts in Russia.