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Where to Ski in Russia: Moscow Region, Volen
February 20, 2019 09:42


Why Volen?

Volen is a resort located 46 kilometers from Moscow in the Dmitrovsky district. Among the reasons why tourists choose Volen is not only proximity to the capital and picturesque surroundings, but also a variety of trails, a well-developed infrastructure for a ski holiday and a lot of related entertainment.

Trails in Volen

The complex in the area of ​​the city of Yakhroma consists of 14 lighted trails, including two tracks for beginners, three red tracks, eight blue and mogul tracks. Maximum length - 450 meters, elevation difference - 70 meters. The snow cover is supported by artificial snow installations. The complex near the village of Stepanovo includes 4 tracks with a maximum length of 960 meters and a height difference of up to 90 meters.  Two double chair lifts will take you to the mountain. The slopes of Stepanovo are open from 11:00 (on weekends from 9:00)  until 2:00.

Ski service

All Volen tracks have equipment rental services with skis, snowboards, skates, ice-boats, tubing  and protection kits. Ski kit will cost 800 RUB per hour (or about 2500 RUB per day), snowboard kit - from 800 RUB per hour.  Individual lessons with an instructor cost from 1500 RUB.

Restaurants in Volen

For those who like to relax in a restaurant and enjoy food, there is a special place in the Volen Park  called   “Mont Blanc”, where you will find dishes of French and Mediterranean cuisine. Sushi Bar "Wasabi" offers Japanese cuisine, and "Trattoria" - Italian. You can have some fast-food in the self-service cafe "Bugel-Vugel". A ski café, a pit stop bistro and a bar in the Chalet are working in Stepanovo. In the summer,  it is possible to cook barbecue on the grill.

Apres ski

In winter, there is a skating rink in Volen. Children are taught alpine skiing at the children's ski club. For kids there are special game rooms. Adults can enjoy taking a steam bath (the cost for a company of 6-10 people is 3 400 RUB for two hours).

Volen in summer

You can order a mini golf course (5,000 RUB per hour). The list of entertainment available includes paintball, biking (double slalom, downhill, trial, cross-country, walking trails) and horse rididng. In summer, it is also possible to play tennis, basketball and volleyball, swim in the pool or fish in the pond.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: skiing in Russia Moscow region Russian winter Ski resorts  

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