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Gorny Vozduh (Mountain Air)

V ul. Gornyy Vozdukh 1, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin 693010, Russia
+7 424 251-11-10
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We reserved a Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk tour with Omega-Plus that included a visit to Gorny Vozduh in... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
So Cal

Used to visit here snowboarding after work. Fantastic place, great runs and amazing powder. Night... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
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"Gorny Vozdukh" is one of the fastest growing ski resorts in the Far East. The unique location - in the heart of the capital of the Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city - allows guests be in the center of winter sports very quickly. Ski resort offers 10 traces of various levels of difficulty, for both beginners and professionals alike. Their total length is more than 23 km. "Gorny Vozdukh" provides three ski areas: "green" slopes suitable for those who are just taking their first steps, "red" - for those who are confident in their skills and abilities, and "black" traces which can be tested by experienced ski-professionals. There are also training slopes, ski cross traces and snowboard park at the territory of "Gorny Vozdukh". Soft and snowy winters allows to extend the season that begins in December and lasts until the end of April. The thickness of snow is usually two meters. But just in case Sakhalin weather suddenly shows its capricious nature, there is a system of artificial snow covering in "Gorny Vozdukh". The slopes of "Gorny Vozdukh" are in operation not only during the daytime, but in the evening also. When twilight comes, traces change due to artificial lighting. An active rest on the slopes of ski resort, undoubtedly requires post-replenishment. For this purpose, "Gorny Vozdukh" has a chain of restaurants and cafes, that will satisfy even the most demanding gourmet. "Gorny Vozdukh" is an all-season tourist complex. In summer the resort becomes a place for recreation for islanders and visitors of the regional capital. "Gorny Vozdukh" offers travel escorts for visitors and residents of Sakhalin Region. Today, "Gorny Vozdukh" is one of the main organizers of tours along Sakhalin Region. Among the main directions such as sports, sightseeing, business tourism, "Gorny Vozdukh" focuses on environmental tourism. Today there is a network of paved hiking and biking routes available to all residents of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is developed by the ski resort. Each of them exposes familiar to islanders scenery from a new side: lush green valleys, dense forests, pure mountain springs, magnificent panoramas of the regional center. In addition, the "Gorny Vozdukh" is the center of mass entertainment: almost every weekend sports and cultural events, music festivals and art exhibitions, children's and youth festivals are held on the grounds of the complex.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“ski lift” (3 reviews)
“city view” (2 reviews)
“cable car” (2 reviews)
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V ul. Gornyy Vozdukh 1, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin 693010, Russia
+7 424 251-11-10
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

We reserved a Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk tour with Omega-Plus that included a visit to Gorny Vozduh in August, 2017. After Omega-Plus insisted on payment in Rubles (which we agreed to pay at the beginning of the tour), they then required a wire transfer to a bank in...More

Thank Knowname
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Used to visit here snowboarding after work. Fantastic place, great runs and amazing powder. Night time lights are fantastic. Cable cars are huge. Few cafes available. Only 5 mins from town as well. Highly recommend it if you are thinking about it

Thank Jamesstu
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited in summer. Mountain Air offers a panoramic view of the city and the wide valley in which it is situated. One could take the cable car up: their hours of operation were thurs to sun 1200-1900. The trek to Mountain Air is 2.4km long.

Thank SergeiMingaliev
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Give a good view and perspective of the city . Great views and if you ski a must in the winter . Crisp clean mountain air .

Thank bmw740il2015
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Very spectacular place - nice mountain views all around. Reconstruction has been going at full scale - new chair-lift mounted, new pists created. Resembles Abzakovo at South Ural.

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed September 24, 2016

The ski slope is situated close the city and is equipped with ski lift. This is pretty good during winter for Ski and also in summer for walks. Ski rental is available at the base. Ski from 1st station or the 2nd station. Instructors are...More

Thank Sajai M
Reviewed July 26, 2016

In winter this is THE go-to place for down hill skiing in Yuzhno Sakhalinsk. So close to town that you can practically carry your skis to the gondola station. Open till 9pm most days! In summer the closest place for a mountain bike ride, with...More

Thank mvanderv1
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Went to walk to the mountain with my dog. I found the cable car be very good, well maintained, fast and, more important, pet friendly. I was able to go to the top of the mountain from one the middle station and my 140 pounds...More

Thank Luis S
Reviewed June 2, 2016

We come from a region with big mountains and world-class ski venues. This place was pretty modest by those standards. However, it was a fun tram ride to the top of the mountain, and we enjoyed the views of the city as well as of...More

Thank Vickfred
Reviewed April 24, 2016

One must visit this place if around this part of globe.All equipment are provided at a very reasonable cost. Just amazing view on clear day, both in Summer and in Winter.

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