Alpine skiing is getting increasingly popular in Belarus. There are no mountains in the country, but there are high hills and steep ravines that are perfectly suited for alpine skiing and snowboarding.
Belarus boasts mild and snowy winters, no risks of avalanches, well-equipped tracks, comfortable hotels, restaurants and ski rentals.
Belarus prides on its modern alpine skiing facilities located amid picturesque valleys. They have everything you need for doing outdoor sports, including tracks for professionals and beginners, and excellent infrastructure. Belarus is your first choice if you want to get the best value of your money.
The Silichi ski resort opened in 2005. It is located in Logoisk District, 32km from Minsk. Silichi is among the most popular recreation centers in Belarus and the CIS. It boasts well-developed infrastructure and is open all the year round.
The Silichi ski resort offers:
In summer Silichi offers:
The mountain ski sport and recreation complex Logoisk is open all the year round and meets the strictest European standards.
It is only 30km away from Minsk.
For sports enthusiasts Logoisk offers:
The location of the resort is one of its key peculiarities. Solnechnaya Dolina (Sunny Valley) is located within the city limits of Minsk on the bank of a water reservoir. In winter one can do mountain skiing and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and skating here. In summer one can do boating, catamaran riding, cycling, quad bike riding, and roller skating.
In winter the mountain ski center Solnechnaya Dolina offers:
Founded in 2001, Yakutskiye Gory Ski Center is located 37km away from Minsk (Dzerzhinsky District, the village of Yakuty), next to Belarus’ highest point – the Dzerzhinskaya mountain, 345 meters above see level.
Yakutskiye Gory offers:
The ski center is situated in the city which landscape varies from hills to lowland near the Pripyat River.
Elevation difference is 25-30m.
The Mozyr ski center offers:
Raubichi National Winter Olympic Training Centre located 20km away from Minsk is considered one of the best biathlon and freestyle skiing centers in the world. Raubichi has good alpine skiing facilities.
In the winter season that lasts from December to March-April the Belarusian ski resorts Silichi and Logoisk offer various tours for sports enthusiasts, weekend tours, days-long and family tours. The centers offer tracks of different complexity, equipment rentals and skiing lessons.
Recreation is not limited to downhill skiing. Visitors are invited to enjoy recuperation and beauty programs and do the sightseeing.
Alpine skiing prices are relatively low in Belarus.
A one-day stay in Silichi (with accommodation, three meals, equipment rent and T-bar lift tickets), ranges from $50 to $85 depending on the room type.
Gear rentals are open seven days a week.
Prices charged by Belarusian alpine skiing resorts are as follows:
Downhill gear (skis, boots and poles), snowboarding gear (snowboards and boots) can be rented for $7 per hour to $25 per 12 hours.
Private lessons with instructors cost from $18 per hour, group lessons cost about $8 per hour.