TOURIST COMPLEX «ROMANTIC», SKI RESORT «ARKHYZ» – THE FIRST LAUNCH COMPLEX

All-season recreantional complex «Arkhyz» and tourist village «Romantic» are situated in Zelenchuksk district of Karachay- Cherkess Republic.

All-season recreantional complex «Arkhyz» and tourist village «Romantic» are situated in Zelenchuksk district of Karachay- Cherkess Republic. «Arkhyz» became a launch area of the North-Caucasian cluster for travellers project. The resort was opened in December, 2013 and today it is the newest and the most modern center for active winter and summer rest in the North Caucasus. Nowadays the infrastracture of the resort is able to accept up to 1000 guests every day. The total area of slopes is 308 000 m2, and the capacity of ski lifts is 4200 persons per hour. There are four ski trails with the length from 884 m to 3084 at the resort «Arkhyz», the total lengths of the sports facilities is 7,4 km. Slopes of various difficulty level: two «green», which suit for beginners; one «red» (certified by the International Federation of Ski Sports (FIS) for ski competitions) and one «blue» trail are available for guests. There are two ropeways: chair and gondole types (for 4 and 8 seats) which bring downhill skyers and snowboarders to the slopes of the mountain, for guests of the resort «Arkhyz» in a tourist village «Romantic». The time of such trip in the lift to the top is no more than 6-7 min. A wide range of lift-passes is offered to the guests including walking ticket for those who would like to enjoy unforgettable views of the Arkhyz gorge with a bird’s eye view. All for trails of the resort has the system of artificial snow that allows to start early usage of slopes even at unfavorable temperatures. Fully automated system consisting of 95 snow-making units, including 6 transportable и 12 fixed-site guns (cannons) and 77 snow guns gives an oportunity to react quickly for environment conditions change and within a short period to carry out snowmakin of the territory. A high-powered lighting system in the children’s village and in the area for beginners has been put into operation successfully. At the upper station of the ropeway of the gondole type there is a cosy screen-bar (a mountain restaurant). At present the one more hotel with 78 rooms is being completed at the construction site.