Places to visit in winter Russia

What are the places to visit in winter Russia?

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To visit Russia in winter is pure fun: the outdoor skating rink in the Gorky Park of Moscow or right next to Kremlin, the Christmas markets with traditional Russian souvenirs, the beautiful illuminations, which lasts two months and many others.

What to do in Moscow in winter

Let’s go to the “Museon” park to climb on the snow slopes of the sports complex “Vorobyovy Gory”. Or to buy some souvenirs for the very reasonable price, and then go to the cafeteria and celebrate the purchase with hot chocolate.

Ski resorts in Russia

There are many decent ski resorts with excellent trails in Russia, which are suitable for beginners and experts in ski mountaineering. All services are available: high-quality lifts, well-prepared snow, equipment rental, friendly instructors, a café next to the slopes for a comfortable stay.

– Sheregesh (Kemerovo region) has an excellent infrastructure, offers 15 routes, both steep and inclined;

– Belokurikha (Altai Territory): the total length of the trails is about 7 km, and all this in the context of the mountains covered with beautiful coniferous trees;

– Kirovsk (Murmansk region) there are trails for sophisticated skiers and a short slope for beginners.

Winter in Kazan

This is one of the beautiful cities in Russia to visit in winter. When the streets of Kazan are covered with snow and beautifully decorated, especially the white stone Kremlin and the Kul-Sharif mosque territory. If you freeze, you can warm yourself in the pedestrian street of Bauman. There you can find a pleasant atmosphere in the numerous cafes with incredible Tartar cuisine. We also recommend you to visit the exhibition center “Hermitage-Kazan” and the National Museum of Tatarstan. Check out the ski resort “Kazan” near the city. If you want to forget about winter for a while, pamper yourself at the “Riviera” water park, which will remind you of summer, even when there is snow outside.

Golden Ring in winter

The old Russian cities are good at any time of the year, and when they are covered with snow, they turn into the canvas. The most popular cities of Golden Ring to visit in winter are Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, and Suzdal.

Winter in Sochi

The winter in Sochi is more like spring. The snow on the coast almost never happens, and on certain days the temperature can reach up to +20 ° С. However,  there is a ski resort Krasnaya Polyana which offers a wide range of slopes. The best time for riding is starting from the end of January till the end of March. After all, you always can go shopping or just chill out in the coastal bars and restaurants.

Winter in Crimea

There is no winter weather in the usual sense n the peninsula. The temperature during the day is maintained within 0 ° С to +10 ° С. That gives you a chance to enjoy the Crimean landmarks without winter rush. You can walk quietly through palaces and museums, and try a local Crimean wine. If you prefer active vacations, you should go hiking in the mountains  Ai-Petri. Visit Botanical garden Nikitsky, Massandra and Livadia in Yalta, take a look at the impressive Malakhov Kurgan, a monument for the WWII defenders in Sevastopol and enjoy the sea on the winter quays.

As you can see, there are so many places to visit in the winter in Russia. If you want some advice, check out our webpage here.