- Offering 17 miles of slopes and terrain, Big Wood is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in Russia.
- Big Wood is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Russia.
- It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Russia.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 2287 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Russia is 3104 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 3435 ft.
- Season starts on Nov 4 and ends on May 20 (197 days). Average season duration in Russia is 149 days.
- Big Wood features 47 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Russia is 70 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 13 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 3 sunniest in Russia.
The Ski Resort
Big Wood ski resort is located in North-West Russa on Mount Aikuainwichorr, the highest mountain on the peninsula of Kola, at 1,075m/3,527ft. You can look forward to 30km/18.6mi of slopes, most of them easy or intermediate. The 24 runs are serviced by a gondola, a chair lift, and five t-bars.
If you take t-bar K2 to the highest point of the ski resort at 1,047m/3,435ft, you should not count yourself as a beginner. At this point, only challenging runs go back down the hill. On the southern slope, snowboarders and freestylers find a terrain park located between runs 2 and 5.
The ski season in Kirowsk goes from November to May. During the polar night from November to January, most of the slopes are illuminated. The lifts operate daily until 6 pm, on Fridays and Saturdays even until 7 pm.
Infrastructure & Rental
Khibiny airport is located around 30km/18.7mi south of Kirowsk.
Coming from Murmansk in the north, follow E105 until just before Laplandsky Zapovednik. Turn left and drive via Apatity to Kirowsk (КИРОВСК).