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.
- Offering 19 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.
- The day pass at Big Wood is RUB2,200 making it one of the 5 cheapest ski Resorts in Russia.
- Big Wood features 3 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Russia is 6 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 2 sunny days.
Infrastructure & Rental
Number of Ski 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).