Snowboarders’ paradise? Sheregesh!

Sheregesh is the most famous ski resort in Russia. It’s located in the south of Siberia, 5 km from the eponymous village in Kemerovskaya Oblast’ (3,876 km from Moscow). The unique Siberian climate makes it possible to ski 7 months out of the year (from November to May). The location is perfect for enjoying the beauty of a genuine Russian winter!
Sheregesh is the most famous ski resort in Russia. It's located in the south of Siberia, 5 km from the eponymous village in Kemerovskaya Oblast' (3,876 km from Moscow).
The unique Siberian climate makes it possible to ski 7 months out of the year (from November to May). The location is perfect for enjoying the beauty of a genuine Russian winter!
Mount Zelyonaya (Green Mountain) is the main area for skiing and snowboarding in Sheregesh. That is where most of the cableways are concentrated.
The runs (700 to 3,900 meters long) are on the slopes of Mount Zelyonaya and the highest point on the ski slopes is 1,270 meters above sea level.
There are currently 40 hotels and chalets located at the foot of Mount Zelyonaya, although it’s possible to rent accommodations in the village of Sheregesh itself. This is the most budget-friendly option for people who go there to relax with a large group.
Sheregesh is perfect for backcountry skiing: fresh snow is always abundantly available. The snow is up to 4 meters thick in some places.
The Sheregesh ski resort was opened in 1981 to host the Spartikiada Games of what was then the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
Sheregesh is still the skiing capital in the region of Gornaya Shoriya whose capital is Tashtagol. The nearby village of Sheregesh is known to skiers all over Russia.
Gornaya Shoriya got its name from the small, indigenous people, the Shortsy, whose ancestors were renowned throughout all of Siberia for their knowledge of smelting iron. The first Russian explorers called them “merchant Tatars”.
Sheregesh is named in honor of the Sheregeshev brothers who discovered an iron ore deposit in 1912. According to approximate data, about 10 thousand people live here. However, the population density increases sharply in the winter due to the numbers of incoming tourists.
People from all parts of the world come to Sheregesh to practice winter sports. Up to 320 thousand people current visit Sheregesh every year.
Sheregesh is an urban village spread out at the foot of Mount Mustag (the highest point of Gornaya Shoriya). The Sheregeshsky Mine, the region’s leading industrial enterprise, supplies iron ore to smelters in Novokuznetsk. The mine’s building is the highest in the village.
Mount Mustag (Ice Mountain) is a large granite body that stretches more than 25 km from southwest to northeast. Cliffs have formed here as result of weather. They resemble camels’ humps, the peaks of castles from the Middle Ages, and rooster’s feathers.

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