Those who consider summer to be a “hot” time for a sanatorium-resort holiday are not familiar with the winter entertainments of Altai. Belokurikha in winter is famous for its picturesque terrain and even climate.
If you are interested in seeing winter from an unexpected side and giving yourself maximum pleasure, here is the action plan in “Russian Switzerland”.
If you are vacationing with children
Belokurikha in winter: holidays with children
Quiet cozy places are suitable for family holidays. In the resort area of Belokurikha, several sanatoriums are allocated for this part.
“Altai Spring”. There are children’s rooms for children of any age, a baby hall and a cartoon hall, gyms and intellectual development programs, interest groups. In the evenings, interesting discos, shows of magicians or scientists are arranged for children.
The sanatorium offers a special menu, wellness programs and a lot of entertainment for young guests. The child can be safely left with a professional educator or animators with a Spring and a Drop.
“Russia”. The recognized leader of the holiday resort in Belokurikha. It is considered the best family health resort.
In this sanatorium, children have a really active rest. An ice rink, slides and special ski trails for beginners are available for the entertainment of young holidaymakers.
There will also be something for children to do in the sanatorium building. There are playground towns, a dry pool, a maze, cozy game rooms, friendly educators. Moreover, the sanatorium hosts fascinating master classes, classes, animation programs every day.
“Altai–West”. A hospitable health resort with a club, karaoke and a children’s town. This sanatorium has a vast territory where children can frolic in the fresh air from the heart.
Meals, accommodation, excursions to lakes and even trips to the foothills – in the Altai–West sanatorium, rest with children is thought out to the smallest detail.
And for lovers of family eco-recreation, the country building of the sanatorium, the Altai-Green Park Hotel, is open.
Belokurikha in winter: health improvement
Belokurikha is full of sanatoriums and health resorts that pamper with balneological procedures using thermal waters and mud of the salt lakes of Altai.
In addition, girudo-, speleo-, phytotherapy and pantotherapy are used in Belokurikha. Moreover, winter is a period when the healing frosty air stimulates the immune system and hardens the respiratory tract.
Skiing and snowboarding
Belokurikha in winter is an indispensable skiing from snow–capped mountains. The mountains of Tserkovka and Yakovka attract those who are not afraid of the winter cold. From December to March, snow cannon, snowmobile, chairlifts and chairlifts, trails of various levels of complexity work for you. In the sanatoriums, you can rent equipment or take a training course with an instructor.
We have compiled a list of sanatoriums where you can ride in Belokurikha in winter.
In the hotel “Lesnaya skazka”. Not so long ago, a new ski resort was opened here. The hotel is located 9 km from the sanatorium “Russia”, but the atmosphere here is different: unhurried, soothing, saturated with the energy of the Altai Mountains. Nearby, on the shore of the taiga lake, there is a restaurant and cozy gazebos for lovers of skiing – you can warm up and recuperate in them.
“Belovodye”. The resort offers to spend time at the Yakovka ski resort. Three trails on the mountain of the same name preserve the natural snow cover longer than others, so skiing here lasts until mid-April. The slope length is 350 m., and the height difference reaches 200 m.
The infrastructure of the resort is available to residents here: ski lifts, cottages, bars and restaurants, a sauna and other fruits of civilization.
“Centrosoyuz”. Own ski resort complex “Danilovka” guarantees an unforgettable experience of winter holidays. Experienced athletes, beginners, and even children will have something to do in Danilovka: the complex is divided into zones for training and trails for skiers with experience.
The infrastructure of the complex will not let vacationers get hungry and freeze: a cafe, a sauna and a comfortable hotel will give rest after serious physical exertion.
Walking through the snowy expanses
Next to large sanatoriums in Belokurikha, ice rinks are poured and slides decorated with wonderful ice figures are installed. Terrencures are located a few steps from any health resort. The route for therapeutic walking is a separate pleasure, because it goes through a snow–covered coniferous forest, through mountainous terrain.
Sanatoriums organize excursions to local attractions: for example, to Swan Lake, where wild birds fly in winter.