How should Kuban residents spend their winter vacations so that later they should not regret missed chances?
The alpine resort of Krasnaya Polyana will become the centre of the vacation season. There is enough snow there; the tracks are waiting for the skiers and snowboarders. The infrastructure, service quality of the local cafés, restaurants and entertaining programs are well known. Krasnaya Polyana has by right won its fame of the country’s main skiing resort - a posh, contemporary, a little bit bombastic and little bit too rich one.
An absolute majority of the hotel rooms for the New Year vacations had been booked by the beginning of December. Those who did not book them may now try and look for the ‘refusals’.
Other snow-covered holiday destinations are Lagonaki and the Mostovsky and Otradnensky rayons. They are free of the chic à la Krasnaya Polyana and of crowds of celebrities à la Rosa Khutor. Vacationers like these places for their calm and quietness, intact and pure nature, organic food sold by local farmers, and a chance to spend time with their kith and kin without phone calls, social networks, shops and traffic jams. The room choice there is not large, and is mainly represented by inexpensive hotels. However, there are some quite comfy places, like Azish Tau at Lagonaki, or Silicon Thermae, a new spa in the Mostovsky rayon.
If snow is not a must for your winter vacations, you may meet New Year to the accompaniment of the fireworks reflected in the waves of the Black Sea. Rooms in the hotels of Anapa, Gelendzhik, Tuapse and Sochi are still available. What you have to do is to choose the right program for your taste and purse.
Sochi Park has for a month been the venue for a real winter fairy tale. It is there that Father Frost’s First Factory offers a New Year training course. Its program includes painting of Christmas-tree balls, making of artificial Christmas trees from felt, and modeling of snowmen from polymer clay.