Skiing and snowboarding in Saint Petersburg

Skiing and snowboarding in Saint Petersburg

Skiing and snowboarding are one of the favorite sports for many residents of St. Petersburg and guests of the city. Such a pastime allows you not only to get a lot of pleasure from active recreation, but also to enjoy the beautiful views of St. Petersburg and the surrounding area. In this article we will tell you about the best places for skiing and snowboarding in St. Petersburg, as well as about the rules and nuances that you should know when planning your vacation. For quick access to all the locations presented in the article, we recommend booking a 4-star inexpensive hotel in the center of St. Petersburg.

Saint Petersburg has many places for skiing and snowboarding, both in the city and in the Leningrad region, where, by the way, it is worth choosing a hotel to save time on the way. 

One of the most popular places is the Kronstadt Ski Resort. It is located just 30 kilometers from the city and offers skiing on specially prepared trails, as well as off-road. The resort also has several snow parks.

Another popular place for skiing is the Pushkin Ski Resort. It is located in Pushkin Park and is ideal for people who are looking for a more peaceful and secluded place to ski. 

In the city of St. Petersburg there are several places for skiing and snowboarding. 

There are also several artificial ice rinks that are open throughout the winter season. For example, the skating rink in the Sevkabel Port space is waiting on the ice every day from 11:00 for novice skaters and those who have summer in their soul even in winter, because only hot ice dancing can make even the coldest winter day fun. There is everything for entertainment at the rink: an ice rink of 2200 m2 with a cooling system that allows it to work on any day, excellent music, food trucks with food and drinks, a toy Baltic seal and a polar bear are faithful helpers to skaters. A magical forest grows in the center of the rink, and a view bridge leads to the embankment.

If you don't want to go to the center, then you can also find ski areas on the outskirts of St. Petersburg. But before you go to the rink, be sure to check the information about its operation and skating conditions (equipment rental, etc.).

Don't forget about security. Despite the fact that skiing and snowboarding are a lot of fun, they are still active sports, and you should adhere to the rules and safety recommendations. It is necessary to use protective equipment, such as a helmet and elbow pads, and be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules and restrictions of riding on a particular track. If you are not an experienced athlete, it is recommended to start with easier tracks and gradually increase the difficulty.

In general, St. Petersburg offers many opportunities for skiing and snowboarding, from resorts in the vicinity of the city to artificial ice rinks in the center. 

We recommend booking a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg to be able to easily get to any of the suggested places for skiing and snowboarding.