On December 2019, the small resort of Veduchi inaugurated its dry ski slope. A length record in the heart of North Caucasus. 1,130-meter long, it means 30 meters more than the track opened in 2016 in Kagura (Japan). This 18,000 sq.m. synthetic track allows you to ski all year round. It comes with a small ski area equipped with a brand new chairlift made in France. A hotel and a youth hostel have also recently emerged from the ground. A few years back, there was nothing in Veduchi.
A dry ski slope part of year-round tourism project
The local authorities, supported by President Kadyrov – a friend of Vladimir Putin – do not intend to stop there. By 2025, they hope to have drawn 17 runs, built 7 ski lifts and other amenities capable of welcoming up to 4,800 visitors a day. A 3S cable car – state-of-the-art technology – is even planned to link the two sides. Neveplast, an Italian manufacturer, supplied the gigantic artificial ski slope.
Located 2 hours’ drive from Grozny, this site is the first real ski resort in Chechnya. This republic, a member of the Russian Federation, emerged from the war more than 10 years ago. Today, it is criticized for its authoritarian regime and its lack of human rights respect. Do you still want to travel there? Grozny is only a 3 hour flight from Moscow. Don’t forget your Russian visa. In addition, it is highly recommended to learn the basics of Chechen to be able to talk with local people. Good luck therefore!
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