SOROCHANY - SCHUKOLOVO - STEPANOVO/VOLEN - KRYLATSKOE - CHYLKOVO - KANT
Moscow is the perfect place for winter sports with all this snow! But what are the best places to ski near Moscow? The nearby options have a limited altitude but there are a few other options on a 1-1,5 hour drive.
Sorochany - sorochany.ru
This is the most modern and largest ski area and only a 1,5 hour drive from Moscow. It has restaurants, a daycare, ski rental and ski schools. For beginners this area is perfect to practice. You can easily go here for a day trip, but if you'd like to stay overnight try: https://www.moscowliving.org/blog/chalet-yakhroma-perfect-group-accommodation, or the next door hotel complex http://www.sorochany-mdk.ru/.
- Lifts#: 10 (http://sorochany.ru/skhema-kurorta/)
- Highest mountain 225m
- Location: Der. Kurovo 68, Dimitrovsky rayon (49km from MKAD)
Shukolovo « Горнолыжный клуб Леонида Тягачева » - http://www.shukolovo.ru/
This is the ski area where the ski team that usually trains indoor at "снеж.ком" trains on their outside practices. It's 1 hour north of Moscow and offers a good practice area for a day trip. It also offers ski rental, a ski school and a restaurant.
It only has 1 chairlift, the rest is tow-lifts.
- Lifts #: 13
- Highest mountain: 200m
- Location: D. Schukolovo, Dimitrovsky rayon
These are 2 very small ski areas that are mostly suitable for beginners. It has 3 lifts and you can ski on 2 mountains. There is a ski rental and a restaurant. If you are a little more advanced we recommend to go to nearby Sorochany.
- Lifts#: Stepanovo 2, Volen 3 (http://www.volen.ru/o-parke/skhema-parka)
- Highest mountain: 200m
- Location: Ulitsa Troiskama 2, Yakhroma
Krylatskoe «Lata-Trek» - http://spusk.ru/en/
The ski slopes at Krylatskoe are perfect for a day trip because it's within the MKAD and easy to reach by metro! There a several ski schools and rental options, so perfect for learning to ski or for a sporty day trip with the skyline of Moscow city :). There's also a tubing slope & rental. Great family activity!
- Lifts #: 4 http://spusk.ru/about/
- Highest mountain: 63m
- Location: Krylatskaya Ulitsa 1
Chylkovo «Горнолыжный клуб Гая Северина» - http://chylkovo.ru/
After Krylatskoe this is the closest ski area to Moscow, just outside of the MKAD. It only has 3 lifts and 3 slopes with an altitude of 75 meter. But if you just want to practice a bit, it's fine for a day trip. You can even go here by metro & taxi.
- Lifts #: 3 (http://chylkovo.ru/shema-trass)
- Highest mountain: 75m
- Location: P. Telmana, Ramensky rayon
Kant - https://kant-sport.ru/
This is the largest area close to the city that you can reach by metro (Nagornaya). It has 17 slopes, a ski school, ski rental and a huge ski store. The altitude is only 55m, but for the little ones this is perfect to learn how to ski!
- Lifts #: 8
- Highest mountain: 55m
- Location: Electrolitny perelok 7/2
All in all there are a few nearby ski options, but if you'd like to get the full experience and if you can go for a weekend, take the little effort to go to Sochi! It's just a 1,5 our flight and a 45 min. taxi drive and you'll enjoy Russia's high quality powder snow on the beautiful mountains of Roza Chutor! https://www.moscowliving.org/blog/sochi-weekend-ski