Zavyalikha resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “The local freestyle center, features the halfpipe and bigair, and is generally quite snowboard-friendly, but the riding area is very small.”

Mountain stats

Top lift:860
Vertical drop:430
Bottom lift:430

LiftsLift count : 0 x Cable-cars   0 x Gondolas   3 x Chairlifts   2 x Drag-lifts  

14 km of pistes

Easy
25%
Intermediate
70%
Advanced
5%
Total Pistes:13
Longest Piste:3 km

Zavyalikha is a snowboard-friendly resort, but it's harder to get to than Bannoe or Abzakovo. However, this place is favorite among Urals freestylers, as the varied terrain offers a lot of opportunities for playing around, and there's a halfpipe, bigair, as well as a special snowboard slope with hits and bumps. By the next season they plan to build a snowboard park as well. Small riding terrain make it not very interesting for freeriders or carvers, however, if you're lucky with the snow, you can get some good off-piste boarding for a day or two. The town itself is nothing special, but quiet, and you can find some affordable accommodation and restaurants there.

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