Overall, it's one of the best in Urals, but because of the small terrain only worths it if one of your goals is to have Urals on your travel list, or if you need a break from the Trans-Siberian (which passes not too far away).
Bannoe / Photo: Bannoe
There are three hotels: Yubileiny Sanatorium (the most comfortable accommodation on the shore of Bannoye lake), Uralskie Zori (600 m from the slopes), Berezki Tourbase (1,5 km from the slopes), Bannoe Pension and a few other hotels. Yubileinoe Sanatorium offers 3-star hotel-like accommodation, as well as private houses for rent. The price starts at 1000 R ($35) for a single, 1400 R ($50) for a double per night. Book at [email protected] Uralskie Zori is the cheapest, but basic option. Shared accommodation starts at 200 R ($7) per night. To book, contact tel: +7 (3519) 24-36-78, 24-56-31, 24-39-35 (fax), or email: [email protected] Berezki Tourbase looks like a typical Soviet tourbase (so, it's not very pleasant), but offers private accommodation for the lowest prices: 600 R ($23) for a single, 1100 R ($40) for a double. Can be booked through [email protected] Most accommodation is available if you just show up, but make sure it's not between 29 December and 9 January, which is the most busy period.
The local apres-ski is centered various hotels and tour-bases and caters more towards the family audience, so you won't get big happenings here. There are many restaurants in the town where you can eat for 150-300 R ($5-$15), depending what level of comfort you prefer. The neighbouring Abzakovo (25 km) has it all: bars, clubs, and even an aqua-park, so head there if you want to have some fun.