Sviyaga – Kazan ski resort complex

Sviyazhskie Hills” in Kazan

Sviyazhskie Hills Ski Resort in Kazan

On Mon from 14:00 to 21:00, Wed from 10:00 to 21:00, Fri from 10:00 to 22:00, Sat and public holidays from 9:00 to 22:00, Sat from 9:00 to 21:00. Equipment rental ends 1.5 hours before closing time, ticket sales for the elevators 1 hour before closing time.

In 2016, in place of the popular Kazan ski resort complex, which was also known as Sviyaga (after the river on the right bank of which it is located), the all-season resort town Sviyazhskie Hills opened its doors. However, many people still know the complex under the name of Sviyazhskiye Hills Kazan.

Complex “Sviyazhskie hills” is located 35 km from Kazan in the village of Savino.

Sviyazhskie Hills Ski Resort in Kazan

The complex underwent a major reorganization and renovation. The result was the emergence of a full-fledged year-round resort town. If previously tourists came here only in winter, for skiing fun and active winter holidays, now it is a universal resort that can be visited at any time of year. There is a golf club for 9 holes, several outdoor and indoor pools, a bowling club. In addition, there is a beach, numerous cafes, hotels and alpine houses for rent. In addition, there are 5 banquet halls for events from 100 to 800 people in the resort town. They are perfect for banqueting of any format.

The resort complex is very popular among residents of the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, as well as residents of nearby cities. However, many tourists come here and from other regions of Russia, for example, from Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Sviyazhskie Hills Ski Resort in Kazan

“Sviyazhskie Hills is currently one of the largest resort complexes of the middle belt of the Russian Federation. And also here sometimes full-fledged sport competitions in mountain skiing and snowboarding are held.

Winter season starts in these areas in late November or early December and lasts until late March or early April. However, the weather is changeable and sometimes makes some adjustments.

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Speaking about the Sviyazhskie Hills skiing resort, there are pistes of varying difficulty:

  • Green (1044 m, a difference of 165 m) is suitable for beginners, it is on these slopes should train, as well as to ride those who are not confident in their abilities;
  • The blue one (1023 m, 156 m drop) is perfect for those who already know how to ski and snowboard, but are not yet ready for dangerous tricks and complex trails;
  • The two red slopes (130 m drop) may seem simple and short, but they are designed only for experienced skiers. Beginners have nothing to do here.

“Sviyazhskiye hills also have interesting snow tubing slopes. In addition, there is a training slope with rope tow elevator, a track for children and a large (and very popular) ice rink.

You can find various restaurants and cafes in the resort, and you can stay overnight at a good hotel or a cozy Alpine house.

To find out the work schedule of all recreational sites and trails, please visit the official website of Sviyazhskie hills.

In addition, it will be useful to see a map of the resort:

Prices in the ski resort Sviyazhskie Hills (ski pass)

Prices are not static, changing from year to year. Each year the rates at the ski complex are set at the beginning of the season. Prices are not too high (especially compared to European ski resorts).

For the 2021-2022 season the minimum prices are as follows:

  • The cable car (hourly rate) – 900 rubles for adults and 700 rubles for 2 hours for children on weekdays; 1400 and 900 rubles on weekends.
  • The ropeway (by the number of rides) – 800 rubles for adults, 600 rubles for children for 7 rides on weekdays; 1400 and 900 on weekends.

Rent of equipment:

  • Category B, a set of skis or a snowboard for 2 hours: 700 rubles on weekdays (each next hour 300 rubles), 900 rubles on weekends (next hour 400 rubles); for the day: 1400 rubles on weekdays, 1900 rubles on weekends.
  • Category, A, a set of skis or a snowboard for 2 hours: 900 rubles on weekdays (every next hour 300 rubles), 1100 rubles at weekends (the next hour 400 rubles); on the day: 1900 rubles on weekdays, 2300 rubles at weekends.
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In any case, before visiting “Sviyazhskie hills” you should check the actual prices online. There you should also specify the cost of the ski pass. The details are available on the official website of the ski resort:

How to get to the ski resort from Kazan

To get to the resort complex “Sviyazhskie Hills” is not easy, especially if you do not have a personal car or you for some reason do not want to go by it. The fact is that there are no direct shuttle buses. There is no regular transportation either.

Sviyazhskie Hills Ski Resort in Kazan

Therefore, everyone who wants to ski, swim in the pools or just relax in the complex, you need to take a cab. If you go in a large group, it is quite profitable, usually drivers charge from Kazan 400-500 rubles one way. If you are an independent traveler or are going to rest for two, it makes sense to find hitchhikers, ready to give a ride. Usually it costs 100-200 rubles per person one way or you may get a free ride.

Another popular way to get to the complex is to call a cab using your smartphone. It can be done using Uber or Yandex. Cab.

Finally, the most popular way to get to “Sviyazhskie hills” is a personal car. It takes 30-40 minutes to get here from Kazan. The main route is along a good M7 road.

Sviyazhskie hills (Sviyaga / SSK Kazan)

The ski complex is located 35 km from Kazan on the steep right bank of the Sviyaga River, near the place where it flows into the Volga. You can get to the complex by car or by bus. By car you can reach the resort “Sviyazhskie Hills” from Moscow, taking Entuziastov Highway on M7. After Cheboksary and Novocheboksarsk you will continue via Tsivilsk and Tyurlema. After Tyurlema and the crossing to Zelenodolsk, go in the direction of Tatarskoe Burnashevo. After Savino, before reaching Pustye and Lesnye Morkvash, turn left at the sign to the Sviyazhskiye Hills ski resort. Those who come by car from Kazan have to leave the city on Gorkovskoye Highway to the M7 highway, where before reaching the administrative border sign of Zelenodolsky District at the traffic circle take the left turn at the sign to Ulyanovsk. After the bridge over the Volga go straight (without turning at the next sign to Ulyanovsk) on the “new” road to Moscow. From the Moscow road turn right at the sign to the ski resort “Sviyazhskie hills”.

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To get to the resort from Ulyanovsk you need to leave the city in the direction of Kazan on Narimanov Avenue. Before reaching Verkhny Uslon and the bridge over the Volga, at the traffic circle turn at the Moscow sign, drive about 1.5 km, then turn at the sign to the ski resort “Sviyazhskie Hills”. From Naberezhnye Chelny the road to the resort will go through the hydroelectric power plant and then along the M7 highway to Kazan. Before reaching Kazan, passing Shali and the left turn to Bogorodskoe, at the traffic circle follow the sign to Ulyanovsk and Nizhny Novgorod. After the bridge over the Volga go straight (without turning off at the next sign to Ulyanovsk) on the “new” road to Moscow. From the Moscow highway turn at the sign to the ski resort “Sviyazhskie hills”. From Yoshkar-Ola you take the Volzhsk-Zelenodolsk-Kazan freeway, before arriving in Volzhsk, turn left to Raifa, leaving Volzhsk, and then Zelenodolsk on the right. Take the M7 federal highway, drive to the traffic circle (before the sign to enter Kazan), then turn to Ulyanovsk. After the bridge over the Volga go straight (do not turn off at the next sign to Ulyanovsk) on the “” “new” road to Moscow. From Moscow highway turn at the sign to the ski resort “Sviyazhskie Hills”.

Reviews (21)

Had a one day trip on January 1. The construction is no-nonsense. It looks like Switzerland. Tracks are good and different. Working chairlifts. Prices bite. Card for skipass 350 rе.

In the ski resort “Sviyazhskie Hills” skied for two days as part of the ski trip “Polmoskovje – Ural”. On the ski resort there are three slopes with approximately the same gradient – blue-green, blue and red. The slopes are wide and well-groomed (you can ride a giant), with quite interesting.

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Very glad that in our difficult times there are accessible places where you can relax mind and body! I am glad that there are investors willing to invest in sports and recreation! Invested a lot of money, tried to make everything nice and modern.

General Information

In 2004, 35 km from Kazan, on the right bank of the river Sviyaga, opened a ski resort “Kazan” (called “Sviyaga”). Kazan” is one of the largest ski resorts in Russia and is very popular not only among ski lovers but also among alpine skiers. In December 2007 the Kazan SSRF hosted a round of the Cup of Russia in alpine skiing (special slalom). In 2009 it is planned to hold a Snowboard World Cup event on the Sviyaga River. Not long ago the Kazan ski resort was renamed Sviyaga Hills. Today the ski resort “Sviyazhskie Hills” is an all-season resort, which offers many interesting activities for all lovers of active recreation, both in winter (mountain and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, skating, winter town) and summer (golf, shooting range, other activities).

Read more ” In 2004, 35 km from Kazan, on the right bank of the river Sviyaga, opened a ski resort “Kazan” (popularly called “Sviyaga”). Kazan” is one of the largest ski resorts in Russia and is very popular not only among ski lovers but also among alpine skiers. In December 2007 the Kazan SSRF hosted a round of the Cup of Russia in alpine skiing (special slalom). In 2009 it is planned to hold a Snowboard World Cup event on the Sviyaga River. Not long ago the Kazan ski resort was renamed Sviyaga Hills. Today the ski resort “Sviyazhskie Hills” is an all-season resort, which offers a lot of interesting activities for all lovers of active recreation, both in winter (mountain and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, skating, winter town) and summer (golf, shooting range, other activities).

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