Big Wood is a modern tourist complex. The ski trails start atop Aikuaivenchorr mountain, at an altitude of 1,060 meters above sea level. Two lines of modern T-bar lifts 1,750 and 1,150 meters in length carry skiers and snowboarders to the top. They can carry up to 900 people per hour. In 2009, a 1,800-meter ski lift was launched. In 2013, two more lifts were added: a four-seated chairlift 1,066 meters in length and a T-bar lift 551 meters in length.
The total vertical drop at Big Wood is 550 meters. There are slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels: a training slope with a lift; wide slopes with 40% grades for fun carving; a snow park for freestyle and new school; as well as two wide couloirs with incredible slopes for expert skiers.
In November 2014, a new gondola was inaugurated to bring winter sports fans directly from Kirovsk to the Big Wood complex. It is designed for 36 cabins and 36 seats, and in total it can carry up to 2,400 people per hour. The same year, an illuminated trail for skiers and a service center, including equipment rental store, a judges room, and a recreation room, appeared on the northern slope.
Official Tourism Portal of Murmansk Oblast / www.murmantourism.ru/
|Address:||Murmansk oblast, Kirovsk, southern slope of Aikuaivenchorr mountain|