Yakuta Mountains Park of active recreation is a bit older and has natural slopes. The park is located within the half-hour ride from Minsk (Yakuta village, Dzerzhinsky district) – near the highest point of Belarus, the Dzerzhinskaya mountain (345 meters above sea level – told you, not higher that any of those Shanghai skyscrapers!). It has a ski trail, 3 trails for snow tubing with lots of entertainment activities, such as quad bikes, snowmobiles (rental), a rope tow, a shooting range. Unlike he above mentioned, it’s rather worth visiting for the fun of it, not for some serious training – the slopes of Silichi and Logoisk are a bit higher and better equipped, they are often chosen over Yakuta Mountains, however locals often spend winter-fun weekends or teambuilding events there.
Mozyr Ski Resort is located in a city that is notable for its unique terrain – a combination of the hilly Mozyr Ridge and lowland along the banks of the River Pripyat. In Mazyr itself, the height difference is 25-30 meters. The complex offers visitors a professional and training slope for skiing and snowboarding, a rope tow, a tubing slope, a rental point (sports equipment, snowmobiles, ATVs, boats and jet skis for skiing in the summer in Pripyat), a toboggan, an ice rink, a field for futsal, tennis courts, cafes.
Raubichi Republican Center of Olympic Training in Winter Sports, the most famous Olympic base in the country, located 20 km from Minsk, gained fame as one of the best freestyle and biathlon centers in the CIS. Lovers of alpine skiing will find excellent opportunities for outdoor activities here.
Outdoor winter sports enthusiasts will enjoy Belarus because of the mild climate of snowy winters, the absence of the danger of avalanches, well-equipped and facilitated slopes, and year-round availability of hotels, restaurants and equipment rentals.
The cost of services in the ski resorts of Belarus is relatively low. Ski equipment hire is available to visitors any time through the opening hours. Here are some examples of the cost of services in the ski centers of Belarus:
Rental: ski kit (skis, boots, sticks), snowboard kit (snowboard, boots) + lift pass – starting $10 per hour, price higher on the weekends. However, if you rent such a kit in a city rental office, which there are many, it can cost you $10-20 per day, and you have higher chances to get those of higher quality and less damaged. One more life hack for you: nighttime skiing is often available on weekends, which will cost you twice as cheap as during the day, and if you are a night person – you’ll appreciate less crowds and bright floodlights on the slope.
Instructor services in skiing – from $20 for 1 hour individual lessons, about $8 for 1 hour in the group.
The approximate price for a night stay, equipment rental and lift pass at top ski resorts is $60-$100.