“Alpika Service” ski resort

ККД «Альпика-Сервис»


“Alpika” ski lifts were first in Krasnaya Polyana. Today they have four queues of ski lifts servicing 1698 meters drop (from 540  до 2238 meters above sea level). First lift queue was built in 1992, and fourth in 2004.

Pros: great slopes, an location for skiing.
Cons: old and slow lifts. Also, many people complain about service and food.

How to get there:

From Adler’s Center:

  • Bus № 135 — 50 rubles ($1.7)
  • Minibus № 135 — 60 rubles ($2)

From Sochi (Central district) and from Airport:
Bus № 105 goes from central district’s bus terminal every hour, and makes a stop in the airport in Adler.

  • from Sochi bus terminal – 64 rubles ($2.2)
  • from airport – 50 rubles ($1.7)

There’s also minibus from from central district’s bus terminal – 65 rubles ($2.2)

“Alpika Service” is final stop for all buses and mini buses going to Krasnaya Polyana.

Taxi prices:

  • from Sochi: taxi firms – 1300-1400 rubles (~$45), private – 2000 rubles ($68)
  • from Adler: taxi firms – 1200 rubles ($40), private – 1000-1200 rubles ($35-$40)

Taxi rides to get around Krasnaya Polyana are 200-350 rubles ($8-$12). There are no taxi service firms in Krasnaya Polyana, you’ll have to catch a ride with private taxi cab.

Prices (2009-2010):

Ski lifts/passes (weekdays/weekends/holidays):

  • adults: 1000 / 1200 / 1500 rubles ($34/$41/$51)
  • children: 500 / 600 / 750 rubles ($17/$20/$25)

Rentals: 300 – 1500 rubles; open 8am – 5pm.

Read on to see trail map and photos

Trail Map:

Webcams and photos:

Webcam on 4th queue.

(c) Mitya Aleshkovsky

(c) МиХАлыч

Official website: www.alpikaservice.ru (Russian only)


  1. 1
    October 12th, 2010 at 6:50

    hi, very informative website. keep up the good job. I’m planning to visit Sochi this coming january. I have some questions, does the price of the ski lift/passes include rental for the ski/snowboarding equipment? where can i rent these equipment?

  2. 2
    October 29th, 2010 at 7:04

    Actually ski lift passes do not include skiing and snowboard equipment rental. There are so many rental locations around the resort there is also a rental office right near by the ski lift. Enjoy ur trip!

  3. 3
    February 19th, 2011 at 4:09

    Can you connect me with job opportunities at the ski resort, local hotels, business, city offices and anything to do with the Olympics preparation. I speak conversational Russian and live in Park City, Utah USA(Alpine heart of the 2002 Olympics)
    I would like a position from now through the Olympics.
    Thank you for your time.

  4. 4
    July 10th, 2011 at 10:12

    i am very keen to come and ski in russia, before the olympics, i would also be interested in working out there for a winter, is there any employment for foreigners. wanting to do a winter season

  5. 5
    July 13th, 2011 at 7:55

    I am also seeking job opportunities at the ski resort. I have basic Russian and in the next two years will have my APSI (Australian) Level 3 Certification and ISIA
    thank you

  6. 6
    Erwin Ruff
    July 30th, 2011 at 12:11

    Hello, is there any possibility to work as a ski – instructor in Winter 2011 /2012. I speak basic Russian, German, English, French and Italian. I can teach skiing on all levels.


  7. 7
    Erwin Ruff
    July 31st, 2011 at 14:09


    Could you let me know if in Sochi is a ski – school or not.

    If yes could you transfer me the website – adress or E -Mail. I would appriciate your information. Thanks and Kind Regards.

    Erwin Ruff

  8. 8
    March 14th, 2012 at 15:42

    Hi, is there still snow in Krasnaya Polyana in early May? And is it advisable to book a ski pass before arriving?


  9. 9
    December 17th, 2012 at 21:55

    I am still searching my next winter destination. Hope is not too late to book a hotel in Krasnaya Polyana… I’m wondering how is the snow there this year…? Can you tell me please?

  10. 10
    Alex Campbell
    December 19th, 2012 at 13:40

    Hello, I am an experienced qualified ski instructor and wanted work for this season and the next(for the olympics). I speak fluent English, French, Dutch, German and a little Russian (still learning). Are there opportunities even in hospitality( chef). Yours sincerely Alex

  11. 11
    March 22nd, 2013 at 18:33

    I have booked tickets to the bobsleigh in the Olympics. How can I get there from Sochi by public transport? Also where should I stay Sochi or Krasnodar? I think the event finishes at 11pm. Will that be too late to get back to Sochi? What sort of public transport will there be?

  12. 12
    July 8th, 2013 at 19:48

    Hi, could I ask for some contacts for local skischools. I am experienced and universal instructor with ISIA stamp. I speak good russian but even with that is diffucult to find something…
    Thanks for answer, Simon

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