The mountainous district Arhyz is situated in the south of Karachay-Cherkessia. The first hostels appeared there back in the times of the USSR. But we are going to show you a new object being built in the area – an all-season resort “Arhyz-1650”.
The object was named like this because it is located 1650 meters above sea level. It is going to be one of the four resorts in the Arhyz gorge.
We are entering the territory of the settlement. The territory is guarded.
The resort started to be built two years ago and is planned to be finished by the end of 2013.
One of the temporary houses of the settlement.
The construction site.
Big sewage pipes.
This is an administrative complex: here will be a police station, a medical station, rental of tourist equipment, shops.
The guest house.
Three hotels are being built.
On of them will be ready by the end of the year, two others – this summer.
That building to the right is a restaurant for 200 people connected with a hotel complex by a glass passage.
The workers are building the fourth hotel. There will be five hotels in general.
All the hotels are finished in the same style – with brown and white tiles.
A hundred meters away is ropeway of a gondola type.
The ropeway was completed in record-breaking time – for five months being ready in March 2013.
It is the longest gondola ropeway in Russia, its length is more than 2000 meters. It lifts tourists 2200 meters high; the ropeway’s capacity is – 2400 people per hour.
There are two ski slopes here – 3500 and 1500 meters high. One more is going to be made for tourists – it is planned to lift tourists up to the height of 2900 meters – on the very gorge – the pass of Fedoseev.
It’s not the only ropeway in the settlement: the chair lift ropeway had been the first to be put into service.
One can get onto some slopes by car.
The working conditions are rather difficult here.
This hotel is the remotest from the entrance to the settlement.
Views from the balconies promise to be nice.
Tourists from other hostels regularly come here to see how the construction is going on.