Tourism in Russia > Ural Mountains
Ancient Ural Mountains are not high, but due to permanent snow cover they suit
perfectly for mass skiing. Ski resorts of South Ural - «Abzalovo» and «Zav'yalikha»
are most popular with local population, but their technological level and tracks
quality are famous outside the region. In Perm region the ski resort is situated
on Chusovaja mountain, and in Sverdlovsk the ski resort is located on Belaya
Unique Kungurskie caves and Ledyanaya cave in particular are popular in Perm
region; Kurguzak caves and Sikiyaz-Tamaksky cave complex -in Chelyabinsk region.
From the earliest times water of many Ural springs has been considered to be
miraculous. Well before the industrial development of Ural, the Ugrian tribe
that lived there used the curative springs and worshiped them. It can be explained
that water of many Ural springs while passing a long underground way saturates
with mineral salts and radon and acquire health-giving properties. Information
on medical localities of Ural that were systematized in 1915 emphasize mineral
water springs, therapeutic mud sources and salt lakes in 18 uyezds and two districts
of Perm province. Only in Chelyabinsk uyezd there were known 12 salt lakes.
In the period of time after the World War I and World War II the resorts of
Ural got the most development and public attention as centers of after-treatment
of injured and ill people.
Ural is a special place on Russian land. Everyone who visits it can feel the
aureole of mysteriousness of Ural Mountains. National park «Pripyshminskie pine
forests», main part of which is situated on the right bank of Pyshma river,
has been created for the purpose of preservation of unique pine forests famous
for species composition of flora and fauna.
The main place of interest of the natural park «Chusovaja River» is the river
itself with numerous feeders, riparian forests. The way of Cossacks «vstrech
solnt.su» for opening huge spaces of Russia was along this river.
Ural is highlands, and though there is no slope of many kilometers and eternal
sqpfthe quantity of excellent skiing tracks is enough. Jo thfratskiing tracks
equipped in the middle of XX century: Uktusskie ''Attains in Ekaterinburg, «Flus»
mountain nearRevdatown, «Motaikha» near Isetskoe lake, «Nizhnie Sergi» complex
near the resort of the same name, «Dolgaya» mountain near Nizhny Tagil and «Ezhovaya»
mountain near Kirovograd town, the new skiing complexes have been added: «ÐÍïàóà»
and «Tyoplaya» near Pervouralsk, «Volchikha» near Revda and «Listvennaya» near
Special attention is paid to the development of a modern sport complex on
Belaya mountain, near Nizhny Tagil. Many kinds of sport tourism and extreme
recreation have been'developing actively on the territory ol §yerjllo\§k.regiofl
Each person who wishes to try strength in real adventure can find new impressions
and discoveries. Rivers of Ural Mountains in their upper reaches have mountains
character. During spring flood the water marshes on rapid rivers and can became
a serious test not only for beginners but for experienced water tourists. Areas
of Sverdlovsk region with a small population will strike hunters and fishmen
by the variety of animals and abundance in clear water. Sport fishing, both
winter and summer is allowed on all rivers and lakes of Sverdlov region.