TYUMEN, March 21 (Itar-Tass) — Five new investment projects in tourism will be implemented in Yamal in 2012, which the Forbes magazine put on the list of eight most beautiful places in Russia that can offer really unforgettable impressions to the tourists. The network of five bases for amateur and sport fishing is planned to create, a source in the foundation of innovative development in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area told Itar-Tass on Wednesday. A tourism base on the Varchato Lake, which will be ready to admit tourists already this year, is among them. The same tourist site will be built on the Bolshoye Shchuchye Lake in the Polar Ural region. Other tourist sites are planned to commission in 2014.
Tourism bases should also developed, chief of the foundation Sergei Domansky said. “Yamal has a very strong potential for the development of such tourism trends as rafting and tourism hiking. These tourism bases are cheap and are recouped quickly. This will make tourism more civilized,” he said.
Another trend, on which specialists of the foundation are working, is the creation of a network of unique natural ethnographic and historical centres in Yamal. This is the medieval city of Mangazei and the ethnographic and historical complex on the Angalsky Cape in Salekhard. Meanwhile, Yamal is planning to develop the cruise tourism on the Ob River, the Ob Bay with the entry to the Kara Sea and then to the Tazovskaya Bay. A modern Alpine ski centre is planned to create near the settlement Kharp.
Yamal is the only region in the Tyumen Region, where all conditions exist for Alpine ski routes, Domansky said. The landscape near Kharp makes it possible to create a modern ski route.