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ORENBURG, November 16. /TASS/. Ski season at the Dolina tourist complex in the Kuvandyksky district of the Orenburg region will open in December, a source in the regional government told TASS. The season will begin later than usual due to weather conditions since there is no snow to ski on.
“The season in Kuvandyk will begin depending on weather conditions, is it set to start in early to mid-December. The staff has begun to make artificial snow to cover the slopes, when this work is done, the complex will open to tourists,” Orenburg region Vice-Governor Pavel Samsonov said after examining the complex.
Much work has been done for the 2016-2017 season at the ski complex, the artificial snow-making system has been repaired as well as the cable ways. The pool and the snow grooming facilities have been revamped, pipelines have been replaced. A snowboard park, a skating rink and two new eating facilities are planned to be set up this season. Besides that, Wi-Fi hotspots will be established at the complex.
Around 90,000 people visited Kuvandyk during the 2015 season while ten years ago the number of tourists was less than 5,000.