The ski resort of Syktyvkar is №1 with no doubt. There are 3 skiing centers in the city: stadium im. Raisy Smetaninoy, ski center "Demino", ski center "Vezhdino" and many tracks capable for trainings (Krasnozatonskiy village, Lesozavod, Orbita and others). The Championship of Russia of cross-country skiing take place here regularly.

 Stadium im. Raisy Smetaninoy - is one of the best complexes for cross-country skiing athlets. It was opened in 1977 and it is a place of annual russian competitions. Tracks have the certification of FIS, and competitions of very high level take place here. In 1985 and 1997 the competitors of World Cup of cross-country skiing and orienteering were met here. For more then 30 years the resort welcomes guests from regions of Russia and foreigners. And before each season about 100 km of tracks are being prepared for the competitios.

But the sports achievements in Syktyvkar are noticable not only on professional level, but also on amateurs. Several All-Russian competitions take place here: "Lyzhnya Rossii", "Syktyvkarskiy svet" and others. Could say literally that in recent years Syktyvkar is one of the capitals of skiing.

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