The Mamison Ski Resort, located in the eponymous valley in the Alagir district of North Ossetia, is set to commence operations in the winter of 2024. The detailed development plan for this new ski resort was presented by Nikolay Goncharov, the Deputy General Director of “Kavkaz.RF,” at the Tourism Territories Forum (FTT-2023) currently taking place in Sochi, at the Krasnaya Polyana resort.
According to Goncharov, the Mamison Ski Resort is on track to welcome its first visitors in the winter of 2024. The resort is currently witnessing active construction activities, with the installation of ski lifts, a multifunctional center, parking facilities, hotels, and an artificial snowmaking system.
By the winter of 2024, the resort, located a 1.5-hour drive from Vladikavkaz, is expected to offer accommodations for 700 guests, feature two ski lifts, and offer 19 kilometers of ski slopes. Four private companies are already investing in the resort, with planned private investments for 2023 amounting to 13.2 billion rubles. Investors are enjoying favorable conditions, including a 2% profit tax rate, and zero taxes on land and property.
The resort aims to attract approximately 50,000 trips during the winter season of 2024-2025. With a vertical drop of 1,100 meters and a skiing season spanning six months, the resort offers a promising experience. During the summer, the resort’s hotels are expected to serve as a base for excursions in the mountainous region of Ossetia.
In total, the government plans to invest 18 billion rubles in the construction and development of the Mamison Resort by 2030. Anticipated private investments, taking into account those already made, will amount to 20.4 billion rubles. By 2026, the resort’s total room capacity is expected to reach 2,645, with a planned annual tourist flow of 100,000 trips.
Looking ahead to 2030, the resort is set to add three more cable cars, bringing the total to five. The equipped trail length will expand to 43 kilometers, with a projected annual tourist flow of 345,000 trips.
Considering the active development of the entire resort area encompassing 7,103 hectares, the proximity of intriguing cultural sites (including three ancient villages, ancient towers, and 19 mineral springs), the resort could eventually accommodate 35 cable cars, 39 hotels with 12,270 beds, and 95 ski slopes.
The new resort is poised to become a major attraction in Russian ski tourism and provide stiff competition to popular Caucasus resorts like Gudauri, Tsaghkadzor, and others.