A biathlon base will be built on the Psehako ridge.

There is a construction of a combined ski-biatlon complex on the Psekhako ridge, near Sochi. The height on which the construction site is located is more than 1400 meters above sea level.

Building is carried out under the patronage of Gazprom Socinvest, which is a subsidiary of Gazprom.

Upon completion of construction, Russia will receive the first (and so far the only) mountain base where biathlonists will train, which will greatly facilitate the training of athletes. The complex under construction will also be a fifteen -kilometer track on which biathlon and skiing, shooting machines, starting zones of the finish line will take place.

A large stadium will be in a stationary building, in which the premises will contain, for spectators, athletes and journalists.

The stability of the complex will be such that it will have to withstand a nine -point earthquake without any problems.

According to Vladimir Makarenko, Deputy General Director of the Gazprom Socinvest Construction Company, Vax-Kabin for athletes (120), commentary rooms (50), a premises for the press center, as well as recreation areas will be placed in the building. The structure will be equipped with a fiber -optic cable and wiring, to which television cameras will be connected.

In addition to all of the above, the complex will be characterized by compactness – the Olympic village in 28 cottages is built fifty meters from the tracks. With such a convenient location of the premises, there is no need for a waste of extra hours necessary for the athletes in order to get to the training complex with sports facilities billed on it.

In addition, the advantage of the new complex will be the location in a picturesque place – not only mountain peaks, but also a huge man -made mountain lake will be visible from the windows of cottages.

The purpose of this lake is to store artificial snow reserves. This experiment is rather unusual. As well as the idea of ​​collecting snow in one pile and covering it with sawdust, imposed on top with a thick layer. These measures will help reduce dependence on the amount of snow that have fallen during the season of skiing events.