The skiing resort will be on the Maly Yamantau slopes, in a South Ural spur, Beloretsky district in the Bashkir east. Messrs. Tyagachev and Baidavletov visited the prospective site, which left the Olympic functionary enchanted, what with exquisite scenery, crystal-clear mountain streams, a highway and a railway nearby, sufficient height, and infrastructural facilities already available.
The resort is expected to take up approximately 2,000 hectares in the South Ural nature preserve, with a skiing course six kilometres long, an overfall of 650 metres.
Accompanying Leonid Tyagachev on his trip were spokesmen of major Russian-based companies. A close look at the place made them eager to invest. A business plan will be made quite soon.
Russia has grand prospects for posh mountain recreation. Millions of dollars a year are made on winter sports in the whole wide world. Russia will follow suit now, says an enthusiastic Mr. Tyagachev.