New Ropeway will Connect Sparrow Hills and “Luzhniki”


Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) view point is said to offer the best panoramic views of Moscow. Surprisingly, despite being so popular, the place is pretty hard to reach. A car is not the best option due to few parking spots on the top of the hill. If you prefer subway, you will still have to walk for some time from the “Sparrow Hills” metro station. City bus would be the remaining means of transfer. This is why Moscow architects have come up with a new idea – a ropeway.

The Best Attraction of Moscow Summer 2018

By the summer 2018 a new ropeway will appear above the Moscow river and connect the view point with the “Luzhniki” sports complex, which will be hosting WC games at this time.

The length of the ropeway will be 698 meters, while its capacity will be about 1.6 thousand people an hour.There will be three stops including the intermediary one on right bank of the Moscow river.

Interestingly, the fittings will be manufactured and supplied by BARTHOLET, the leading international company in the fields of aerial cableway systems and amusement park facilities, while the exterior will be handled by Porsche Design, one of the leading companies in industrial design.

The ropeway will be equipped with 35 closed cabins fitting 8 people each and 10 open ones – for 4 people each. Besides its transport and tourist roles, the Moscow ropeway will also be used for sports purposes: in winter, sportsmen will use it to get to the mountain ski jump hill, which will be revamped in accordance with the latest FIS requirements for ski jump profiles. By 2017 the ski jump hill should become one of the most cutting-edge ski jumps in the world, perfectly suitable for holding top-class Russian and international championships.

Sport Available for Everyone

The sports school of Olympic Reserve on the Sparrow Hills will be modernized as well. During its 15-year-old history, its graduates became winners of the biggest international and Russian championships. Among them there are the figure skaters Maria Butyrskaya, Maksim Trankov, Tatyana Volosozhar and Adelina Sotnikova, the skiers Julia Chepalova and Natalia Medvedeva, as well as other outstanding biathlonists, freestylers, ice-skaters and skeleton racers. Now the school is preparing 280 young sportsmen, who will strive for Olympic glory.

Reconstruction will concern the public sector too: citizens will enjoy unique sporting facilities on the Sparrow Hills, such as walking lanes with “flying” steps, a scout school, a rock-climbing wall, a swimming pool, a number of sports schools, speed skating and toboggan roads, as well as a healthy lifestyle center and a petting zoo. Once the reconstruction is over, an all-year-round sports and active recreation center will be launched here.

Connecting Sparrow Hills and “Luzhniki” sports complex with a ropeway will create a huge sports and recreation space, which is sure to become the main center for sports available to professionals and public alike.