The best of Kirovsk’s three ski stations, Bolshoy Vudyavr boasts modern lifts, downhill runs suitable for all abilities and lit-up slopes during the winter. Ski rental is R250/690 per hour/day, while snowboards are R300/830. You'll need to leave a R10000 deposit. It’s just across the mountain east of Kirovsk, but 12km away by road (around R500 by taxi).

Can also organise snowmobile tours of the surrounding Arctic countryside (R8050 per day, per person). See the website for further details.