Below the Stolby the slap and swish of skis and snowboards can be heard at the Bobrovy Log Ski Resort. Snow cannons keep the slopes going well into May, and in the summer months the Roedelbahn (a kind of downhill forest roller coaster), a pool and regular sports events keep the fun level high.

Cable car provides access to Stolby Nature Reserve observation point and hiking trails. The resort is also the location of one of the city's finest restaurants, Khozyain Taygi. To get here, catch bus 37 that runs from the train station direct to the resort via pr Mira and Predmostnaya pl. An Uber ride from the centre costs R140.