“Friends Museum”, a museum of the history of skiing and snowboarding in the USSR and Russia

Krasnodar region

Contact information

Krasnodar Krai, City of Sochi, selo Esto-Sadok, Gornaya Karusel St., 5, 102.4 room.

Tel: +7 (938) 400-06-56

E-mail: druzeimuzei@yandex.ru


Operating hours

15:00 – 24:00

Ticket price

guided tours – 300 rubles per person

children – free

self-guided tour – free

Founder, owner and director of the museum

Mikhailov Vitaliy Yuryevich



About museum

The Club-Museum is an anti-museum! Like-minded people gather here, discussing their best skiing days and making plans for the future. Here you can watch movies about mountains and more, have parties, celebrate holidays, listen to music, and simply relax. We have created a unified space for both off-piste skiing enthusiasts and active mountain recreation, as well as for all guests of Krasnaya Polyana.

The Friends Museum is a space built around a community, not just for the sake of a museum collection.

The museum object is the history of the development of skiing and snowboarding, as well as the construction of resorts in Russia, which will be interesting to all visitors; and of course, the community of people who have created and continue to create the history of skiing and recreation in the country.

Until 2019, there was no museum in the country dedicated to the theme of alpine skiing and snowboarding, although there are over 900 museums worldwide with a similar focus.

The Club-Museum “Friends Museum” in Krasnaya Polyana is the only museum of its kind in Russia and the former Soviet space. Its collection has no analogues. Over 300 people spent 5 years collecting exhibits, and today the collection contains over 4,000 storage units. The museum’s collection includes amazing artifacts, including skis and boots of the famous Alexander Zhirov, the tripod of photographer and skier Vadim Gippenreiter, skis of multiple champions of the USSR and Olympic participants, photographs and items from the personal archive of Leonid Tyagachev, Olga Agronovskaya’s skis on which she descended from Peak Lenin, and much more.