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Flag of Sheregesh
Location of Sheregesh
Sheregesh is located in Russia
Location of Sheregesh
Sheregesh is located in Kemerovo Oblast
Sheregesh (Kemerovo Oblast)
Coordinates: 52°55′30″N 88°02′00″E / 52.92500°N 88.03333°E / 52.92500; 88.03333Coordinates: 52°55′30″N 88°02′00″E / 52.92500°N 88.03333°E / 52.92500; 88.03333
Federal subjectKemerovo Oblast
Founded1914Edit this on Wikidata
789 m (2,589 ft)
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC+7 (MSK+4 Edit this on Wikidata[2])
Postal code(s)[3]
652971Edit this on Wikidata
OKTMO ID32627175051

Sheregesh (Russian: Шерегеш) is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) in Tashtagolsky District of Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. Population: 10,173 (2010 Census);[4] 10,371 (2002 Census);[5] 9,553 (1989 Census).[6] Postal code: 652971. The main ethnic groups are Russians and Shors.

History and economy[edit]

Sheregesh is named after brothers Sheregeshevy, who struck iron ore in 1912. Previously known for its mining industry, it is now one of the most popular winter sports resort where more than million of tourists, from Siberia as well as other regions of Russia, go every winter for snowboarding and skiing. As a rule, the tourist season lasts from November till the end of April.

The Sheregesh ski resort at Mount Zelenaya

Ski resort[edit]

Since the early 2000s Sheregesh is known as a ski resort and is continuously developing. During this time, the number of tourists visiting Sheregesh has increased from 30,000 a year to 980,000 a year. Trails are located on the slopes of Mount Zelenaya.

The total length of the tracks in Sheregesh is more than 35,000 meters.

Characteristics of tracks (alpine skiing, snowboarding):

  • The length is 700, 2000, 2300, 2500, 3200, 3500, 3600 and 3900 m.
  • The width is 50-200 m.
  • The difference in heights is 300-680 m.
  • The highest point is 1570 m above sea level.

For extreme skiing there are many freeriding routes. The skiing area is formed around four peaks - Mount Mustag, Zelenaya, Kurgan and Utuya. The mountain is divided into 3 sectors - sector A, sector E and the Southern sector ("Malca", the former "Skyway").

As of 2018, 19 ski lifts operate in Sheregesh ski resort, open from 9 to 17. Since 2015 lift pass for use on all ski lifts is available.[7]

Grelka fest[edit]

In April, the main event of Sheregesh, the music festival "Grelka Fest", traditionally takes place, where every year skiers in swimsuits simultaneously descend from the mountain.[citation needed]


The climate of Sheregesh is continental: winters are usually cold and snowy; summers are short and warm. [8] The snow mantle reaches four meters.

A view from Mount Zelyonaya in Sheregesh


At least 50 hotels operate in Sheregesh. Most are located on Mount Zelenaya.


  1. ^ "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  4. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1 [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года [2010 All-Russia Population Census] (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service.
  5. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian).
  6. ^ Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. 1989 – via Demoscope Weekly.
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