In the Saratov region in the summer, skate skiers and snowboarders. Where on the banks of the Volga snow in early July?

this snow in July. From the slope skiers descend surrounded by the summer landscape. Dress code- strict. Instead ski suit — shorts and swimwear.

This is the short ski season this year — it will last only a few hours. Under the scorching sun the skiers run in a snow route.

skiers and snowboarders come to ride the people from different regions. A few hundred people. Santa Claus, for example, from Samara.

“the Layer to do thicker than in the winter, so the snow had a little longer, and all had to go,” said Andrey Kolpakov — the driver of the snowcat.

Thousand cubic meters of snow have prepared in advance. Since February, kept it in a special Ermolovich. The track is small, only 150 meters, but dense enough. Snow depth up to 50 centimeters.

“Usually, the snow lasts up to three days. But today is very hot. I think the day will hold,” said Sergei Mironov, Director of the leisure Park “Hvalyn”.

This is the annual “Naked descent”. In hvalynsk it is conducted for the fifth year in a row. Usually at the beginning of the summer, but in connection with the epidemiological situation in the region at this time, it had to be postponed for a month. The real ski season is here hope to open in November.