Altai has estimated how many tourists came to the opening of the winter tourist season

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in photobacteria river Actura (Aktru, AK-Round) in the Republic of AltaiAltai has estimated how many tourists came to the opening of the winter tourist season© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

. Almost 17 thousand people attended the opening celebration of the winter tourist season «Altai wintering», which was held in the Altai Krai on 1 and 2 December, according to the regional Agency for development of tourism and resort activities.

The holiday «Altai wintering» was held at the initiative and with the support of the regional authorities in seven cities and ten districts of the region. For the first time this year the main venue was the tourist complex «turquoise Katun». Worked there the Altai residence of Santa Claus, an exhibition of works of craftsmen, ice skating, Curling and passable mix of football, volleyball and acrobatics, have specified in management.

In Barnaul for the holiday «Altai wintering» timed seminars, round tables, exhibitions and sports holiday in Belokurikha — the Alpine skiing competition and regional hockey tournament. And in Spring and Rubtsovsk competed Nordic walkers.

Part of the holiday program was held at the Swan sanctuary, where winter in non-freezing lake flew about seven hundred whooper swans, which are considered a symbol of «Altai wintering».

«The festival brings together neighbors — Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. It is the experience and opinions that we can share with experts and a great opportunity to attract new cross-border cooperation representatives of the tourism business,» said the guest, «Altai wintering», Advisor to the Governor of aimag chodskeho of the Republic of Mongolia, Nama Telegram. Her words quoted by the press service of the government of the Altai territory.