The Russian government has decided to exclude the massif from the borders of the Lagonaki biospheric polygon, which is partly located in the territory of the Caucasian Reserve. This will help preserve the unique natural complex, which has no analogues in Russia. Rare species of plants and animals are registered on its territory, many of which are listed in the Red Book.
“On the territory of the Fisht-Oshtensky mountain range, any development will be prohibited, including the construction of ski resorts and other tourist infrastructure facilities that are potentially possible within the boundaries of the polygon,” the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reports.
The area of the Lagonaksky biospheric polygon on the lands of specially protected territories and objects in Adygea is more than 17.2 thousand hectares. It is planned to create an all-season eco-resort "Lagonaki" here.
According to the project, it will include hotels for at least 5,000 people a day, catering and life support facilities, more than 36 kilometers of slopes, 13 modern cable cars, a snow park, and a cross-country skiing track. It is assumed that the complex will be attended by 500 thousand people a year, the implementation of the project will create about two thousand jobs.
The opening of the Lagonaki resort is scheduled for 2023.