Husky winter sports Russia
Of all the winter activities available in Russia few are as enjoyable to both watch and participate in as the husky winter sports beloved of the state of Karelia. Perched in the far north-west of Russia, this state is famous for the long cold winters that make it the perfect place for winter sports, and husky racing in particular.
Petrozavodsk is the base for many of the biggest races in the region and a great place from which to enjoy husky racing. Visitors keen to make the most of a trip to Russia to enjoy husky winter sports will appreciate the comfort and convenience available at the Park Inn by Radisson, Petrozavodsk Hotel.
From life saving to sport
The roots of the husky winter sports which take place in Russia stretch back some 4,000 years to a time when early cultures depended on dogs for survival. In those harsh times a pack of hardy dogs provided the means of travelling through the snowy landscapes with relative ease.
Fast-forward a few millennia and although the purpose of the sledding has changed, the urgency and excitement remains the same. Teams of dogs race breathlessly through the crisp Russian winter air along tracks and routes which have welcomed fast-paced travellers for thousands of years.
A packed calendar
The snowy expanses surrounding Petrozavodsk are a favourite on the Russian husky winter sport calendar. Numerous national and international races draw visitors from across Europe and beyond, each working with their dogs in a bid for glory.
Visitors travelling to the area to enjoy watching husky winter sports, or looking forward to taking part in a race or casually trying it out, will enjoy a stay at the Park Inn by Radisson
, Petrozavodsk Hotel. After a long day in the Russian snow the warm and welcoming city hotel in Petrozavodsk is the perfect place to relax and unwind.