The Avacha Ski Marathon takes place in the closed proximity to the location of an active Avacha Volcano (2741 meters altitude). Since 1996 many Russian and worldwide cross-country skiing and biathlon stars taken part in Avacha Marathon. Such as - A. Prokurorov, L. Lazytina, O. Danilova, N. Gavrylyuk, P. Rostovtsev, S. Chepikov, V. Vilisov, J. Mae, O. Zavyalova, I. Chernousov , A. Os, L. Berger, A. Legkov, Y.Kovalchuk and many others. Avacha is very attractive to thousands spectators. There are entertainment program, working outlets and barbecue grills at the stadium that makes real skiing festival atmosphere.