Sochi is a city situated in the federal subject of Krasnodar Kray, Russia. Its exact location is near the border between Russia and Georgia, on the Black Sea coast. Sochi is known to the entire world, as the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are about to take place here.
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Skiing in Lagonaki Ski Resort, Maykop, Republic of Adygeya Russia
To the north of the mountains Shepsi, Oshten and Psesho Fischt lies a heavenly place to practice alpine skiing. Lagonaki Ski Resort is situated in a natural reserve. It is one of UNESCO World Heritage sites and took many years and a lot of effort to take permission from the UNESCO Committee, in order to allow the resort to be built.
The area offers dazzling mountain rivers, beautiful sea beaches and wonderful slopes. The resort lies at an elevation of 1609 m/5278 ft with the highest part being at 2450 m/8038 ft, creating a vertical drop of 841 m/2759 ft.
The tracks are suitable for alpine skiers of every level. It is not possible to get disappointed by 165 km/103 mi of trails!!! These trails are served by 28 lifts. As imagined, this resort is huge and is one of the most beautiful resorts in Russia.
Inside the resort, there is a hotel ready to accommodate a large number of guests, restaurants, cafes, instructors, rentals and many other amenities. This amazing resort is planned to open in 2013, so stay informed as number of visitors is expected to be tremendous.
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