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Skiing in Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort, Sochi, Kray of Krasnodar Russia

Vertical drop:
1745 m/5725 ft
Longest run:
7500 m/24606 ft
Length of trails :
44 mi/72 km
Lifts:
10
Tracks:
26
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.

In southwestern Russia, in the western Caucasus lies an amazing ski resort, the Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. Rosa Khutor is one of the biggest ski resorts near Krasnaya Polyana and is located at Aibiga Ridge along the Rosa Khutor plateau.

The resort started to be constructed in 2003 and finished in 2011 and is scheduled to host all the alpine skiing events for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, held in nearby Sochi. There is no better place than Rosa Khutor to practice your favorite alpine skiing.

The lowest elevation of the resort is 560 m/1837 ft above sea level. The highest lift, the Caucasus Express Gondola climbs to the summit of Rosa Peak, at 2320 m/7612 ft, creating an incredible elevation difference/vertical drop of 1760 m/5774 ft.

Rosa Plateau is the main area for skiing and stands at an elevation of 1170 m/3839 ft, providing a vertical drop of 1150 m/7612 ft from the summit. At the eastern side of the Rosa Khutor resort is Rosa Stadium, which is the finish area for the alpine racing events at 940 m/3084 ft and with a vertical drop of 1380 m/4528 ft from the summit of Rosa Peak.

The majority of the slopes face the northeast with the slopes on the backside facing southwest. There are 26 tracks and the total of the pistes cover an area of 72 km/44 mi with the longest run being 7500 m/24606 ft!! The entire resort is served by 10 lifts, 3 gondolas, 3 chairlifts, 1 rope tow and 3 magic carpets. Their total amount after the completion of instruction will be 19.

The resort is open from December to April. All levels of skiers are welcome with many expert trails, ready to serve every advanced skier who wants something harder.

It is strongly recommended to follow the rules for safety, if you don’t want to get injured. Even if you just want to watch the Olympics or try these incredible slopes, this resort is totally worth a visit!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Moscow
1.053 miles/1.696 km, 20 hours 36 minutes
Head northeast toward пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Take the 1st left to stay on пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Continue onto пл. Театральная. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto Театральный пр-д. Slight right onto пл. Лубянская. Continue onto пл. Новая. Continue onto пл. Старая. Turn right onto ул. Варварка. Continue onto ул. Большой Москворецкий мост. Continue onto ул. Большая Ордынка. Continue onto ул. Люсиновская. Continue onto ул. Большая Тульская. Continue onto М2/М4. Continue to follow М4. Turn right onto пр. Пролетарский/М4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Кавказский б-р/М4. Turn left onto ул. Бакинская/М4. Continue to follow М4. Partial toll road. Continue onto автодорога Дон/М4. Partial toll road. Take the ramp onto автодорога Дон/М4. Slight left onto the ramp to автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for РОСТОВ and merge onto автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Continue to follow М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Take the ramp onto М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Дон/М4. Take the ramp to Дон/М4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Дон/М4. Continue to follow М4. Slight left toward М27. Slight left onto М27. Turn left to stay on М27. Slight right toward М27. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto М27. Slight left onto ул. Авиационная/М27. Slight right toward ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue straight onto ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue to follow А148. Destination will be on the right.
BY CAR FROM Chelyabinsk
1.721 miles/2.771 km, 35 hours
Head east. Turn right onto ул. Артиллерийская. Turn right at ул. Ловина. Continue straight onto ул. Автодорога Меридиан. Slight right to stay on ул. Автодорога Меридиан. Slight right toward ул. Доватора. Continue straight onto ул. Доватора. Turn left onto ул. Блюхера. Continue onto ул. Уфимский тракт/М5. Continue to follow М5. Go through 1 roundabout. Exit onto Р178. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit. Take the ramp onto М5. Go through 2 roundabouts. Slight right toward Р228. Continue straight onto Р228. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Р228. Turn right onto Р234. Turn right onto Каспий/М6. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn left. Turn left. Turn left toward М4. Turn right toward М4. Slight right onto М4. Take the ramp onto М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Дон/М4. Take the ramp to Дон/М4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Дон/М4. Continue to follow М4. Slight left toward М27. Slight left onto М27. Turn left to stay on М27. Slight right toward М27. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto М27. Slight left onto ул. Авиационная/М27. Slight right toward ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue straight onto ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue to follow А148. Destination will be on the right.
BY AIR
Sochi International Airport,
29.3 miles/46.7 km
BY TRAIN

Russian Railways serve almost the entire Russia. It is suggested to check the website and find which station is close to you and then abort in Sochi Station.

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