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

Vertical drop:
1745 m/5725 ft
Lifts:
10
Summit elevation:
2320 m/7612 ft
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.

Extreme skiing is an extreme sport taking place outside of the prepared by the resorts slopes, as you climb at the highest peak and ski downhill as fast as you can. Kransaya Polyana is the mecca of extreme skiing and the Rosa Khutor resort is the heart of this mecca.

One of the best things in Rosa Khutor is the freeride opportunities that impress and inspire the best athletes of the country and the entire world. If you decide to try extreme skiing, one of the basics is to confidently own skiing techniques and also make the first steps with a qualified instructor.

Use the highest lift, the Caucasus Express Gondola to the Rosa Peak, which reaches an elevation of 2320 m/7612 ft, creating a vertical drop of 1745 m/5725 ft from the lowest point of 560 m/1837 ft, giving a lot of downhill to the insane skiers!!

Alternating vistas of incredible beauty with everything covered with this magic white carpet will keep you from thinking what am I doing? This descent is exciting and scary!

The climate conditions on the slopes of Aigba with fresh snow falls and melts in November make a full freeride possible in December, but if you want you can always get good snow even in summer.

The influence of the warm air that flows from the Black Sea highlands gives the snow extraordinary lightness and fluffiness, promising the sensation of flying while riding.

Just keep in mind that you are about to ride in the middle of unspoiled nature, whether it’s a field or a magic forest, so remember the safety rules and your responsibility, because when you leave the organized pistas, you are on your own.

This area is one of the best skiing areas in a forest of century old firs and beech trees. This downhill is a real treat for lovers of off-piste, the athletic and aesthetic fans.

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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