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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Snowboarding in Oslo Vinterpark, Oslo, Norway
Oslo is considered to be the number one city in Europe in regard to the quality of life and among the rest of the European cities, according to fDi Magazine. With diverse and interesting architecture and many parks and recreational areas in and around the city, Oslo is a great destination for all types of tourism.
Oslo is also known for its tradition in winter sports, giving birth to the many great athletes of snowboarding and skiing in the world. With a long winter period, snowfall from November to April and temperatures between −7°C/19°F up to −1°C/30°F, you have the perfect conditions for snowboarding and skiing. Not far from the city’s center, the Oslo Vinterpark awaits for the snowboard enthusiasts. The park offers 18 slopes and 11 lifts and the first in Norway, Olympic standard Superpipe which is at 7.2 m/23.6 ft high and 160 m/525 ft long. The terrain park is amazing and has five slopes with a chairlift.
The park is a wonderland for snowboarders. Due to its modern and professional design, the Arctic Challenge Contest is hosted on the spot every year, as a part of the World Snowboard Tour. Twenty top riders from all over the world take part in this event, competing on a fantastic snow terrain with 30 rails, lots of jumps and two half-pipes.
The riders focus on their tricks, combined with the overall impression in order to win. Oslo Vinterpark provides a shop with a wide range of equipment to rent, many activities for beginners and advanced riders, great quality snow and challenging runs. Prepare yourself to try out the new Olympic standard Super-pipe, have lots of fun and feel the excitement of snowboarding even during night time!!
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