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

Vertical drop:
1745 m/5725 ft
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.