- Ski the 2014 Olympic ski area of Sochi.
- Very reliable snow conditions.
- Made up of 4 ski resorts.
- Amazing vertical drop.
Adler/Sochi Airport 1 hrs
Private transfers included in all packages
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So what's it like?
Everyone’s talking about Sochi – so get out there and ski it, it’s a phenomenal resort
The 2014 Winter Olympics has gone down as the best for Team GB - Lizzy Yarnold's gold medal for skeleton, Jenny Jones getting a bronze in snowboard slopestyle and James ”Woodsy” Woods showing the world that the UK could produce some pretty phenomenal skiers too. Some great memories which put Sochi on the ski map. The development of this ski area over the past few years has been incredible, now the brand new ski villages at the base of the mountains look spectacular and are open for business after a season dominated by the Olympics. If you want to try one of the four resorts and ski what you watched on TV in Feb then Sochi is a world class ski resort, with great snow conditions and well in excess of 100kms of trails.
Images courtesy of Chrigl Luthy
For absolute beginners Sochi would be an interesting place to start skiing. The ski schools are actually pretty good having copied what is offered in the alps, although the level of English is not always the best. The resort of Gasprom has the most beginner terrain on offer.
Gasprom and Rosa Khutor Ski Resorts have a good range of intermediate blue and red runs. With around 1700m of vertical drop although there isn’t a massive amount of runs many are so long you need a quick vodka before doing another. Mountain Carousel has some easier runs too, but not a huge amount.
Rosa Khutor ski resort is the place to base yourself for the best access to harder runs, this is by far the largest of the ski areas and has a good mix of terrain including large number of red runs and some surprisingly steep blacks, some with a vertical drop of over 1km. Although Gasprom has some good red runs to shoot down it doesn’t have anything incredibly testing but Mountain Carousel is definitely worth visiting for a day or two with some really testing bowls at its peak.
• Nightlife in Sochi tends to be quite quiet during the week but can liven up on the weekend when the Russians come to ski
• Jeeping • Snowmobiling • Spas • Russian baths
• Rosa Khutor has a range of restaurants • the village of Krasnaya Polyana is nearby and accessible by taxi which also has a good number of places to eat • each resort has a few dining options plus hotel restaurants
You can get between the four ski resorts by taxi at an additional local cost, they are only a few minutes apart from one another. Each ski resort is on a different lift pass.
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