• short breaks from £825 and 7 nights from £1,129
• ski the 2014 Olympic ski area of Sochi before anyone else
• very reliable snow conditions
• made up of 3 ski resorts
• amazing vertical drop
Adler/Sochi Airport 1 hrs
Private transfers included in all packages
So what's it like?
Incredible new ski destination – be the first to ski this Russian Olympic ski resort
We’ve been offering Sochi for three seasons now and the 13/14 season is the big one for the resorts as it hosts the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. We love Sochi for the snowfall, not dissimilar from North America in its consistency, and the vast slopes offering a massive variety of skiing, including plenty to keep even the hardcore skiers entertained. The 13/14 season will see the resort of Rosa Khutor completed, the attractive European-style resort village sits along a river with one of the largest ski areas out of the choice in Sochi. Gasprom Ski Resort has a luxury hotel at its base and a large amount of skiing accessed by the nearby gondola and you can also ski Mountain Carousel and Alpika Service, unfortunately each resort is on a different pass but you’ll want to ski them all while you’re there.
Due to the large number of test events happening in the run-up to the Olympics and the games themselves, we will have limited availability for ski holidays to Sochi during 2013/14 ski season. If you are keen to visit, please give us a call and we’ll contact the resorts and hotels to see what they can offer for your given dates. For best chance of skiing Sochi in the Olympic year we’d suggest looking at late March 2014.
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.
• Quiet nightlife as currently only a small number of hotels open, most hotels have bars that stay open late
• Jeeping • Snowmobiling • Spas • Russian baths
• there is a choice of restaurants in the village of Krasnaya Polyana which is accessible by taxi from the hotels • each resort has one or two dining options planned for 2011/12 plus hotel restaurants
You can get between the three 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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