The top 5 reasons ski fans need to visit Rosa Khutor
Although the 2018 Winter Olympics have come and gone, the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort is still a top draw for visitors to the Sochi region. Tucked into the Western Caucasus Mountains but only 31 miles from the Black Sea, this resort offers the best of both worlds.
If you’re a ski fanatic, you won’t want to miss a trip to the resort that hosted the most recent Olympic skiing events. Here are just five of the many reasons why Rosa Khutor is the ideal choice for your next vacation.
Skiing for all levels
Rosa Khutor is a true skiing paradise, with several different zones for you to try out. With 18 ski lifts and a season that lasts 140 days a year, it’s the ideal location for freestyling, skiing, and snowboarding – and has hosted the world-class competitions to prove it. If you’ve never so much as set foot on a ski before, never fear. There are lessons for absolute beginners as well as for more experienced ski bunnies. Equipment rental, a kids’ club, and a dizzying general elevation drop of 1745 meters are just a few more ski-centric reasons to put this resort at the top of your to-do list.
Similarly, the Park Inn by Radisson Rosa Khutor is just 20 meters from the Olympia cable car. Meaning you can be the first on the pure slopes in the morning.
Food with a view
You’ll work up an appetite on the slopes, and when it’s time to eat you can choose from a cozy pizzeria, German gastropub, and international steakhouse, among others. However, the restaurants in Rosa Khutor offer more than tasty, varied cuisine. If you want a true taste of the mountains, visit the Red Fox restaurant, which sources its organic ingredients from the local Krasnodar region.
Stray away from the slopes to spend some time – and money – at Rosa Khutor’s shops, where you can pick up souvenirs, sporting apparel, and indulgent health and beauty products from the Caucasus. The Amber Collection, based in our Park Inn by Radisson Rosa Khutor, sells gorgeous, luminescent jewelry and other trinkets, all crafted from this richly colored natural resource.
A world to explore
Walk out the door and you’ll be surrounded by the imposing landscape of the Caucasus. Start off your day with a brisk walk in the crisp clean mountain air, or sign up for a day trip spent trout fishing, climbing into the Vorontsov Caves, or exploring a subtropical forest. Alternatively, drive an hour and a half to Mount Akhun, the highest peak on the Greater Sochi coastline. After following a snakelike road up the mountain, you’ll arrive at the Observation Tower, built in 1936 and open to the public. It’s said that on a clear day, you can see as far as Turkey from the top.
Find your moment of Zen
You’ll be more inclined to go full out on the slopes if you know that you can soothe your aching muscles afterwards, making the Health Club and Spa Pyramid an unarguably great idea. The spa menu includes a diverse range of facials and treatments, including anti-stress back therapy and a black sand body polish, or you can simply sink into a Jacuzzi and stay there as long as you wish.