Rosa Khutor All-Season Alpine Resort

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Sochi’s largest and highest alpine resort is located in the valley of the Mzymta River and at the Aibga Ridge, at an elevation of 2500m above sea level. Due to the European feel of its architecture, Rosa has been compared to Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic, especially on account of its cute riverside promenade with “gingerbread” painted house fronts. The resort hosts international festivals all year round, and stages some theme holidays of its own. All the alpine sports are available here in summer, as well as in wintertime. In winter, there are 77km of skiing routes with varying levels of challenge. In summer, Rosa’s slopes are great for biking and horse riding. Other amusements include dune buggy rides, rope course, rock-climbing wall, or yoga on the mountaintop. The resort also has its own beach at the bottom level.