Ski Resort Rosa Khutor: reviews about skiing, ski slopes and hotels
With the advent of cold weather, lovers of mountain skiing andsnowboards begin to look for a place where they could enjoy a winter holiday. Our compatriots, like many foreign tourists, often opt for the Rosa Khutor GC. Reviews about riding and living, he gets some of the most flattering, although there are exceptions. However, to make a choice, every amateur ski vacation should, depending on their personal preferences.
Rosa Khutor: geographical position and climate
Rosa Khutor is located near the village of Krasnaya Polyana (Adler district), which is part of the municipal formation of the resort city of Sochi.
"Rosa Khutor" reviews are positive thanks toa large area and a sufficient height difference. The lower point of the resort is located at an altitude of 575 m above sea level, and the upper one - at 2509 m. The total area of Rosa Khutor is 1820 hectares.
In 15 km from the resort there is a border of the Caucasianbiosphere reserve, and in 42 km - the city of Adler. On all sides, Krasnaya Polyana is surrounded by the Mzymta River and its tributaries - Melnichniy Stream and the Beshenka River, as well as high mountain ranges.
The resort is characterized by a mild, relatively warmmountain-and-sea climate. In summer, the air temperature here can rise to + 38 ° C, and on winter days - to -22 ° C. In December-March, snow depths of 50-150 cm cover the slopes of the Rosa Khutor GC.
Reviews of employees and fans of skiingrest claim that the best month for staying at the resort is February - in this period the snow cover is quite sufficient, and the severe frosts are already behind.
How to get there?
In order to reach your destinationyou can use almost any type of transport - by plane, train, bus or own car. In Adler there is an airport that accepts flights from different regions of the Russian Federation, the same applies to the railway station. It is worth noting that the train is most often chosen for its travel by the Russians, who want to relax at the resort of Rosa Khutor. Travelers' opinions agree that railway transport is cheaper, and is also the most reliable and safe.
From Adler it's easy to get to Krasnaya Polyana. For this you can use, for example, an electric train that follows the route "Airport-Krasnaya Polyana". This is especially convenient for those who arrived in Adler by air, because from the airport through the covered gallery you can immediately go to the railway station and in an hour already be in place. There are also buses and shuttles with the message "Sochi-Krasnaya Polyana" and "Adler-Krasnaya Polyana."
Rental of equipment
At the lower stations of ropeways there are rental stations for equipment, so tourists can not carry a cumbersome ski equipment with them, but take it on site.
Many vacationers live in cities, from whichfar enough is Krasnaya Polyana ("Rosa Khutor"). Reviews of tourists note that employees of rental points pay special attention to the selection of equipment for each person.
At the rental points tourists are offered mountainskiing, snowboards, sports shoes, clothes and other equipment in the widest range. Most of the collections of equipment are manufactured by such famous companies as Rossignol, Volki, Salomon, Fisher, Berton. At the same time the assortment is constantly updated with new models, so the guests of the resort can rent the most modern models of snowboards, skis and accessories to them.
Equipment at the rental points is divided into groupsFANS and Pro. The first is envisaged for use by skiers of the beginner level with the aim of skiing on the routes of medium complexity. And the second - for experienced athletes who prefer routes of complexity above the average, which are available in sufficient numbers on the Rosa Khutor GC. Reviews about riding, tourists who took advantage of high-quality equipment of local rental offices, leave only positive.
Ski passes: prices and discounts
In the current ski season, the cost of ski passesranges from 1,000 to 3,000 rubles during the "First Snow" (up to 25.12), from 2,500 to 13,500 during the Peak period (26.12-10.01), from 1,700 to 9,700 in the high season (11.01-31.03) and from 1,400 to 7,700 in the season "Spring snow" (from 1.04). The cost of a contactless card will cost 100 rubles, regardless of the season.
There is also a system of discounts for riding on the Rosa Khutor GC. Reviews of fans of winter holidays claim that there are very favorable offers. So, discounts are given to the following persons:
- students under the age of 25 with a passport and student card;
- children under 17 with a school ticket or birth certificate;
- To school groups from 10 persons at purchase of the excursion season ticket (compulsory is the presentation of certificates from the school);
- families consisting of 2 adults and children (no more than 4) under the age of 14, or from 1 adult and a minimum of 2 children.
If you violate the rules of conduct on the ski lifts or slopes, the ski pass can be blocked without the possibility of renewal, since its purchase implies the knowledge and acceptance of existing rules.
Trails and lifts
Holidaymakers who leave reviews about Rosa Khutor GC,especially praise the ramified and diverse network of cable cars. There are lifts of all types. Due to their wide choice, skiers can easily and quickly reach the most distant trails, and even transport very bulky equipment. In total there are 18 ski lifts on the territory of the ski center.
Numerous trails are famous for their variety"Rosa Khutor". Reviews resting claim that every person can find here a suitable hill. The total length of the trails at the resort is 77 km. The longest is the route for 5 km. On most slopes there are snow cannons, due to which, even if there is insufficient natural snow, you can organize a full-fledged skating.
Extreme Park and children's club at Rosa Khutor
In addition to numerous trails for skiingthe territory of the mountain-skiing center in question is also an extreme park, which is a real paradise for thrill-seekers. There were held the Olympic Games in 2014, as well as numerous competitions of the Russian Federation and Europe on snowboarding and freestyle.
Do not have to miss the resort and the smallesttourists. Egorka club offers its services to children, whose employees can teach skiing and entertain children aged 3 to 12 years. It was opened in 2013 in the territory of Rosa Khutor. The parents leave the responses about the children's skating after classes in this club mostly positive. Toddlers are taught to skate on a specially equipped slope with the use of a special children's program. It should be noted that in the summer the club also works and organizes for small tourists cycling, hiking and all sorts of sports games.
Accommodation in local hotels
Modern buildings, comfortable rooms,proximity to the lifts of cable cars - all this distinguishes the hotels Rosa Khutor. Reviews of residents in all hotels of this ski center are full of flattering epithets, but they all agree that this pleasure is not cheap. The cost of living in a local hotel is about 3000 rubles per day per person. However, no one denies that it is worth it.
The most popular among the guests of Rosa Khutor are the following hotels: HELIOPARK Freestyle 3 *, Park Inn by Radisson 4 * and Mercure Hotel.
HELIOPARK is located just 100 meters fromlifts and is an ideal place to stay. We offer DBL, studio, twin rooms, from which you can enjoy magnificent views of the majestic snow-capped peaks surrounding Rosa Khutor hotels. Reviews of people living in HELIOPARK mention a delicious and varied cuisine.
At the same distance from the ski lifts is the Mercure Hotel. Guests are accommodated in 153 rooms with a unique design.
A little further from the ski lifts (at a distance of 200meters) is the Park Inn by Radisson with its 211 modern rooms, a fitness center, a drying room for ski clothes, shoes, equipment, and underground parking.
Restaurants, bars and cafes
After an active day spent on the skidescents, almost every tourist wants to pamper themselves with a hot drink and delicious food. And the GC "Rosa Khutor" provides its guests with every opportunity for this. So, on the left bank of Mzymta, near the Golden Tulip, Heliopark and Radisson hotels, there is the Cipollino restaurant, the Choco Chestnut cafe, the Baskin Robbins cafe, the Branche restaurants, the Black Bar & Grill, Luciano and Amsterdam, and the Modus pizzeria.
On the right bank of Mzymta, near the lower stationslifts "Tyrol", "Strela" and "Olimpia", there is McDonald's, Bierkeller's restaurants and "Barsky table", as well as bar O "Hara, which is famous for its huge assortment of alcoholic drinks.
If you want to have a snack or a littlewarm up, after drinking a cup of tea or coffee while riding, then at your service is the restaurant "Winter", located in the "Rose-Shelter", located between the gondola lifts "Reserve Forest" and "Olympia". Restaurant "Winter" has its own buffet restaurant and a huge outdoor terrace, which offers a magnificent view of the winter nature.
Guest reviews about Rosa Khutor
Tourists who visited the Rosa Khutor Group leavenumerous positive feedback on the condition of the trails, the lifts, the architecture of buildings and the level of service, the cleanliness and well-being of the territory. Everyone says that Krasnaya Polyana has changed for the better since the opening of the Rosa Khutor complex. Ski resort reviews get negative only because of too high prices. Many people think that the cost of living is too high.
Tourists write that such prices for souvenirs, as inlocal shops, not met either in Austria, or in France, or elsewhere. The same goes for nutrition. The average tourist can eat food only in McDonald's, other cafes and restaurants are similar to Moscow's. However, in all other aspects, the resort is called the best.