Editor - Stakheev Vladimir, photos - Mikhail Mordasov, Marina Korobkova, music - Mystic Brew

Rosa Khutor is the first Russian resort to meet the highest European standards. This is a beautiful, top notch, international-quality regional resort. And it is just two hours from Moscow.

The target audience is essentially Russian. “They don’t need a visa, and everyone here speaks Russian,” unlike at the European resorts, where until now, wealthy Russian skiers have focused on.

Because of to the Olympics, the tourist season will be short. From Feb. 7 through March 17, Rosa Khutor is reserving its trails for athletes.