The Rosa Khutor development company was set up by Interros in 2003 in order to build a mountain ski resort near the village of Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi).
Total investment in the project was over $2 bln.
In March 2014, Rosa Khutor successfully hosted events in 15 disciplines in the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games.
After the Olympics, the alpine ski center will be turned into a year-round tourist resort over the course of the next two to three years. The resort will be operated on a noncommercial basis.
In February, a call for tenders for the general design of the Rosa Khutor project is put out. The best offers are submitted by AMR and AST (Austria), Dianeige and Gorimpex (France), and ILF and Strabag (Austria). The tender board chooses ILF and Strabag, and charges the two partner entities with drafting a construction plan for the resort that complies with Russian Federation construction standards and regulations as well as environmental protection requirements.
January: Rosa Springs, the first curative water spa resort at Krasnaya Polyana, opens its doors to visitors in the Olympic Village at Rosa Khutor.
May: The Russian Post Office puts out a stamp depicting the Rosa Khutor resort, with a print run of 402,000 copies.
June: Rosa Khutor is celebrated as the Best Ski Resort in Russia at the XII International Industry Congress on Winter Sports, which was organized with the support of the Russian Ministry of Sport.
November: Rosa Khutor is awarded Russia’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards for the fourth year in a row.
Rosa Khutor becomes a symbol of Sochi. Internet users suggest that a picture of the ski resort be used on Russia’s new bank notes
In preparation for the 2016/2017 ski season, ski runs are extended from 77 to 94 kilometers, and three cable cars are put into operation. Two cable cars help ease the crowds at the base: Driada, carrying 2800 people per hour over 2145 meters, and Tundra, carrying 2400 people per hour over 1533 meters. The Edelweiss chair lift, on the southern slope of the Aibga Ridge, can carry 2400 people per hour over 2658 meters, increasing access to the ski area on that side of the mountain
The resort has increased its capacity by 50% and can now handle 20,000 people per day.
In 2016, Rosa Khutor received almost 2 million visitors, nearly 600,000 more than in the previous year. The increase was mostly due to summer bookings.
5 of the medals — 2 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronzes — were won by Russian athletes on Rosa Khutor's courses. Russian athletes won many of these medals for the very first time.
Rosa Khutor won the prestigious «Leader of the sports Industry Award» with 33,6% of voices received from the processional and peoples’ jury.
According to Rosa Khutor general Director Sergey Bachin, «in 2015 winter season, Rosa Khutor hosted 600 thousand tourists and 750 thousand in summer season, this gives us a total of 1.35 mln guests in 2015. In 2016 winter season, the number of visitors reached 800 thousand, it’s a 30% increase compared to the previous winter season. We expect that in 2016 the total number of tourists will reach 1.5 mln».
The Prisoners in the Caucasus, a new theater show will open on the 1st of July at a summer stage 1000 meters above sea level. The