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Rosa Khutor
6 years
time it took to build Rosa Khutor from nothing. In record time!

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.

CEO: Sergey Bachin

Chairman of the Board:
Sergey Barbashev

23 Novoslobodskaya St.
127055 Moscow, Russia

Tel: +7 (495) 232 1813
Fax: +7 (495) 232 1827
History
2003
$40 mln
total investment in Rosa Khutor for 2003-2006
In March 2003, Interros sets up the Rosa Khutor development company in order to spearhead the alpine ski resort construction project.
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2004
430 hectars
total leased land area on the slopes of Mount Aibga
Rosa Khutor wins a competition for long-term leasing rights for land in Sochi National Park intended for the construction of a mountain ski resort.
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2005
2 bln rub
total allocated for environmental protection during the construction of Rosa Khutor
Interros publicly announces the plan to develop the Rosa Khutor alpine ski resort.
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.
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2006
3500 people/day
resort capacity during construction phase I
Rosa Khutor wins a second tender to lease 125 hectares of land on the Rosa Khutor Plateau, bringing to 537 hectares the total area of leased land in Sochi National Park. Rosa Khutor’s phase I construction plans are endorsed by Rosprirodnadzor, Russia's environmental protection agency.
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2007
$300 mln
planned investment for the beginning of the year
July 4, the IOC chooses Sochi to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Rosa Khutor was a key venue in the bid submitted by the Russian Olympic Committee.

Rosa Khutor signs an agreement with the World Wildlife Fund, which will provide expertise on eco-friendly construction and energy and water-conservation. In addition, WWF specialists will serve as consultants to Rosa Khutor on best practices in green construction, and will provide guidance and informational support for Rosa Khutor's initiatives supporting environmental education and developing eco-tourism.

One of the first joint projects with WWF is a program to restore the Persian leopard population in the Caucasus. The goal of the project is to return the Persian leopard to Russia. Project plans include bringing in animals from other areas, building enclosures for animal management and breeding, and helping the leopards adapt to conditions in the Caucasus.
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History
2008
2509 meters
height of the highest point on the Aibga Ridge
The Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank), a Russian state corporation, and Rosa Khutor Ski Resort Development Company, LLC sign an agreement on the overall plan for financing the “Construction and Operation of the Rosa Khutor Mountain Ski Resort” project. The parties agreed to jointly fund the project: Vnesheconombank will provide a loan of up to $750 mln for 15 years, and Rosa Khutor, LLC will finance the remainder using its own or its founders' funds.

JSC Russian Railways announces plans to build a combined road and railway line from Adler to the lower level of the Rosa Khutor alpine ski resort in Krasnaya Polyana.
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2009
2341 meters
length of the Olympia gondola lift line
Rosa Khutor implements various environmental protection measures. For example, in June the mountain ski resort and Sochi National Park conduct a joint event to plant 200 beech and pine saplings in a former industrial zone. In addition, representatives of Sochi National Park and Rosa Khutor also work to beautify the Rosa Khutor plateau and landscape the slopes. The mountain ski resort also awards a grant of 300,000 rubles to the director of Sochi National Park to enhance environmental education, raise awareness regarding environmental protection, and establish eco-tourism.

The first leopards are released into enclosures in Sochi National Park as part of Rosa Khutor's project to reintroduce the Persian leopard to the region. There are two males from Turkmenistan – General (weighing 57 kg) and Alous (54 kg), and two females from Iran: Chaini (42 kg) and Mino (22 kg).
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2010
40k
tourists visit Rosa Khutor during the first season
The International Ski Federation (FIS) homologates various courses in the Rosa Khutor mountain ski resort: downhill (men and women), slalom (men and women), and super-G (men and women).

Rosa Khutor signs a strategic partnership agreement to manage the resort with Compagnie des Alpes, a French company operating similar venues in the Alps.

The first set of buildings of the Rosa Khutor alpine ski center are inaugurated. In the 2010-2011 season, 4 ski lifts are in operation. The total length of open ski trails is 38 km, including 9 km of Olympic courses.

Rosa Khutor signs a management agreement for its hotels with the Rezidor Hotel Group (two hotels –  Park Inn and Radisson SAS), Golden Tulip Hospitality Group (two hotels— Golden Tulip and Tulip Inn), Accor (two hotels under the Mercure brand), and the Russian chain Heliopark.
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2011
140 days a year
duration of the ski season in Rosa Khutor
In February, the first test events take  place to prepare for the 2014 Olympics – official stages of the Russian Cup in alpine skiing, in which 60 athletes participate. Two weeks later, Rosa Khutor successfully hosts the European Cup, in which 30 athletes from 10 countries compete.

Phase II of the Russian Freeride Cup, the Alpindustria Freeride Cup by Nissan 2011, is held in March. Over 80 skiers and snowboarders take part in this, one of the most significant events in the Russian history of freeride.

Seven Bridges Road, a mountain roadway leading right to the finish line of ski events, opens to traffic.

The 2010-2011, ski season lasts until May 9, with a break in the middle for international test events.

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2012
6000 spectators
along with 1500 athletes, take part in test events at Rosa Khutor
In February, additional international test events are held on the slopes of the Rosa Khutor resort. The season is launched by the Alpine Skiing World Cup in downhill, super-G, and slalom. This is the first time Russia has hosted events at this level. Prior to the World Cup, from January 30th to February 5th, Rosa Khutor's slopes host the Russian Cup's downhill skiing events.

Construction of another Olympic venue — Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, which includes a freestyle center and a snowboard park — is successfully completed. In February and March, the first official events take place on the Olympic courses — the Russian and European Cup snowboarding and freestyle events.

At the end of February, test alpine events for athletes with disabilities are held at Rosa Khutor. Over 50 Russian and foreign athletes with motor or visual impairments take part in the events which include super-G, super combined, giant slalom, and slalom.

In March, Rezidor opens the first of  two hotels for guests of the mountain ski resort in Sochi — Park Inn by Radisson Rosa Khutor with 211 rooms, and Tulip Inn Rosa Khutor with 148 rooms.
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2013
450k cubic meters
of snow stockpiled for the 2014 Olympics
Over the month starting December 22, the opening of the winter season in Sochi, over 63,000 people visit the resort. Rosa Khutor then closes to the public to host test events.

In February and March, a combined total of ten different competitions in alpine skiing disciplines, snowboard, and freestyle take place at levels ranging from the Russian Cup to the World Cup. The key sporting events of the season on Rosa Khutor's Olympic courses are the FIS Snowboard World Cup competition and the Freestyle Skiing World Cup events, held in the Extreme Park from February 7 to February 20, as well as the World Cup Downhill final for athletes with motor and visual impairments.

January sees the opening of the Rezidor Hotel Group's Radisson Rosa Khutor, a 5-star hotel with 181 rooms, Accor's 4-star Mercure hotel with 153 rooms, and the 3-star Heliopark Freestyle with 174 rooms, operated by the Heliopark Group, a Russian hotel holding company.

In April, Rosa Khutor's specialists prepare 450,000 cubic meters of snow to ensure optimal snow conditions for venues in the Sochi Olympics in the event of insufficient natural snowfall or high temperatures during the coming winter season. In all, seven snow reservoirs are set up, each sealed off with special isothermal fabric in order to reflect the sun's rays and maintain the temperature of the snow. The “snow blankets” cover an area of over 120,000 square meters. More than 200 employees and 24 snow cats are deployed to prepare the snow. The total cost of making and storing the snow is over 250 mln rub. 

From June 12 to September 15, Rosa Khutor hosts its first summer season. Visitors avail themselves of excursions stopping at every station on the aerial lift line, including the highest observation point in Krasnaya Polyana, the Rosa Peak station. The lookout, located at a height of 2320 meters above sea level, offers views of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, the Black Sea, and Abkhazia's mountains.

From December 14 to January 6, Rosa Khutor is again open to tourists for the ski season. The resort is then closed to prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
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2014
The 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games are held
The XXII Winter Olympic Games end with a decisive victory for the Russian team — 13 gold, 11 silver, and 9 bronze medals! Russian athletes win five of these medals — two golds, one silver, and two bronzes —  on Rosa Khutor's pistes.

The Russian team is no less triumphant in the XI Paralympic Winter Games. Russian Paralympians win a total of 80 medals, of which 6 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze medals are won on Rosa Khutor's slopes.

Vladimir Potanin, the president of Interros, and Sergei Bachin, the CEO of Rosa Khutor, are awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky for their part in organizing, preparing for, and running the Winter Olympic Games.

After the Olympics and Paralympics, the Rosa Khutor alpine ski resort will change from a sports venue to a tourist resort. This transformation will require about 4.5 billion rubles, which will be used in part to repurpose Olympic village facilities into hotel complexes, to develop infrastructure for summer use, and to ensure the resort functions year-round.
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2015
100% hotels
booked for the 2014-1015 New Year holidays
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2016
>100 thousand tourists
visited Rosa Khutor during Russian national winter holidays

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.

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2017
94 km
the length of the ski slopes in 2017
Overview
The Rosa Khutor alpine ski center is a year-round mountain resort, built from scratch in the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana in just 6 years, in record time! The idea of building a world-class mountain ski resort in Russia first came up in 2002. However, Sochi's winning bid to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games made Rosa Khutor one of the key venues of the Olympics, expanding the scope of the project and increasing funding for the project many times over.
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Figures
4.5 bln rub will be invested to make Rosa Khutor an all-year ski resort. After construction is completed there will be 20 ski lifts and 100 km of trails situated at 575 — 2320 meters above sea level, total drop in height is 1745 meters. Maximum daily capacity will be 10,500 people, trails capacity — 9,500 people per day.
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Sochi 2014 Olympics Results
The XXII Olympic Winter Games concluded with a decisive victory for the Russian team — 13 gold, 11 silver, and 9 bronze medals. This is the best-ever result for the Russian team at the Winter Olympics.

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.
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Press Center
This year good snow cover may allow ski runs to open as early as the middle of December. For the new season, the ski resort has significantly extended its ski runs, from 77 to 94 kilometers, and put three new cable cars into service.
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News

Rosa Khutor won the prestigious «Leader of the sports Industry Award» with 33,6% of voices received from the processional and peoples’ jury.

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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».

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Events
May 26, an official cancellation ceremony of a postage stamp dedicated to Rosa Khutor resort took place.
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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 50-minute-long show will please all audiences and will be interesting to all age groups, including children.

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The hotel №1 located in the Mountain Olympic Village on the territory of Rosa Khutor ski resort received the BREEAM international environmental certificate. Three green stars out of five possible and the VERY GOOD grade is the result of the hard work of the staff of Rosa Khutor on the construction of the 163 rooms’ hotel.
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