Ski resorts in Sochi, Russia

When we talk about active winter holidays, the first thing that comes to mind is something to ride: Skis, skates, snowboards, snowmobiles, etc. When it comes to where to go on vacation and ride, then, of course, in Russia number one is Sochi. The resort lives an active life all year round, and winter is no exception.

Rosa KHUTOR Resort

The best ski resort in Russia according to the World Ski Awards.

29 modern ski lifts, including 7 gondola lifts, 11 chairlifts, 4 conveyor lifts, 7 rope tow lifts; 102 km of ski trails (18 km of green, 29 km of red, 40 km of blue, 15 km of black)

Rosa Dolina (560 m)

This picturesque village houses a multifunctional complex Rosa Hall, more than 20 cafes, restaurants and bars, an ice rink, nightclubs, shops, equipment rentals, SPA-bathing complex ESPAS.

Mountain Olympic Village (1100 m)

There are ski-in/ski-out hotels, chalets, ski and snowboard schools - group and individual lessons, cafes and restaurants, plenty of entertainment for children and adults, SPA-centers, slopes for beginners and slopes for children, children's ski club Egorka - training programs for different ages, as well as 9 rental shops, rooms for equipment storage and drying in the hotels and service buildings.


This all-season family centre is spread over 800 hectares. The mountain tourist center includes two in-house hotel complexes with vast areas, ski slopes, Laura ski and biathlon complex, ropeways, including the longest in the world "3S" (according to Doppelmayer), the highest located bathhouse in Russia, unique health center Chandelle Blanche Medi SPA & Beauty Lounge and the only SPA Valmont in Russia. For the whole family - entertainment center "Galaxy", husky park, sovarium, deer farm, horse rides, hiking trails and many other exciting entertainments.


A multi-level complex on the northern slope of Mount Aibga

The first, the lowest of the three lift levels, starts back in Esto-Sadka at 540 m above sea level. Another three stations are located at 960, 1460 and 2200 meters. Due to a special location of the mountains, the resort has the longest skiing season from December to May. In winter there are 30 kilometers of alpine skiing slopes of various complexity levels, floodlit evening skiing slopes and artificial snow tracks. Gondola, chairlift and rope tow lifts are at work. Overall capacity is up to 2400 people per hour. Instructors' schools, children's ski club, and ski equipment rentals are functioning in the resort.

Krasnaya Polyana resort is a high level of service, architectural sophistication, picturesque sceneries and numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, après-ski, karaoke, night clubs, shops, shopping malls, cinema, the two best Wellness & SPA centers in the mountains (World SPA Awards in nomination "Best Spa Resort in Russia"), pools.

Glade 540 (540 m)

Territory for young dynamic audience and family rest. A rope-way starts at the altitude of 540 m. Amusement atmosphere for adults and children: restaurants, bars with live vocal, shops, malls, "Seasons" park, skate park, children clubs and playgrounds, promenade areas. There is also a large gambling zone with a rich concert and show programme

Glade 960 (+960 m)

This is the place for affluent public, who come for luxurious recreation in the mountains, for SPA and seclusion atmosphere. The combination of architecture, panoramic terraces and pristine nature creates a special atmosphere for rest. Glade 960 has its own restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as venues for cultural and sporting events. There is a cable car station in the main square.

Where to stay

List of hotels by each resort where we recommend to stay

Rosa Khutor resort

Radisson Rosa Khutor 5*, Mercure Rosa Khutor 4*, Park Inn by Radisson Rosa Khutor 4*, Golden Tulip 4*

Mountain Olympic Village (1100 m)

Rosa Springs Medical Spa 4*


Grand Hotel Polyana 5*, Polyana 1389 Hotel & Spa 4*


Polyana 540 (+540 m)

Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana 5*, Courtyard Marriott Sochi Krasnaya Polyana 4*

Polyana 960 (+960 m)

Rixos Krasnaya Polyana Sochi 5*, Mövenpick Krasnaya Polyana 5*, Novotel Resort Krasnaya Polyana Sochi 5*, Dolina 960 4*, Novotel Congress Krasnaya Polyana 4*

Author of the article:
OnlineExpo expert, Dmitry Lebedev


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