Skiing season at Rosa Khutor resort is officially open!
On the 14th of December the opening event of the skiing season took place at Rosa Khutor resort, the largest object of the future Olympic Games of 2014. On the first day, five and a half thousand guests visited the resort.
The fluffy snow, perfectly prepared slopes for riding, the chefs battle, wine tasting, elections of the mayor of Rosa Khutor, a concert of the band «Neschastny Sluchay» with the singer Alexey Kortnev — it is difficult to define the main factors which made the resort opening so memorable.
Skilled riders enjoyed the excellent quality of snow and variety of trails, appreciated the new lifts «Skazka» and «Kaban» which were recently launched. The lower trails with the surface lifts were open for beginners, especially for those people who rode for the first time on skis and snowboards. Plentiful snowfalls on the eve of season opening allowed from the first day to open school slopes and a children's slope at the height of 1170 meters.
The elections of the new mayor became one of the central events of the holiday. This year the poet Vladimir Vishnevsky, the musician and the leader of the band «Neschastny Sluchay» Alexey Kornev and the star of the world sport, the five-time champion of Russia, the world champion and the Olympic Games in speed skating, Duma deputy Svetlava Zhurova applied for the most significant public post of «Rosa Khutor». The choice of guests of the holiday and the Internet audience who could vote in advance on social networks, remained traditional: the person who has devoted his life to sport was chosen to the most honorable public position of «Rosa Khutor»! Under the storm of applause the previous mayor — the legendary boxer, actor and public person Nikolay Valuyev passed in turn to Svetlana Zhurova who promised «to make the resort the best in the world!»
«You were able to create not only the unique Olympic sport venue, you presented to the country a beautiful resort which surely will give health and pleasure to people for many years!» — Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Kozak thanked the resort founders speaking from the scene on the Rosa square next to the Ratusha building. The owner of «Rosa Khutor» and Interros holding company Vladimir Potanin told that for the first time in the history of Russia the idea of international resort is embodied in the «Rosa Khutor» ski resort.
Vladimir Potanin and Dmitry Kozak left their signatures on a white snowboard that will be kept at the resort and become a mascot for the Russian Olympiс athletes who will arrive to compete on the slopes «Rosa Khutor» in February next year.
The entertainment program ended with a concert by the band «Neschastny Sluchay» and fireworks.
Vladimir Potanin and Dmitry Kozak left their signatures on a white snowboard-mascot for the Russian Olympiс athletes
The festive fireworks in honor of the opening of the 2013/2014 new skiing season
The 2013/2014 skiing season at Rosa Khutor resort will last until 6th January 2014, after it the resort will be closed to the public for preparing and holding the XXII Winter Olympic and XI Paralympic Games of 2014.
The program of the New Year's event is available at the Events link.
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