Skiers and snowboarders worldwide will congregate online for this year’s modified version of the famous BoogelWoogel downhill ski event.
BoogelWoogel-2018 will be bigger, better and “crankier” than ever before. The Alpine Carnival that takes place at Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort from March 28 to April 1 has a reputation for building on past successes, so this year’s event will surely out-do all previous carnivals.
Coming to Sochi ski resort Rosa Kutor March 30th to April 2nd, the second annual Russian alpine ski insanity BoogelWoogel welcomes 20,000 or more swimsuit-clad ski nuts.
In search of a place of beneficial exile of late, my sight turned to Sochi. Though I had never been there before, the idea of visiting has been lodged in my head for quite some time.
What if you could vacation at a world renown resort on the Black Sea and stay at a the most aptly named hotel on Earth? Hotel “Dolphin” in the village of Lazarevskoye, is just a few miles North of world famous Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The location is not what makes “Dolphin” so famous or interesting, the fact guests get to swim with the playful mammals is.
The Sochi resort “Imeretinsky” was visited by more than 700 000 guests since the beginning of 2016, a record number even including during the Sochi Olympics. From 1 January “Imereti” outdid itself, welcoming more visitors than when the resort served as part of the Olympic village in 2014.
High up in the mountains of Krasnodar Krai the cable car to the ski slopes of Rosa Khutor are running wide open. The resort resumed operation with the first guests of the season arriving via cableways “Olympia”, “Forest”, “Conversation”, and “Chalet”.
The BoogelWoogel Festival held at Rosa Khotur ski resort outside Sochi, Russian Federation set a new Guinness Book World Record April 9th. More than 1000 skiers clad in bathing suits descended the slopes there, shattering an old record set in Siberia.
The Mayor of Sochi told reporters this week, 2016 promises the resort near full occupancy. At a session of the public coucil, Anatoly Pakhomov said the resort town will see upwards of 96% occupancy in 2016.
The head of Russia’s tourism agency, Oleg Safonov told reporters of increased sales volume for Sochi vacations were up over the previous year, and that overall occupancy spiked to 80%. Sochi was visited by some 6 million grouists last year. Mr. Safonov said the demand for Sochi rooms went up largely because of the Formula 1, and other premier events.
According to news from Basel Aero, Sochi International Airport is already welcoming passengers for the upcoming Russian Formula 1 Gran Prix there. Sochi International Airport is expecting passengers to arrive and depart in between 30 countries on board over 730 flights.
The recent Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia witnessed Slovenia taking their share of Olympic medals home. So prevalent was the Slovenia presences, Slovenians officially renamed Sochi, Slochi. A so-called “Slovenian fairy tale” there ended in the official #hashtag of #Sloshi was even adopted.
Only 11 days left till the XXII Olympic Winter Games begin in Sochi, Russia, and travelers must be concerned over security. But just how concerned should they be?
News that tickets sales for the upcoming Sochi Olympics are largely unsold is pointedly not true. With the cheapest “sold out” resale seats to the Ferbruary 6th gala going at a premium above $1200 now, nothing could be further from the truth.
According to a recent report via Otdyh.Na Kubani.ru, the first skiing village of a larger complex of resorts will come to the Lago-Naki area of the Azish in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai region. The ski area, capable of entertaining 5,000 enthusiasts, will eventually offer more than 35 ski tracks and black tracks for downhill experts.