The Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort is located at Krasnaya Polyana, 40 km from Adler, at the foot of the Main Caucasian ridge. From Adler International Airport visitors can get to the resort via the adjoining road-rail in 30 minutes. Train “Lastochka” runs from Sochi.
The territory of the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort covers approximately 1,820 hectares of northern, north-eastern and southern slopes of the Aibga ridge, rising from the river Mzymta with a mark of 575 meters above sea level up to the top of the ridge near the top of Kamenniy Stolb to mark 2,509 meters above sea level.
Alpine skiing is skiing sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on special trails. It includes five events: slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom, downhill race, Alpine combined competition.
The homeland of Alpine skiing is the Alps, in most languages the name of this sport is alpine skiing (eng. alpine skiing, french ski alpin, german ski Alpin, spanish esquí alpino, italian sci alpino). The history of Alpine skiing starts from the end of the XIX century on the slopes of the Scandinavian mountains and is associated with a change in ski design. Ski modification has undergone significant changes—from wood to plastic, and therefore the opportunity to develop more speed and descend the difficult slopes appeared. Gradually Alpine skiing spread to countries adjacent to the Alps.
Alpine skiing has been a part of the International Ski Federation (FIS) since 1924. The program of competitions was constantly changing at the Winter Olympics: in 1936 the first competition included downhill and slalom (alpine combined competition); since 1948—downhill, slalom, alpine combined competition; since 1952—downhill, slalom and giant slalom; since 1988—downhill, slalom, giant slalom, alpine combined competition, super giant slalom.
In Sochi, the military athletes will participate in slalom (men and women). Slalom competitions will take place in the Rosa Khutor ski center.