Sochi – winter sport on the Olympic pistes

Berlin, 15.11.2016
Sotchi

Condor will start flying between Berlin-Schönefeld and Sochi, Russia, in winter 2016/2017. The route is offered every Sunday, from 15th January to 26th February 2017. Flights depart from Berlin-Schönefeld to Sochi in the morning at 07:30 hrs and arrive at 13:05 hrs local time. Return flights from Sochi to Berlin leave at 14:25 hrs and arrive at Berlin-Schönefeld at 16:20 hrs local time. Flight time is around three hours. The route is served by an Airbus A320.

This destination is particularly suitable for skiers, snowboarders and snow lovers. In cooperation with the holiday resort Rosa Khutor, winter holidaymakers can also take advantage of the German holiday airline’s offer to fly in comfort from Berlin to the ski resort. Upon arriving at Sochi Airport, holidaymakers will be collected by bus and taken to the winter sport resort of Rosa Khutor, just one hour’s drive away.

Sochi – Russia’s Riviera

Lying on the Black Sea, Russia’s longest city (stretching for more than 148 kilometres) is particularly appealing thanks to its mild subtropical climate. Its unending, black-sand beaches are just perfect for long walks. What’s special about Sochi is that, although it is surrounded by snow covered mountains, it is also dotted with palms and citrus fruit trees thanks to its unique flora. Numerous thermal springs and wellness spas offer year-round relaxation. A UNESCO world natural heritage site since 1999, an excursion to the Caucasus Nature Reserve, which lies just to the east of the city, has become a must for all visitors.

Rosa Khutor – prize-winning ski resort

Just 70 kilometres from Sochi, in the Caucasus Mountains, lies the skiing community of Krasnaja Poljana comprising of four ski resorts with a total of 130 kilometres of pistes. The ski and holiday resort of Rosa Khutor, in the west of the Caucasus is one of the largest in the region. Since the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Rosa Khutor’s ski pistes have become a magnet for winter sports fans from around the world. With 21 lifts and a total of 77 kilometres of pistes, guests will discover a complete range of skiing and snowboarding activities. Whether you are a beginning, slalom skier or lover of freestyle, Rosa Khutor has the right piste for everyone. It’s not without reason that the resort was awarded the World Ski Award repeatedly from 2013 to 2015. In fact Rosa Khutor isn’t only a draw for sports fans. Being both in the mountains and by the sea, its extraordinary geography means that nature lovers and those who just want to unwind will find themselves in the right place. For instance, at 2,320 metres high the Rosa Peak offers breathtaking views over the mountains of the West Caucasus.

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