Thursday, June 9, 2016

Russia 2016
Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort

ISSUE DATE: 26 May 2016
STAMP SIZE: 65 x 32.5 mm

Rosa Khutor is a mountain resort in Krasnaya Polyana in the Adler District of Sochi, Krasnodar Krai. It is the largest venue of the XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Games 2014. World Ski Awards named Rosa Khutor the best mountain ski complex three times — in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Nowadays, the Russia’s largest skiing area (77 km of slopes of any difficulty level) is available at the visitors’ service. The resort has 24 lifts, and the skiing season amounts up to 140 days a year thanks to the slopes location and the largest artificial snow-making system in Europe.

In summer, Rosa Khutor’s unique location allows its customers to combine mountain and sea recreation. The resort has its own beach on the Black Sea shore and another Rosa Beach Complex boasting two swimming pools with clear mountain water. The resort also offers various outdoor activities — hiking, horse-riding, Nordic walking, cycling and Panda Park (ropes course).

The postage stamp features Rosa Khutor hotels and restaurants with their patrons.

Stamp images and description thanks to Russian Post

Russian Post