Having been honoured with a top title at the World Ski Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats to Sergey Khvorostyany, deputy general director for international relations at Rosa Khutor, about how it feels to have won
Breaking Travel News: Congratulations on your victory at the World Ski Awards, with Rosa Khutor having been recognised as Russia’s Leading Ski Resort by voters. How does it feel to have won?
Sergey Khvorostyany: I think it is a sense of satisfaction from a well-done job.
The resort traditionally hosts the Rosa Run festival in May, on one of the days of which the participants compete in the vertical kilometre discipline, running a distance with increase in the altitude of more than a kilometre.
The distance begins under the hot southern sun at the Mountain Olympic Village and it ends at the top of Rosa Peak where there is still snow.
Of course, this requires commitment, not only at a distance, but also a lot of effort during preparation for the competition – this is the same.
At Rosa Khutor, we strive every day to respond to requests of the most demanding guests both from Russia and from more than 100 foreign countries.
We host about two million tourists annually.
You stand on the top of Rosa Peak, see endless spaces, snow-capped mountains, the Black Sea, breathe in the fresh mountain air and feel that this award gives you renewed strength for the next victories.
BTN: This is the eighth year in succession the resort has taken the title – just what is it that makes it so special in the eyes of the ski tourism community?