PHOTO: Rosa Khutor had a possible record ski session recently. (photo via Flickr/Yuri Shornikov)
Olympians once adorned these hills, but now it was time for bikini-clad skiers to hit the slopes.
RT.com reports Sochi resort Rosa Khutor somewhat resembled the scene out of spring break on some beach.
Obviously, the difference here would be the addition of mountains of snow around the area.
The reason over 1,000 skiers ditched their usual garb of warm clothing for those you might wear in warmer climates was to break last year’s world record for what is described as the “largest swimwear parade on skis.”
RT.com states last year’s event, a moment during the larger BoogleWoogel festival, saw 1,008 skiers go full beachwear. NBC News puts this year’s outpouring at about 1,111. While an estimate, the ball, it would seem, is now in Guinness’ court.
EventsInRussia.com has more on the event, although it refers to it with the spelling as BoogelWoogel.
The various events look amazing if you don’t mind the cold sting of winter air as you enjoy such things as water pumping into an open-air pool. After that, the open-air concert seems altogether balmy by comparison.
The Sochi area should sound familiar to you, as Russia hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics at venues in both Krasnaya Polyana and Sochi proper. A 2014 LA Times article hinted at Russian officials finding it difficult to repurpose some of the locations in Rosa Khutor.
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Thankfully, the above images and official website hint at a destination that is ready to welcome your most impressive ski intentions.
Whether that’s staying at places that once housed actual Olympians or simply breaking a record in the buff, this is your place.