Sochi First Look: Mountain Cluster

The 2014 Sochi Winter Games are here and I’m on the ground in Sochi having a great time. If you missed it, I’m here working for the Organizing Committee through February and am super excited to play a small role in these Games. Sochi is being called “the most compact Winter Games ever” but there are still two very separated areas of Sochi playing host to the world. On the coast sits the Coastal Cluster and then in the mountain resort town of Krasnaya Polyana sits the “Mountain Cluster” which is home to the outdoor sports like skiing, snowboarding, bobsled and biathlon. Over the last few days I’ve spent a lot of time hanging out in the Sochi Mountain Cluster so I thought I would share a first look at the venues that are already being shown around the world.

The Sanki Sliding Center sits among the mountain peaks of the Caucasus

The Sanki Sliding Center sits among the mountain peaks of the Caucasus

The Caucasus mountain peaks of Krasnaya Polyana

The Caucasus mountain peaks of Krasnaya Polyana

The main train station at Krasnaya Polyana connecting the Mountain Cluster to the rest of Sochi

The main train station at Krasnaya Polyana connecting the Mountain Cluster to the rest of Sochi

Krasnaya Polyana Train Station - the hub of the Mountain Cluster

Krasnaya Polyana Train Station – the hub of the Mountain Cluster

Cablecars pass over Mountain Cluster venues

Cablecars pass over Mountain Cluster venues

A true winter wonderland, Russia style

A true winter wonderland, Russia style

Lifting off on a cablecar from Krasnaya Polyana

Lifting off on a cablecar from Krasnaya Polyana

The scenic pedestrian areas of Krasnaya Polyana

The scenic pedestrian areas of Krasnaya Polyana

The best way to get around Sochi's Mountain Cluster is by scenic cablecar.

The best way to get around Sochi’s Mountain Cluster is by scenic cablecar.

My favorite area in the Mountain Cluster is a resort town called Rosa Khutor. In fact I like it so much I did a separate post just on it!

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