The Mzymta River runs through the Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort in Sochi, Russia. The resort will host the alpine skiing, snow boarding and freestyle ski events during the Sochi 2014 Olympic games.
The Mzymta River runs through the Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort in Sochi, Russia. The resort will host the alpine skiing, snow boarding and freestyle ski events during the Sochi 2014 Olympic games. Los Angeles Times/MCT
The Mzymta River runs through the Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort in Sochi, Russia. The resort will host the alpine skiing, snow boarding and freestyle ski events during the Sochi 2014 Olympic games. Los Angeles Times/MCT

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