Having an entire 5,000 foot vertical, lift served mountain to ourselves was a dream. Rosa Khutor, site of the 2014 Olympic ski events, stands majestically above the river valley along the Georgian border. With canceled World Cup races, it gave us a chance to ski the new mountain and experience powder in the Caucasus Mountains outside Sochi.
My colleague Doug Haney knew the mountain, I did not. Doug picked a fantastic line coming off the top ridgeline. I was fortunate enough to capture him at just the right moment, with powder spraying behind him and storm clouds settling in the background.
It will be an amazing Olympics in 2014.