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More than 167 thousand Russians spend New Year & Christmas holidays in Sochi

January 12, 2015, 20:04 UTC+3 SOCHI
According to the mountain hotel owners, between 13,000 and 23,000 Alpine skiers visited the slopes daily
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SOCHI, January 12 /TASS/. Sochi’s Alpine skiing resorts received over 167,000 vacationers during the New Year and Christmas holidays, a city administration source told TASS on Monday.

According to the mountain hotel owners, between 13,000 and 23,000 Alpine skiers visited the slopes daily.

“On the whole, more than 182,000 vacationers visited the mountains in Sochi during the New Year holidays. Apart from skiing and excursions, they attended numerous entertainments,” the source went on to say.

The Olympic Park hotels marked their first New Year season. They have received more than 46,000 visitors since the start of January. The tourists had a chance to combine holidays at the seaside with Alpine skiing. The number of buses circulating between the seaside and the mountain cluster was almost doubled to 92. Six twin pairs of the Lastochka high-speed trains also took the guests uphill and back.

The Alpine skiing season in Sochi is expected to last till the end of May.

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