Occupancy of the city’s world-famous health resorts reached 94 per cent, a five-year high, and the facilities that hosted the Games have thrived too.
Foremost among these is the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort, which hosted the alpine skiing events during the Olympic Winter Games. The resort greeted more than 600,000 guests during the 136-day long 2014/15 winter season, with over one million arriving in the entire year from June 2014.
Rosa Khutor was part of the ‘Mountain Cluster’ of Olympic venues. The bobsleigh, luge, biathlon and snowboarding competitions were some of the events to take place in the cluster, which received more than one million visitors in the early stages of 2015.
All of the venues for Sochi 2014 were put into use straight after the Games had finished – with the exception of the Fisht Stadium, which is being reconfigured in time to host matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Notably, the Bolshoi Ice Dome now plays host to the Sochi hockey club, which joined the Kontinental Hockey League – Europe and Asia’s top ice hockey competition – in the 2014/15 season. More than 120,000 supporters have already flocked through the turnstiles to watch the team play at the highest level, and the Dome has also hosted KHL All-Star games and a range of concerts and shows.