Travel Channel's hotel expert, Anthony Melchiorri, is heading off the beaten path in search of extraordinary overnight stays on land and sea. In Travel Channel's new series Extreme Hotels, Melchiorri explores unique and breathtaking accommodations in bucket-list locales. From snowcapped peaks in the Swiss Alps to the shores of Vietnam, follow along as Melchiorri explores one-of-a-kind hotels in extreme settings.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Extreme Hotels - Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort - Netflix
The Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort (Russian: Ро́за Ху́тор, tr. Roza Khutor, IPA: [ˈrozə ˈxutər]) is an alpine ski resort in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located at the Aibga Ridge of the Western Caucasus along the Roza Khutor plateau near Krasnaya Polyana. Constructed from 2003 to 2011, it hosted the alpine skiing events for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, based in nearby Sochi. The resort is 50 kilometers (30 mi) east of the Black Sea at Sochi; the majority of the slopes at Rosa Khutor face northeast, with the backside slopes facing southwest.
Extreme Hotels - World Cup 2012 - Netflix
Rosa Khutor hosted World Cup alpine races in the downhill and super combined for both men and women in February 2012, two years ahead of the Olympics. The race courses were designed by 1972 Olympic gold medalist Bernhard Russi. The men's World Cup downhill started well below the summit at 2,045 meters (6,709 ft) and finished at 970 meters (3,180 ft), with a vertical drop of 1,075 meters (3,527 ft) and a course length of 3.495 kilometers (2.172 mi). The maximum gradient is 84% (40 degrees) at the top of the course. The 2012 downhill was won by Beat Feuz of Switzerland. The first alpine test events were held in February 2011 on the European Cup circuit.
Extreme Hotels - References - Netflix