If you like skiing or snowboarding, go check out the beautiful slopes, perfect dry powder snow and modern facilities in Sochi! The town of Roza Khutor looks like a Hollywood film set aiming to copy the atmosphere from the Alps. But although it lacks authenticity it is very nicely done, with high quality lifts, stylish restaurant and even great slopeside restaurants for high quality lunch and entertaining apres-ski! You can also stay in Krasnaya Polyana, but this is a smaller area and further away from the main hub in Roza Khutor.
Only 1,5 hours from Moscow, multiple times a day (although we strongly recommend to fly from the highly efficient and nice airport Vnukovo). Arriving there just order a get taxi van which takes you to Roza Chutor in 40 mintes for 2500RB. We stayed in the Azimut, which is quite simple, but cheap and good value for money. But hotel options are wide here, so check out booking.com for your preferred hotel.
Ski conditions are almost perfect, with high quality powder snow because of its tropical climate and proximity to the ocean. Surprisingly the snow quality was better than Europe! Beautiful forest slopes, although they are often a bit narrow when it's crowded. Only downside are that lift logistics is not very well thought trough and therefore there can be long lines. And watch out in the afternoon for skiers who enjoyed a bit too many alcoholic beverages at lunch ;)
Even if you have only 2 days of skiing it is worth it!