Website: kraspol.ru

With somewhat more westernized standard for lifts and overall amenities than some of the scrappier CCCP resorts, "KP" as it's known, has been a go-to spot for magazine shoots for over five years now. But it's still scrappy... Split a heli with Vladmir Putin, explore those leg-burning tree runs with a quick hike, hit the pow in the back bowls, or wait for the sure sign that climate change is no conspiracy theory: The 2014 Winter Olympics here and in Sochi.

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