The weather on the Black Sea coast of the North Caucasus decided not to be capricious and, on the contrary, assumed “increased obligations”. Only in the second half of November, according to meteorologists “Rosa Khutor”, only in the altitude range from 1600 to 1800 m, almost 360 mm of precipitation fell, including snow, which is almost twice the monthly norm.
A sufficient amount of snow allowed the technical services of the resort to bring snowmobiles to the slopes. Thus, work has begun on the formation of a canvas for the movement of personnel. After the predicted snowfall at the end of the month, the thickness of the cover in the highlands of Rosa Khutor may grow up to 80 cm.
Meteorologists have already reported that the thickness of the snow cover is 10 cm higher than the annual average. We are talking about mountainous terrain at elevations over 2000 m. Precipitation expected in the last days of November may increase the height of the cushion by several tens of centimeters at once.
Heavy November snowfalls will allow the ski season to open at least on schedule. At the Rosa Khutor resort, it is scheduled to start on December 1, and the ski trails are scheduled to open on the 22nd. In Krasnaya Polyana, the planned date is the 15th.